The staff of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank are disaster relief workers. They are on the front lines of serving our communities in fires, earthquakes, power outages, and now a pandemic.

The leadership of the SF-Marin Food Bank has informed the bargaining team that they do not believe in covering 100% of the cost of their employees’ medical plan coverage. This leaves working families like Emily’s struggling to pay for healthcare during a pandemic and an economic crisis.

A $400/month employee paid premium is unethical at the same time that the food bank is receiving millions of dollars in new donations. It is a fact that many workers at the food bank are considered at or below poverty level and thus qualify for CalFresh (i.e. food stamps). $400 per month can help put nutritious groceries on the tables of food bankers and the food bank can model their mission of ending hunger. If the food bank can’t end the hunger of their own employees, how do they expect to do that in San Francisco and Marin Counties?

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