The Food Bank recently hosted a Brown Bag volunteer recognition party at Franklin Templeton Investment’s employee café. The space was generously donated by the company and provided a wonderful venue for the Food Bank to recognize the over 200 loyal volunteers that keep this vital program running.

The Brown Bag program provides weekly nutritious groceries to an average of 13,199 senior individuals (ages 60+) and disabled individuals (ages 55+) at 85 Santa Clara County and San Mateo County-based distribution sites.

BJ’s Restaurant at 2206 Bridgepoint Parkway in San Mateo provided the delicious food free of charge, the El Camino High Jazz combo entertained the crowd and Randy Silver donated his time and talents to capture pictures of the event.

In addition, the following merchants and Individuals provided raffle items and party supplies: AMICI’s East Cost Pizzeria, Bel Mateo Bowl, Costco Foster City, Emerald Hills Golf Course, Hobbe’s California Restaurants, The Honeybaked Ham Company, Marriot Hotels & Resort, Patxi’s Chicago Pizza, Sheraton Gateway San Francisco Airport Hotel, Starbucks Coffee Walnut St. Redwood City, Stella Alpina Osteria, Trader Joe’s San Carlos, Wegman’s Nursery, Redwood City, Barbara Gehlen, Victoria Mendiola. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success!

If you are interested in joining our stellar team of Brown Bag volunteers, please use the following links for more information in your county:

In the photo is our interim CEO, Keith Flagler, thanking the volunteers for their efforts.