Bi-Rite Market is proud to announce that over $300 worth of organic sweet Rainier cherries (as a bonus!) and fresh pea shoots were picked up today by Episcopal Community Services (ECS). Episcopal Community Services is a SF-based organization helping the homeless and very low-income people obtain housing, jobs, shelter and essential services.
The organic produce served as a welcome accompaniment to ECS’s Canon Kip Senior Meal Program, which provides a hot lunch, case management, and community services to low-income elders 60 years and older. Over half of the participants are currently or formerly homeless. Sandra from Episcopal Community Services was happy to connect with Jason, one of our Produce managers and gladly accepted the fresh, tender greens and the sweet surprise of cherries!
Bi-Rite Market is truly excited to support the work of Episcopal Community Services with the help of CropMobster™!
About Episcopal Community Services
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco helps homeless and very low-income people every day and every night obtain the housing, jobs, shelter and essential services that each person needs to prevent and end homelessness.
They assist over 14,100 homeless and low-income people annually; to each they give a hand up, not a hand-out. Proof that their services work: In their supportive housing, over 95% of formerly homeless tenants retain housing. Between 75%-85% of our CHEFS graduates secure jobs. Their programs for seniors and people with disabilities operate in 18 city neighborhoods and in 5 different languages. They are trusted as San Francisco’s largest provider of emergency shelter and shelter behavioral health services.
About Bi-Rite Market
Bi-Rite Market, on the surface, is a San Francisco grown premium grocery store, but dig a little deeper and you will find it is so much more. They have a multi-faceted bottom line that includes a better livelihood for farmers, a smaller environmental footprint, a living wage for their employees and supporting local non-profits, schools, artistic organizations and community groups. Bi-Rite Market, keeping with their mission and innovative spirit, has agreed to join the CropMobster™ community and initiate a pilot project over the summer. If you know any hunger relief organizations in San Francisco, please forward this link to them and encourage them to join the CropMobster™ community.