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The Richmond Neighborhood Center in San Francisco.
The RNC Food Pantry provides free produce and groceries to low-wage workers, families, children, seniors and the unemployed in the neighborhood. A band of dedicated volunteers delivers free groceries to homebound seniors.
Foodlyn participated in the Playland on Balboa Music Festival event.
We created two large baskets of delicious food and beautiful artisan wares to donate to the raffle to benefit the RNC during the festival.
Our table was manned by Dawn Trennert and Frank Cannata, local San Franciscans with deep ties in the community and commitment to giving back.
As an extra surprise for our friends at the RNC, donations were collected at the Foodlyn table in a giant jar. Each person providing a donation was awarded with a yummy bag of nuts from Our Daily Eats or a delicious jar of chutney from Holmsted Fines. Both sell their products on Foodlyn.
Big smiles as Dawn surprises Michelle Cusano, Executive Director-RNC with the jar full of cash donations collected at the Foodlyn table during the event.
Foodlyn played a major role in the fundraising event on behalf of the RNC. This fundraiser is a benefit for the Food Security Network, which is a partnership between the Richmond Neighborhood Center and the Richmond Senior Center. This program connects neighborhood volunteers with mobility impaired seniors for friendship and a weekly delivery of groceries.
Foodlyn donated several spectacular items for the silent auction and will be providing a gift bag for each attendee at the end of the event.
RNC Wine on the Westside event - San Francisco, CA
Scenes from the 3rd Annual Wine on the Westside event for the benefit of the Richmond Neighborhood Center.
If you are a resident of San Francisco or own a business in the area, we strongly recommend that you research the Richmond Neighborhood Center for financial or volunteer support. This fine organization has programs that deliver needed help in many areas including a food pantry and a home grocery delivery program to disabled seniors or those with limited mobility.
Weather permitting, the weekly food pantry is set up in a beautiful courtyard next to the main office building. Community members served by this food pantry "shop" at the various tables, choosing the grocery items needed for the week. This program is run with exceptional focus on making the experience positive and dignified for each recipient. Not pictured in this photograph is a large seating area next to the shopping area in which recipients sit, talk and listen to music while they await their turn at the pantry. This program is amazing. We were honored to be there.
Next to the seating area is the community garden. Plants, flowers and vegetables are plentiful. Attention is paid to conserving water and caring for the plants with natural fertilizers.
Precious hand-painted wood block stepping "stones" were painted by children in the community.
Another favorite hand-painted block - "Flower Power". Love it.
Bags of groceries prepared for home delivery to disabled or limited mobility senior citizens in the community. Volunteers are assigned to the same senior each week to allow for a personal relationship to develop. Sometimes the visit by the volunteer is the only social interaction that the senior will experience that week. Being a senior citizen can be terribly lonely. This program is in tune to the needs of these important members of the community in the Richmond District.
Time to set up for the Wine on the Westside event! The owner of La Promenade Cafe and his exceptional staff were amazing to work with before and during the event. Foodlyn strongly recommends a stop at this amazing local spot on Balboa Street in the Richmond District if you are visiting the area or are lucky enough to be local in San Francisco!
Boxes and boxes filled with bags donated by Foodlyn. Each bag contained a jar of Chili Beak, recipes and material describing the relationship between Foodlyn and the Richmond Neighborhood Center. Foodlyn donates 25% of profits to community-based organizations fighting hunger including the RNC.
Setting up the silent auction area inside La Promenade Cafe. There was great support by local businesses to benefit the programs at the RNC.
A few of the many hand-forged copper pieces donated by Foodlyn for the silent auction. These spectacular pieces were made by Beautifully Served by Jill in Colorado. We might as well admit that we actually bid (repeatedly) to try to win these gorgeous pieces of serveware during the silent auction. We didn't win, not for lack of trying! We had to position ourselves outdoors to give away the gift bags as attendees of the event departed during the evening. Congratulations to the lucky winners.
One more photo of the silent auction. This painfully adorable wooden scoot bicycle was donated by a local toy store, Tantrum. Come ON! Could it be any cuter?
Before the crowds arrived to the Wine on the Westside event, we took the opportunity to take some photos inside the beautiful La Promenade Cafe on Balboa Street. This is one of several amazing murals painted on the walls inside the Cafe.
Set-up is complete! Employees of the RNC greet guests and check them in to the Wine on the Westside event. The tickets sold out - it was a great group of guests!
At the event, Eric Mar (District Supervisor - Richmond District) was honored for his exemplary support of the RNC during his term in office. Sarah Huck and Michelle Cusano shared a few of the many ways Mr. Mar supported the organization and their programs over the years. He proudly wore the RNC jacket gifted to him during the event!
As the event ended, I recruited some much-needed assistance in handing out the Foodlyn gift bags. Guests were surprised and happy to receive the delicious Chili Beak oil we donated to thank them for their support of the RNC.
Overall, it was an amazing event. We at Foodlyn were so honored to be included in supporting the fundraising efforts of The Richmond Neighborhood Center. We can't wait until next year!!