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Bags of Love Campaign

Bags of love started back at the end of March.  The principals at Bayside Elementary and Willow Creek in Marin City and Sausalito reached out about the possibility of feeding 200 families that were low income to start with and had further fallen into despair with the shelter in place and loss of jobs.  These families often ate meals at the schools during the school year and since school had closed found it nearly impossible to access daily food. 

We quickly put together a Sign-Up Genius and asked people to either buy a complete bag of groceries (we supplied the list), purchase the individual items in bulk or make a monetary donation.  Each week volunteers would drop off their donations on Tuesday morning.  Tuesday afternoon the teachers would bag up all the groceries.  We also got a weekly delivery from the food bank of some fresh fruit, veggies and a meat.  On Wednesday’s families would come to the schools and pick up their two bags of groceries.  On Thursday we would deliver to those families that couldn’t come pick up.  We often find those are the ones that need it the most. 

Along with the monetary donation from individuals, we wrote grants to various organizations and secured additional funding for the program.  With the money that we raised; we made an agreement with Andy’s Local Market to buy the groceries at cost.  In four weeks, we raised close to $155,000 in food and monetary donations to continue feeding these families till the end of Aug.  We closed down the donation portion at the Marin City location at the end of April and now just use the money to buy in bulk.  We still bag groceries each week and provide two bags of food each Wed to the families.

After shutting down the donation campaign for that location, I found that our volunteers were still looking to donate and help, so we reached out to The Hilarita, The Bradley House, The Farley House and Lower Cecilia to run the same program.  We launched on April 28th and fed 125 families and seniors out of The Ranch in Tiburon.  We again have partnered with the food bank to supply a fresh bag of groceries and with World Wrapps, who supplies them with a warm meal once a week.  Our goal is to feed these families till the end of Aug also.  We need to raise an additional $50,000 in food and monetary donations to reach our goal. 

We would love any help you are able to give!  Help comes in many different forms.  We would love a monetary donation as that helps our long-term goal of feeding till Aug.  We love seeing you each week with a donated bag of groceries.  We couldn’t do it without the many hands that help bag and deliver.  And we need word of mouth!  Please feel free to post our story to your social media, email to your friends and family or send me a list of emails that would like to be included!  Many hands make light work!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] or 415-233-2009.

Stay Healthy!

Stacy Achuck, Dana Steele, Missy Zech, Laura Blair and Leigh Johnson

 

Date: 06/10/2020 (Wed.)

Created by:   Bags of Love
 
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Campaign goal is $50K, $25K to go!!

Goal: $4,933.50

Raised: $2,975.00

 
20 slots filled - more available
Steven Block
Jessica Barnard
Jennifer Mills
Shelby Tsai
Deirdre & David O'Brien
Eliza Turner
Ali Dunn
Kayla Zeisler
Michelle Zedlitz
Tracy Rittenhouse
Victoria Peet
Lorin Schneider
Great work Stacy, Dana & Missy
Andrina Welter
Allison Rothbart
Emily Viola
Carol Korenbrot
Thank you for all you are doing
Sherry Wangenheim
Jacqueline Endler
Thank you!
Susie Cox
Amy Jones
The Ranch 600 Neds Way, Tiburon  12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Box of Individual Oatmeal Packets (110)

If you can't find, a box of instant oatmeal works

 
4 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Larissa Weingart
Christina Werner
52 individual bags from Costco
Amy Jones

Peanut Butter (110)

 
8 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Lana Burstein
Larissa Weingart
Christina Werner (4)
Amy Jones

Small Jar of Jam (110)

Standard flavors

 
3 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Larissa Weingart
Amy Jones

Can of Corn (110)

 
27 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Connie Zlot (12)
Larissa Weingart
Christina Werner (12)
Amy Jones

Can of Green Beans (110)

If green beans are not available you can do green peas

 
3 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Larissa Weingart
Amy Jones

Can of Black Beans (110)

 
9 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Rach Bevan
Lana Burstein
stefanie vasquez (4)
Larissa Weingart
Amy Jones

Can of Pinto Beans (110)

Another option would be kidney beans or chili

 
5 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Rach Bevan
Lana Burstein
Larissa Weingart
Amy Jones

Can of Soup (110)

 
11 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Lana Burstein
stefanie vasquez (7)
Larissa Weingart
Amy Jones

Can of Tuna or chicken (110)

 
15 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Connie Zlot (12)
Larissa Weingart
Amy Jones

Jar of Pasta Sauce (110)

 
12 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Jennifer Ginsburg (10)
Amy Jones

Spaghetti Noodles (110)

If spaghetti is not available any other type of pasta

 
13 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Rach Bevan
Jennifer Ginsburg (10)
Amy Jones

Macaroni & Cheese Box (110)

 
19 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Lana Burstein
stefanie vasquez (5)
Larissa Weingart
Jennifer Ginsburg (10)
Amy Jones

6 Pack of Apple Sauce Cups (110)

If cups are not available then a regular jar will work

 
6 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Christina Werner (4)
Amy Jones

4 Pack of Fruit Cups - Peaches, Pears or Mandarin Oranges (110)

 
46 of 110 slots filled
SAMANTHA STUART
Rach Bevan
Lana Burstein
Allison Hart (42)
Amy Jones
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