Cathedral’s San Francisco Food Bank Drive Gets Underway this Week
Families are encouraged to place non-perishable food items in either the Jones Street entrance bin or Sacramento Street lobby area bin.
Food drives such as the Cathedral drive provide a small percentage of the total food donated to the Bank, but they are still important drives due to the variety and high-quality of food items that are donated. The most valued donations are high-quality protein, such as canned fish and meat. Monetary donations are also useful to the Food Bank, as it can purchase $5 worth of food with every $1 donated.
From a green and health perspective, an excellent food donation choice is canned pink salmon (especially those packed with the fish’s bones and skin). Pink salmon is considered a "heart healthy" food, as it contains high levels of calcium and omega-3 fish oil. Pink salmon have a shorter lifespan, thus a lower potential contaminant accumulation versus longer-lived fish such as King and Sockeye (red) salmon and tuna (often containing naturally occurring ocean mercury). Pink salmon is also well-managed and well-regulated by the U.S. fishery. Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Target all have fair prices on large cans of pink salmon.
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Located in San Francisco, CA, Cathedral School for Boys is an independent elementary school for boys in grades K-8. Our mission is to provide an excellent education through intellectual inquiry and rigor that is centered in the Episcopal tradition and is respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.