SAN FRANCISCO, CA – We probably never needed World Quality Day, which is celebrated in San Francisco on Friday more than it is in 2020. It has been difficult on several levels, from the inconvenience caused by coronavirus social distancing to real economic damage to some of your neighbors lying awake at night worrying about how to feed themselves and their families.

You could use our help on World Good Day and in the months ahead. It’s as simple as helping Feeding America, the country’s largest hunger relief organization, which estimates food insecurity could rise to 50 million Americans by 2020.

Feeding America serves 200 member food banks that serve and supply 60,000 pantries, kitchens, and dining programs in San Francisco and elsewhere in the country.

Food insecurity is not a new problem in San Francisco. Before the pandemic plunged millions of Americans into unemployment, 10.2 percent of the population were considered food unsafe. The ongoing economic impact of the health pandemic has raised that number to 14.2 percent, who are on the verge of starvation.

You can help out through food trips or by adopting a local family. To help spread your donation, you should make a tax-deductible donation to Feeding America. With its ability to buy groceries in bulk, Feeding America can provide 10 meals for every US dollar donated.

How to help

Patch has partnered with Feeding America to help raise awareness of the millions of Americans who are starving. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks across the country, estimates that by 2020 more than 50 million Americans will not have enough nutritious foods to eat due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a social patch project. Feeding America receives 100 percent of donations. Find out how to donate in your community or find a pantry near you.

– Written by Patch Editor Beth Dalbey with additional coverage from Bea Karnes