Community Outreach

During these challenging times, it is important to support our neighbors in need.  Since Covid-19 has disrupted the event industry and increased Bay Area unemployment rates, we’ve shifted our focus from events to community outreach through food stability and donation programs.

During the month of May, Facebook partnered with various restaurants by purchasing & donating over 10,000 meals to frontline workers, nonprofits & schools. We are proud to have continued this program throughout the pandemic and have purchased & donated 44,322 restaurant meals for those in need. In addition,  our ongoing Community Mobile Market, donates over 1,600 farm bags per week to local nonprofits for distribution to at risk families.

 

In the news:

https://almanacnews.com/news/2020/05/19/during-pandemic-facebook-expands-high-end-grocery-donation-program

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/22/20-days-10000-meals-facebook-project-pairs-restaurants-with-at-risk-families-front-line-workers/

 


Friday Family Meals Food Distribution

In partnership with Facebook Culinary and Ravenswood School District, we are providing freshly-cooked & ready to heat family meals to those in need in the areas surrounding Ravenswood School District. In addition to a healthy meal for a family of four, the Facebook Community Mobile Market is distributing a Farm Box including organic produce and grocery essentials.

Distribution Dates:

  • Friday, July 2: Costano Elementary
  • Friday, July 9: Cesar Chavez Ravenswood Middle
  • Friday, July 16: Belle Haven Elementary
  • Friday, July 23: Costano Elementary
  • Friday, July 30: Cesar Chavez Ravenswood Middle School
  • August dates to be announced

Facebook strives to improve the quality of life, build social value and enhance the vitality of the communities in which we live and work. To strengthen this commitment, Facebook provides partnership & support to established community events, festivals & fundraisers in the Bay Area. For sponsorship opportunities please inquire at: FBCommunityEvents@fb.com