International Women’s Day at the First Women-Led Community Center

In honor of International Women’s Day, we had the opportunity to volunteer with the weekly food pantry hosted by the Women’s Building in San Francisco’s Mission District. The Center collaborates with our partner, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, to provide a weekly food pantry for immigrant and/or low-income families in need.

Giving back to our community is an integral part of the culture here at Bloom Farms. Along with staff members from The Apothecarium, we spent our morning unloading the truck of donated food and distributing it to the community members who are in the program. 

The historic Women’s Building was founded by a group of women in 1971 to incubate emerging Bay Area women’s projects. Guided by the belief that all women and girls should have the right to safe, joyous and creative lives, it was the first woman-owned and operated community center in the country. Now, the Women’s Building connects 25,000 women and their families yearly with social services, the arts, wellness and educational events and community involvement and opportunity.

The Women’s Building is always seeking volunteers. As their website states, “Great volunteers make all of our services possible. If you have a few hours a week, you can help people with a wide range of skills and services that can change their lives for the better!” Click here to sign up and get involved. 

Author: Sivan Peleg

Currently living in San Francisco, Sivan was born and raised in the Bay Area. With a degree in Criminology, she has a passion for criminal justice reform and trashy true crime docs. Other passions include health & wellness and world travel. With just over 30 passport stamps, her goal is to visit 40 countries before she turns 30.

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