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Sedgwick San Francisco Continues Tradition of Helping at Local Food Bank

February 2013

On Saturday, February 9th, 36 Sedgwick San Francisco lawyers and staff, along with their families and friends, volunteered to roll up their sleeves to pack boxes of food at the San Francisco Food Bank.

The Food Bank instituted a quality control mechanism which slows down production.  However, even with the added measure of weighing each packed box, Sedgwick set the Food Bank record of packing 1,680 boxes.  Usually, with the added measure, other teams pack an average of 1,000 boxes in 3 hours.  Sedgwick exceeded that average (by a lot) and set the Food Bank record!  With each box weighing about 21 pounds, the team packed and lifted approximately 35,000 pounds.  Congratulations and thanks to those who gave their time and energy.

Each box Sedgwick packed will serve as a food supplement to one senior citizen and will last one month.  Through our efforts, we will provide 1,680 senior citizens with basic food necessities.

The San Francisco Food Bank relies on volunteers like Sedgwick employees to help sort, package and distribute healthy food to people in need in San Francisco.  Each year, over 22,000 people contribute thousands of hours to fighting hunger in our community.  This is equal to 55 full-time employees.  The support from the Food Bank’s volunteers enable it to distribute 45 million pounds of food this year - enough for 93,000 meals every day.

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