SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Our annual ABC7 News Thanksgiving food drive is underway. We've partnered with Bay Area food banks the past 23 years to help feed 780,000 people each month.
On Thursday, ABC7's Spencer Christian was at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. And on behalf of ABC7 and our parent company Disney, he presented a check for $15,000 to the food bank's executive director Paul Ash, who says the need is especially great this year.
"We see it going up," he said. "You know, this week alone, we are going to be providing food for 144,000 people. And that's a typical week for us. We're going to try to do more over the holidays."
This month, ABC7 and our parent company Disney are giving $75,000 to local Feeding America food banks. But they still need more help! Research shows 1 in 6 people in the Bay Area go hungry every month. You can help by making a $10 donation, just by texting the word FEED to 80077.