Goodwill Industries of San Francisco creates solutions to poverty through the businesses it operates.
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco creates solutions to poverty through the businesses it operates. Goodwill celebrates its 100th anniversary as a mission-driven, nonprofit social enterprise in 2016. For almost a century, the organization has been dedicated to putting local people in need back to work through job training and job placement services paid for by the sale of donated goods.
Goodwill continues to have significant impact on local job creation, poverty alleviation, mobility into the middle class, family and community stability, prison recidivism rates, economic growth, and landfill waste diversion, among other benefits. Absent Goodwill, the Bay Area would be a much harsher place.
Our mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. It's a huge job that's only gotten harder as our community struggles with a prolonged period of economic distress and record numbers of people are pushed to the point of hunger.
Thankfully, thousands of caring donors and supporters have rallied around the Food Bank and enabled us to scale up our operations to meet the need. With 130 employees, 25,000 volunteers each year, and 450 partner organizations throughout the community, the Food Bank is vital lifeline for people in need of food assistance.