Bounty Bags

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A truckload of Bounty Bags full of fresh produce that builds the body’s defense against coronavirus awaits distribution on May 28. – Photo: Bayview Community Co-op

by Rosina Ghebreyesus

In an exciting turn of events, the Bayview Community Cooperative (BCC) is proud to launch its free Bounty Bag giveaway. During this pandemic, getting groceries, especially fresh produce, has been difficult for many.&

As the pandemic continues to disrupt Bayview residents’ lives with the lack of reliable public transportation and relief aid, getting groceries can become a daunting task. While still planning the launch of their storefront grocery co-op, BCC has implemented a distribution plan to get necessary groceries to community members.&

Bounty Bags were distributed May 28 to 100 Bayview, Visitacion Valley and Potrero Hill families. Families were selected through an application process, which received 200 applications overall. A drop-off and pick-up program has been implemented to safely get produce to the families, and BCC reigned in the community’s power by getting volunteers to drive bags to...