San Francisco, CA, February 16, 2016 – Last week a dedicated crew from Zephyr Real Estate reported for duty at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. They, along with two other like-minded groups, broke down approximately 3600 pounds of bulk rice into one-pound packages for distribution to those in need throughout our community.

The teams completed their task at the Food Bank’s warehouse, filling up 18-wheel trailers with ready-to-deliver individual food packages. Zipping around the warehouse among the trailers, the fleet of forklifts and the mountains of perishable and non-perishable food donations was an inspiring undertaking, and we applaud those hardy volunteers. Together they donated 72 hours to accomplish this feat.

This is the second work shift provided by Zephyr agents, coordinated by agent Teri Cavanaugh from Zephyr’s Upper Market office. “It is hard not to be inspired by the reach (and need) of the Food Bank,” commented agent Jim Beitzel. “Plans are already underway for the next shift.”

Over 107,000 meals are provided daily, and 30,000 families will receive wholesome foods at the Bank’s pantries weekly. 10,000 children will be served healthy snacks in the classroom each school day, and 450 community partners will receive supplies for their meal and food programs. Together over 25,000 volunteers make this program work by getting the most value from each donation and distributing the food where it is needed most.

Opportunities for donating and volunteering are available at the Food Bank’s website, http://www.sfmfoodbank.org/ways-to-give.

“Zephyr has a long reputation for participating and giving back to our community, and this group clearly exemplifies that,” stated Randall Kostick, President of Zephyr Real Estate. “I’m proud to be associated with all our community-minded agents.”

About Zephyr Real Estate

Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm with over $2 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 300 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International; and local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six offices in San Francisco, a brand new office in Greenbrae, and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.