The pantry, launched during the tumultuous spring of 1969, feeds 1,700 people a month and gives away 180,000 pounds of food a year.
By Phil Catalfo
Food writer Sarah Henry reviews the year in all things edible in Berkeley.
Today at lunchtime kindergarteners at Jefferson Elementary School took part in a Berkeley Thanksgiving tradition that is believed to date back at least 25 years.
Berkeley Food Pantry, which supplies emergency groceries to hundreds of hungry people, is in dire needs of funds.