In what’s become an annual holiday tradition for the 49ers, the San Francisco Food Bank hosted several of the team’s players for a volunteer day where they helped prepare boxes of food for San Francisco's needy.
Niners players Takeo Spikes, Jason Hill, Josh Morgan, Brandon Jones, Dominique Ziegler, Chilo Rachal, Scott McKillop and Tony Pashos formed an assembly line and boxed up around 12,000 lbs. of food. The 600 cases they packaged will help hundreds of low-income seniors, mothers and children.
“It’s quality already in here, but the job we’re working on is all about quantity,” said Spikes, adding, “when you think about the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the time to give and there’s no better way to give than to come out here and take time on our day off to do something that’s very pleasing.”
For wide receiver Jason Hill, a San Francisco-native, this is a real labor of love for the community he’s always called home. “I take it to heart, I love coming out here and I just love doing community service because I feel a part of it -- because I was born and raised here -- it’s big for me,” he said.
The Niners play next on Monday Night Football hosting the Arizona Cardinals at Candlestick.