Food Bank volunteers offer their Thanksgiving holiday to feed the hungry

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Graduate student Josephine Shatara spent part of her Thanksgiving with her aunt and cousin, sorting through donated cartons of pasta and wrapping them in 1-pound bags at the SF-Marin Food Bank, to be distributed to food pantries and programs that serve the needy. It’s the best way she knows to give thanks. “It’s not like giving money. You see the bag of pasta, the final product,” said Shatara, 32, a doctoral candidate in education at New York’s Columbia University whose family lives in Burlingame. “If you’re about to eat a big dinner, it’s nice to know that other people are going to get food today.
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