National Clam Chowder Day Serves San Francisco's Elderly, Low-Income

Feb 22, 2017 | by Sally Robb Haims

What: To celebrate National Clam Chowder Day one day prior to the official day, The Salvation Army will offer clam chowder at seven feeding locations, serving elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals, as well as those in alcohol and drug recovery at Harbor Light Center on Friday, February 24. Hundreds of people in the Tenderloin, Mission, and SOMA neighborhoods will enjoy 2,000 bowls of chowder from The Salvation Army.     

The celebration is part of a special partnership with Sea Watch International, which is providing 50,000 bowls of clam chowder to shelters and food pantries across the country, including Boston, Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC, New York, Orlando, Atlantic City and San Francisco.

Who: For the third year in a row, hundreds of low-income, elderly and disabled people as well as those in recovery will receive chowder from The Salvation Army. A special celebration will take place at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center.

When: One day prior to National Clam Chowder Day: Friday, February 24 at noon

Where: The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, 1275 Harrison Street, Corner of 9th and Harrison, San Francisco

Photo Ops & Interviews: 

  • Harbor Light Center residents enjoying clam chowder
  • Interview Opportunities with:
    • Majors David and Michelle Pierce, Executive Directors, Harbor Light Center
    • Major Dave Shull, San Francisco County Coordinator, The Salvation Army
    • William Bump, Regional Sales Manager, Sea Watch International

About The Salvation Army: Since 1883, The Salvation Army has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area, offering practical support, spiritual comfort and a critical safety net to people in need.  The Army has 16 facilities throughout San Francisco providing a myriad of services, including youth programs, meal delivery, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, transitional housing, and nutritional and housing support for seniors.  In addition, the Army also provides disaster relief services. For more information on Salvation Army activities in San Francisco and Central California, visit online at:

About Sea Watch International. Ltd.: Sea Watch International is the nation’s largest harvest, processor and marketer of offshore clams. With 37 years of experience and the most powerful fleet in the industry, Sea Watch’s primary goal is to expand the awareness and value of the domestic clam resource.

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