San Diego Food Bank
This year has been a very difficult year for everyone due to the pandemic. With the holidays coming & finances being tight, we wanted to help out those in need.
We have partnered with The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. With each Purchase over $40, we will donate 1 family meal to The San Diego Food Bank.
We are also holding a Virtual Food Drive from November 13th, 2020 till December 19th, 2020. If you would like to donate to the food bank and help us, help others, Please Click Here to go to our Virtual Food Drive.
We greatly appreciate it!
Thank you for helping us help The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
North County Food Bank
Hunger Fact Sheet 2020
Hunger and Poverty in San Diego County:
Of San Diego County’s 3.2 million residents, 450,000 people face food insecurity.* Of this number,177,000 are children.* Food insecurity means that little or no food is available at home, and those who are food insecure do not know how they will get their next meal. Currently, 1 in 7 adults, and 1in 5 children face food insecurity in San Diego County.* (*San Diego Hunger Coalition. 2019)
About the San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank Chapter:
The San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter feed 350,000 people every month in partnership with 500 nonprofit community partners that operate feeding programs. Our nonprofit partners include: food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, low-income day care centers, senior centers, faith-based
organizations, schools, and day centers for the elderly and disabled.
The Food Bank’s nonprofit partners collect food from our 90,000-square-foot warehouse in Miramar and our North County Food Bank facility in San Marcos. They then distribute the food directly to people in need in their local communities. By acting as a central distribution point, and through our own direct
distributions, the Food Bank and our nonprofit partners provide food to communities throughout the county’s 4,200 square mile radius. In the fiscal year 2018-2019, the Food Bank distributed 32 million pounds of food – the equivalent of 26 million meals. Of that number, nearly 11 million pounds was fresh
Demand for Food Assistance:
Due to our region’s high cost of living, tens of thousands of low-income families, including low-income military families, and fixed-income seniors rely on the Food Bank to put food on the table. Of the 350,000 people the Food Bank serves monthly, 39,000 are low-income military personnel and their dependents; 12,400 are fixed-income seniors; 91,000 live at or near the poverty level and receive
assistance through our Emergency Food Assistance Program; and 2,800 are elementary school children living in poverty who receive weekend backpacks full of food through our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program at 58 schools in 14 San Diego County school districts.
How You Can Help:
Host a food drive at your school, business or faith-based organization.
Host a Virtual Food Drive and donate from the ease of your computer or smartphone
Volunteer at the Food Bank’s Miramar or San Marcos facilities
Make a monetary donation. Every $1 donation provides 5 meals.
Most Needed Food Items:
Canned meats & tuna
Canned fruits, vegetables & beans
Mac & cheese