San Diego County Fair supports the Food Bank

by Stephanie Schauer, Communications Associate

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The summer months are a critical time for hungry San Diegans. Donations to the Food Bank drop dramatically, but demand increases due to thousands of children living in poverty who stop receiving free school meals and their parents are forced to turn to the Food Bank for help.

To help the Food Bank provide food to families in need, the San Diego County Fair is hosting a  food and fund drive for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. On Tuesday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 18, Food Bank volunteers will be collecting food items at the fair’s front gates. Fairgoers are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items.

Our most needed nonperishable food items include:

- Canned meats (tuna, ham, chicken)
-Canned vegetables
- Canned fruit
- Canned soup
- Canned beans
- Cereal
- Rice
- Peanut butter
- Pasta

However, for those who will not be attending on one of the two days, there is another way to help feed families in need throughout the county. Throughout the entire fair season, Food Bank volunteers will be collecting monetary donations at the information booths. Those who make monetary donations will receive discounted or free “bounce-back” tickets, so they can visit the fair a second time. All proceeds from this food drive will provide meals to hungry San Diegans throughout the summer months.

We’ll see you at the fair!