About the 2013 Holiday Food Drive

Every year the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank hosts our Holiday Food Drive from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 to collect food for individuals and families in need over the holidays. You can help us feed hungry San Diegans this holiday season. Please drop off nonperishable food items in our famous red barrels at any Vons or Stater Bros. supermarket throughout the county.

Food can also be delivered directly to the Food Bank warehouse: 9850 Distribution Avenue, San Diego 92121, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Food raised from the Holiday Food Drive will be distributed to people in need through our 330 partner charities which include: churches, food pantries, schools, soup kitchens, shelters, low-income daycare centers, rehabilitation programs and senior centers.

Donate on behalf of a friend or loved one as a holiday gift

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? You can donate money securely online on behalf of a friend or loved one. Your honoree will receive a signed thank you letter from the Food Bank for the donation. Give the gift of food this holiday season! Click here for more information:



Host a food drive

The Food Bank relies on community organizations to host individual food drives throughout the holiday season. Organizing a food drive is a fun activity, and it is a great way to help those in need. Below, you will find instructions that explain how to run a successful food drive and online registration forms to register your food drive with us.

For detailed instructions and tips on hosting a food drive, visit the How to Organize a Food Drive webpage

Promotional Materials

2013 Holiday Food Drive Poster


  Hunger Factsheet 2013

 Most Needed Food Items

Most needed food items

The Food Bank needs food that will provide nutritious meals for people in need. Our most needed food items include:

  • Canned meat & tuna
  • Canned soups
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned beans
  • Spaghetti
  • Dry cereal
  • Rice
  • Mac & cheese

Important note: We cannot accept homemade foods, perishable items or items in glass jars due to food safety regulations.

For more information about registering your food drive, or for general inquiries please contact:
Robin Skale
Food Procurement Coordinator

For media promotions and special media-related events, please contact:
Chris Carter
Vice President of Communications & Marketing

Thank you for supporting the Holiday Food Drive!!


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