San Diego Public Libraries Host Summer Food Drive

by Stephanie Schauer, Communications Associate

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The Food Bank and the San Diego Public Library are teaming up to collect food donations at all 35 branch locations this summer! The food drive, Reading (and Feeding!) is so Delicious, will be hosted in association with the library’s “Reading is so Delicious” theme.

“The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is very grateful to the San Diego Public Library System for hosting a food drive on our behalf. It is a very important time of year for the food bank to receive donations ahead of the summer months, when donations drop, but, while some low-income children continue to receive free school meals through the summer, many others do not and their parents are forced to turn to the Food Bank for help. We encourage the public to support the food drive to help us serve individuals and families in need,” said Food Bank President & CEO, James Floros.

Library visitors are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items. If San Diegans donate enough food to fill one barrel at each branch library, that will provide 7,000 pounds of food to help meet the needs of hungry neighbors.

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

Keep an eye out for the red bins at your neighborhood library from now until August 15th!