September is nationally recognized as Hunger Action Month. Although the Food Bank and our nonprofit partners work diligently to relieve hunger on a daily basis, the month of September allows us to spotlight the issue of food insecurity and provide the public with tangible ways to get involved. In San Diego County alone, more than 446,000 people are faced with food insecurity and about half of those people are children.
Each month, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank feeds nearly 320,000 people throughout the county, but there’s still more work to be done. During the month of September, we are encouraging San Diegans to spread the word about hunger in our community, and there are a number of ways you can get involved. Here are just a few ideas:
- Donate: For every dollar donated to the Food Bank, we can feed three people. Your contributions help us to serve more hungry San Diegans every month. Click here to donate online today
- Volunteer: Our volunteers are the backbone of the organization. You can volunteer with a group of people (we love office team building days!) or as an individual five days a week. Click here to sign up to volunteer online.
- Host a Food Drive: The Food Bank relies on food donations from the community to serve people in need. You can host a food drive with your office, religious organization, school, or any group of interested people! To learn more about food drives and to register, click here.
- Take the CalFresh Challenge. Stay tuned for more information on how to get involved!
- Promote the Food Bank and Hunger Action Month with social media. Like the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and make your profile picture orange (the official color of hunger) to demonstrate your support for the anti-hunger movement. Bonus points if you post pictures on Facebook from your time volunteering in our warehouse!
We hope that you will join us this September (and every month!) in the important fight against hunger.