Join our monthly meals club and you can help feed the hungry, every day all year long.

*$10 will provide 50 meals per month.



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It’s easy to support the Food Bank and fight hunger in our community. Check out our giving options below and help us feed San Diegans in need.

Donate Online

Make a tax-deductible contribution by credit card using our secure donation page.

Write a Check

Please make your check payable to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

You can send a check or money order to:

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
9850 Distribution Avenue
San Diego, CA 92121

You will be mailed a tax receipt approximately 3 to 5 days after the receipt of your check.

Make a Monthly Gift

For just $10 per month, you can provide 50 meals to hungry people in our community. Joining our Monthly Meals Club is one of the easiest ways to make a commitment to end hunger. Your gift is transferred automatically and securely from your bank account or credit card to the Food Bank. Click here to learn more.

Give the Change Card

Use a Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank – Give the Change debit card to pay for your gas, drug store items and groceries. Give the Change rounds up transactions to the nearest dollar, routing 100% of the change to the Food Bank. Click here to learn more!

Give Stock or Other Securities

Gifts of stock, bonds and mutual funds can allow you to support the Food Bank while realizing significant tax benefits such as avoiding capital gain taxes.

Are you holding shares that have appreciated significantly in value but pay a low dividend? Consider donating appreciated securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds) to the Food Bank.

Fighting hunger with a gift of appreciated securities you’ve held for more than one year is the same as giving cash.

By donating to the Food Bank, you may be able to reduce or avoid capital gains taxes and receive a federal income tax charitable deduction.

And for every dollar donated, your gift will provide three meals to San Diegans in need.

Giving appreciated stocks or bonds allow donors to make a significantly greater gift than the original cost of the assets. With certain limitations, donors may deduct the full fair market value of long-term appreciated securities that have increased in value. The gift of appreciated assets usually avoids tax on the gain.

Gifts of securities are deductible up to thirty percent (30%) of a donor’s adjusted gross income with a five-year carryover. And donors may elect to qualify for a fifty percent (50%) adjusted gross income ceiling by reducing the value of the gift by the full amount of its appreciation, deducting only what was originally paid for the asset.

Please contact Casey Castillo if you would like to make a gift of stock to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank –  or 1-858-863-5116.

Honor Someone Special

Making a tribute gift is a great way to celebrate the special people in your life, while helping those in need. Give a donation to the Food Bank as a gift in honor of a friend or loved one as a birthday present, holiday gift, or for a special occasion.  Click here to learn more.

Make a Memorial Gift

A memorial gift is the perfect way to honor a deceased loved one. The memory and charitable spirit of a departed friend or family member can live on through a donation that will provide nutritious food to those in need. Click here to learn more.

Match Your Gift

Employer matching gift programs can double or even triple your donation to the Food Bank. Just send us the matching gift form (usually obtained from your company’s Human Resources Department) along with your check and we will handle the rest. Click here to learn more.

In-kind Gifts

It takes more than food to end hunger in San Diego. In order to acquire, sort, bag, box, move and distribute over 20 million pounds of food every year, the Food Bank needs trucks, trailers, forklifts, pallet movers, refrigerators, office equipment, furniture, boxes, plastic bags, and much more.

If you have a non-food item that you would like to donate to the Food Bank, please call the Development Department at 1-858-863-5129.

Below is a “wish list” of our much-needed items:

  • Fork lift
  • Free-standing reach-in refrigerator
  • Door flaps for walk-in refrigerator & freezer
  • Industrial-size warehouse door flaps
  • Conveyor belts for sorting/assembly lines
  • Plastic produce bins
  • Donation barrels
  • Refrigerated trailer with lift gate
  • Truck
  • Laptop computers
  • Tablets
  • Volunteer supplies (plastic aprons, caps, gloves, bags and boxes)
  • Box cutters


Donate Your Car

You can turn your wheels into meals for hungry San Diegans – donating your unwanted vehicle is easier than selling it, and you’ll get a tax receipt. To donate your used vehicle call the number provided or fill out the form below.  A representative will pick up your car, sell it and send the proceeds to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. They can even arrange for towing, if the car is inoperable. Call (877) 350-SDFB / (877) 350-7332.