Holiday Food Drive

Food Insecurity and Hunger in San Diego County

More than 450,000 people in San Diego County face food insecurity every day.  This means that little or no food is available at home, and they often do not know how they will get their next meal. Those facing food insecurity in San Diego County include working poor-families, fixed-income seniors, low-income military families, the homeless, and children living in poverty.

This holiday season, we need  your help feeding your San Diego County neighbors in need.

Here’s How You Can Help the Food Bank this Holiday Season

Donate a “$5 Hunger Bag” at your local Albertsons or Vons supermarket
Nov. 25 to Dec. 25: 

Please donate a $5 pre-filled Hunger Bag at checkout at your local Albertsons or Vons supermarket. Each bag contains our “most needed” food items that will be distributed to families in need this holiday season.  

Every San Diego County Albertsons and Vons location is participating in our Holiday Food Drive campaign, so please visit your neighborhood supermarket and make a difference today!

Support our “Day to Donate” on Wednesday, Dec. 4
with FOX5 San Diego and iHeart Radio:

Join us at Vons Murphy Canyon on Wednesday, Dec. 4 for our Day to Donate event at Vons Murphy Canyon. FOX5 and local iHeart Radio stations will be broadcasting LIVE all morning!  Swing by on your commute to school or work, and donate a $5 hunger bag for a family in need!  Those who donate will be entered to win great prizes from iHeart Radio San Diego! 

Day to Donate: Vons Murphy Canyon
3550 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92123 from 5 a.m. to 12 noon. 

Donate Online

For every $1 donation, the Food Bank can provide 5 meals to families in need. And if you donate before December 31, you can deduct your donation on your 2019 taxes. 

Donate as a Holiday Gift to a Loved One

Wondering what holiday gift to buy a friend or family member? Give the gift of food to a family in need on their behalf. Donate to the Food Bank as a holiday gift for a loved one online, and your honoree will receive a letter of acknowledgement and thanks from the Food Bank.

Virtual Food Drive – Donate Food Online

You can now donate food online securely with your credit card! It’s easy! Click the blue DONATE NOW button below which will redirect you to our Holiday Food Drive Virtual Food Drive where you can select and pay for the food items that you would like to donate using your debit/credit card. We’ll receive the donation and distribute food to families in need.

You can even customize a Virtual Food Drive for your school, business, faith-based organizaiton, or civic group! 

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Host a Food Drive

The Food Bank encourages all San Diego County schools, businesses, civic groups and faith-based organizations to host a food drive on behalf of the Food Bank. Hosting a food drive is easy and fun.

To sign up for a food drive, CLICK HERE.


Thank you for helping us feed the hungry this holiday season!