The San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter is in need of your help to feed local families in need this holiday season. Giving is made simple this year. If you are in a position to give, we encourage you to give back through one of our annual holiday giving campaigns, give securely online or host a community food drive. It takes a community to feed a community. Thank you for being an integral part of the Food Bank’s mission!

Here’s How You Can Help Feed Families in Need This Holiday Season

Donate Holiday Meals Through “Nourishing Neighbors” at your local Albertsons or Vons supermarket Now until Nov. 21:

This holiday season, we need your help feeding your San Diego County neighbors in need. You can help families in our community by donating holiday meals during checkout at your local Albertsons or Vons from now until November 21!

Simply donate $1, $5 or $10 at checkout during your next visit to your local Vons or Albertsons supermarket. For every dollar donated, the Food Bank will provide nutritious holiday meals to local low-income military families and families facing hardship.

Donate a “$5 Hunger Bag” at your local Albertsons or Vons supermarket from Dec. 1 to Dec. 25:

From Dec. 1 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” Drive-Thru Event on Wednesday, Dec. 1 with FOX5 San Diego and iHeart Radio:

Join us at Vons Murphy Canyon on Wednesday, Dec. 1 for our Day to Donate event at Vons Murphy Canyon with FOX 5 San Diego and iHeartRadio!

Swing by on your commute to school or work, and donate a $5 hunger bag for a family in need! Donors are encouraged to place food drive donations in their vehicles. When entering the donation drive-thru, please keep all windows up, simply pop open the trunk, and a volunteer will remove the food donations. Donations can also be made at checkout stands.

Day to Donate: Vons Murphy Canyon
3550 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92123 from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

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 2021 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 local family in need on their behalf. Donate to the Food Bank as a holiday gift for a loved one online, both you 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 organization, 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.

Together, we are fighting hunger and feeding hope this holiday season. Thank you for your support!