13th Annual MLK Food Drive Challenge

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hunger affects thousands of people throughout San Diego County. According to the San Diego Hunger Coalition, 450,000 San Diegans face food insecurity, including 177,000 children. Every day, these San Diegans do not know how they will get their next meal. With consideration to the impact COVID-19 has had on the community, that number is expected to increase. 

Your school can help! Join forces with other San Diego County high schools to collect much-needed food for local families in need for the chance to receive funding for your school’s ASB program.

FOOD DRIVE DATES AND LOCATION

Your high school’s Food Drive can occur for two weeks, anytime between Nov. 1, 2020 and Jan. 30, 2021. Each school determines the specific timeline of its own food drive according to their academic schedule and campus activities.

HOW TO REGISTER

If your school is interested in participating, please click the green “Register Now” button and fill out the food drive registration form.

Our team will respond to your request and work with you to coordinate the details. Please allow at least 72 hours to receive confirmation.

MOST NEEDED FOOD ITEMS

  • Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • Canned Soups and Stews
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dried Cereals and Oatmeal
  • Powdered Milk
  • Infant Formula

ADDING A VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE
If your school is interested in adding a virtual food drive component to your physical food drive to collect donations online or would prefer to host a virtual food drive instead of a physical food drive, please fill out the registration form and select “Yes” when asked “Are you interested in adding a Virtual Food Drive?”

To learn more about the Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive platform, visit SanDiegoFoodBank.org/Virtual.

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE FOOD DRIVE THAT ISN’T ADDRESSED ON THIS PAGE?

CLICK HERE to send an email to the San Diego Food Bank’s Food Procurement Supervisor, Kayla Thomson.