Month: April 2020

Letter from the CEO: Supporting Our Community During the Coronavirus Crisis

Dear Friends of the Food Bank,  I think it is safe to say that our community is facing the challenge of a lifetime. Who could have even imagined this? Yet here we are. I wanted to reach out to you with the message – the San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank…

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Food Bank Hosts Four Large-scale Emergency ‘Drive-Thru’ Food Distributions in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

On Saturday, March 28, the Food Bank partnered with the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council to host a “drive-thru” food distribution for low-income families and seniors affected by the Coronavirus crisis. The Food Bank provided over 12 tons of food to 1,000 vehicles at SDCCU Stadium in central San Diego. On Friday, April…

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Qualcomm and SDG&E Donate Through San Diego Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund

In March, the Qualcomm Foundation and SDG&E donated $500,000 and $200,000 respectively to the Food Bank through the San Diego Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund. With an exponential increase in the number of families and seniors seeking food assistance due to the Coronavirus crisis, the grant is enabling the Food Bank to procure more food…

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Cutwater Spirits Donates 50,000 Meals and Hand Sanitizer to Food Bank

San Diego’s largest distillery, Cutwater Spirits, donated enough funds to provide 50,000 meals to those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Cutwater Spirits is a longtime supporter of the Food Bank. The company has hosted fundraising events, organized volunteer days with its employees, and donated to the Food Bank’s annual gala. “The Food Bank is always…

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