Month: April 2021

San Diego Food Bank Programs Reduce Food Waste

By Amanda Carson, Fresh Rescue Coordinator, San Diego Food Bank   The San Diego Food Bank is raising awareness about food waste in the US by highlighting our food recovery efforts. While 40% of edible food goes to waste in the U.S., 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 children in the San Diego…

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Food Bank Celebrates Volunteer Week & Earth Day

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Drive-Thru Food Distribution for Hospitality Workers

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San Diego Food Bank’s 35 Countywide Drive-thru ‘Super Pantries’ Distribute 14 Million Pounds of Food Since July 2020

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter launched our new “Super Pantry Program” in July 2020 in response to soaring demand for food assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Super Pantry Program” is comprised of 35 high-volume, drive-thru food distribution centers strategically located in communities throughout…

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Dedicated Volunteer Vanessa Pool Reflects on a Decade of Volunteering at the San Diego Food Bank

Meet Vanessa Pool, who fell in love with giving back to her community after her first volunteer shift at the Food Bank 12 years ago. Vanessa’s decade-long volunteer journey consists of weekly volunteer shifts with the help of her family and UCSD colleagues.

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2021 San Diego Food Bank Mission Video

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Volunteering During a Pandemic: An Insightful Perspective from a Food Bank Volunteer

The San Diego Food Bank and the North County Food Bank launched their COVID-19 Response one year ago to meet the increased demand for food assistance caused by the pandemic. When the pandemic reached our region in mid-March, the Food Bank went from feeding 350,000 people to over 600,000 a month almost overnight. That number…

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San Diego Food Bank Breaks Records, Warns of Need for Years to Come

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