Volunteer Spotlight: Anthem Blue Cross

This month we had the pleasure of hosting a corporate event for Anthem Blue Cross. This was their first-ever volunteering event with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Twenty-five very enthusiastic participants came to our distribution center with uplifting attitudes and all smiles ready to make an impact towards the Food Bank’s fight against hunger. With their shirts donned, Anthem collectively provided a generous $500 grant for the Food Bank. Wow! Amazing! Thank you so much.

David Naimark, Medical Director for the West Region of Anthem, is a regular volunteer with the Food Bank. He thought it would be a wonderful idea to host a corporate event for Anthem to give back to its community through volunteer service. He was able to provide 25 volunteers, who each contributed 50 hours towards our organization. We appreciate him so much for bringing the man power to help us out! Each month, the Food Bank serves 350,000 people in San Diego County who face the threat of hunger every day, and we simply could not do this without the volunteers who contribute their time and effort to our organization.

Anthem served in two of our distribution projects: sorting through fresh produce, and packing 30 pound food boxes for our senior clients. A third of the food we provide to the community is fresh produce. Anthem successfully sorted and repacked 4,000 pounds of fresh onions for distribution. Through our Senior Food Program, we are able to serve 8,400 seniors each month who face hunger. Again, Anthem successfully created 540, 30-pound boxes which will be distributed at our 50 distribution sites thought San Diego County. That equals to more than 16,000 pounds of food that we are able to provide to those in our community who really need it. Incredible!

From all of us from the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, we want to give a huge THANK YOU to Anthem for their motivation to serve, their amazing uplifting attitudes, their generous donation and most importantly their time. Thank you for being part of our vision to have a hunger-free San Diego!