San Diego Food Bank Blog

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Drive-Thru Food Drive Grows Thanks to Community Support

Since 2015, local leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, alongside the Boy Scouts of America San Diego-Imperial Council, has supported the San Diego Food Bank’s mission to provide food assistance to those in need by hosting a countywide food drive, Neighbors Helping Neighbors. This year, after much success and support from…

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Meeting the Need: Partners in a Pandemic

When I was a little girl growing up in rural Virginia, I remember my mom quietly directing my siblings and I to make sure my dad had the last or extra egg because he worked in construction and needed the energy the food provided him. I remember eating at the church breakfast club in our…

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San Diego Food Bank Programs Reduce Food Waste

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 region are food insecure*. The Food Bank is doing our part…

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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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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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