San Diego Food Bank Blog

San Diego Food Bank Distributes Food and Diapers to Local Coast Guard Families Affected by Government Shutdown

San Diego Food Bank staff and volunteers distributed seven tons of groceries and more than 6,000 diapers to hundreds of active-duty Coast Guard personnel and their families at a military site near National City on Wednesday. On Tuesday, members of the United States Coast Guard missed their first paycheck due to the partial government shutdown….

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“My family is so grateful for the help we get from the Food Bank.”

On a sunny fall morning, Savannah and her son Ronin wait in line for food assistance at the Food Bank’s food distribution in Tierrasanta.  “I have three children. My oldest, Gabe, is thirteen years old. My daughter, Scarlett, is six years old, and my youngest, Ronin, is a year old. We moved to San Diego…

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San Diego State University Rocks Hunger Again Collecting More Than Half-a-Million Pounds of Food During Annual Food Drive

San Diego State University students, faculty, staff and supporters excitedly gathered around the steps of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union on Thursday, November 15 to hear how many pounds of food had been collected during the 2018 Aztecs Rock Hunger Food Drive. The annual student-led food drive, which ran from Sept. 28 to Oct….

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North County Food Bank Honors MiraCosta College as October Nonprofit Partner of the Month

The Food Bank started our College Hunger-relief Program to help college students who struggle with food insecurity. By helping college students from low-income backgrounds who struggle with hunger, we are helping to ensure that they stay in school, get an education, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty. MiraCosta College joined the Food Bank’s Food…

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Produce Spotlight: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes may not be everyone’s go-to root vegetable, but they do make a great alternative for individuals looking to switch it up in the kitchen from the everyday standard white potato to these orange-toned nutrient-rich beauties! Bursting with beta-carotene (the antioxidant you typically find in carrots and butternut squash), sweet potatoes are a great…

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