San Diego Food Bank Blog

National Sugar Cookie Day: The Healthy Remix

Today is the day to celebrate the wonderfully delicious and ever so popular sugar cookie! This cookie has been a popular sweet treat in the U.S. for generations (especially during the holiday season) and it is simple to make. That may be why it is the cookie most bakers turn to when looking to quickly satisfy…

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Healthy Eating on the Fourth

The Fourth of July is not only a day to spend with family and friends celebrating our country’s freedom and independence, but it’s also a holiday that features lots of delicious food! Here are a few healthy and simple recipes featuring seasonal fruit that can give your holiday an added spark! – Grilled Black Bean &…

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San Diego nonprofits seek guidance on preparing for the future

The face of hunger in San Diego County is ever changing. The recession brought with it a new group of people facing food insecurity. People who once held jobs but were laid off due to budget cuts. People who were forced to move in with family members or even live on the street because they…

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Today is National “Eat Your Veggies” Day!

Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables, and today’s national holiday celebrates that advice. Vegetables are a key part of a healthy lifestyle. The Food Bank is proud to distribute millions of pounds of fresh produce to low income neighborhoods every month. Many of these families would not otherwise have access to fresh…

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Employee Spotlight: Q & A with Lisa Bacon

Meet Lisa Bacon, the Food Bank’s Nutrition & Nonprofit Relations Supervisor. Lisa oversees our Food To Nonprofits Program, which provides food to nearly 350 San Diego nonprofits including shelters, soup kitchens, and food pantries in communities throughout the county. She is in charge of compliance, food safety, nutrition education, and capacity building for our nonprofit partners…

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