Events & Campaigns

Nutrition Notes: National Diabetes Awareness

Food, when broken down in our bodies, provides fuel in the form of glucose in our bloodstream. For this glucose to be utilized by our bodies, insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas) is essential. It helps carry the glucose from the bloodstream to various parts of the body. Diabetes affects how the body uses…

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Empty Bowls Bring Filled Plates to the Tables of Struggling San Diegans

Nine years ago, my mother sent me an article from her hometown newspaper in Davis, Calif.  It was highlighting a charity event that several local schools were involved with.  It was called “The Empty Bowl Project,” wherein students created bowls and hosted a luncheon to sell them, with all the proceeds being donated to local…

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Thankful Thursday: Dollar-A-Dish

School children living in poverty who face the threat of hunger daily will receive weekly backpacks of nutritious food thanks to the support of local restaurants, their patrons and the Dollar-A-Dish campaign. This year’s successful fundraising effort saw 31 restaurants participate raising thousands of dollars for the Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, a…

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Nutrition Notes: CalFresh Challenge Week

Could you maintain a food budget of $34.31 for a week? That’s about $4.90 per day. For more than 285,000 low-income San Diego County residents, $34.31 is their weekly allotment for all of their food and beverage needs. This week marks the 8th annual CalFresh Challenge running today through Sunday, Sept. 21. The CalFresh Challenge…

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San Diego-based advocacy coalition honors Senator Ben Hueso

On January 9th, the Hunger Advocacy Network hosted a reception at the New Children’s Museum to celebrate the work of its partners and honor Senator Ben Hueso for his work on a bill to reduce hunger among veterans. The No Hunger for Heroes Act (SB134), authored by Hueso and co-sponsored by the Hunger Advocacy Network…

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Second Annual Day of Service Event

On Wednesday, September 11th, the Food Bank will host more than twenty-five members of the United States Navy for the second annual Day of Service event. The event will begin with a few words of thanks from Jim Floros, the Food Bank’s CEO, along with a moment of silence for the lives lost twelve years…

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September is Hunger Action Month!

September is nationally recognized as Hunger Action Month. Although the Food Bank and our nonprofit partners work diligently to relieve hunger on a daily basis, the month of September allows us to spotlight the issue of food insecurity and provide the public with tangible ways to get involved.  In San Diego County alone, more than…

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First Annual Meeting & Reception Recap

On Wednesday, July 17th, we held our first-ever Annual Meeting & Reception which was attended by elected officials, the media, our nonprofit distribution partners, donors and supporters. The meeting began with opening remarks from Bruce Hollingsworth, who chaired the Food Bank’s board of directors from 2010 to 2013. Boardmember Annie Goshert then administered officer elections…

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