Food Drives

Food Bank’s Annual Food Drive Awards Ceremony Honors Community Supporters

The San Diego Food Bank’s Nonprofit Food Center, located inside our 90,000-square-foot warehouse in Miramar, was filled with excitement as 50 local schools, businesses and organizations were honored during the Food Bank’s annual Food Drive Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, February 27. The ceremony is a cumulative celebration of all 2,005 registered food drives that took…

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Help “Stuff the Bus” with Food Donations Dec. 9 to Dec. 14

Organizers for the Stuff the Bus Food Drive hosted a news conference on Wednesday afternoon encouraging the community to support this 12th annual food drive event! The Stuff the Bus Food Drive is a collaborative effort between Metropolitan Transit System, North County Transit District, Girl Scouts San Diego, Albertsons Vons, the San Diego Food Bank…

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Morena Storage Collects Enough Holiday Food Drive Donations to Fill a Large Storage Unit!

As most of us know, the holiday season is commonly known as the “Season of Giving” and for a good reason. Between the holiday cheer and the desire to bring joy to the lives of those in need, it is the perfect time for members of the community to make the extra effort to give…

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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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San Diego Food Bank Honors Food Drive Hosts in Annual Recognition Ceremony

February is a month dedicated to showing love and appreciation for the important people in our lives, and San Diego Food Bank staff don’t hold back. We show our food drive hosts some love every February by recognizing their generous efforts at our annual Food Drive Recognition Ceremony & Luncheon.

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Wonder what meals families can make with Hunger Bags?

As the Pavilion’s Executive Chef, I am constantly searching for great simple ingredients that a little kitchen alchemy can turn into a beautiful composed dish. The hunger bags present an amazing opportunity to a chef as they are the items that the Food Bank needs most, and also during a time when kids are out…

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Scare Away Hunger by Trick-or-Treating for Canned Goods

We often think of Thanksgiving as the kickoff to the holiday season of giving, but why not start with Halloween?  Get a jump on giving this year by trick-or-treating for canned goods!  As you go door to door on Oct. 31 with the kids in your life visiting neighbors, ask them for nonperishable food donations…

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Local students cook up a fundraiser to help the Food Bank

Students at Innovations Academy in Scripps Ranch showcased their fall projects for family and local community members back in December. One project that made a big impact was their cooking project. Middle school students volunteered at the Food Bank and felt inspired to do more to help hungry San Diegans. “After visiting and volunteering at…

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San Diego County Fair supports the Food Bank

The summer months are a critical time for hungry San Diegans. Donations to the Food Bank drop dramatically, but demand increases due to thousands of children living in poverty who stop receiving free school meals and their parents are forced to turn to the Food Bank for help. To help the Food Bank provide food…

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