The California Citrus Quarantine and How It Affects Donations to the Food Bank

Oranges. Lemons. Grapefruits. This is just a quick list of the variety of citrus fruits we commonly see come through our warehouse doors each month from farmers, manufacturers and residential donors which we then inspect, sort and distribute to local individuals and families in need through San Diego County. A recent quarantine was placed on…

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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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A sweet (and healthy!) donation

Thanks to a generous donation from Golden State Fruit and Provide Commerce, the Food Bank was able to distribute more than 35,000 pounds of pears into the community this month. This donation is aligned with the Food Bank’s commitment to providing nutritious foods to food insecure San Diegans. Pears are an excellent source of fiber,…

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