Giving

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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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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