Interviews

North County Food Bank partners with A Taste of Oceanside!

Five or ten years ago, the idea of heading to Oceanside for a nice dinner and drinks would have been met with shrugs, if not scoffs. The waterfront military enclave was home to little more than a handful of quirky dives and late-night Randoberto’s, and locals would inevitably find themselves heading south for a night…

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Baker Electric Solar Helps San Diego Food Bank Go Green with Solar

In the summer of 2015, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank went solar with Baker Electric Solar in order to save money on energy and mitigate their impact on the environment. Joan and Irwin Jacobs donated $1 million to cover the cost of the 350 kW (kilowatt) system. The solar installation will yield…

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Local Entrepreneur Talks About His Support of the Food Bank and Being a Successful Businessman

Local entrepreneur, Billy Canu, has been supporting the Food Bank for many years through his local businesses. Canu has helped the Food Bank with SEO support through his company, BrightHaus, since 2009 – helping the Food Bank to significantly increase our online donations and help the Food Bank appear on search engines for clients seeking…

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Nutrition Notes: California-Grown Mushrooms

Maitake, Beech, Button, Portobello and Shitake are all types of mushrooms that are often referred to in the food community as antioxidant superstars. Mushrooms are a great addition to any dish that enhance delicious flavor while adding many different health benefits. Mushrooms are high in fiber, low in calories and are packed with various vitamins. The…

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Employee Spotlight: Q & A with Xavier Hernandez

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Employee Spotlight: Q & A with Sandra Rabourne

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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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