Local Initiatives

Hunger Awareness Month: Hunger Among College Students

September is Hunger Awareness Month and all across the country, hunger-relief organizations and their supporters are working to provide information to their communities about the long-term effects food insecurity can have on our neighbors. Many would be surprised to find out that food insecurity among college students is on the rise – risking their return…

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Hunger Awareness Month: Hunger Among Seniors Living on a Fixed Income

September is Hunger Awareness Month and all across the country, hunger-relief organizations and their supporters are working to provide information to their communities about the long-term effects food insecurity can have on our children, seniors, and families. It is no surprise that food insecurity can be detrimental and even dangerous for our seniors. According to…

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Hunger Awareness Month:
The Harmful Effects of Child Hunger and Solutions for Change

September is Hunger Awareness Month and all across the country, hunger-relief organizations and their supporters are working to provide information to their communities about the long-term effects food insecurity can have on our children, seniors, and families. One in five children in San Diego County are food insecure, and studies are clear that this results…

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Hunger Awareness Month: How Hunger and Health are Intertwined

September is Hunger Awareness Month and all across the country, hunger-relief organizations and their supporters are working to provide information to their communities about the long term effects food insecurity can have on our children, seniors, and families. Nearly 1 in 6 people in San Diego County are food insecure and cannot sustain an active,…

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Debunking Harmful Myths About a Powerful Program

It may surprise you to learn that San Diego has one of the most effective solutions to hunger at our fingertips. It’s called CalFresh, a program that is designed to uplift families by ensuring people receive the sustenance they need, enabling them to focus on working toward self-sufficiency. That’s a big deal. But thousands of…

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San Diego Food Bank makes senior nutrition a top priority with SONDAS

Through the Food Bank’s SONDAS (Solving Obesity and Nutritional Disease Affecting Seniors) Program, impoverished San Diego seniors receive the nutritious food they need, the nutritional education they lack and the personal support necessary to make lasting changes to their lifestyles. Guided by the experienced hand of the Food Bank’s Registered Dietitian, Jenna Olson (pictured in…

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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-ever countywide survey of Food Bank’s client population reveals vital data

In partnership with Point Loma Nazarene Univeristy’s Fermanian Business & Economic Institute, the Food Bank launched its first-ever survey of its client population. This groundbreaking survey “puts a face” on the population the Food Bank serves daily. Point Loma Nazarene chief economist, Dr. Lynn Reaser said, “People standing in the Food Bank’s lines are working…

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