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San Diego Food Bank Announces Casey Castillo as New Chief Executive Officer

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank’s Board of Directors has appointed Casey Castillo as Chief Executive Officer of the 45-year-old, hunger-relief nonprofit. Mr. Castillo has many significant achievements in his fourteen years with the Food Bank including stewarding the Food Bank’s annual budget, overseeing major multi-million dollar infrastructure improvements to the Food Bank’s facilities, overseeing the nonprofit’s daily finances and operations, supporting major fundraising campaigns, and providing executive leadership to lead the Food Bank’s five-year strategic plan.

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Foster Farms Donates 8,000 Pounds of Turkey Just in Time for Thanksgiving

Foster Farms Donates 8,000 Pounds of Turkey Just in Time for Thanksgiving

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Mobile Food Pantry Expands Services to Rural East County Communities

This month, the San Diego Food Bank increased our fleet of Mobile Food Pantries to expand our emergency food assistance programs to rural East County communities including Boulevard, Campo, Manzanita and Jamul. Several rural East County communities lack easy access to nearby food retailers offering nutritious foods. These communities are known as ‘food deserts’. By…

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Giving Hunger the Blues at the 11th Annual San Diego Blues Festival, Saturday, Sept. 11

The AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival Returns at 100% Capacity on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to Raise Vital Funds for San Diego Food Bank and North County Food Bank chapter The AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival is returning to the downtown San Diego waterfront on Saturday, Sept. 11 for its…

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San Diego Food Bank’s 35 Countywide Drive-thru ‘Super Pantries’ Distribute 14 Million Pounds of Food Since July 2020

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter launched our new “Super Pantry Program” in July 2020 in response to soaring demand for food assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Super Pantry Program” is comprised of 35 high-volume, drive-thru food distribution centers strategically located in communities throughout…

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San Diego Food Bank’s COVID-19 One Year Anniversary Food Distribution Statistics Illustrate Exponential Demand for Food Assistance

The San Diego Food Bank released statistics on March 15, 2021 charting the impact of the pandemic and the alarming increase in its food distribution programs to key cities throughout San Diego County over the past year.

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San Diego Food Bank Hosts Drive-Thru Food Drive Awards Ceremony!

The San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter held our annual Food Drive Recognition Ceremony last month. Now in its fourth year, this year’s ceremony was a drive-thru event to adhere to the current COVID-19 safety guidelines. The ceremony recognized businesses, organizations, and community groups that hosted food drives throughout the county…

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Delta Dental Matches Online Donations Providing Nearly 1.4 Million Meals to Families in Need

Dental insurance provider Delta Dental launched a matching campaign in support of the San Diego Food Bank last December to double the impact of donations. Since the pandemic reached the San Diego community in mid-March of 2020, the San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter went from providing emergency food assistance…

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Ensuring every child has a healthy breakfast with the Albertsons, Pavilions and Vons’ Nourishing Neighbors Program

When you visit any San Diego County Albertsons, Pavilions and Vons during the month of September, you’ll see signs about the Nourishing Neighbors fundraiser and get the chance to donate at checkout. Here’s a not-so-well-kept secret: the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter will receive those donations!…

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San Diego Food Bank Launches 35 Countywide “Super Pantries” to Help Families Impacted by COVID-19

The San Diego Food Bank launched our new “Super Pantry Program” at a news conference with San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas, Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara and Assemblymember Todd Gloria. The “Super Pantry Program” will comprise 35 high-volume food distribution centers strategically located in communities across San Diego County from Fallbrook…

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