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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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San Diego Food Bank to Launch 30 Countywide “Super Pantries” to Enhance Food Distribution Programs

“Super Pantries” will operate as enhanced high-volume food distribution centers serving thousands of households with both “drive-thru” and “walk-up” services. 30 existing food distribution partners will become “Super Pantries” and will be strategically located throughout San Diego County to serve the entire county from Camp Pendleton to San Ysidro and rural East County. “Super Pantries”…

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Food Bank Hosts Four Large-scale Emergency ‘Drive-Thru’ Food Distributions in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

On Saturday, March 28, the Food Bank partnered with the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council to host a “drive-thru” food distribution for low-income families and seniors affected by the Coronavirus crisis. The Food Bank provided over 12 tons of food to 1,000 vehicles at SDCCU Stadium in central San Diego. On Friday, April…

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Qualcomm and SDG&E Donate Through San Diego Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund

In March, the Qualcomm Foundation and SDG&E donated $500,000 and $200,000 respectively to the Food Bank through the San Diego Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund. With an exponential increase in the number of families and seniors seeking food assistance due to the Coronavirus crisis, the grant is enabling the Food Bank to procure more food…

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