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Family of Four Struggling with Inflation Receives Help from the Food Bank

The Food Bank opened our new Client Choice Food Pantry at our North County Food Bank facility in Vista for families to receive food assistance. The food pantry is set up like a neighborhood grocery store. The food pantry offers a variety of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, meats, dairy products, baked goods, nonperishable canned foods,…

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SB 1383 & Edible Food Recovery: How Fresh Rescue Can Help Businesses Feed People and Save the Planet

In order to slow climate change acceleration, the state of California approved Senate Bill 1383 – Short Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy in 2016. The law establishes a timeline of targeted mandates to achieve a 75% reduction in methane emissions and a 20% increase in edible food recovery by 2025. As of January 1st of 2022,…

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Mom of Three Facing Soaring Inflation Receives Help from the Food Bank

On a sunny spring morning, Raven drives up to receive food assistance from the Food Bank’s drive-thru Super Pantry Program food distribution that is open throughout the week for families and individuals in need of food assistance. “The price of gas has gone up, the cost of living has gone up, food has gone up,…

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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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