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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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Letter from the CEO: Supporting Our Community During the Coronavirus Crisis

Dear Friends of the Food Bank,  I think it is safe to say that our community is facing the challenge of a lifetime. Who could have even imagined this? Yet here we are. I wanted to reach out to you with the message – the San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank…

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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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Cutwater Spirits Donates 50,000 Meals and Hand Sanitizer to Food Bank

San Diego’s largest distillery, Cutwater Spirits, donated enough funds to provide 50,000 meals to those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Cutwater Spirits is a longtime supporter of the Food Bank. The company has hosted fundraising events, organized volunteer days with its employees, and donated to the Food Bank’s annual gala. “The Food Bank is always…

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How You Can Help the Food Bank During the COVID-19 Crisis

If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please call 2-1-1, San Diego’s social service hotline, or the Food Bank at 1-866-350-FOOD (3663) for food distributions and food pantries closest to home. _______________________________ Many caring community groups and supporters have reached out to us to ask how the community can help…

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Food Bank’s Annual Food Drive Awards Ceremony Honors Community Supporters

The San Diego Food Bank’s Nonprofit Food Center, located inside our 90,000-square-foot warehouse in Miramar, was filled with excitement as 50 local schools, businesses and organizations were honored during the Food Bank’s annual Food Drive Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, February 27. The ceremony is a cumulative celebration of all 2,005 registered food drives that took…

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North County Food Bank Expands Services with Newly Leased Vista Warehouse

The North County Food Bank marked its third month of operations in its newly-leased 30,000-square-foot warehouse distribution center in Vista. The move to the food bank’s new home completes the second phase of the organization’s North County Hunger Initiative – an aggressive plan established by Food Bank officials to double the amount of food and…

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Food for Thought – Winter 2020

The San Diego Food Bank’s Winter 2020 Food for Thought newsletter is out! Learn what the Food Bank has been up to this last quarter and read about upcoming events and campaigns like our 8th annual Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala: A Welcome to the Roaring 20s! Click the link below to download!  Food for Thought –…

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Help “Stuff the Bus” with Food Donations Dec. 9 to Dec. 14

Organizers for the Stuff the Bus Food Drive hosted a news conference on Wednesday afternoon encouraging the community to support this 12th annual food drive event! The Stuff the Bus Food Drive is a collaborative effort between Metropolitan Transit System, North County Transit District, Girl Scouts San Diego, Albertsons Vons, the San Diego Food Bank…

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