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Nutrition Notes: Kale Your Way to Health

Kale, a veritable nutrient super-hero, is packed with vitamins A, C and K and manganese. Kale can help boost our immunity and memory. Kale is available year-round in supermarkets and local farmers’ markets, though its availability peaks between mid- September and the end of February. Fun Fact! Kale tastes sweeter after a frost and can thrive…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Flying Samaritans

Many organizations out in the community volunteer with the San Diego Food Bank to dedicate their time to really make a difference at our distribution center. This month, we would like to shine the spotlight on the Flying Samaritans. The Flying Samaritans are a nonprofit organization that seeks to bring free healthcare to underrepresented communities…

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Thankful Thursday: Friendly Competition Drives Local Company’s Virtual Food Drive Well Beyond Its Goal!

BuyAutoParts.com’s Company Culture Committee set a modest goal of $150 for its recent Holiday Food Drive to support the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Giving back to the community in which it works is a core company value and the food drive provided a great way to give back. But thanks to a…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Howe Plumbing

Bill Howe is an amazing company that dedicates community service to the San Diego Food Bank. They volunteer with us every month bringing in 30 to 50 volunteers each time! Amber Baynard, an employee of Bill Howe absolutely loves volunteering with her company at the Food Bank. Bill Howe has consistently volunteered with the Food…

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Thankful Thursday: Dollar-A-Dish

School children living in poverty who face the threat of hunger daily will receive weekly backpacks of nutritious food thanks to the support of local restaurants, their patrons and the Dollar-A-Dish campaign. This year’s successful fundraising effort saw 31 restaurants participate raising thousands of dollars for the Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, a…

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Yummy foods, Tennis shoes

I’m sure this is not news to anyone, but some of the tastiest holiday foods tend to be the highest in calories. I know. I’m sad about that too. If you’re like me, you may have tried to make your dishes a little healthier. But as soon as you alter Nana’s recipe, your family kicks…

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Nutrition Notes: Healthy Holiday Cooking

As hard as it is to believe, the holidays are creeping right back up on us! Not only is Thanksgiving right around the corner, but so are the temptations of delicious and savory holiday comfort foods. The festivities involved in the holiday season are usually centered around eating a ton of delicious food—the latter of…

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Nutrition Notes: Gotta Love Those Antioxidants!

We’ve all heard the hype associated with antioxidants, but have you ever wondered what an antioxidant really is, and just why it is so significant? Antioxidants work to protect your body from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are typically formed when your body breaks down foods, as well as with increased exposure to…

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Volunteer Spotlight: St. Charles Borromeo Academy

For the past twenty years, students at the St. Charles Borromeo Academy, grades kindergarten through eighth grade, have come to our distribution center each month to volunteer their time, which makes them a very special group to us! Twenty years? Amazing! The Academy requires their studentsto learn about the importance of community service. Through their…

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Nutrition Notes: Immune Boosting Power of Healthy Eating

Cue the Clorox wipes, the elbow sneezes, and runny noses… cold and flu season is almost here. While washing your hands is the first line of defense, did you know your body has its own built in defense method? Your immune system! Good, healthy, nutritious foods can help boost your immune system and may offer…

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