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A sweet (and healthy!) donation

Thanks to a generous donation from Golden State Fruit and Provide Commerce, the Food Bank was able to distribute more than 35,000 pounds of pears into the community this month. This donation is aligned with the Food Bank’s commitment to providing nutritious foods to food insecure San Diegans. Pears are an excellent source of fiber,…

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Employee Spotlight: Q & A with Xavier Hernandez

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Employee Spotlight: Q & A with Sandra Rabourne

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First Annual Meeting & Reception Recap

On Wednesday, July 17th, we held our first-ever Annual Meeting & Reception which was attended by elected officials, the media, our nonprofit distribution partners, donors and supporters. The meeting began with opening remarks from Bruce Hollingsworth, who chaired the Food Bank’s board of directors from 2010 to 2013. Boardmember Annie Goshert then administered officer elections…

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National Sugar Cookie Day: The Healthy Remix

Today is the day to celebrate the wonderfully delicious and ever so popular sugar cookie! This cookie has been a popular sweet treat in the U.S. for generations (especially during the holiday season) and it is simple to make. That may be why it is the cookie most bakers turn to when looking to quickly satisfy…

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Healthy Eating on the Fourth

The Fourth of July is not only a day to spend with family and friends celebrating our country’s freedom and independence, but it’s also a holiday that features lots of delicious food! Here are a few healthy and simple recipes featuring seasonal fruit that can give your holiday an added spark! – Grilled Black Bean &…

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San Diego nonprofits seek guidance on preparing for the future

The face of hunger in San Diego County is ever changing. The recession brought with it a new group of people facing food insecurity. People who once held jobs but were laid off due to budget cuts. People who were forced to move in with family members or even live on the street because they…

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Today is National “Eat Your Veggies” Day!

Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables, and today’s national holiday celebrates that advice. Vegetables are a key part of a healthy lifestyle. The Food Bank is proud to distribute millions of pounds of fresh produce to low income neighborhoods every month. Many of these families would not otherwise have access to fresh…

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Employee Spotlight: Q & A with Lisa Bacon

Meet Lisa Bacon, the Food Bank’s Nutrition & Nonprofit Relations Supervisor. Lisa oversees our Food To Nonprofits Program, which provides food to nearly 350 San Diego nonprofits including shelters, soup kitchens, and food pantries in communities throughout the county. She is in charge of compliance, food safety, nutrition education, and capacity building for our nonprofit partners…

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San Diego County Fair supports the Food Bank

The summer months are a critical time for hungry San Diegans. Donations to the Food Bank drop dramatically, but demand increases due to thousands of children living in poverty who stop receiving free school meals and their parents are forced to turn to the Food Bank for help. To help the Food Bank provide food…

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