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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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First-ever countywide survey of Food Bank’s client population reveals vital data

In partnership with Point Loma Nazarene Univeristy’s Fermanian Business & Economic Institute, the Food Bank launched its first-ever survey of its client population. This groundbreaking survey “puts a face” on the population the Food Bank serves daily. Point Loma Nazarene chief economist, Dr. Lynn Reaser said, “People standing in the Food Bank’s lines are working…

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A Sustainable Approach to Hunger Relief

The concept of growing food for personal consumption is not a new one. Gardens have been around for centuries, but they’re making a comeback as a popular way to promote food security and nutrition education. The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank has developed partnerships with local garden groups like Victory Gardens San Diego…

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