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San Diego Food Bank Programs Reduce Food Waste

The San Diego Food Bank is raising awareness about food waste in the US by highlighting our food recovery efforts. While 40% of edible food goes to waste in the U.S., 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 children in the San Diego region are food insecure*. The Food Bank is doing our part…

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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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Dedicated Volunteer Vanessa Pool Reflects on a Decade of Volunteering at the San Diego Food Bank

Meet Vanessa Pool, who fell in love with giving back to her community after her first volunteer shift at the Food Bank 12 years ago. Vanessa’s decade-long volunteer journey consists of weekly volunteer shifts with the help of her family and UCSD colleagues.

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Volunteering During a Pandemic: An Insightful Perspective from a Food Bank Volunteer

The San Diego Food Bank and the North County Food Bank launched their COVID-19 Response one year ago to meet the increased demand for food assistance caused by the pandemic. When the pandemic reached our region in mid-March, the Food Bank went from feeding 350,000 people to over 600,000 a month almost overnight. That number…

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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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Delta Dental Matches Online Donations Providing Nearly 1.4 Million Meals to Families in Need

Dental insurance provider Delta Dental launched a matching campaign in support of the San Diego Food Bank last December to double the impact of donations. Since the pandemic reached the San Diego community in mid-March of 2020, the San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter went from providing emergency food assistance…

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San Diego Padres Distribute Turkeys to Families in Need

The San Diego Padres and their team of incredible volunteers brought hope to local families in need ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. They hosted a drive-thru turkey and food distribution in the Lexus Premier Lot of Petco Park serving 600 low-income families. Families received frozen turkeys, boxes of fresh produce, which included onions, potatoes, lettuce…

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Ensuring every child has a healthy breakfast with the Albertsons, Pavilions and Vons’ Nourishing Neighbors Program

When you visit any San Diego County Albertsons, Pavilions and Vons during the month of September, you’ll see signs about the Nourishing Neighbors fundraiser and get the chance to donate at checkout. Here’s a not-so-well-kept secret: the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter will receive those donations!…

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Foster Farms Donates Additional 70,000 Servings of Chicken to Help Feed Local Families

The San Diego Food Bank received a generous donation from national poultry company Foster Farms on Wednesday morning – 70,000 servings of frozen chicken to help feed local families. The arrival of this large food donation is timely as the demand for food assistance continues to grow within the San Diego County community. With sudden…

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