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The California Citrus Quarantine and How It Affects Donations to the Food Bank

Oranges. Lemons. Grapefruits. This is just a quick list of the variety of citrus fruits we commonly see come through our warehouse doors each month from farmers, manufacturers and residential donors which we then inspect, sort and distribute to local individuals and families in need through San Diego County. A recent quarantine was placed on…

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Nutrition Month: Health Pantry Alternatives and Pasta a la Pantry

Nutrition Month got off to a lip-smacking start this morning on KUSI! The San Diego Food Bank’s Registered Dietitian, Callie Brust, and CEO Jim Floros were joined by Monique Knight from our Nutrition Month partner, United Healthcare. The trio talked about National Nutrition Month, the importance of health and nutrition, and Callie gave viewers tips…

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March is National Nutrition Month®

March is National Nutrition Month® and the San Diego Food Bank is doing its part to raise awareness about the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

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San Diego Food Bank Honors Food Drive Hosts in Annual Recognition Ceremony

February is a month dedicated to showing love and appreciation for the important people in our lives, and San Diego Food Bank staff don’t hold back. We show our food drive hosts some love every February by recognizing their generous efforts at our annual Food Drive Recognition Ceremony & Luncheon.

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Low-income Seniors Get Help from the Food Bank for the Holidays

Just before Christmas, three friends wait in line for food assistance at the Food Bank’s monthly food distribution at St. Stephen’s Church on Imperial Avenue in Southeastern San Diego. Amelia, 63, Florencia, 70, and Dolly, 66, are low-income seniors from Paradise Hills who struggle to put food on the table due to the region’s high…

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Food for Thought – Fall 2017 Newsletter

Fall 2017 Newsletter

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Nutrition Notes: 10 Fruits and Vegetables to Eat This Fall

As we make our way into the middle of October, we notice the weather shifting and our cooking ingredients changing. Some of the fruits and vegetables we were so used to having in the summer may no longer be here, but with a new season comes a variety of produce packed with differing nutrients and…

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Nutrition Notes: On the Go? Make Loaded Toast!

If you’re usually on the run and skipping breakfast, worry no more because here are a few simple recipes that will leave you feeling full in no time. Loaded toast is quick and easy, and topped with heart healthy fats and fiber. You can eat it for breakfast or lunch. The beautiful thing about it…

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Hunger Is Supports the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank feeds more than 350,000 people every month in communities throughout San Diego County. While many associate the Food Bank with the homeless, the majority of the people the Food Bank serves serve are working-poor families, low-income seniors, and chronically hungry school children living in poverty. The Food…

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North County Food Bank partners with A Taste of Oceanside!

by Chad Deal, Development Assistant Five or ten years ago, the idea of heading to Oceanside for a nice dinner and drinks would have been met with shrugs, if not scoffs. The waterfront military enclave was home to little more than a handful of quirky dives and late-night Randoberto’s, and locals would inevitably find themselves…

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