About the North County Food Bank
In October 2015, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank acquired the North County Food Bank. The acquisition has enabled both food banks to meet previously unmet need in North County and expands our network of nonprofit distribution partners to more than 400. With additional resources from the acquisition, the North County Food Bank is now serving 30,000 more people every month in communities throughout North County.
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and the North County Food Bank, together, feed 400,000 people per month in communities throughout San Diego County. Both food banks distribute food through a network of 400 nonprofits that operate feeding programs.
The North County Food Bank distributes food to 112 North County-based nonprofit partners that collect food from its warehouse facility in San Marcos, and they distribute the food directly to people in need in communities throughout North County.
The North County Food Bank’s nonprofit partners include: food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, low-income daycare centers, senior centers, faith-based organizations, schools, and day centers for the elderly and disabled.
North County Hunger Initiative
The North County Food Bank has launched our North County Hunger Initiative to mobilize critical community support to expand hunger-relief services for the tens of thousands of North County residents living in poverty who desperately need our help. The Initiative has four key components:
– Raising awareness about hunger and poverty in North County.
– Engaging community leaders to support the mission of the North County Food Bank.
– Mobilizing companies, philanthropic foundations, faith-based groups, and an army of volunteers to support the North County Food Bank’s mission.
– Raising $350,000 to fund the North County Food Bank’s services to distribute more food to under-served communities throughout North County.