2014-2015 Annual Report

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From The Board Chair

Gwendolyn Meyer

Dear Friends,

Thank you for another year of serving San Diego together. We are humbled and grateful to you and the other remarkable individuals and organizations that do so much to feed our fellow San Diegans. Your gifts of time, food, funds and voice this year made it possible for us to provide 18.5 million meals to children, families and seniors facing hunger.

As I look back over the past year, I am honored to share our progress towards a hunger-free and healthy community. Driven by our mission, Feeding America San Diego seeks to continuously improve our hunger-relief efforts and serve our community with respect and dignity. Learning from those we serve and understanding their needs, we have improved programs, found new sources of food, added new distribution sites, bolstered support to underserved areas and improved operational efficiency.

And now, as we look ahead to the future, we are focused on increasing access to nutritious food and finding innovative ways to solve the issue of hunger. We look forward to building new partnerships and collaborations to continue serving our partners and clients with excellence.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to hunger-relief.

With gratitude,

Gwendolyn Meyer
Chair, Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Tony Costanzo          Target
Susan Drescher-Mulzet           Community Activist
Allison Glader Media Consultant
Jan Lezny Qualcomm
Kevin Limbach TaylorMade Golf Company
Sandy McDonough Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP
Gwendolyn Meyer Aqualia Foundation
Larry Sly Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Jodi Smith Ernst & Young LLP
Shelby Speas GTA Consulting
Thomas Taylor Thomas J. Taylor Construction, Inc.
Denise Wheeler The Naked Cafe

Special thanks to Jason Paolini for his service during FY2014-15.

18.5 million meals distributed* 50% of food is fresh produce* 53,685 hours of volunteer work

Annual Snapshot

Key statistics that give a snapshot of our progress and success during FY2014-2015

meals disributed

different individuals sreved


fresh food

food rescue stores

veterans served


Food has the power to transform lives. It can restore health, develop young minds, provide stability in times of uncertainty. Food has the power to bring communities together.




Audited Financial Statements and Form 990 can be found on our website.

Donated Food & Products                       $33,920,447
Grants & Awards                2,937,100
Contributions                2,658,379
Shared Maintenance                    362,197
Other Income                      12,578
Total            $39,890,701
Programs              $37,616,141
Administration                    532,715
Development                   1,111,065
Total             $39,259,921




    Agency Advisory Committee

    Sheri Briggs          Bridge of Hope
    Mac Collins St. Mark's Episcopal Church
    Bruce Jackson Bayview Charities
    Ruth Henricks Special Delivery San Diego
    Jerry Morgan Interfaith Community Services
    Angel Flores Community Resource Center
    Angela Kretschmar Heaven's Windows
    Masheila Taylor Stepping Higher, Inc.
    Omar Calleros South Bay Community Services
    Marc Lovato Turning the Hearts Center

    Nutrition Policy Council

    Adrienne Markworth & Jessica Silldorff                   Leah's Pantry
    Alfie Fullen Sharp - San Diego Dietetic Association
    Angela Kretchsmar Heaven’s Windows
    Barbara Hughes County of San Diego
    Elyse Homel Vitale California Food Policy Advocates
    Katie Ferraro Ingrain Health
    Lisa Vandervort Scripps/Rady Wellness Center
    Caroline Wessel Catholic Charities

    Partner Agencies

    • 31st Street Seventh-day Adventist Church
    • Alpine Community Center
    • Amity Foundation
    • AVID Behavioral Day Program
    • Bayside Community Center
    • Bayview Charities
    • Being Alive San Diego
    • Bethel Evangelical Church
    • Bethel Christian Assembly (Alpine Food Bank)
    • Birthline of San Diego County, Incorporated: Chula Vista
    • Birthline of San Diego County, Incorporated: Clairemont
    • Bread of Life
    • Bridge of Hope
    • Brother Benno Foundation
    • Casa de Amparo
    • Catholic Charities Dioceses of San Diego, Food Resource Center: College Area
    • Catholic Charities Dioceses of San Diego, Food Resource Center: Downtown
    • Catholic Charities Dioceses of San Diego, Food Resource Center: Vista
    • Centro Familiar Cristiano El Faro
    • Chaldean & Middle Eastern Social Services
    • Christie’s Place
    • Church of Saint Luke
    • Church of the Nazarene
    • City Heights Assembly of God
    • City Heights Community Development Corps
    • City of Refuge
    • Community Christian Service Agency
    • Community Lutheran Church
    • Community Research Foundation Casa del Sol Clubhouse
    • Community Research Foundation East Corner Clubhouse
    • Community Research Foundation Halcyon Center
    • Community Research Foundation Isis Crisis Center
    • Community Research Foundation Jary Barretto
    • Community Research Foundation New Vistas
    • Community Research Foundation Vista Balboa
    • Community Resource Center
    • Community Resources and Self Help (CRASH) Bill Dawson Residential Recovery Program
    • Community Resources and Self Help (CRASH) Short Term 1
    • Community Resources and Self Help (CRASH) Short Term 2
    • Compassionate Ministries—Professional Payee Services
    • Crosspointe Life Church
    • Crossroads Foundation
    • East County Transitional Living Center
    • El Cajon Seventh Day Adventist Church
    • Emmanuel Family Homes, Incorporated
    • Ethridge Center, Incorporated
    • Faith Chapel Church
    • Faith Tabernacle
    • Fallbrook Food Pantry
    • Friends and Family Community Connection
    • Gleaning Field Foundation
    • God's Extended Hand
    • Got Your Back San Diego
    • Heartland Community
    • Heaven's Windows
    • Helping Hand Outreach
    • Home Start
    • Horizon Park Chapel
    • In His Steps
    • Interfaith Community Services
    • Jamul Community Church
    • Jewish Family Service of San Diego
    • La Maestra Foundation
    • La Mesa Seventh Day Adventist Community Services
    • Labor Participation
    • Ladle Fellowship
    • Lakeside Christian Helps Center
    • Lamb of God Inspirational Church
    • Lemon Grove Four Square Church
    • Life Christian Center
    • Lord Jesus Christ Ministries Incorporated
    • MAAC Project Recovery Home: Nosotros
    • MAAC Project Recovery Home: Casa de Milagros
    • McAlister Institute
    • Mental Health America of San Diego County: Visions Clubhouse
    • Mid-City Christian Fellowship
    • Mikeys Feed the People
    • Milestone House
    • Mission Vida Nueva Food Bank
    • Mission Village Christian
    • Most Precious Blood Church
    • Mountain Health and Community Services
    • Mountain Manna (United Methodist Church of Julian)
    • New Assurance Baptist Church
    • New Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church
    • New Life Church
    • New Vision Christian Fellowship
    • Noah Homes, Incorporated
    • North County Life Line
    • Ocean Beach Emergency Food, Incorporated
    • Olamo Keriso Congregation Christian
    • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
    • Paradise Valley Community Center
    • Paradise Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church
    • Peace Oasis
    • Presbyterian Urban Ministries
    • Ramona Food and Clothes Closet
    • Restoration Ranch
    • Ronald McDonald House Charities San Diego
    • Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
    • Saint David's Episcopal Church
    • Saint Francis Catholic Church
    • Saint Kieran Roman Catholic Church
    • Staint Luke's Refugee Network
    • Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
    • Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
    • Saint Rose of Lima Sister Dolores Outreach
    • Saint Vincent de Paul Villages: Father Joe’s Village
    • Samoa Independent Full Gospel Church
    • San Diego Coalition for the Homeless
    • San Diego Filipino-American Seventh Day Adventist Church
    • San Diego Freedom Ranch
    • San Diego Rescue Mission
    • Santee Food Bank
    • Second Chances Bread of Life
    • So Others May Eat, Incorporated
    • Social Advocates for Youth San Diego: Family Self-Sufficiency Program
    • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: Our Lady Mount Carmel
    • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: Saint Stephens Conference
    • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: Santa Sophia Conference
    • Sonshine Haven
    • Soteria Alliance Corporation
    • South Bay Community Services
    • South Bay United Pentecostal Church
    • Southport Christian Center
    • Special Delivery San Diego
    • Spring Valley Community Church
    • Stepping Higher, Incorporated
    • Summit Church
    • Templo Evangelico Maranatha
    • The Angel's Depot
    • The Community Food Connection
    • The Fellowship Center
    • The Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center
    • The Salvation Army Chula Vista
    • The Salvation Army El Cajon
    • The Salvation Army Escondido
    • The Salvation Army Family Services
    • Third Ave Charitable Organization
    • Tradition One, Incorporated
    • Trinity Lutheran Church
    • Turning Point House
    • Turning the Hearts Center
    • United Service Organizations Council of San Diego
    • University of California San Diego’s Center for Community Health
    • Veterans Village of San Diego
    • Vista Community Clinic
    • Vista Teen Outreach
    • Way Back Home
    • Wesley Community Services
    • Word of Life Escondido
    • Alpine
    • Bonsall
    • Boulevard
    • Campo
    • Descanso
    • Fallbrook
    • Guatay
    • Jacumba
    • Julian
    • Pauma
    • Potrero
    • San Marcos
    • Vista
    • Meals on Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc
    • City Heights Community Development Corporation
    • Heritage Park Escondido Senior Living
    • Angier Elementary
    • Baker Elementary
    • Berry Elementary
    • Borrego Springs Unified School District
    • Cal-SAFE Program at EUHSD
    • Castle Park Elementary
    • Central Elementary
    • Chase Elementary
    • Dewey Elementary
    • Edison Elementary
    • Emerson Bandini Elementary
    • Escondido High School
    • Hamilton Elementary
    • Hancock Elementary
    • Kempton Elementary
    • Kimbrough Elementary
    • Knox Middle School
    • Lee Elementary
    • Lemon Grove Academy
    • Lexington Elementary
    • Logan Elementary
    • Marshall Elementary
    • Maryland Elementary
    • Monarch School
    • Naranca Elementary
    • Perkins Elementary
    • Perry Elementary
    • Porter Elementary
    • Rosa Parks Elementary
    • San Marcos Elementary
    • Valencia Park Elementary
    • Youth in Transition
    • Zamorano Elementary
    • Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos
    • North County Lifeline, La Casita
    • Borrego Springs Branch Library
    • Castle Park Elementary
    • Jacumba Branch Library
    • Julian Branch Library
    • Lakeside Teen Center
    • Lincoln Acres Branch Library
    • UMI Learning Center
    • Valley Center Branch Library
    • Vista Branch Library
    • Boys and Girls Club of Encanto
    • HeadStart of Altadena
    • 2-1-1 San Diego
    • Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego
    • California Association of Food Banks
    • California Hunger Action Coalition
    • California Summer Meals Coalition
    • Computers 2 SD Kids
    • County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency
    • Escondido Unified School District
    • Escondido Union High School District
    • Hunger Advocacy Network
    • Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
    • Julian Pathways
    • King Chavez Health Center
    • Leah’s Pantry
    • Livewell San Diego
    • Meals on Wheels of Greater San Diego, Inc.
    • Neighborhood House Association
    • North County Community Services
    • North County Food Policy Council
    • North County Health Services
    • North County Leadership Team
    • North County Lifeline
    • Ocean Discovery Institute
    • San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative
    • San Diego County Libraries
    • San Diego Food System Alliance
    • San Diego Hunger Coalition
    • San Diego State University
    • San Diego Unified School District
    • University of California, San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic Project
    • University of San Diego
    • VA San Diego Dietetic Interns
    • Vista Community Clinic
    • Vista Unified School District
    • Women, Infants, and Children
    • Karla Alcarez
    • Jen Beadles
    • Elona Brando
    • Deidre Brock
    • Christina Chu
    • Ana de Castro
    • Nicole Diwag
    • Gina Gonzalez
    • Holly Hirschi
    • Miranda Jennings
    • Genevieve Jones
    • Taylor Jordan
    • Allyson Kleinwatcher
    • Pui Ki Lam
    • Kyla Manawatao
    • Rahwa Mengisteab
    • Joana Miraflor
    • Umulqayr Moalin
    • Rachel Oporto
    • Mikaela Rhoads
    • Alyssa San Agustin
    • Masey Schrader
    • Alexandra Schreiner
    • Samantha Scizak
    • Durrana Subat
    • Ling Sun
    • April Tra
    • Beth Trimble
    • Adau Tyub
    • Natalie Wargo
    • Braden Yuang
    more than 18,000 volunteers* 53,685 hours of volunteer work* more than 480,000 individuals fed


    More than 18,000 volunteers dedicated their time to help us feed more than 480,000 children, families and seniors in FY 2014-2015. Their support allows us to serve our community with efficiency and sustainability.


    TOP Individuals

    • Marjorie Zinner                             751 hours
    • Dean Martens                               244 hours
    • Laura Miller                                    187 hours
    • Beverly McCalla                           186 hours
    • George McCalla                           186 hours
    • Ray Henry                                      148 hours
    • Andrew Heck                                139 hours
    • Alexis McCoy                                135 hours
    • Gregg Yonekura                           130 hours
    • Nancy Eastman                            119 hours

    top groups*

    • Starbucks
    • Ameriprise Financial
    • Intuit

    top community Volunteers*

    • New Vision Christian Fellowship
    • Employment and Community Options
    • La Jolla Country Day School
    *Sorted by hours donated

    Donors & Community Support

    Feeding America San Diego is a designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization relying on philanthropic and community support to fund its mission and hunger-relief programs. Thank you to our generous donors who made gifts between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. In order to respect the privacy of our donors, we only list corporate and foundation partners unless otherwise agreed upon.

    Food Donors

    • 7-Eleven, Inc.
    • Abbott Nutrition
    • Albertson's
    • Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
    • BajaBest Distributing
    • Barilla America, Inc.
    • Bev MD
    • Big Lots
    • Bob Bockstanler
    • California Water Feeds Our Communities
    • Campbell Soup Company
    • Children of the Nations
    • Cluster: CFB of New NJ
    • Coast Citrus
    • Coast Organic
    • ConAgra
    • Costco
    • CVS Pharmacy
    • Del Rey Avocados
    • Fairmont Grand Del Mar
    • FEMA
    • Flowers Foods Baking Company
    • Floyd Wilcox & Sons
    • Food Bank of Central New York
    • Frazier Farms
    • Fresh & Easy
    • Frito Lay
    • General Mills
    • Giumarra
    • GNP Company
    • Haggen
    • Happy Produce
    • Heartland Catfish
    • Hidden Villa Ranch
    • HOC Harvesting Opportunities
    • Jimbo's Naturally
    • Johnson and Johnson
    • Kellogg
    • Kraft Foods
    • Martinez & Sons Produce
    • Mead Johnson & Company
    • Mesa Verde Middle School
    • Mira Mesa Community Garden
    • Mondelez International
    • National Beef
    • Nature Box
    • Niagara Bottling, LLC
    • Nikko Enterprise
    • Nutrisystem
    • Organics Unlimited
    • Panera
    • Paradies - San Diego International Airport
    • Perdue Farms
    • Petco Park / San Diego Padres
    • Pinnacle Foods
    • Pomi USA
    • Poway Unified School District
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Qualcomm
    • Ralphs & Food 4 Less/FoodsCo Divisions of The Kroger Co.
    • Restaurant Depot
    • Sam’s Club
    • San Diego Unified School District
    • Schreiber Foods
    • SDG&E/Sempra Utilities
    • Seashare
    • Snyder's
    • Specialty Produce
    • Sprinkles Cupcakes
    • Sprouts Farmers Market
    • Starbucks
    • Sugar Rush
    • Suzie's Farm
    • Sysco San Diego, Inc,
    • Target Corporation
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    • The Dannon Company, Inc.
    • The Produce Exchange
    • Trader Joe's
    • Tree Top, Inc.
    • Tyson Foods
    • Uncle Ben's Inc. (Mars, Inc.)
    • US Foods
    • Victory Packaging
    • VitaCoco
    • Walmart
    • Westpak, Inc.
    • Zico Beverages, LLC

    Top Food Drives*

    • Avalon Bay Communities
    • Boy Scouts of America San Diego & Imperial Council
    • Caliber Collision
    • California Bank and Trust
    • California Coast Credit Union
    • Janssen Research Development
    • Jimbo’s Naturally 4S Ranch
    • Jimbo’s Super Food Drive
    • Mesa Verde Middle School
    • Mt Helix Academy
    • National Association of Letter Carriers
    • Otay Mesa Customs Border Protection
    • Siemens
    • Starbucks
    • Sun Diego
    • TriTech Software Systems
    *Food drives providing more than 1,000 pounds

    Corporate & Foundation Support

    • ABC Family Law
    • Aqualia International Foundation LTD
    • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
    • Boys & Girls Foundation
    • California Bank and Trust
    • Comerica Bank - Western Market
    • ConAgra Foods Foundation
    • Cox Cares Fund at The San Diego Foundation
    • Disney Worldwide Services
    • DLA Piper LLP
    • Encore Capital Group
    • Ernst & Young U.S. LLP
    • ESET LLC
    • Hartsook Companies
    • Highland Street Foundation
    • Hoosie Martin
    • Intercare Insurance Solutions
    • JP Morgan Chase
    • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Life Technologies
    • Lily Lai Foundation
    • Martha J. Weiner Charitable Foundation
    • Miraglo Foundation
    • MOGL
    • Morgan Stanley Foundation
    • Otay Mesa Port of Entry
    • Price Philanthropies Foundation
    • Qualcomm Foundation
    • Qualcomm
    • Ralphs & Food 4 Less/FoodsCo Divisions of The Kroger Co.
    • S. Mark Taper Foundation
    • SAIC
    • SDG&E
    • Sempra Energy Foundation
    • Supercuts
    • Target Corporation
    • The Cheesecake Factory
    • The David B. Gold Foundation
    • The Hartford
    • The Leichtag Family Foundation
    • The Parker Foundation
    • The Rose Foundation
    • The Safeway Foundation
    • The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation
    • The Swinerton Foundation
    • The Thursday Club Foundation
    • The Turk Family Foundation at the Jewish Community Foundation
    • TOMS for Target
    • Trustees' Philanthropy Fund of Fidelity Charitable
    • US Foods
    • Walmart
    • Wells Fargo Foundation