2015-2016 Annual Report

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From The Board Chair

Gwendolyn Meyer

Dear Friends,

Thank you for an amazing year of fighting hunger in San Diego. We are grateful to you and the other incredible individuals and organizations that help our fellow San Diegans. Your generous gifts of time, food, funds and voice this year made it possible for us to provide 21.2 million meals to children, families and seniors facing hunger.

As I reflect over the progress and changes over the past year, I am honored to share our new mission statement that inspires and advances us towards a hunger-free and healthy community:

“We are committed to a culture of responsibility and dignity and to leading our local community in the fight against hunger by efficiently providing access to food and nutritious meals. Feeding San Diego builds local and national partnerships with purpose.”

And now as we look ahead, with our new mission guiding us, we are focused on increasing access to nutritious, healthy food and creating and coordinating innovative ways to solve hunger. We look forward to building and strengthening partnerships to continue serving our partners and clients with excellence.

Thank you for your commitment to hunger-relief.

With gratitude,

Gwendolyn Sontheim
Chair, Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Gwendolyn Sontheim, Chair Aqualia International Foundation LTD
Sandy McDonough, Vice Chair Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP
Thomas Taylor, Treasurer Thomas J. Taylor Construction, Inc.
Larry Sly, Secretary Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Eugene Chen Medenovo LLC & CWC Healthtech Advisors
Rochelle Bioteau Squires, Sherman & Bioteau LLP
Susan Drescher-Mulzet Community Activist
Kevin Limbach TaylorMade Golf Company
Jodi Smith Ernst & Young LLP
Shelby Speas Alliance for Good Works

Special thanks to Tony Costanzo, Allison Glader and Denise Wheeler who served on the Board during FY 15-16.

21.2 million meals distributed* 42% of food is fresh produce* 52,000 hours of volunteer work

Annual Snapshot

Key statistics that give a snapshot of our progress and success during FY2015-2016

meals disributed


households served with diabetes

different individuals served

distribution pantries

food resue stores


Currently, more than 400,000 individuals in San Diego County are classified as food insecure, including more than 160,000 children.




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

Donated Food & Products                         $35,691,113
Grants & Awards                3,879,309
Contributions                3,244,642
Shared Maintenance                    145,036
Other Income                      10,461
Total            $42,970,561
Programs            $40,004,582
Administration                    720,243
Development                  1,279,749
Total             $42,004,574




    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
    Miranda Mendez 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

    Healthcare Partners

    North County Health Services
    Vista Community Clinic
    University of California, San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic Project
    Sharp Healthcare, Grossmont Hospital, CTI Program

    Community Alliances

    2-1-1 San Diego
    Aging and Independent Services
    County Nutrition Action Partnership
    California Hunger Action Coalition
    Hunger Advocacy Network
    Hunger Free America
    Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
    Leah’s Pantry
    Livewell San Diego
    Leichtag Foundation Ranch Hub Site
    Mazon, A Jewish Response to Hunger
    Meals on Wheels of Greater San Diego, Inc.
    National University
    North County Community Services
    North County Food Policy Council
    North County Leadership Team
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Culture of Health Learning Collaborative
    San Diego County Libraries
    San Diego Food System Alliance
    Sharp Healthcare

    Partner Agencies

    • 31st Street Seventh-day Adventist Church
    • Agape Christian Center
    • Alpha Project
    • Amity Foundation
    • Assistance for Vets
    • AVID Behavioral Day Program
    • Bayside Community Center
    • Bayview Church
    • Being Alive San Diego
    • 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
    • Chaldean & Middle Eastern Social Services
    • Church of Saint Luke
    • Church of the Nazarene
    • City Heights Assembly of God
    • City Heights Community Development Corporation
    • City of Refuge
    • Community Christian Service Agency
    • Community Lutheran Church
    • Community Research Foundation Casa del Sol Clubhouse
    • Community Research Foundation Del Sur Crisis Center
    • Community Research Foundation East Corner Clubhouse
    • Community Research Foundation Esperanza Clubhouse
    • Community Research Foundation Halcyon Center
    • Community Research Foundation Jary Barretto
    • 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
    • Crisis House
    • Crosspointe Life Church
    • Crossroads Foundation
    • Dreams for Change
    • East County Transitional Living Center
    • El Cajon Bethlehem Pantry
    • El Cajon Seventh Day Adventist Church
    • Emmanuel Family Homes, Incorporated
    • Faith Tabernacle
    • Fallbrook Food Pantry
    • First Christian Church of Oceanside
    • Fourth District Senior Resource Center
    • Gleaning Field Foundation
    • God's Extended Hand
    • Good Shepherd Community Projects, Inc.
    • Got Your Back San Diego
    • Grace Presbyterian
    • Hand in Hand Outreach
    • Heartfelt Helpings
    • Heartland Community
    • Heaven's Windows
    • Home Start
    • Horizon Park Chapel
    • In His Steps
    • Interfaith Community Services
    • Jamul Community Church
    • Jewish Family Service of San Diego
    • Journey Community Church
    • Kitchens for Good
    • La Maestra Community Health Centers
    • La Maestra Foundation
    • La Mesa Seventh Day Adventist Community Services
    • Lakeside Christian Helps Center
    • Lamb of God Inspirational Church
    • Lemon Grove Four Square Church
    • Life Christian Center
    • Lord Jesus Christ Ministries Incorporated
    • MAAC Project
    • Manna World Ministries DBA Summit Church
    • McAlister Institute
    • Mental Health America of San Diego County: Visions Clubhouse
    • Meridian Baptist Church
    • Mid-City Christian Fellowship
    • Mikey's Feed the People
    • Milestone House
    • Mission Vida Nueva Food Bank
    • Mission Village Christian
    • Most Precious Blood Church
    • Mountain Health and Community Services, Inc.
    • Mountain Manna (United Methodist Church of Julian)
    • New Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church
    • New Vision Christian Fellowship
    • Noah Homes, Incorporated
    • North County Life Line
    • North County Sober Living
    • Ocean Beach Emergency Food, Incorporated
    • Ocean View Church
    • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
    • Pacific Southwest Community Development Corporation
    • Paradise Valley Community Center
    • Paradise Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church
    • Presbyterian Urban Ministries
    • Ramona Food and Clothes Closet
    • Restoration Ranch
    • Ronald McDonald House Charities San Diego
    • Saint Andrews Episcopal Church
    • Saint David's Episcopal Church
    • Saint Francis Catholic Church
    • Saint Kieran Roman Catholic Church
    • Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
    • Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
    • Saint Rose of Lima Sister Dolores Outreach
    • Samoa Independent Full Gospel Church
    • San Diego Filipino-American Seventh Day Adventist Church
    • San Diego Freedom Ranch
    • San Diego Rescue Mission
    • Santee Food Bank
    • Senior Saviors
    • So Others May Eat, Incorporated
    • 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
    • Soldier's Angels
    • Sonshine Haven
    • Soteria Alliance Corporation
    • South Bay Community Services
    • South Bay United Pentecostal Church
    • Southport Christian Center
    • Special Delivery San Diego
    • St. Luke's Refugee Network
    • Stepping Higher, Incorporated
    • Summit Church
    • Templo Evangelico Maranatha
    • The Angel's Depot
    • The Community Food Connection
    • The Fellowship Center
    • The Hope Through Housing Foundation
    • The Salvation Army Chula Vista
    • The Salvation Army El Cajon
    • The Salvation Army Escondido
    • The Salvation Army Oceanside
    • Third Ave Charitable Organization
    • Trinity Lutheran Church
    • Turning Point Home
    • Turning the Hearts Center
    • United Service Organizations Council of San Diego*
    • Veterans Village of San Diego
    • Vista Community Clinic
    • Vista Teen Outreach
    • Wesley Community Services
    *FSD military program sites
    • Alpine
    • Bonsall
    • Borrego Springs
    • Boulevard
    • Campo
    • Descanso
    • Fallbrook
    • Guatay
    • Jacumba
    • Julian
    • Pauma
    • Potrero
    • San Marcos
    • Shelter Valley
    • Vista
    • Fourth District Senior Resource Center
    • Meals on Wheels Greater San Diego, Incorporated
    • Villa Escondido Senior Living Facility
    • Baker Elementary
    • Berry Elementary
    • Borrego Springs Unified School District
    • Castle Park Elementary
    • Central Elementary
    • Chase Elementary
    • Dewey Elementary*
    • Edison Elementary
    • Escondido Union High School
    • Hamilton Elementary
    • Kempton Street Literacy Academy
    • Knox Middle School
    • Lee Elementary
    • Pacific View Leadership Academy
    • Lemon Grove Elementary
    • Lexington Elementary
    • Marshall Elementary
    • Maryland Elementary
    • Naranca Elementary
    • Perkins Elementary
    • Perry Elementary*
    • Porter Elementary
    • Rosa Parks Elementary
    • San Marcos Elementary
    • Zamorano Elementary
    • Angier Elementary
    • Kimbrough Elementary
    • Hancock Elementary*
    • Cal-SAFE Program at Escondido Union High School
    • Julian Elementary
    • Lincoln Elementary
    • Logan Elementary
    • Walker Elementary
    • Johnson Elementary
    • Emerson-Bandini Elementary
    • Monarch School
    • Valencia Park Elementary
    • Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos
    • North County Lifeline, La Casita
    • North County Lifeline, La Escuelita
    • Ocean Discovery Institute, Monroe Clark Middle School
    • Borrego Springs Branch Library
    • Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos
    • Castle Park Elementary
    • Jacumba Branch Library
    • Julian Branch Library
    • Lincoln Acres Branch Library
    • Mesa Grande Indian Housing Authority
    • Ramona Branch Library
    • Valley Center Branch Library
    • Vista Branch Library
    • Altadena Headstart
    • Boys and Girls Club of Encanto
    • HeadStart of Altadena
    • Regional School Break Distributions:
      - South Bay Community Services at Castle Park Elementary
      - Orange Glen High School
      - New Life Church
      - Chase Elementary
    • San Diego Unified School District (SFSP supplemental produce for BBQ Days over the summer)
    • Ocean Discovery Institute
    • North County Lifeline
    • California Associations of Food Banks
    • California Summer Meals Coalition
    • County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency
    • County of San Diego Health Coverage Access
    • Julian Pathways
    • San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative
    • Neighborhood House Association
    • San Diego County Libraries
    • San Diego Hunger Coalition
    • King Chavez Health Center
    • National City Family Clinic
    • Scripps City Heights WIC
    • Latinos y Latinas
    • PB United Methodist Church
    • April Tra
    • Genevieve Jones
    • Rachel Oporto
    • Ekramy Eskander
    • Ross Bunnell
    • Jessica Williams
    • Kathy Nguyen
    • Jessica Ortiz
    • Debbie T’eo
    • Guadalupe Tino
    • Tim Swanson
    • Lisa Kaschmitter
    • Megan Brazil
    • Andrew Oliver
    • Mary Adakama
    • Mary Benton
    • Clarisse Campdoras
    • Elina Tons
    • Joana Miraflor
    • Ling Sun
    • Pui Ki Lam
    • Samantha Scizak
    • Jazmine Terpo
    • Rachel Somes
    • Yanira Frias
    • Julia Herskovic
    • Ashley Burbach
    • Taylor Zwimpfera
    • Darin Vera
    • Nicholas Leonardo
    • Brittney Gingrich
    • Kristen Rohrer
    • Ashley Howell
    • Sakura Takahashi
    • Mila Kalaba
    • Emilia Roussanova
    • Paige McMahon
    • Carolyn Change
    • Kelsey Branch
    • Katrina Dang
    • Amy Purviance
    • Lorena Espinoza
    • Madison Barclift
    Programs Capacity
    • Taylor Jordan
    • Katie Nardo
    • Kathleen Mitchell
    Non-Profit Capacity Building
    • Ivana Soto
    • Adau Tyub
    • Kenneth Sol
    • Dora Kram
    *FSD military program sites
    more than 13,000 volunteers* 52,224 hours of volunteer work* 7,217 hours in skills based positions*5 Open House Events Hosted* 4 Leadership Information Sessions Hosted


    More than 13,000 volunteers dedicated their time to help us feed more than 490,000 children, families and seniors in FY 2015-2016. Their support allows us to serve our community with efficiency and sustainability.


    TOP Individuals

    • Marjorie Zinner                                       685 hours
    • Matthew Haulman                                  254 hours
    • Johnny Crisci                                           193 hours
    • Vickie Barks                                             157 hours
    • Kimberly Tang                                         153 hours
    • Trish Towne                                             146 hours
    • Maryann Klein                                         142 hours
    • Gregg Yonekura                                      133 hours
    • George McCalla                                       131 hours
    • Julia Herskovic                                        119 hours

    top school groups*

    • UCSD
    • SDSU
    • La Jolla Country Day School

    top corporate groups*

    • Starbucks
    • Padres Volunteer Team
    • Sharp Healthcare

    top community groups*

    • Girl Scouts of San Diego
    • National Charity League
    • Teen Volunteers in Action
    *Sorted by hours donated

    Donors & Community Support

    Feeding 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, 2015 and June 30, 2016. In order to respect the privacy of our donors, we only list corporate and foundation partners unless otherwise agreed upon.

    Top Food Drives*

    • Stamp Out Hunger/Letter Carrier's Drive
    • CBP Otay Mesa Cargo
    • Dollar Tree
    • Caliber Collision
    • San Ysidro Port of Entry (Homeland Security)
    • Jimbo's Superfood
    • Wateridge Insurance Services
    • Starbucks Global Month of Service
    • Epsilon
    • Lambda Chi Alpha at UCSD
    • Magnolia Science Academy San Diego
    • Underground Elephant
    • Mt. Helix Academy
    • Marie Curie Elementary
    *Food drives providing more than 1,000 pounds

    Top Food Donors**

    • CAFB
    • Albertsons
    • Walmart Stores, Inc.
    • Target
    • Sprouts Farmers Markets
    • Haggen Inc.
    • Flowers Baking Co.
    • Trader Joe's
    • Ralph's
    • ConAgra
    • Food 4 Less
    • Campbell Soup Company
    • Del Rey Avocados
    • Kellogg
    • Niagara Bottling, LLC
    **Donors providing more than 250,000 pounds

    Corporate & Foundation Support

    Feeding San Diego relies on philanthropic and community support to fund its mission and hunger-relief programs. Thank you to the following donors and supporters for your generous contributions from July 1, 2015 – June 31, 2016.

    • The Albertson's Companies Foundation
    • Aqualia International Foundation LTD
    • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
    • Boys & Girls Foundation
    • Charles and Ruth Billingsley Foundation
    • Caterpillar Foundation
    • Comic Relief Red Nose Day Fund
    • Costco
    • ESET LLC
    • Feeding America
    • Google Inc.
    • Highland Street Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente Southern Region
    • Lauer Fund at the San Diego Foundation
    • Leichtag Foundation
    • Lily Lai Foundation
    • Martha J. Weiner Charitable Foundation
    • Maurice J. Masserini Trust
    • Meals on Wheels America
    • Nancy Olmestead Kaehr and Michael G. Kaehr Fund at the San Diego Foundation
    • Nordson Corporation Foundation
    • Price Philanthropies Foundation
    • PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
    • Qualcomm Charitable Foundation
    • The Rose Foundation
    • SDG&E
    • The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation
    • Solar Turbines Incorporated
    • The David B. Gold Foundation
    • The Hervey Family Fund at the San Diego Foundation
    • The Starbucks Foundation
    • The Sundt Foundation
    • Walmart Store #1859
    • Walmart Store #2177
    • Walmart Store #2245
    • Walmart Store #2494
    • Walmart Store #3494
    • Walmart Store #5075
    • Walmart Store #5305
    • Walmart Store #5335
    • Walmart Store #5886
    • Walmart Foundation
    • Wells Fargo Foundation
    • The Walt Disney Company
    • The William Hall & Ruth Rathell Tippet Foundation