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3 06, 2024

Feeding San Diego Hosting Over 30 Summer Meal and Food Distribution Sites Across the County for Kids Facing Hunger

2024-06-03T15:58:11-07:00

The hunger-relief non-profit is partnering with libraries, recreation centers, and schools to operate the sites  A new study released last month from Feeding America, the national organization of which Feeding San Diego is a partner food bank, revealed that just over 100,000 kids in San Diego County are experiencing food insecurity. With high inflation and cost of [...]

Feeding San Diego Hosting Over 30 Summer Meal and Food Distribution Sites Across the County for Kids Facing Hunger2024-06-03T15:58:11-07:00
14 05, 2024

Answering FAQs During CalFresh Awareness Month

2024-05-14T11:52:52-07:00

CalFresh Awareness Month is every May and is the official month dedicated to increasing public awareness of CalFresh. Known nationally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), we call it CalFresh here in California. You might have also heard of the program by its former name,  Food Stamps. CalFresh aims to help low-income individuals and families [...]

Answering FAQs During CalFresh Awareness Month2024-05-14T11:52:52-07:00
7 05, 2024

Feeding San Diego is Calling on the Legal Community to Help Raise Funds as Part of its Food from the Bar Fundraiser

2024-05-07T06:19:10-07:00

Funds raised for the non-profit support hunger-relief programs for kids who lose access to meals during the summer months   This summer, legal professionals can support critical hunger-relief programs by being a part of Food from the Bar. This friendly fundraising competition for legal professionals is now in its 12th year and provides an opportunity for the local [...]

Feeding San Diego is Calling on the Legal Community to Help Raise Funds as Part of its Food from the Bar Fundraiser2024-05-07T06:19:10-07:00
24 04, 2024

Core Volunteer Opportunities for National Volunteer Week and Beyond

2024-04-24T13:23:05-07:00

Volunteering in your community comes with a lot of benefits. It gives you the chance to give back to others, and equally important, it can also be a rewarding social experience where you meet new people and stay active. Here at Feeding San Diego, we have volunteer opportunities available nearly every day of the week. [...]

Core Volunteer Opportunities for National Volunteer Week and Beyond2024-04-24T13:23:05-07:00
18 04, 2024

Feeding San Diego Needs Volunteers for Vital Food Rescue Driver Role That Supports Hunger-Relief Programs

2024-04-18T09:58:48-07:00

The Feeding America partner food bank rescues over 31 million pounds of food every year with the help of volunteers, food donors, and food distribution partners    Feeding San Diego, the county’s leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization, is calling on the community to help fill a specific volunteer role this Earth Month. The non-profit, which [...]

Feeding San Diego Needs Volunteers for Vital Food Rescue Driver Role That Supports Hunger-Relief Programs2024-04-18T09:58:48-07:00
17 04, 2024

Expanded Feeding San Diego Marketplace Offers Free Groceries

2024-04-17T14:27:05-07:00

San Diego is a beautiful place to live, but in 2024, it's challenging to keep up with costs here. In fact, San Diego has been ranked one of the most expensive cities to live in. Increasingly, families have to make impossible choices between paying for housing, childcare, utilities, gas, and groceries. While costs like housing [...]

Expanded Feeding San Diego Marketplace Offers Free Groceries2024-04-17T14:27:05-07:00
12 04, 2024

Feeding San Diego Receives Grant from the Vertex Foundation to Support its School Pantry Program

2024-04-12T12:56:25-07:00

Grant helps fund the non-profit’s longstanding program that provides meals to students and families at elementary, middle, and high schools across the county Feeding San Diego, the county’s leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization, has been awarded a grant from the Vertex Foundation to support the School Pantry Program. The Foundation has been a Feeding San Diego [...]

Feeding San Diego Receives Grant from the Vertex Foundation to Support its School Pantry Program2024-04-12T12:56:25-07:00
28 03, 2024

First-Ever Pacific Building Group Charity Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for Feeding San Diego

2024-03-28T19:47:52-07:00

The event is set to take place on Monday, May 6 in Rancho Santa Fe Feeding San Diego, the county’s leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization, will be the beneficiary of a new charitable golf tournament happening this spring in Rancho Santa Fe. The upcoming Pacific Building Group Charity Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, May [...]

First-Ever Pacific Building Group Charity Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for Feeding San Diego2024-03-28T19:47:52-07:00
22 03, 2024

Feeding San Diego Selected for $75,000 Life Science Cares San Diego Grant to Support its School Pantry Program

2024-03-22T10:12:40-07:00

The grant will contribute to funding the non-profit’s largest program combating childhood hunger, which provides food at no cost at approximately 40 schools across the county  Feeding San Diego has received a $75,000 grant from Life Science Cares San Diego (LFCSD). LSCSD is non-profit organization activating the financial and human capital of the life sciences industry and partnering [...]

Feeding San Diego Selected for $75,000 Life Science Cares San Diego Grant to Support its School Pantry Program2024-03-22T10:12:40-07:00
11 03, 2024

Feeding San Diego Distributing Locally Grown Produce as Part of National Program

2024-03-11T10:35:11-07:00

It's an incredible sight to see tiny, bright orange carrots being pulled from the ground. To detect the distinct smell of cilantro wafting in the breeze. To see row after row of verdant green curly lettuce leaves popping out above the dark soil. Touring a farm makes you understand it's a labor of love. Local [...]

Feeding San Diego Distributing Locally Grown Produce as Part of National Program2024-03-11T10:35:11-07:00