In early September, Feeding San Diego started a donation program with expanding retailing giant, Smart & Final.

Smart & Final has always been a great supporter of their communities through their foundation but has recently taken their philanthropy to the store level by donating excess product to Feeding San Diego. The donation program will capture product that stores must take off the grocery shelf due to high marketing standard and customer expectations but is still perfectly edible and nutritious. Donation will come from all across the store including meat, produce, dairy, deli and shelf stable.

The program began with one store on September 1 and is hoping to roll out in the remaining 26 San Diego locations within the next 6 months. Once all stores are on board, Feeding San Diego will be able to recover 50,000 meals every month. We are excited to be partnering with such a great company and look forward to a successful program.