Demand for services continues to rise while sources of food become unpredictable
Feeding San Diego hosted a press conference earlier today, Tuesday, March 17, to announce additional emergency food distributions to help meet the increased need throughout San Diego County. Amid the progression of the novel coronavirus, Feeding San Diego is maintaining its operations and striving to minimize disruption to hunger-relief services while implementing new methods of food distribution, including drive-through and drop-and-go models to ensure appropriate social distancing. Closures of schools, businesses and partner sites have resulted in significant gaps in food assistance, which Feeding San Diego is monitoring closely and launching additional food distributions based on community input and the needs of specific populations.
“This is a time of solidarity. Even as we’re asked to stand six feet apart from each other, San Diego County is coming together to meet the needs of the community,” said Vince Hall, CEO of Feeding San Diego.
“We’re in a crisis. We have a global health crisis that’s all over the news. But it’s much bigger than that. It’s creating a job crisis, a people crisis, and a food crisis,” said Keith Maddox, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council.
ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION SITES:
South: Ongoing – Every Tuesday and Thursday | 8:00 AM
Community Through Hope
436 C St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
North Coastal: On-going – Every Thursday | 10:00 AM
3260 Production Ave, Oceanside, CA, 92057
North Inland: On-going – Every Friday | 1:30 PM
First Congregational Church of Ramona
404 8th St, Ramona, CA 92065
Listings of available emergency distributions will be updated daily and published at feedingsandiego.org/coronavirus.