Every March, Feeding San Diego celebrates National Nutrition Month® alongside hunger-relief organizations across the country. The campaign, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, focuses on building awareness of the link between hunger and health.
Families struggling with hunger often lack access to foods for a healthy diet. That struggle, combined with stress, and the coping strategies that many individuals and families employ when they are food insecure increase their chances of developing long-term health problems like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
To combat this issue, FSD believes we have a responsibility to provide food that strengthens the health of our community. FSD integrates preventative health and nutrition education into hunger-relief programs to reduce the risk of diet-related chronic illness. We believe the opposite of hungry is healthy, not full.
Help us take San Diego from hunger to health.
Give financially to provide nutritious meals that have the power to restore health, develop young minds and bring communities together. Since FSD can provide four meals for every dollar donated, your contribution makes a tangible impact in our community.
Starbucks Food Drive
Give through the annual Starbucks Global Month of Service food drive taking place March 24 – April 7 at Starbucks locations across San Diego County as they team up with FSD in the effort to collect nutritious food for families in need. Bring our most needed items along to your next coffee run. Learn more
When families are struggling to make ends meet, they need to make do with what is in their cupboards, which is often food from one of our distributions. This month, we invite you to reflect on the challenges faced by so many in our community by participating in our Nutrition Month Recipe Challenge. Learn more
Sign up to volunteer at our distribution center. Projects include gleaning produce, sorting reclaimed product, preparing BackPack bags and more.
Attend a special Volunteer Open House on Saturday, March 18 at our distribution center. Experts from the healthcare industry will be hosting a brief Q&A regarding the intersection of hunger and health.