Fuel for Summer, presented by Ford Motor Company Fund and San Diego County Ford Dealers, is a campaign dedicated to ensuring that children across San Diego County can access the nutrition they need to grow and thrive over the summer months. With one in four children now facing hunger due to COVID-19, the need is more significant than ever before.
Feeding San Diego estimates a 50 percent increase in hunger across San Diego County due to the COVID-19 crisis. Sadly, children are the most vulnerable. With support from the community, our Fuel for Summer campaign can help provide vital nutrition for children and their families at a time when so many things are uncertain.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Feeding San Diego is providing meals to children and their families through 11 youth meal sites that provide 25,000 meals weekly and an additional 15 meal sites with 3,500 food boxes weekly in partnership with local school districts. Further, the organization continues to operate seven school pantries and provide hundreds of community distributions throughout the county. Fuel for Summer will help raise critical funds to support these programs over the summer months and beyond.
San Diegans can support this campaign by making a donation
or by supporting a benefit event or partner campaign:
On August 3 and 4, Jersey Mike’s will donate 25 percent of sales to Feeding San Diego, including online and instore purchases at 47 locations in San Diego County.
Fuel for Summer Day of Giving
Tune in and donate
during a Day of Giving, hosted by NBC7 and Telemundo, on Friday, June 12. Ford Motor Company Fund is generously matching gifts up to $25,000.
Food from the Bar
San Diego’s legal community is helping to provide meals to children and their families. Law firms, in-house counsel, and legal departments can register to compete to raise funds through June 15.
Hosted by Drew Shirley and Chris Cote, the 16th
annual event will be live-streamed on Saturday, June 27, at 5:00 PM and will include surf highlights and live music by SWITCHFOOT, NEEDTOBREATHE, Judah Ackers (Judah & the Lion), Colony House and The New Respects. Tickets are available at switchfoot.com
Pitch-in with the Padres
Join Fuel for Summer supporting sponsor, The Padres Foundation, in its Pitch-in with the Padres campaign that encourages fans to help match an initial gift of $10,000, with the goal of raising 100,000 meals for children and their families facing hunger.