Fuel For Summer

Help Feed Kids This Summer

There are nearly 500,000 K through 12 students in San Diego County, and over 240,000 of those students rely on free or reduced-price meals while in school. That means almost 50% of San Diego County students lose access to nutritious meals in the summer months.

Fuel for Summer aims to fill the gaps so children can enjoy their summers rather than worry about their next meal. During the summer, Feeding San Diego partners with libraries, recreation centers, and schools across the county to host sites where families can receive free groceries and meals all summer. We need your help to support critical summer food distributions throughout the county. All children deserve to have the nutrition they need to grow and thrive over the summer months and beyond.

Join us and help ensure children have the fuel they need.

Opportunities to Make a Difference During Fuel for Summer

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This summer, bring your kids in for a volunteer shift! At our distribution center, parents and kids ages six and older can donate their time to help glean, sort, and pack food that will be distributed to San Diegans facing hunger. Sign up for a fun way to inspire your kids to give back to their community.

Volunteer Today
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Spread the Word

Help bring awareness to the issue of hunger in San Diego County and support Feeding San Diego’s work. Learn how you can help spread the word.

Food From the Bar

Calling all San Diego legal minds!

Join Food from the Bar, a friendly competition to fight hunger.

Law firms, insurance companies, legal staffers, associations – even individual attorneys – can compete to raise funds, volunteer hours, and donate food for Feeding San Diego. The winning team takes home the trophy and bragging rights!

Make a difference and network with colleagues. Sign up today. 

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Wear a t-shirt with impact!

Make a donation of $25 or more, and you will help provide at least 50 meals to San Diegans experiencing hunger.

Plus, you will receive this Feeding San Diego t-shirt as a gift. Simply stop by the Feeding San Diego reception desk and show your donation confirmation to receive your t-shirt.

Once you pick-up your t-shirt from Feeding San Diego’s office, wear it proudly and tag our social media accounts @feedingsandiego for a special shout-out to thank you for your impact!

*Sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL available*

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How Your Generosity Helps

When you donate to help Feeding San Diego eliminate hunger through food rescue, you’re giving a gift that matters.


Support operations of emergency food distributions hosted and operated by Feeding San Diego.