Hunger-Relief Initiatives

One in eight people, including one in six children, struggle with hunger in San Diego County. Feeding San Diego is on a mission to connect every person facing hunger with nutritious meals by maximizing food rescue through our Feeding Kids, Feeding Families, Feeding Seniors, and Feeding Excellence initiatives. Individual programs within these initiatives support our vision of a hunger-free and healthy San Diego.

Feeding San Diego works in partnership with a network of 300 distribution sites to serve more than 500,000 meals every week to children, families, seniors, veterans, active-duty military households, people facing homelessness, and others in need.

1 in 6 children in San Diego County are at risk of hunger. In addition to the children served through our partner agencies and mobile pantries, FSD distributes nutritious food items directly into the hands of local students through programs tailored to meet the needs of families with children.

The Feeding Kids initiative pairs critical food assistance with focused education on the role of fresh fruits and vegetables in a healthy, active lifestyle. more

1 in 8, or nearly half a million people, in San Diego County are food insecure. Through our Feeding Families initiative, Feeding San Diego works to provide healthy meals to families across the county through nonprofit partnerships and direct-to-client distributions. Through research conducted by Feeding America, we continue to learn more about the families we serve and work to alleviate struggles families are facing today. more
According to research conducted by Feeding America and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, 4.8 million seniors in America were food-insecure in 2011, including 10 percent of seniors living in California.

FSD addresses this growing need by providing healthy meals to food-insecure seniors in San Diego County through strategic partnerships. In San Diego, 10 percent of those served by Feeding San Diego partner agencies, or approximately 5,000 individuals each week, are over the age of 60. more

Feeding San Diego integrates nutrition education, advocacy, CalFresh outreach and capacity building into all initiatives and programs. To reduce the risk of chronic illnesses associated with hunger, FSD focuses on distributing healthy and fresh foods along with appropriate nutrition education. Advocacy efforts and CalFresh outreach enable clients to make ends meet and move towards self-sufficiency. Additionally, FSD works hand-in-hand with community partners, agencies and schools to maximize program impact and build infrastructure. more