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1 in 8, or more than 400,000 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.

Partner Agencies

Promoting sustainability and capacity building, FSD works with 150 partner agencies to provide food and other hunger-relief resources to neighborhoods throughout San Diego County. Our non-profit partners are held to a strict set of guidelines and governing procedures that ensure food is distributed safely, in accordance with state and federal law. Biennial site visits are conducted to monitor site operations, verify food safety compliancy, assess capacity and recommend program service enhancements. FSD’s direct and personal relationships with each agency ensure effective distribution models and support a deeper understanding of community need in each service area.

Mobile Pantry

As the only program of its kind in San Diego County, the Mobile Pantry delivers food to underserved neighborhoods that have a high incidence of poverty and lack access to transportation, but experience relatively low levels of emergency food assistance. Families have access to this farmer’s market style distribution at sites across the county once or twice per month.

Spotlight On: Serving Military Families

San Diego is home to several military bases and thousands of currently serving and retired service members. As a part of the San Diego community, and in partnership with local military organizations, Feeding San Diego seeks to serve and support members of our military and veterans when they face hard times. To meet this need, we provide food to partner agencies and schools who serve members of our military, veterans and their families.

Of our 150 partner agencies, 68 report serving veterans or current service members. Key partnerships include a bi-weekly distribution with USO San Diego, which provides nutritious food to service members and their families as a special offering when they are away from the support of their communities back home. In addition, Feeding San Diego operates School Pantries at Dewey Elementary, Perry Elementary and Fallbrook Elementary, where a majority of students come from military families.