1 in 8, or nearly 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.
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.
Serving predominantly rural areas, especially in the North and East Counties of San Diego, the Mobile Pantry delivers food to underserved neighborhoods that have a high incidence of poverty and lack consistent access to transportation to reach grocery stores or other sources of fresh, healthy food. Families have access to this farmer’s market style distribution at sites across the county twice per month. often paired with nutritional education, CalFresh outreach or other community resources.