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.
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.
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.