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.
Feeding San Diego 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.
Of those served by FSD partner agencies, 10 percent, or approximately 5,000 individuals each week, are over the age of 60.
To best serve seniors in San Diego, FSD has developed strategic partnerships.
- Senior Housing Complex: In Escondido, FSD partners with a senior independent living facility to provide nutritious foods to residents. In Central San Diego, FSD partners with Fourth District Resource Center to provide groceries to program participants and to supplement the meals provided by the facility.
- Meals on Wheels Partnership: In East County, FSD provides fresh produce to several Meals of Wheels routes, a program that delivers prepared meals to hundreds of San Diego seniors, eliminating transportation barriers that are especially challenging for them.