November | Holiday Food Drive
Join us this month to support families in need throughout San Diego.
We will be collecting food donations at the Albertsons in Rancho Del Oro, Oceanside on Sunday November 18th from 1 - 4 PM.
All donations will go to the San Diego Food Bank. For more information, visit their website, here.
Hunger and Poverty in San Diego County
Of San Diego County’s 3.2 million residents, 486,000 people face food insecurity every day.* Of this number, 163,000 are children.* Food insecurity means that little or no food is available at home, and those who are food insecure do not know how they will get their next meal. Currently, 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 children face food insecurity in San Diego County.* (*San Diego Hunger Coalition. San Diego County Food Insecurity Report, 2018.)
Demand for Food Assistance
Due to our region’s high cost of living, tens of thousands of low-income families, including low-income military families, and fixed-income seniors rely on the Food Bank to put food on the table. Of the 370,000 people the Food Bank serves monthly, 39,000 are low-income military personnel and their dependents; 10,000 are fixed-income seniors; more than 100,000 live at or near the poverty level and receive assistance through our Emergency Food Assistance Program; and nearly 2,000 are elementary school children living in poverty who receive weekend backpacks full of food through our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program in 11 school districts in the San Diego County.