Feeding America (Giving Back)

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Thank you for visiting us! We are honored to give back!

For every service we sell we are privileged to feed someone with your help. We provide smiles and with your help someone wont be hungry. So Thank You!

 

ABOUT FEEDING SAN DIEGO

Fighting Hunger

Feeding San Diego (FSD) is the future of hunger relief, changing the way nonprofits address hunger. FSD is the leading hunger relief organization in the county, providing 26 million meals with dignity to San Diego residents facing hunger last year. We are the only Feeding America affiliate in the region, and have been innovating new logistical, technological, and relationship-building solutions to the problem of food insecurity since 2007. Focused on healthy food, education, and advocacy, FSD is building a hunger-free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships.

How Feeding San Diego Works

FSD provides food and resources to a network of more than 260 neighborhood partners serving 63,000 children, families and seniors each week. We build partnerships within the food industry:

  • Grocery stores (Albertson’s, Barons, Food4Less,Ralph’s, Smart & Final, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, etc.)
  • Manufacturers
  • Farmers
  • Restaurants
  • Retailers (Costco, Starbucks, Target, Walmart, etc.)

We rescue their excess food–food that is nearing the end of its shelf life, is a small lot, has damaged packaging, or is so-called “ugly produce,” that which is too small or too large, or that has scratches or blemishes. Sometimes there’s nothing at all “wrong” with the food, but the owner was unable to find a market for the product. Our food industry partners save money while doing good for the community, and can enjoy financial incentives as well. As we source the food, we immediately redirect it to our neighborhood partners:

  • Schools and seven college campuses
  • Senior centers
  • Faith communities
  • Social service agencies and
  • Community groups

All these partners are directly connected to neighbors in need. More than half the food we secure never comes to our warehouse. Instead, it is captured by our neighborhood partners and immediately distributed, preserving freshness, saving resources, and providing varied and wholesome food for the nearly half a million San Diegans facing food insecurity. Our partners distribute the food, farmers market-style, to people right in their own communities. People get to choose the food they like and will eat, and in the quantities that meet their needs. Many distributions feel like a community event, and a number of people consider it a social outing where they get to connect with friends and meet new people who live in their neighborhood.

In addition to rescuing high quality food, Feeding San Diego has a team to make sure people have access to food. We help hundreds of people enroll to receive CalFresh (food stamps) benefits each year.