Chargers fans help with San Diego Food Bank Donation
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Chargers are scoring touchdowns off the field and presented the San Diego Food Bank with a check to feed families in San Diego County.
The check, for $15,000, was handed over to the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank by Union Bank Regional Executive, Lawrence Henry, and Chargers player Darrell Stuckey.
During this second annual event, loose change and dollar bills were donated to the "Game Changers" program during the Chargers' regular season, last year. That cash added up very quickly and was matched by the Chargers and Union Bank.
Each dollar provides five meals for a person or family in need throughout San Diego County.
"It means a lot to us that we can donate this money." Darrell Stuckey with the Chargers.
"A lot of people are surprised to learn and think it's the homeless. We feed the working poor and people struggling and military families having a hard time to put food on the table," explained James Floros the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank CEO.
Across the county, 138,000 children live in poverty and many of them will be fed by the food bank and Wednesday's check.