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San Diego Food Bank: School's Out, Hunger's Not

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Thousands of children in San Diego County who rely on school meal programs will face the threat of hunger this summer, but those that want to help change this can support the San Diego Food Bank’s School’s Out Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive. The drive is going on through June 30 and is collecting food to help feed children living in poverty who otherwise may go hungry at home once school is out for the summer.

Many children who receive free meals at school have parents who work in low-wage jobs or they are unemployed and unable to put food on the table. Over the summer months these families are forced to turn to the San Diego Food Bank for help. At the same time, donations to the Food Bank drop dramatically during the summer when need from the community is greatest.

That is why SDG&E, Sycuan, Albertsons and Vons are teaming up to host the School’s Out, Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive to help the San Diego Food Bank meet the increased demand from families in need this summer. The Food Bank is asking the community to visit Albertsons and Vons supermarkets throughout San Diego County and donate a $5 pre-filled bag of food.

The food will be distributed to individuals and families in need through the Food Bank’s 180 distribution sites and through the Food Bank’s network of more than 400 nonprofit partners with feeding programs that include shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, and faith-based organizations.

Here’s how you can help support San Diego’s kids during the School’s Out Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive:

  • Visit any San Diego County Albertsons or Vons to donate a $5 pre-filled bag of food. CLICK HERE for locations. 
  • Make a tax-deductible, secure on-line donation to the San Diego Food Bank. CLICK HERE to make a donation.
  • Join the Virtual Food Drive. Donate food virtually from your computer or mobile device. CLICK HERE to choose your food items.

You can also join KFMB Station’s School’s Out Hunger’s Not Live Drive at Vons Murphy Canyon or Albertsons San Marcos Tuesday, June 13 starting at 5 a.m. until Noon. You can drop off non-perishable items or to donate a $5 pre-filled bag of food.

Locations:
Vons Murphy Canyon
3550 Murphy Canyon Drive, San Diego

Albertsons San Marcos
151 Woodland Parkway, San Marcos

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