SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A big honor for Father Joe Carroll, who has dedicated much of his life to helping San Diegans in need.

Thursday, Mayor Jerry Sanders presented Father Carroll with the coveted "Mr. San Diego" award.

Father Joe's Villages started in 1982, and everyday provide more than 4,000 meals and care to more than 1,200 people in need.

Father Carroll is the 60th recipient of the award, that dates back to 1952.

Past honorees include longtime San Diego Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman and Major Reuben H. Fleet.