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'School’s Out, Hunger’s Not' food drive in 2021 helped thousands in need

Thank you for helping our San Diego families in need during the June 2021 drive.

SAN DIEGO — CBS 8 and the San Diego Food Bank teamed up for the “School’s Out, Hunger’s Not -COVID 19- Summer Food Drive to help the tens of thousands of local families who continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


You can still donate online at SanDiegoFoodBank.org or NorthCountyFoodBank.org

Your donations will feed local children who face hunger at home, and the tens of thousands of local families who continue to be economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Since the pandemic first hit our community, the Food Bank has distributed over 70 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 58 million meals, to those impacted by the crisis.  

During normal times, the San Diego Food Bank and its North County Food Bank chapter provide food to 350,000 per month – about 10% of the county’s population. The Food Bank estimates that it is continuing to serve 550,000 to 600,000 people per month due to the lingering economic impacts of the pandemic despite the state and federal guidance opening the economy and improving economic forecasts. 

During the 2021 food drive, every Albertsons and Vons supermarket in San Diego County, a total of 72 locations, offered virtual $5 Hunger Bags at check out. In addition, the Food Bank’s famous red food drive barrels were located at the front of their stores for nonperishable food drive donations. The public was able to donate food at any San Diego County Albertsons and Vons location from June 1 to 30.

Thank you for your support.

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