Give Hope and Share Joy this Holiday Season

Feeding San Diego recently launched Give Hope, Share Joy, a campaign to raise funds to meet the increased need for food assistance across San Diego County. Funds raised will help sustain drive-through food distributions, supply food for regional emergency food distributionsincrease food supplto rural mobile pantries in San Diego County and provide meals for children and families in partnership with school districts and other youth-based programs due to on-going school closures. 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, thousands of San Diegans are facing hunger, many for the first time. With an estimated 50 percent increase in need for food assistance and uncertain market conditions ahead, children, families, and seniors need the community’s help, now and for the foreseeable future. 

The pandemic has exacerbated the hunger crisis. The road ahead is long, but with the support of the community, we will continue to work tirelessly until we can fulfill our vision of a hunger-free and healthy San Diego,” says Dan Shea, Feeding San Diego Chief Executive OfficerFeeding San Diego is committed to connecting every person facing hunger with nutritious food — especially in times of crisis. We believe that food is a basic human right. No one should go hungry, during a pandemic or otherwise. 

 The following are ways fothe community to get involved 

All Barons Market locations in San Diego County will be rounding up and collecting donations at the register in support of Feeding San Diego.  

Make your sub sandwiches go a little further with Jersey Mike’s. On November 21 and 22, all 50 Jersey Mike’s locations in San Diego County will be donating 20 percent of sales to Feeding San Diego.  

Hosted by ABC10 News, the 8th annual Month of a Million Meals campaign includes two virtual days of giving: Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, December 1 (Giving Tuesday). Tune in to hear stories of the people we serve and interviews with local celebrities, Feeding San Diego staff and supporters. 

Ralphs and Food 4 Less will be rounding up and taking donations at the register to help provide nutritious meals for families this holiday season. 

Subaru of El Cajon will donate $250 to Feeding San Diego for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 19, 2020 through January 4, 2021, when the purchaser selects Feeding San Diego as its charity. 

In addition to its ongoing food distributions across the county, including emergency regional food distributions, Feeding San Diego is also partnering with Community Resource Center, Helen Woodward Animal Center, and San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council for holiday food distributions and toy drives in December. 

 Special thanks to Give Hope, Share Joy sponsors: Barons Market and ESET 

Originally published by Feeding San Diego: Source