We supported the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County with a week-long food drive at our headquarters... And were shocked to see our entire bin was overflowing past the brim!
Interested in how it all works? The Food Bank receives food from a range of sources including locally-run food drives (like ours!) the USDA, growers, retailers, and wholesalers.
Once the food arrives at their warehouse, they rely on approximately 28,000 annual volunteers to inspect and sort the food throughout the year. Food is then categorized by food group and boxed and bagged for distribution to the 183 distribution sites throughout the county every month, often in parking lots.
The Food Bank also provides food to 350 nonprofits that operate feeding programs. Nonprofits pick up food from the Food Bank’s warehouse and distribute the food to people in need in their areas. These nonprofits include soup kitchens, shelters, churches with feeding programs, schools, senior and disabled living facilities, and food pantries.
Last year alone, with help of volunteers and sponsors, the Food Bank distributed 22 million pounds of food! Interested in learning more? Visit http://sandiegofoodbank.org.