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San Diego Food Bank Presents Food for Thought: Summer 2019 Newsletter!

Aug 05, 2019 01:50AM ● By Paul Spear
Community Hero Award, Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, and More.
San Diego Food Bank FOOD FOR THOUGHT  SUMMER 2019
Host a Virtual Food Drive
School’s Out, Hunger’s Not
Schools Out Hungers Not
Over the summer months, children living in poverty stop receiving free breakfasts and lunches at school during summer vacation, and their parents struggle to provide three meals a day, seven days a week. Many families like Silvia’s turn to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank for help. 

“We are a one-income family. My husband is the sole provider for our family, and we struggle to make ends meet. After we pay our bills, there’s not much left over for food. The Food Bank provides us with produce, fresh foods, and canned food which helps us so much,” Silvia says. 

You can help the Food Bank provide children and families with nutritious meals by supporting our hunger-relief programs this summer.
Dollar-A-Dish Fundraiser for Our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program
Throughout the month of August, San Diego restaurants are joining together to support the Food Bank’s annual Dollar-A-Dish fundraiser benefiting the Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. To participate in the fundraiser, restaurants select one best-selling signature dish and donate $1 to the Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program every time that dish is ordered.

The Food Bank extends our gratitude to the restaurants who are supporting the program again this year through the Dollar-A-Dish campaign. Funds raised will enable the Food Bank to feed more children this coming school year. 

Read More about the Dollar-a-Dish fundraiser
San Diego Blues Festival
Taj Mahal to Headline 9th Annual San Diego Blues Festival
Grammy Award–winning blues legend, Taj Mahal, will headline this year’s San Diego Blues Festival to benefit the Food Bank. 

The family-friendly event will feature national and local blues acts on two stages from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 7 at Embarcadero Marina Park North on the downtown San Diego waterfront. Attendees will enjoy specialist food vendors, local craft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails along with arts and crafts booths. 

Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled weekend of music and help the Food Bank give hunger the blues. General Admission tickets are $35 before the event and $40 at the gate. VIP tickets are also available for $150. 

Find Out More About the Event
SDSU Receives the 2019 Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell Community Hero Award
SDSU Received the 2019 Eugene Mitch Mitchell Community Hero Award
Students and administration officials from SDSU received the Food Bank’s annual Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell Community Hero Award at the Food Bank’s 2019 Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala. 

Since 2010, San Diego State University has hosted its annual Aztecs Rock Hunger Food Drive which has raised over 2.8 million pounds of food for the Food Bank through food and monetary collections on campus! 

The Food Bank thanks San Diego State University for its outstanding commitment to our mission!

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Thank You for Your Support
James Floros President  CEO
James Floros
President & CEO
I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who attended and supported our annual Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala in April. The event was a great success with over 500 attendees, and it raised $650K for our vital hunger-relief programs including our new Diaper to Degree Program. 

This September is our annual Hunger Awareness Month campaign in San Diego County. Throughout the month we will shine a spotlight on the problem of hunger in our community and provide ways for our supporters to take action! You can help by supporting our campaign with Mission Federal Credit Union. Throughout September, every Mission Fed branch will collect $5 donations to support our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program which provides weekend backpacks filled with food to elementary school children living in poverty. 

Please visit your local branch in September and make a donation to this vital program! You can also support Hunger Awareness Month by volunteering, hosting a food drive, or making a monetary donation online.

Please know that you are at the heart of all we do, and I wholeheartedly thank you for your commitment to our vital mission.

Thank you!

James A Floros Signature
James A. Floros
President & CEO

Click here to read Jim's full letter online.
San Diego Food Bank

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