About the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Of San Diego County’s 3.1 million residents, more than 494,000 people face food insecurity. Of this number, 164,000 are children. “Food insecurity” means that little or no food is available at home, and they often do not know how they will get their next meal. The Food Bank was established in 1977 and has served San Diego County for 40 years. The Food Bank distributes food from its Miramar and San Marcos warehouses to 400 nonprofit partners who, in turn, distribute the food directly to people in need. The Food Bank’s nonprofit partners include: shelters, soup kitchens, senior centers, food pantries, low-income day care centers, Title I elementary schools, and faith-based organizations. Through these partnerships the Food Bank feeds 370,000 people per month. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 26 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 21.6 million meals. Of the 26 million pounds of food distributed, 9 million was fresh produce.