Feeding San Diego Holds Emergency Food Distribution For 1,000 Plus Hospitality Workers During The Month Of February

This month, Feeding San Diego, the county’s leading hunger relief and food rescue organization, has established a large-scale emergency drive-through food distribution site specifically for members of the hospitality industry who are out of work or working reduced hours and in need of nutritious food.

Feeding San Diego’s work has always been closely intertwined with the local food community, whether it’s working with celebrity chefs to spread the word of its mission, or partnering with restaurants and caterers to rescue food that would otherwise go to waste. For the month of February, Feeding San Diego is providing a dedicated food distribution for the local hospitality community as part of a Spread Love San Diego campaign.

Each distribution will provide over 1,000 households with 50 pounds of food including a frozen meat protein, produce, and dry goods. Those who attend will also receive valuable resources about how to access other Feeding San Diego distributions close to their home and information about CalFresh, and how the organization can help them apply. Many people are facing hunger for the first time and don’t know where to turn. One of the objectives of the distribution is to empower people with the information they need to navigate this crisis over the long-term.

This month’s first distribution, held on Monday, February 1, saw nearly 800 families drive through and over 40,000 pounds of food distributed.

What: Drive-through distribution where volunteers place food directly in the trunk, always keeping six feet of distance. All attendees are asked to wear a mask. Attendees must register via the link here.

When: Every Monday during the month of February, at 1PM. The next one will be today, Monday, February 8 at 1PM. 1,000 plus households will be served.

Where: Pechanga Arena (3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110)

For additional assistance, those affected by the pandemic or people in need can easily find the closest food distribution by visiting here and entering their zip code in the “Find Food Map.”

To help people facing hunger during the pandemic, San Diegans can give online here to enable Feeding San Diego to continue its critical work during this time.

Stay healthy, San Diego!