Safe Lot Parking Program At Flower Hill Helps Feed Homeless While Supporting Local Restaurants

Instead of their infamous Holiday events that draw crowds of thousands of people, Flower Hill have decided to give back to the San Diego community while helping their restaurants survive through this pandemic by participating in the Safe Lot Parking program.

The Safe Lot Parking program

The Safe Lot Parking program is a cause near & dear to their hearts as it provides meals for people experiencing homelessness sometimes for the first time and living out of their cars. College students, veterans, and families are among the recipients of the hot meals.

Nicole Ludwig, Asset Manager at Flower Hill, says, “As part of our charitable giving campaign Flower Hill wanted to do something that not only benefited the many homeless families in San Diego but also help our local restaurants who have been struggling during this pandemic, forced to shut down and lay off many employees.

Flower Hill kicked off the initiative on Giving Tuesday and has raised over $20,000 already. The money raised will go directly to their restaurants, and then the meals delivered directly to the Safe Parking Lots.

Wholefoods at Flower Hill has also donated enough soft drinks to be delivered every evening throughout the initiative.

Restaurants include:

Miltons’s Deli
Burger Lounge
Cucina Enoteca
Richard Walker’s Pancake House
Venissimo Cheese
Flower Child
Chipotle

Tracy Borkum, owner of Cucina Enoteca says, “The impact of the pandemic on our industry is unlike any challenge we’ve previously faced. We’re proud to be part of initiatives like the Safe Lot Program so that we can return support to our community members, including our many friends and colleagues of the service industry.”

The first delivery of meals will be this week 18 th Dec at 5:30PM and will continue from each of their restaurants over the course of Christmas and into the New Year.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing homelessness and could benefit from this program please click here to learn more and to donate.

Stay healthy, San Diego!