2023 Food Drive Recognition Ceremony

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter hosted our annual Food Drive Recognition Ceremony to celebrate the hard work of our wonderful supporters and their extraordinary food drives.

Together, the community helped raise 2,735,974 pounds of food for our neighbors in need! This was the direct result of more than 2,300 registered community food drives, in addition to the Food Bank's annual campaigns and partnerships.

Every month, the San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter provide food assistance to 400,000 people across the County. For comparison, last year we distributed more than 44 million pounds of food, which is nearly a 40% increase from the pounds distributed in 2019.

Every pound of food is critical as we continue to feed much higher numbers than before the pandemic, and unfortunately, with inflation and food prices on the rise, we do not expect current numbers to drop anytime soon.

Congratulations to all of our 2022 food drive honorees! Thank you for supporting the vital mission of the San Diego Food Bank and for dedicating your time and efforts to providing nutritious food to our neighbors in need.


Food Drive Recognition Ceremony Honorees

Top School Partner Award

Bright Horizons Del Mar

La Costa Meadows Elementary

Point Loma High School

Scripps Ranch High School AFJROTC

San Diego State University

Twin Peaks Middle School

Best In Realty Partner Award

The Carole Downing Group

Dan Anderson Realtor

Frontline Realty Group

Mary Beth Brown-Kennett

Westcore Properties

Top One-Day Food Drive Award

Bay Park Food Drive

National Charity League of San Diego

Friday Night Lights Kickoff Classic

Best Ongoing Food Drive Award

Elizabeth Hospice

San Diego Blood Bank

Talmadge Food Drive

Top Newcomer AwardCounty of San Diego Leadership Team

Mesa Rim Climbing – Mission Valley

Rotary Club of San Diego District 5

San Diego Beach Volleyball Club

Top Community Partner Award

Home Street Bank

Moonlight Stage Productions

Kiewit – North City Water Reclamation

Punk Rock Food Drive

San Diego County Toyota Dealers

Sharp HealthCare

Best Multi-Site Food Drive Award

Club Pilates

Garden Communities


San Diego & Imperial Counties Lions Club, District 4-L6

Virtual Food Drive Award


Fish & Richardson

Porsche Club of America San Diego

Retired Employees Association


Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive Award

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Ideal Plumbing and Heating

Scouting for Food Food Drive Award

Boy Scouts of San Diego and Imperial Counties

Stuff the Bus Food Drive Award

Girl Scouts San Diego

North County Transit District

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Award

National Association of Letter Carriers

Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive Award

First Citizens Bank

Pacific Western Bank

Pack the Pantry Food Drive Award

California Coast Credit Union

Fall Food Drive Award

Barons Markets

Local Media San Diego

NBC 7 San Diego

Summer Food Drive Award

Albertsons Vons

PNC Bank

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation


CBS 8 / CW San Diego

The San Diego Union-Tribune

John & Tammy Food Fund Award

John & Tammy 103.7 KSON

Holiday Food Drive Award

Albertsons Vons

Bank of America

First 5 San Diego

San Diego County Toyota Dealers

Wawanesa Insurance

FOX 5 San Diego


The San Diego Union-Tribune