Teen Challenge Awarded September Nonprofit Partner of the Month

Teen Challenge is a nonprofit partner that is very active in both the Food to Nonprofits program and hosts a monthly Neighborhood Distribution. Their staff members are incredibly organized and efficient when they select and pick up food from the warehouse. They utilize the services offered by the Food Bank to their full potential.In the last year through the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Teen Challenge has distributed 196,914 pounds of food (equivalent to 153,839 meals) to people facing hunger in our community. Included in that is an incredible 160,000 pounds of fresh produce.As part of the City Heights community, Teen Challenge is becoming engaged in a unique project between the San Diego Food Bank and Feeding America San Diego, where all nonprofits in the community will work together to provide an equitable and dignified food system for people facing hunger. This is an exciting pilot project, and Teen Challenge is enthusiastic about being involved and working with their neighboring agencies.When asked about their Food Bank partnership, Mike Conway of Teen Challenge said, "We are so thankful that we can work together to meet the needs of the hungry families in our community."Regarding their recent Neighborhood Distribution that served 319 households containing 1,425 people, Conway said, "It was such a wonderful day and everyone went home with a renewed sense of hope and gratitude. Thank you so much for your partnership!"The staff at Teen Challenge is conscientious of report deadlines and is always sure to have statistics for both its Neighborhood Distribution and Food to Nonprofits submitted on time. The San Diego Food Bank thanks Teen Challenge for being such a great partner!Website:http://www.teenchallenge.org/centers/san-diego-county/Phone number for people seeking services: 619-295-0337Neighborhood Distribution Site Food Location: 5450 Lea Street, San Diego, CA 92105Food Hours: 2nd Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the produce is gone