Please Support the San Diego Food Bank's 14th Annual Summer Food Drive!

Hunger doesn’t take a break when school is out during the summer months. Hardworking families feel the pinch and can often turn to the Food Bank, the county’s regional food safety net, for assistance. Help us feed the need and bring hope to children and families experiencing food insecurity by supporting the San Diego Food Bank’s 14th annual Summer Food Drive.

Here are four impactful ways you can help the San Diego Food Bank all summer long:

1. Host a Virtual Food Drive | June 17 to July 30

We encourage local businesses, community groups and even, families or friends to host a Virtual Food Drive in support of the Food Bank this summer when the demand for our programs and services tends to increase.

The San Diego Food Bank is able to maximize the impact of every dollar donated to purchase food items like fresh produce, frozen proteins and dry goods (beans, oatmeal and rice) in bulk to ensure the foods we provide to families cover a range of nutritional needs.

Virtual food drives are a great and easy way to make an impact together. Plus, your custom link can easily be shared and accessed anywhere at any time. It’s easy to get started! Click here to learn more or register today by clicking the button below.

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2. Donate Food at Your Local Albertsons, Vons or Pavilions | June 17 to August 20

Our iconic red food drive barrels will be inside all 75 Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores throughout the county all summer long. Drop off donations of nonperishable and unopened food items to help stock the Food Bank’s warehouse shelves.

Not sure what to donate? Here is a list of our most needed food items to help you decide, which includes: canned meats, canned fish, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned soups & stews, peanut butter, cereal and oatmeal.

To find a location in your neighborhood, click the links to view each store’s locator map: Albertsons | Vons | Pavilions.

3. Donate Online | June 17 to August 20

You are also welcome to donate securely online in support of our 14th annual Summer Food Drive. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can provide enough food to a neighbor experiencing food insecurity for two meals. Click the button below to donate securely online today.

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4. Donate a $5 Hunger Bag at Checkout | July 31 to August 20

During checkout at all San Diego County Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores, shoppers can donate a $5 pre-filled Hunger Bag. Each bag contains a variety of our “most needed” food items to nourish local families and children.

Let your cashier know you would like to donate a $5 Hunger Bag and they will scan a special barcode to add the donation to your total.

Thank you for bringing hope to local children and families this summer.