San Diego Food Bank Launching Program to Add More Food Distribution Sites – NBC 7 San Diego

San Diego Meals Financial institution Launching Program to Add Extra Meals Distribution Websites – NBC 7 San Diego

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As a way to assist extra San Diegans in want proper now, the San
Diego Meals Financial institution is launching a brand new program that may launch extra meals
distribution websites to achieve extra households who want the help.

Thirty new “Tremendous Pantries” will assist the meals financial institution serve
extra residents with its added distribution websites, the San Diego Meals Financial institution
introduced. It would use its non-profit companions’ places to distribute meals at
least 3 times per week.

Because the coronavirus pandemic began, extra residents have
required help getting by because the virus’ grip on the financial system led to
hundreds of job losses nationwide.

Earlier than the pandemic, the San Diego Meals Financial institution helped about
350,000 residents a month however because the virus started to have an effect on the county, the
non-profit has served roughly 600,000 residents month-to-month as of late.

Consequently, traces at native meals distributions grew
more and more lengthy as residents sought assist throughout these difficult occasions.

To treatment that, and to permit San Diegans simpler entry to meals
distributions, the Tremendous Pantries will lower down traces with their extra

“We have now lots of people which are hurting proper now, lots of people in want and we’re stepping as much as the plate with the help of all these nice donors and volunteers,” mentioned James Floros, San Diego Meals Financial institution’s President and CEO.

Every collaborating Tremendous Pantry places will obtain a
grant of $20,000 to assist them stay open.

The Tremendous Pantries can be positioned all through the county from
Camp Pendleton to San Ysidro to rural East County, based on the meals financial institution.
The brand new program will start to serve households within the county on July 1.