Combine packing hundreds and hundreds of bags of potatoes, sweaty boys doing what they do best, lifting things, 80s rock music sing-a-longs, and the creation of the greatest superhero not yet known to the world, then you’ve got yourself the supreme recipe for yet another successful Thankful Thursday. At the end of August our team volunteered at the San Diego Food Book in Miramar. Unsure of what the Food Bank does for our community? Well, then read on!
The San Diego Food Bank receives food from a wide range of sources including locally-run food drives, the USDA, different growers, retailers, and wholesalers. The organization relies heavily on volunteers to inspect, categorize, box, and bag the donated food for distribution. Impressively, around 28,000 people volunteer at the warehouse every year, which in our esteem is a testament to the giving nature of our community at large. You go San Diego! Next the food is directly distributed to families and individuals in need at 183 sites throughout the county every month. In addition, the Food Bank provides food to 350 nonprofits that operate feeding programs. Many of these nonprofits include soup kitchens, shelters, churches, schools, senior and disabled living facilities, and food pantries.
After our experience and learning about all the amazing work the Food Bank does for individuals and families in our community, we highly recommended spending a morning or an afternoon packaging food. That feeling of knowing with every item you assemble and pack a person in need will be able to fresh food on their table. Learn more about how you, your family, or your company can volunteer!
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