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Feeding San Diego Calls for Community Support During February’s Spread Love San Diego Fundraising Campaign

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Funds raised help the hunger-relief organization continue to provide much-needed food assistance throughout San Diego County

San Diego CA— During a time marked by the highest inflation rate in almost 40 years, a continued public health crisis caused by COVID-19, and the ensuing economic fallout from the pandemic, Feeding San Diego is asking the public to spread love and kindness this month to help San Diegans who are facing hunger.
“It’s important that our community sees the incredible amount of good that can result from getting involved with Feeding San Diego, and know they can change lives,” said Dan Shea, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding San Diego. “Times remain challenging but a donation of any size, time spent volunteering, or even a social media post about the work being done to help those facing hunger can make a big difference in people’s lives.”
The start of the pandemic brought higher levels of public awareness to the problem of food insecurity, and almost three years later there is still an elevated need for food assistance throughout San Diego County. Thousands of low-income families, children, seniors, college students, military families, and veterans need the community’s help, now and for the foreseeable future.
The non-profit’s Spread Love San Diego campaign, which runs through the month of February, includes a number of initiatives that allow the community to get involved and give back:

  • Kitchen Diaries Series – A collection of audio stories from local San Diegans providing insight into the issue of hunger. Hundreds of thousands of San Diegans need food assistance, and these voices represent just a handful of stories from across the county that will educate and inspire the community to help put an end to hunger. Hear their stories.
  • Valentine’s Day e-Cards with Impact – Feeding San Diego tapped four talented San Diegans to design e-cards for you to send virtually with love. By making a gift, you will spread love to someone special, help rescue food, and help provide meals for people facing hunger. Send a card.
  • Benefit Campaigns – There are several unique benefit campaigns running this month. View all benefit campaigns.
    • ​​​​​​​Leading up to Valentine’s Day, the new Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park is offering $5 off the price of adult admission if you bring a food item in or make a donation to Feeding San Diego at the museum (through February 13). The give back is tied to its new exhibition, Eight Decades of Archie, an exhibition created in collaboration with Archie Comics that explores the storied history of America’s typical teenagers through immersive set pieces, visual displays, and hundreds of artifacts including vintage comic books, animation production materials, priceless pieces of original art, and other memorabilia.
    • From February 1 – 28, 2022, Belmont Park will donate one meal for every park pass purchased. This pass allows guests to have access to all the rides and attractions for the full day, excluding the zipline and the go-karts.

Feeding San Diego is grateful to Spread Love San Diego’s campaign sponsor, GoMacro, for its ongoing support to help end hunger through food rescue. GoMacro is a mother-daughter owned and operated company that puts its heart and soul into promoting a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. What started in a farmhouse kitchen as a mother and daughter team has grown into a top-selling, plant-based nutrition bar company.
“Our continued partnership with Feeding San Diego allows us to exemplify our belief in building a stronger, healthier community through giving back,” said Jola Sonkin, CEO/Co-Founder of GoMacro. “Four of our MacroBars are Give Back Bars with a portion of the proceeds going to local, national, or even global organizations. We are honored to be able to partner with Feeding San Diego to help fight hunger locally and look forward to working together for years to come.”
All funds raised will help Feeding San Diego sustain its hunger relief efforts, including: continuing large scale drive-through food distributions, covering rising food and transportation costs, increasing food supply to mobile pantries in rural areas of Eastern San Diego County and providing meals for children and families in partnership with school districts and other youth-based programs.

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Feeding San Diego Calls for Community Support During February’s Spread Love San Diego Fundraising Campaign