When the pandemic hit in 2020 with COVID-19, there were so many people who lost their jobs and did not have enough food to put on the table. Feeding San Diego is a program that helps distribute food to families within the community. Food can also be picked up for your family at participating community churches, centers, and sites where volunteers from all parts of San Diego join together to help each other feed the community.
I remember the first time I went to a community Feeding San Diego event. It was at the Navy Federal credit union Stadium parking lot. It was a fairly far drive from where I lived, and there were hundreds of people there. The process was very simple. You just had to go online and pre-register. But even if you did not pre- register, the volunteers can register you right there. You can also pick up food for your family or friends that also need food.
The locations vary and the foods that are distributed varies as well. Some areas give out strawberries, some give out oranges and apples, sometimes ground turkey or whole chicken frozen will also be included in addition to a box filled with canned goods plus milk plus dry foods, like noodles and oatmeal. Sometimes they give so much I’m able to share it with my neighbors. It’s such a wonderful program. Food is donated from grocery stores, farmers, and all different types of vendors to help participate in the program. Volunteers are always on the lookout, so if you’re interested just go to the website and apply. you can apply individually or as a group. Either way they are happy to have you. I know I appreciate the help. So this is my way of saying thank you to Feeding San Diego. I hope that sharing this information helps reach out to more people in our local community for food and to also get more volunteers.
So if you’re a family in need, don’t be shy. I know I was and I even cried the first time I went. Such a beautiful and wonderful gesture of the community to reach out to everyone. There’s no judgment, no questions, just a helping hand reaching out to those in need. We each have battles of our own that we go through each and every day, so be kind to each other and love each other and smile, you never know who’s heart and who’s life you’ve just changed. Have a wonderful and blessed day!