San Diego Food Bank
2018 Progress Report
Committed to evaluating and improving the nutritional quality of food distributed and to increasing demand for healthier choices among partners, staff, and recipients.
“The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 28 million pounds of food, including 9.5 million pounds of fresh produce.
"The Food Bank understands the importance of good health. We are committed to providing nutrient-dense food to partner agencies and to the 350,000 people we serve monthly. In addition, we are committed to providing nutrition education to our clients.
"In February 2019, we enhanced our already robust Neighborhood Distribution program by adding a mobile pantry, with the goal of distributing fresh produce to military sites, colleges, and underserved areas.
"Through our partnership with Partnership for a Healthier America, the Food Bank has committed to improve the nutritional quality of food distributed and increase demand for healthier foods by ensuring there is a full time community health or nutrition professional on staff, increasing the number of educational resources that promote nutritious foods in inventory, and by distributing more nutritious food and less food of minimal nutritional value.”