Food drive on now in San Diego

June 17, 2017 by  

When school lets out for summer, some San Diego children will lose a reliable source of food, so a food drive is underway to help alleviate the problem.

At National City’s Kimball Elementary School, a lot of the students qualify for free breakfasts and lunches. The meals are served on the campus throughout the school year. In addition, each Friday, the San Diego Food Bank sends enough food home with the students to get them through the weekend. That support ends with the school year.

However, the San Diego Food Bank has a program to help children during the summer, according to Stephanie Buttell-Maxin, who teaches third grade. That’s where the food drive, called the “School’s Out, Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive,” comes in. People who want to help out may do so by donating $5 at participating Albertsons or Vons in San Diego County. The money goes to buy a bag pre-filled with groceries the food bank will distribute.

James Floros, CEO of the San Diego Food Bank, says the bags contain fruit, vegetables, protein, and other most-requested foods. People who want to be part of this can stop at the Vons on Murphy Canyon Drive, or the Albertsons on Woodland Parkway in San Marcos to donate. If they prefer, they can drop off non-perishable food items. The drive runs through the end of June, 2017.

Efforts like this can benefit if organizers work with a flyer printing company to create a mailer for the community.