The arrival of this large food donation is timely as the demand for food assistance continues to grow within the San Diego County community. With sudden job loss triggered by the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of individuals and families found themselves in a financial crunch, especially when it comes to providing basic needs like access to nutrient-rich food for themselves and their loved ones.

“Since COVID-19 hit our community, the San Diego Food Bank went from feeding 350,000 people every month to nearly 600,000 people,” said Food Bank CEO, Jim Floros.

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