In March 2020, with the Covid-19 Crisis, the number of kids and families seeking assistance from the It's All About the Kids® Feed the Kids Food Pantry in San Diego has doubled.
We are now providing nutritious food for over 4,000 San Diegans every week.
We converted our weekly "choice food pantry" where kids and families chose up to 40 pounds of fresh produce, bread and non-perishable food items to take home, to "drive-thru and walk up service". In April, due to a contract dispute over the parking lot with Unite Here Local 30, we were forced to temporarily move our distribution to a local school. We are currently seeking a perminent location to Feed the Kids.
Just in the next month, at our temporary locaiton, our food distribution entails more expenses including hiring a security service and purchasing over 4000 plastic bags per week. We also have to purchase boxes of gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer for our volunteers as well as additional cleaning supplies for our facility. Our biggest increase in expense is the purchase of food, as DOUBLE the number of families visit us each week. For many of these families, we are their only source of food during this difficult time. And now, we need to find a new perminent location.
In April 2020, we also exceeded 1,047,774 meals provided to kids and their families in 32 short months of the Feed the Kids Program.
"We are so grateful for the food that we receive every Thursday. I lost my job last week, and I don't know how I would feed my daughters. We have fresh fruits and vegetables and food now. Thank you!" - Silvia A. a parent at the Feed the Kids Food Pantry
We need your help to continue to feed kids thru this pandemic and find a new location to continue for years to come.
BATTA | FULKERSON LAW GROUP AND HENEBERY SPIRITS WILL EACH BE MATCHING $5,000 IN DONATIONS.
And we were featured on the Returning the Favor show with Mike Rowe. They also matched the $10,000.
Every donation is 100% tax deductible and every dollar is important.
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