San Diego Opportunities for Compassionate Action

Addressing Food Insecurity

San Diego Hunger Coalition works with 150+ partners across the county on an ongoing mission to make sure locals have enough to eat. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization’s mission work is clearer than ever. The SDHC said it is working to expand access to food assistance in San Diego County and will be updating the public on those efforts via this website.

Feeding San Diego provides more than 26 million meals every year to children, families, seniors, college students, military families, veterans, people facing homelessness and other under-served populations. FSD partners with more than 300 local organizations to help feed hungry San Diegans.

San Diego Food Bank The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and the North County Food Bank are continuing their food distribution programs at more than 200 sites during the COVID-19 pandemic. The San Diego Food Bank continues to operate 200 food distribution centers across the county, with health guidelines and precautions in place. To help the Food Bank, you can donate online, or you can partake in a “Virtual Food Drive” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also call them at (866) 350-3663. According to the San Diego Food Bank, every $1 that is donated can provide five meals to San Diegans in need.

Blood Donations

Other Ways to Donate

The San Diego Humane Society is distributing more than 70,000 pounds of pet food and pet supplies like cat litter, treats, and pet beds to families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The group is partnering with the San Diego Food Bank, San Diego Unified School District and other local organizations serving senior citizens in our community to make pet food available at their distribution sites. So, how can you help? The San Diego Humane Society depends on donations and is accepting them online, by texting “sdhumane” to 50155, or even via Facebook. You can also donate items to the SDHS’s Charity Wish List on Amazon, and those items will be shipped directly to the organization.

Serving Seniors is an organization that helps seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives. If you want to make a monetary donation, you can do so online. According to the Serving Seniors website, a $50 donation can buy a senior breakfast for one month, while $100 buys a senior five visits with a social worker. Donations will help the organization provide meals, housing, and supportive services that seniors need to thrive. Volunteering is another option. Anyone donated in helping with the organizations COVID-19 crisis response efforts can reach out to Activities & Volunteer Coordinator Elle Leidy via email at elle.leidy@servingseniors.org