San Diego CA— Mission Fed Credit Union, San Diego’s largest member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County, will launch a Holiday Giving Fundraiser on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 to benefit three community partners. The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, San Diego Rescue Mission, and The Salvation Army San Diego County will each receive a $10,000 matching donation, a total of $30,000 to help them meet their missions during these turbulent times. The campaign will continue through the end of the year.
Debra Schwartz, President and CEO of Mission Fed, said, “Throughout the pandemic, the credit union industry has again proven that we are first and foremost a community-driven financial services industry.” She added, “We are in unprecedented times. I strongly believe as a dedicated corporate and community citizen, we are blessed to offer support to these three community partners who are doing so much to help San Diegans in need.”
San Diegans are encouraged to donate by visiting www.MissionFed.com/Giving
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and its North County Food Bank chapter comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and the North County Food Bank chapter are continuing food distribution programs during the COVID-19 crisis. The Food Bank is committed to providing food assistance and resources to the people they serve every month and those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The Food Bank’s 200 food distribution sites throughout San Diego County are continuing to operate for families and seniors to receive food assistance during the crisis.
Before the COVID-19 impacted the San Diego community, the Food Bank provided food assistance to 350,000 people per month – about 11% of San Diego county. Since mid-March, when the county declared a state of emergency, the Food Bank is now feeding an estimated 600,000 people per month due to soaring unemployment and COVID-19’s devastating impact on our local economy.
San Diego Rescue Mission
Since 1955, The San Diego Rescue Mission has lovingly addressed the needs of men, women and children experiencing homelessness by sharing the Good News of Salvation and providing a holistic approach to rehabilitation and recovery. San Diego Rescue Mission has received local government approval to hold its Thanksgiving meal again this year. The organization will provide some of the 100,000 meals hungry and homeless people need over the next 3 months (for just $2.05/per meal), including over 100 turkey dinners on Thanksgiving Day.
“The Rescue Mission is deeply blessed to be named a community partner by Mission Fed Credit Union for its Holiday Donation Fundraiser,” said Donnie Dee, President and CEO of San Diego Rescue Mission. “During such a challenging year, a good, hot meal this Thanksgiving is often the first step to even more care that helps our hurting guests get back on their feet.” The fundamentals of our mission are based on safe shelter, warm clothing, essential health and hygiene items, education, and work training. Our programs are designed not only to meet the immediate, tangible necessities of those who come to us in need, but also to address the underlying issues.”
The Salvation Army San Diego County
The Salvation Army is dedicated to Doing the Most Good, working together to holistically meet human needs without discrimination. Programs are designed to combat homelessness, hunger, provide safe spaces for kids, help adults achieve and maintain sobriety, and give hope to our most vulnerable neighbors.
With more people facing hardships this year, the need to serve those most vulnerable is greater than ever. All donations stay right here in San Diego to help our neighbors in need.
For more information on the Mission Fed Holiday Giving Fundraiser and to donate, please visit www.MissionFed.com/Giving