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Feeding San Diego to Hold Large-scale Food Distribution at California State University San Marcos this Saturday

Large-scale distribution open to anyone in need of food assistance and can serve up to 1,400 households

San Marcos CA—To address the increased need for food assistance in San Diego County, Feeding San Diego’s Together Tour is adding San Marcos on Saturday, April 17. This series of large-scale distributions has been making its way across San Diego County to serve those facing hunger and has provided food to over 33,000 people since the tour launched in February. The distribution will be held at CSUSM on the third Saturday of every month through July. Feeding San Diego continues to address the increased need for food assistance caused by the pandemic and introduced ongoing large-scale food distributions to serve the elevated number of San Diegans in crisis. The tour has already stopped in at North Island Credit Union Ampitheatre, Legoland and Pechanga Arena. These distributions are in addition to the hundreds of regular distributions held each month with partners around the county.

This weekend’s stop, held from 9-11 AM, is the first in inland North County, with a large-scale set up in a parking lot at California State University San Marcos. This distribution is contactless, and attendees will drive through to receive approximately 50 pounds of food, including dry goods, produce and a frozen meat protein. Those in need can easily register here.

“On average, we’ve been serving almost 3,000 people per large-scale distribution since we started holding them earlier this year,” said Dan Shea, CEO of Feeding San Diego. “That number demonstrates the overall elevated numbers of San Diegans facing hunger. We are committed to maintaining this style of distribution to serve as many as possible on a weekly basis.”

  • What: Drive-through distribution where volunteers place food directly in the trunk, always keeping six feet of distance. All attendees are asked to wear a mask. Attendees are asked to register via the link here.
  • When: Saturday, April 17 from 9-11 AM
  • Where: California State University San Marcos (333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road San Marcos, CA 92096)

About Feeding San Diego

Feeding San Diego is a non-profit organization on a mission to connect every person facing hunger with nutritious meals by maximizing food rescue. Established in 2007, Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization in San Diego County and the only Feeding America affiliate in the region. Feeding San Diego provides more than 32 million meals every year to children, families, seniors, college students, military families, and veterans in partnership with a network of 320 local charities, schools, faith communities, meal sites, and food pantries. More than 92 percent of the food provided to the community is rescued. By diverting more than 27 million pounds of food from the landfill every year, Feeding San Diego is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 25,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent, which is comparable to taking 5,300 cars off the road for a year. To learn more about Feeding San Diego and its COVID-19 response, visit feedingsandiego.org.

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