Feeding San Diego has served 7.9 million meals to those impacted by the pandemic

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Feeding San Diego has put a number on the impact in San Diego County: 7.9 million

This is the number of meals served between March 14 and June 28th.

Before the pandemic, one in eight people faced hunger in San Diego County. That number is now one in six. Same for the youth hunger issue, it was one in six and now its one in 4 children are struggling. Feeding San Diego also purchased almost 200 truckloads of food at a cost of more than $6 million; hosted 1,129 distributions including youth meals, direct programs and emergency distributions across San Diego County; and collaborated with its 250 local partners.

Alicia Saake spoke with KUSI’s Lauren Phinney about the program’s success on Good Morning San Diego.

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