Feeding San Diego launches its annual Fuel for Summer

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Feeding San Diego launched its annual Fuel for Summer campaign to ensure that children across San Diego County can access the nutrition they need to grow and thrive over the summer months.

“Feeding San Diego estimates a 50 percent increase in hunger across San Diego County due to the COVID-19 crisis. Sadly, children are the most vulnerable,” said Vince Hall, CEO of Feeding San Diego. “With support from the community, our Fuel for Summer campaign can help provide vital nutrition for children and their families at a time when so many things are uncertain.”

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Feeding San Diego is providing meals to children and their families through 11 youth meal sites that provide 25,000 meals weekly and an additional 15 meal sites with 3,500 food boxes weekly in partnership with local school districts, including San Diego Unified School District, Cajon Valley Union School District, and Escondido Union High School District. Further, the organization continues to operate seven school pantries and provide hundreds of community distributions throughout the county. The Fuel for Summer campaign will help raise critical funds to support these programs over the summer months and beyond.

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