San Diego Food Bank asks for more donations to help the community amid pandemic

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Food Bank has gone from feeding 350k a month to nearly 600k since COVID-19 pandemic.

The Food Bank Bank says they  project that they will have distributed more than 9 million lbs. of food by the end of May. 

President and CEO, Jim Floros, says “we are running at a 25% deficit between food going out and food coming in.”

To make up for that deficit they are purchasing more food than ever. In an average the food bank purchases $1m worth of food. They have  purchased more than $3m worth of food in the last 9 weeks. 

The food bank says they still need financial donations – $1 can provide 5 meals. To donate visit SanDiegoFoodBank.org

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