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