by Photo courtesy of Feeding San Diego

Feeding San Diego encourages residents to “Spread the Love” in their February campaign to help alleviate hunger from those facing food insecurity during a time with highest inflation rates in 40 years. 

Higher levels of food insecurity were brought out at the start of the pandemic, according to the nonprofit. All funds raised will help Feeding San Diego sustain its hunger relief efforts. 

“It’s important that our community sees the incredible amount of good that can result from getting involved with Feeding San Diego, and know they can change lives,” said Dan Shea, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding San Diego. “Times remain challenging but a donation of any size, time spent volunteering, or even a social media post about the work being done to help those facing hunger can make a big difference in people’s lives.”

Nearly three years later there was an elevated need for food assistance throughout the county. Thousands of low-income families, children, seniors, college students, military families, and veterans need the community’s help now and for the foreseeable future.

The non-profit’s Spread Love San Diego campaign, sponsored by GoMacro, a mother-daughter-owned and operated company that promotes healthy and sustainable lifestyles.Through February, the campaign includes several initiatives that allow the community to get involved and give back:

  • Kitchen Diaries Series – A collection of audio stories from local San Diegans providing insight into the issue of hunger. Hundreds of thousands of San Diegans need food assistance, and these voices represent just a handful of stories from across the county that will educate and inspire the community to help put an end to hunger. Hear their stories.
  • Valentine’s Day e-Cards with Impact – Feeding San Diego tapped four talented San Diegans to design e-cards for you to send virtually with love. By making a gift, you will spread love to someone special, help rescue food, and help provide meals for people facing hunger. Send a card.
  • Benefit Campaigns – Several unique benefit campaigns are running this month. View all benefit campaigns.
    • Leading up to Valentine’s Day, the new Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park is offering $5 off the price of adult admission if you bring a food item in or make a donation to Feeding San Diego at the museum (through February 13). The give back is tied to its new exhibition, Eight Decades of Archie, an exhibition created in collaboration with Archie Comics that explores the storied history of America’s typical teenagers through immersive set pieces, visual displays, and hundreds of artifacts including vintage comic books, animation production materials, priceless pieces of original art, and other memorabilia.
    • From February 1 – 28, 2022, Belmont Park will donate one meal for every park pass purchased. This pass allows guests to have access to all the rides and attractions for the full day, excluding the zipline and the go-karts.

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