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Feeding San Diego partnered with Instacart which would allow San Diegans to donate groceries and help people facing food insecurity through the end of this year. 

A new partnership with Instacart is helping with food donations by providing easy access to groceries for food donations through the app. Community Carts reimagines traditional food drives and makes it easy for people to donate groceries that Feeding San Diego needs most with the Instacart App. 

Through Dec. 31, people can donate groceries to Feeding San Diego through the app with delivery and service fees waived on every donation order. The organization said it anticipates distributing around 3.5 million pounds of food by the end of the month.

Feeding San Diego’s Community Cart is customized to include the most needed food items and reflects operational requirements. Some of the most in-demand items Feeding San Diego needs include peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, canned proteins, ready-to-eat meals, and cereal. 

Once a customer has placed their order for Feeding San Diego, they’ll have the opportunity to share their donation via messaging or social media apps directly from Instacart. 

“To date, we have received close to 1,000 pounds of much-needed food donations through this new program,” said Sam Duke, Senior Manager of Volunteer Engagement at Feeding San Diego. “It’s incredible to see Instacart leveraging its technology and scale to empower the community for good. Keep the donations coming!”  

San Diegans who would like to donate may visit the Feeding San Diego community cart to support and shop as many items as they’d like from the organization’s personalized wish list. 

Instacart shoppers will then deliver the items directly to Feeding San Diego according to local donation guidelines. 

Feeding San Diego is the only member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, in the San Diego region.

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