The fight to combat hunger will continue this month in a number of San Diego areas.
This will be the seventh year that the communities of San Diego have joined forces in a massive county-wide food drive to benefit the San Diego Food Bank. The “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” and “Scouting for Food” food drive participants include 93 congregations from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Our Father’s Grace Ministries, Carlton Hills Lutheran Church, Chaparral & Sunset Hills Elementary Schools, the La Mesa Police Dept., Ideal Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical, Solatube Home, and the Boy Scouts of America San Diego-Imperial Council.
When: Saturday, March 19, (varying times)
Where: 21 drive-thru drop-off locations around the county:
Sunset Hills Elementary (9291 Oviedo St. San Diego, CA 92129) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
La Mesa Police Dept. (8085 University Ave. La Mesa, CA 91942) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Carmel Valley 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 12701 Torrey Bluff Dr. San Diego, CA 92130
La Costa 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 3450 Camino De Los Coches, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Mira Mesa 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 11023 Pegasus Ave. San Diego, CA 92126
Clairemont 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 4741 Mt. Abernathy Ave. San Diego, CA 92117
Allied Gardens 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 6767 51st St. San Diego, CA 92120
Lemon Grove 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 8472 Blossom Lane, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
El Cajon 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1270 S. Orange Ave. El Cajon, CA 92019
Santee 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 9735 Halberns Av. Santee, CA 92071
Ranch Del Rey 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 790 N. Rancho del Rey Pkwy. Chula Vista, CA 91910
Poway 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 15705 Pomerado Rd. San Diego, CA 92064
Poway 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 17250 Tannin Dr. Poway, CA 92064
Imperial Beach 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1515 Elder Ave. Imperial Beach, CA 92154
Bonita 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 3737 Valley Vista Way, Bonita, CA 91902
Chula Vista 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 845 Otay Lakes Rd. Chula Vista, CA 91913
Carlsbad 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1975 Chestnut Ave. Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Ramona 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 527 9th St. Ramona, CA 92065
Vista 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 2210 Oak Ridge Way, Vista, CA 92081
El Centro 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1280 S. 8th St. El Centro, CA 92243
In addition to the 21 drive-thru locations available March 19, volunteers can also participate virtually using a direct link to the San Diego Food Bank. https://bit.ly/366qWtO
Last year, the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”/”Scouting for Food” food drive gathered 106,683 lbs. of food to help San Diego neighbors.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints partners with churches, businesses, and organizations in the community to help the San Diego Food Bank feed those in the county who are struggling with food insecurity.
The JustServe.org website is being used to promote this event. https://www.justserve.org/projects/d904c0b0-412a-485f-b1bd-c9058e30afd7