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Feeding San Diego, Amazon Partner to Address Food Insecurity

NONPROFITS: Global Tech Co. Donating Food, Funds to Provide 50,000 Meals

Feeding San Diego is in “Prime” shape to address food insecurity with its latest partner Amazon.

The San Diego-based hunger-relief and food rescue nonprofit and the global megaretailer announced July 2 a partnership that will provide critical food and funds to address the more than 350,000 people experiencing food insecurity in San Diego County, including over 100,000 children.

In addition to collecting food across Amazon operations in San Diego and across Southern California, the company is also providing funds to help provide 50,000 meals to people in the region experiencing food insecurity. Additionally, the Amazon Local Good partnership recently reached a significant milestone: over one million pounds of food has been transported by Amazon to Feeding San Diego at no cost, helping the organization save on freight costs.

Feeding San Diego currently works with a network of nearly 350 partners to get nutritious food out into the community. Amazon has long been a food donor to the organization, providing surplus food from its local facilities to help support the nonprofit’s hunger-relief programs. It takes the support of many stakeholders to make this work possible, with corporate partners and food donors like Amazon playing a key role.

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Established in 2007, Feeding San Diego is the only Feeding America partner food bank in the region. Each year, the hunger-relief organization provides more than 35.4 million meals to children, families, seniors, college students, military families, and veterans in partnership with a network of local charities, schools, colleges, faith communities, healthcare providers, and meal sites.

Feeding San Diego operates nine distinct programs countywide that support people facing hunger with food assistance or resources. More than 76% of the food distributed by Feeding San Diego is rescued, allowing high-quality food to be redirected instead of going to waste. Feeding San Diego programs divert more than 31 million pounds of food from the landfill.

The nonprofit estimates that for every $1 donated, it can help provide two meals to people facing hunger. To get involved with Feeding San Diego and learn more about its mission, visit feedingsandiego.org.

Amazon donated $25,000 to Feeding San Diego, providing 50,000 meals across Southern California. Photo courtesy Feeding San Diego
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