Serving San Diego

The 77th Assembly District’s 2019 Nonprofit of the Year is the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. The organization serves an average of 350,000 people per month, distributing food directly to San Diegans in need at more than 200 sites every month as well as providing food for more than 500 other nonprofit feeding programs, such as soup kitchens and churches.

“The San Diego Food Bank has served an important role in our community through the years,” said Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, who presented the award. “I truly appreciate their work providing food and other resources to those who are in need in the San Diego region.”

“It takes a community to feed a community, and this award honors the wonderful people who make our mission possible.”

The San Diego Food Bank represents a massive amount of charitable effort. Around 24,000 people volunteer at the nonprofit warehouse every year and provided 28 million pounds of food in 2018. The wide variety of programs are each designed to best serve specific populations in need, including seniors, families, students, and children.

“On behalf of the San Diego Food Bank’s board of directors, staff, supporters, and family of volunteers, we are truly honored to receive the 77th District Nonprofit of the Year Award for our work in the community,” said James A. Floros, San Diego Food Bank President and CEO. “It takes a community to feed a community, and this award honors the wonderful people who make our mission possible. We thank Assemblymember Brian Maienschein and the California Assembly for recognizing the Food Bank’s vital mission in the community.”

Learn more about the San Diego Food Bank and how you can get involved at www.sandiegofoodbank.org.