It's hard to believe one in seven people -- including one in five children -- in San Diego County struggle with hunger. That's why 10News and Azteca San Diego are once again partnering with Live Well San Diego and Feeding America San Diego for the Month of a Million Meals.
Join us Nov. 21 through Dec. 31 as we unite to end hunger in San Diego County by raising 1 MILLION MEALS (or more):
Donate: You can make a donation by clicking HERE.
Phone Banks: We will hold two phone banks on 10News in December featuring San Diego celebrities. The first will take place on Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1), with the second on Dec. 15. Both will run from 4-7:30 p.m. Please tune in during those times and call the number on your screen.
Volunteer: Feeding America San Diego relies on the support of volunteers during the busy holiday season to sort products at their distribution centers. Please give a few hours of your time to show your community you care. Visit the Feeding America web site for more information: feedingamericasd.org
Social Media: Spread the word about the Month of a Million Meals by using the hash tag: #feedingsandiego.
If you'd like to mail in your contribution, please send your checks to:
9455 Waples St., Ste. 135
San Diego CA 92121
- Total dollars raised to date: $34,554
- Total meals raised to date: 138,216
The Month of a Million Meals campaign was started by Feeding America San Diego, ABC10 and Azteca San Diego, and Live Well San Diego to ensure that San Diegans receive nutritious food during the holiday season and throughout the year.
Feeding America San Diego (FASD) is the leading hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. FASD fights hunger locally by working hand-in-hand with 200 distribution partners, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of more than 13,000 volunteers to serve 60,000 children, families and seniors in need each week.
Through FASD, every $1 can provide four meals for San Diegans facing hunger. Or, to take a different perspective, every $1 donated can provide $8.16 worth of groceries. How? With a focus on distributing healthy, fresh foods and an awareness of its role in the larger food system, millions of pounds of food are rescued from retailers and grocery stores that would not be able to sell it. In fact, nearly half of the food distributed by the organization is rescued food. FASD pairs local retailers with partner agencies who run food pantries and other programs in the same community. The food goes directly from shelves to those in need without being transported to and from the organization's warehouse in Sorrento Valley, saving gas and allowing partners to distribute the perishable food as quickly as possible. Last year, 13,000 individuals volunteered their time to help feed more than 480,000 children, families and seniors in need.
No one in San Diego should go hungry! Help us reach our goal of a Million Meals this holiday season!
ABOUT LIVE WELL
ABC10, and sister station Azteca San Diego 15, are proud to partner with the County of San Diego on the Live Well San Diego initiative.
Live Well San Diego is an initiative of the County of San Diego to improve health and wellness for all residents. It represents a shared vision that can only be accomplished through collaboration across partners from every sector. This vision calls on every resident to take action to improve their own health, safety and well-being, as well as that of their families and neighbors.
There are three parts to Living Well:
- Building Better Health calls for improving the health of all residents and supporting healthy choices
- Living Safely calls for ensuring residents are protected from crime and abuse, neighborhoods are safe and communities are resilient to disasters and emergencies
- Thriving, currently under development, calls for promoting a region in which residents can enjoy the highest quality of life
Live Well San Diego involves everyone. Only through a collective effort—in which all of us work together toward a shared purpose—can meaningful change be achieved in a region as large and diverse as San Diego County.
Recognized Live Well Partners include health care providers, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, school districts and other jurisdictions, including cities, tribal governments and military or veterans organizations.
Local Action, County-Wide Impact.
Live Well San Diego needs leadership from residents to identify priority needs and make long term change. Organizational leaders and community members gather in the County's regions to plan community improvements and address health and safety needs. These teams serve as a central point for action at the local level.
For more information regarding Live Well San Diego, visit: www.LiveWellSD.org.