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Feeding San Diego helps City Heights neighborhood

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Posted at 4:16 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 19:47:52-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Bagging vegetables, opening boxes, organizing volunteers.

Every month the parking lot at Unity Church in City Heights becomes a mini grocery store.

"Without this service a lot of people wouldn't even have a plate on the table to be able to say I had my meal today," said Chanae Jackson.

Jackson started this food distribution several years back, partnering with Feeding San Diego to make it possible.

She also found others who wanted to give back, including her friend Dede Jackson.

"You have hungry babies at home these places help they help they help feed your family," Jackson explained.

Both women know how appreciated the groceries are because in addition to volunteering, they also take home food.

They tell ABC 10News there's always been people lining up, but since COVID-19 hit, those lines have grown. Every month they serve roughly 70-100 people.

Anyone can get food, no questions asked; they only need to be at least 18 years old.