Oceanside, CA (September 21, 2020)-The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $6,000 grant from The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank for their Emergency Food Program, which provides curbside pickup of meals every weekday to community youth affected by food insecurity due to the pandemic
Each day, BGCO Culinary Arts Specialists prepare healthy, homemade, delicious meals specifically crafted to ensure youth receive the nutrition they need to thrive and grow! Each curbside pickup includes a lunch and snack for each child. Youth attending BGCO’s new Back2School camp also receive a daily lunch and snack. Kids and parents alike have noted how much they love BGCO meals. One dedicated mom who picks up almost every week day commented, “All of BGCO’s lunches are healthy and super delicious; I might start taking notes!” Since launching the program on May 4th, we have served over 26,000 meals and snacks.
“We are deeply grateful for The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank’s support. It will allow us to fill a critical community need. It is so important that we continue to provide healthy meals to youth, so that no child goes to bed hungry. This grant will ensure that, as school closures continue, youth receive the nourishment they need to concentrate and learn while attending class virtually” said Jodi Diamond, CEO.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Rhonda Guaderrama, call (760) 433-8920, and visit our website or Facebook page.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a local, independent organization affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCO raises 100% of the funds that support our life changing programs through individual giving, events and grants. 100% of those funds stay right here in North County to serve youth in our local communities.
We continue to uphold our mission: To inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their fullest potential as confident, responsible, caring members of society.
About The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 28 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank serves, on average, 350,000 people per month in San Diego County.
Through our North County Food Bank chapter and by partnering with nearly 500 nonprofit partners with feeding programs, the Food Bank provides nutritious food to individuals and families in need in communities throughout San Diego County.