On July 17th, the Oceanside Young Professional Network did a tour of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank led by their CEO, Jim Floros. The San Diego Food Bank is located at 9850 Distribution Ave, San Diego with a local North County Food Bank located at 680 Rancheros Dr #100 in San Marcos. Together, they comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego North County. Jim walked our group through their solar powered, 90,000 sq. ft. warehouse giving an overview of their programs ranging from the Senior Food Program to the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.
Our group was also made aware of their Food Rescue program to help eliminate waste of food available for human consumption. In the same spirit of sustainability, our group was able to hear more about their composting procedures and learn that it all goes back into their mission. This organization is certainly making large impact in our region. Last year alone, the Food Bank distributed food to an average of 370,000 people per month in San Diego County! In fact, 92% of donations go directly into feeding programs within the nonprofit agency.