Fighting Hunger

Healthy Food Distribution

Some of our current hunger-relief programs include:

  • Great Start! Nutrition Program – Ensuring that families with school aged kids who reside in low-income apartment homes have fruits, dairy, juices and breads available.
  • Feed a Family Program – Partnership with 2-1-1 to provide emergency food boxes to San Diego residents in need. 
  • Feed a School Program – Work in collaboration with school Family Resource Centers to provide fresh fruits, vegetables and staples to high-risk students and their families.
  • Food as Medicine Program – In partnership with the Patient Health Improvement Initiative Meals4Hunger provides fresh fruits, produce, protein and whole grains to chronically ill, low-income patients who are participants in this Multicultural IPA program. Approximately 60% of the patients have mental health issues and a majority of the patients suffer from obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
  • Harvest CROPS Residential Harvesting Program – Connecting with local residents who have excess fruit and/or nut trees on their property. We harvest the fruits/nuts and recycle them across our hunger-relief programs.
  • Harvest CROPS Teen Work Experience Program – The mission of the Meals4Hunger Harvest CROPS Teen Work Experience Program is to train teenage youth to be productive employees and to provide assistance with the Meals4Hunger Harvest CROPS Program.