Chef Jodi is very passionate about feeding people delicious food, so when it was brought to her attention that so many people in our community go to bed hungry each night, she jumped at the chance to help.
She visited the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County and met with its President and CEO James Floros. She learned that the food bank serves, on average, 370,000 people per month, as well as provides food to 350 local-area nonprofits that operate feeding programs.
Chef Jodi has also gotten involved in the Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, which provides weekend backpacks of food to elementary school students living in poverty who receive free meals at school during the week but face hunger at home over the weekend. The backpacks are distributed to the children on Friday filled with nutritional food to see them through the weekend.
Are you looking for a way to give back to our community and support a great cause? June is Food Drive Month and there’s no better time than now to help out those in need. For more information about the San Diego Food Bank and its food drive drop-off locations, visit www.sandiegofoodbank.org.