Food for Thought - Spring 2019 - San Diego Food Bank

Food for Thought - Spring 2019 - San Diego Food Bank
Taj Mahal to Headline 9th Annual                                                                       Special Thanks                                                                                                                       JACOBS & CUSHMAN SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK NEWSLETTER


    AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival
                                       Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
                                                                                                                              Our gratitude goes to the following corporations, foundations, and organizations for their generous support
                                                                                                                              received between December 11, 2018, and March 25, 2019.                                                                              FOOD FOR THOUGHT
                                                                                                                              Businesses
                             The Food Bank’s ninth annual San Diego Blues
                             Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from                                                 Diamond ($50,000 to $2,000,000)            Silver ($5,000 to $9,999)                    Copper ($1,000 to $2,499)                                                                                                                             SPRING 2019
                             noon to 8 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park North                                                  Baker Electric Home Energy                 AlphaGraphics of La Jolla                    Berg Electric Corp.
                             on the downtown San Diego waterfront, next to                                                    Business Complete Solutions                Ametek Programmable Power                    Blaisdells
                                                                                                                              Dunham Trust Company                       Clearway Energy Group                        Capewood Place Software Consulting
                             Seaport Village.
                                                                                                                              Intuit                                     FOX 5 San Diego                              CBIZ
                             The family-friendly event will feature national                                                  Sempra Energy                              iHeartMedia San Diego                        Clare Institute
                             and local blues acts on two stages. This year’s                                                  UnitedHealthcare                           New Horizons Learning Group                  Cox Communications
                             headliner will be Grammy Award–winning blues                                                                                                North County Blind Company                   Dressel Insurance Services
                                                                                                                              Gold ($10,000 to $24,999)                  Northrop Grumman                             E&J Gallo Winery
                             legend, Taj Mahal.                                                                               Barona Resort & Casino                     RKD Alpha Dog                                General Atomics
                                                                                                                              Council Brewing Company                    SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment             General Dynamics Nassco
Other performers at this year’s festival will include The Sleepwalkers, Whitney
                                                                                                                              Bill Howe Plumbing, Heating & Air          Shazeebo                                     Greater Horizons
Shay, Black Market III, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Curtis Salgado, Larkin Poe,
                                                                                                                              KFMB - A Tegna Company                     Starlight Resources                          In Motion
Eric Gales, and Jim Gibson.
                                                                                                                              Qualcomm                                   Wells Fargo Bank                             J.P. Morgan Chase Clearing Corporation
The event will feature specialist food vendors, local craft beer and wine, along                                              Walmart Stores                                                                          Kieffer Orthodontics
                                                                                                                                                                         Bronze ($2,500 to $4,999)                    Pacific Western Bank
with arts and crafts booths. General Admission tickets are $35 before the event
                                                                                                                                                                         BAE Systems                                  The Patio Group
and $40 at the gate. VIP tickets are also available for $150. Children 12 and
                                                                                                                                                                         Datron Holdings                              Principal/First Health Dental
under are free of charge. All proceeds from the event will help the Food Bank
                                                                                                                                                                         The Estate Planning & Legacy Law Center      ShopCore Properties
fight hunger in San Diego County.
                                                                                                                                                                         Jake’s Del Mar                               Streeter Printing
Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled weekend of music by the scenic                                                                                            McGregor’s Grill & Ale House                 Tafapolsky Smith Mehlman
San Diego downtown waterfront, and help the Food Bank give hunger the blues.                                                                                             Mitsubishi Cement
                                                                                                                                                                         Morgan Stanley
The Food Bank is encouraging all event-goers to bring two cans of food. For                                                                                              Radeus Labs
more information and to purchase tickets online visit: SDBluesFest.com.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “I didn’t eat so that my daughter
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           could have food.”
                                                                                                                              Foundations & Organizations
    Food Bank CEO Visits Washington D.C.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please Support          On a spring afternoon, Michelle stands in line for food assistance with her two-year-old
                                                                                                                              Diamond ($50,000 to $2,000,000)            Silver ($5,000 to $9,999)                    Copper ($1,000 to $2,499)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            daughter, Aiden, at the Food Bank’s food distribution in El Cajon.
                                                                                                                              The Albertsons Companies Foundation        Paul Bechtner Foundation                     California Department of Tax and Fee          our Stamp Out
                                                                                                                              Cushman Foundation                         Boys & Girls Foundation                        Administration                              Hunger Food Drive,      I am a single mom. I work full time, over
                                                                                                                              The Melvin Garb Foundation                 David C Copley Foundation                    Dan Cameron Family Foundation                 Saturday, May 11        40 hours a week, but it’s hard making ends
                                                                                                                              Tri-City Healthcare District               Kaiser Foundation Health Plan                Christ Episcopal Church Thrift Shop                                   meet. I work as a cashier at a fast food            “I work full time as a cashier,
                                                                                                                                                                         John S Lyons Memorial Foundation Inc         Combined Federal Campaign                     Page 3                  restaurant,” explains Michelle.
                                                                                                                              Platinum ($25,000 to $49,999)              The JP Martin Foundation                     Escondido Senior Enterprises                                                                                              but we struggle to get by. After
                                                                                                                              County of San Diego                        Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Foundation                                                                                                                             rent, bills, my car payment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kitchell Employee Foundation                  2018 Annual Report      “I found out about the Food Bank’s food
                                                                                                                              The James Irvine Foundation                Qualcomm Charitable Foundation               National Christian Foundation                                         distribution here in El Cajon, and I have been
                                                                                                                              Kroger Foundation - Ralphs/Food 4 Less                                                                                                is Available Online!                                                        and childcare, there’s not much
                                                                                                                                                                         Union Bank Foundation                        Religious Offering Fund, Naval Air Station                            coming here for a little over a year now.
                                                                                                                              Price Philanthropies Foundation                                                           North Island                                                        The food that we get from the Food Bank             leftover for food.”
                                                                                                                              Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation         Bronze ($2,500 to $4,999)                                                                  Page 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians                                        helps us so much. We love the fresh fruit and
                                                                                                                                                                         Ameritino Foundation                                                                                                                                                                         - Michelle, 22, El Cajon
                                                                                                                              Gold ($10,000 to $24,999)                                                               Sempra Employee Giving Network                AimLoan.com             vegetables and the fresh meat. Fresh produce
                                                                                                                                                                         Associated Students, San Diego State Univ.
                                                                                                                              California Association of Food Banks       ClubCorp Charities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    San Diego               is so expensive at the supermarket. I just
                                                                                                                              Coit Family Foundation                     Courage Campaign Institute                                                                 Blues Festival,         can’t afford it,” says Michelle.
CEO Jim Floros with Rep. Juan Vargas        CEO Jim Floros with Rep. Mike Levin       CEO Jim Floros with Rep. Scott Peters   Leichtag Foundation                        Grossmont Healthcare District                                                              Saturday, Sept. 7       “I recently separated from my husband. Right now I am able to get by on WIC and the help that
                                                                                                                              The Gilbert J. Martin Foundation           The Hill Charitable Foundation
                                                                                                                              Morrison & Foerster Foundation                                                                                                                                we get from the Food Bank. Before, there were times when we didn’t have enough food to eat.
                                                                                                                                                                         San Diego Aces Disc Golf Club
In March, the Food Bank’s CEO Jim Floros attended the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington                    Allison & Robert Price Family Foundation                                                                                                                      I would feed my daughter, but I wouldn’t eat because there was no food. I am very thankful for
                                                                                                                                                                         San Diego Unified Port District
D.C., hosted by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). Floros’ visit included legislative meetings with the San          San Diego Run for the Hungry               San Marcos Community Foundation                                                                                    the help that we get from the Food Bank,” continues Michelle.
Diego Congressional delegation to discuss anti-hunger legislation and federal funding for USDA commodity programs             The Swinerton Foundation -
administered by the Food Bank. During Floros’ visit to Washington D.C., he met with the offices of Rep. Susan Davis, Rep.       Swinerton Builders                                                                                                                                          As Michelle walks through the food line she receives ground turkey, fresh cabbage, two heads of
Scott Peters, Rep. Juan Vargas, and Rep. Mike Levin.                                                                          Wells Fargo Foundation                                                                                                                                        fresh romaine lettuce, fresh broccoli, a bag of pears, a bag of apples, a bag of potatoes, a bag of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            red bell peppers, fresh bread, fruit juice, canned vegetables, canned meat, and canned fruits.
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Food for Thought - Spring 2019 - San Diego Food Bank
Jacobs & Cushman
San Diego Food Bank                                                     Serving San Diego County’s                                                                                                                                                      continued from page 1                                                            Support the School’s Out, Hunger’s Not
Board of Directors
                                                                        Rural Areas                                                                                                                                                                     “I am lucky to have family in El Cajon. I’ve lived in El Cajon all of my life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When they can, my family helps babysit my daughter when I am working,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Summer Food Drive
                                                                        The first few months of 2019 have been very exciting for the                                                                                                                    but they work too, so the rest of the time I have to pay for childcare when
Bob Bolinger – Board Chair
Vice President/Market Manager, Entercom San Diego                       Food Bank!                                                                                                                                                                      I am working, and that is very expensive,” explains Michelle.                                                                   Help the Food Bank feed children            Thank you to our
Steve Bernstein – Board Vice-Chair
                                                                        We held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the delivery of our new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        living in poverty this summer by        summer food drive sponsors
Executive Vice President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Food Bank hosts over 200 food distributions throughout San Diego                                                            supporting our summer food
Business Banking Region Leader, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.                  Mobile Food Pantry which was generously funded by a grant                                                                                                                       County every month to provide assistance to families like Michelle’s who                                                        drive campaign.
Sheldon Derezin – Board Treasurer                                       from the Albertsons Vons Foundation and Hunger Is.                                                                                                                              are working but struggle to make ends meet. Food provided through our
Vice President – Mergers & Acquisitions, Waxie Sanitary Supply                                                                             James A. Floros
Harvey C. Berger – Board Secretary                                      Our new Mobile Food Pantry truck will service all of San           President/CEO                                                                                                Emergency Food Assistance Program provides food to nearly 80,000                                                                 During the summer months,
Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP
                                                                        Diego County, including rural and remote parts of the county                                                                                                                    people in need every month.                                                                                                      children living in poverty stop
Dana Alligood
                                                                        that are classified as “food deserts.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           receiving free meals at school and
Market Executive, Global Commercial Bank – Middle Market
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In addition, food provided at our food distributions is “rescued” from                                                           face hunger at home.
David Bejarano
                                                                        A “food dessert” is an area that lacks food retailers selling healthy foods, such as                                                                                            our food retail partners including Albertsons and Vons. This is food
Retired, Chief of Police, City of Chula Vista                           fresh produce, meat and dairy. Instead of grocery stores or farmers markets, these                                                                                              that is near the expiration date and would otherwise have been thrown                                                             This June, you can support the
Corrine Brindley                                                        areas often have convenience stores and gas stations with limited shelf space                                                                                                   away. The Food Bank picks up this food from our supermarket partners                                                              food drive by visiting your local
Corporate Vice President, State Affairs
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment                                        available for healthy options—making nutritious foods virtually inaccessible for                                                                                                and distributes the food to families in need – reducing food waste while                                                          Albertsons and Vons supermarkets
Rick Williams                                                           many families there.                                                                                                                                                            providing nutritious food to those in need.                                                                                       and purchasing a pre-filled $5 bag         Thank you to our
Area Vice President, Albertsons Companies, Inc.
                                                                        Our Mobile Food Pantry will help families in need in rural “food deserts” by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           containing our most-needed food         supermarket sponsors
Sergio Del Prado                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As she nears the end of the food line, Michelle thanks the Food Bank’s                                                             items. You can also donate via the
Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, San Diego Padres                distributing fresh produce and other fresh, healthy foods at dozens of sites in                                                                                                 volunteers for their help, and she asks us to thank the Food Bank’s donors.                                                        Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive.
Jane Finley                                                             remote and rural areas. Each distribution will provide nearly 8,000 pounds of                                                                                                   “The food we receive here every month helps me and my daughter so much.
Senior Vice President & Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente
                                                                        food to between 200 and 400 households. In addition, the Mobile Food Pantry                                                                                                     We want to thank the Food Bank’s donors for making this possible,” she says.                                                       Your donations will help us
Elizabeth Fitzsimons
Vice President, Marketing & Events, San Diego Regional Chamber          will provide services to low-income military families and students on our College                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  prevent local children from
Melissa Forrest                                                         Hunger-Relief Program.                                                                                                                                                          If you would like to support our Emergency Food Assistance                                                                         going to bed hungry. Thank you
President - San Diego/Riverside Region, iHeart Media                                                                                                                                                                                                    Initiative, please contact Liz Sheahan, Vice President of                                                                          for helping us feed children in
                                                                        By distributing fresh, healthy food in rural food deserts, we will be helping to combat
Ahmed Haque                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Development, at 858-863-5129 or                                                                                                     need this summer!
Director of Asset Management, Clearway Energy, Inc.                     the rise of nutrition-related disease among the children and families we serve.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LSheahan@SanDiegoFoodBank.org                                                                                                                                            Thank you to our summer
Scott Heath
                                                                                                                 ****                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           food drive media sponsors
President / General Manager, Fox 5 San Diego
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         For more information visit: SanDiegoFoodBank.org/Summer
Chris Henn
                                                                        Visit our website to read our recently published annual report (See page 3.) This
President of U.S. Operations, Wawanesa Insurance

Kevin G. Mangan
                                                                        year’s annual report highlights our accomplishments over the past fiscal year and         The Food Bank’s 2018                                                                       Support the Stamp Out
President, Sysco San Diego, Inc.                                        our new Diapers to Degrees Initiative which is removing barriers to education and
Ed McGuire
Executive VP of Football Administration/ Player Finance
                                                                        employment. I am very proud of our achievements over the past year, and I hope
                                                                        you can take a few minutes to read about our important work in the community.
                                                                                                                                                                  Annual Report is                                                                           Hunger Food Drive
                                                                                                                                                                  Available Online!                                                                          Saturday, May 11, 2019
Los Angeles Chargers

Dr. Mihir “Max” Parikh
Medical Director, NVision Eye Centers
                                                                                                                 ****
Ray Patel                                                               We have a number of campaigns and events happening over the next several
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Food Bank’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Host a “Virtual Food Drive” this Summer
(Retired) CEO of Fisher Scientific Products, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                                                                        months that we hope you can support:                                                                                          Annua l Report 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Food Bank is asking our
Darrell Pilant                                                                                                                                                                                                              2018 annual report is
Senior Vice President & General Manager
                                                                          • Our Summer Food Drive takes place in June. Visit Albertsons and Vons                                                                                                                                                supporters to place a bag of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            available on our website.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Help the Food Bank Feed Children Living in Poverty
Harrah’s Resort Southern California
                                                                            supermarkets, and donate a $5 pre-filled bag of food. All donations help us                                                                                                                                           nonperishable food items next
Steve Rowles
Partner, Morrison & Foerster                                                feed children living in poverty. SanDiegoFoodBank.org/Summer                                                                                    This year’s annual                                                     to residential mailboxes for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    postal workers to pick up and
                                                                                                                                                                        DIAPERS S
Anthony Schwarz                                                                                                                                                                                                             report highlights our
Sr. VP Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.                           • Hit the links in July for our Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic benefiting our North                                                                                                                                         deliver to the Food Bank on         The Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive is an easy way for our supporters to

                                                                                                                                                                          DEGREE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            new Diapers to Degrees
John David Wicker                                                           County Food Bank chapter. NorthCountyFoodBank.org/Golf                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday, May 11, 2019.             donate food to families in need.
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, San Diego State University
                                                                                                                                                                          to                                                Initiative that includes
                                                                          • Saturday, Sept. 7 is our 9th annual Blues Festival featuring the legendary blues                                                                 programs which are                                                                                          Simply visit the Food Bank’s website and select and pay for food items with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Postal workers will collect
                                                                            artist Taj Mahal. Visit SDBluesFest.com for details and tickets.                                                                                 removing barriers to                                                                                        your credit card securely online using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Advisory Board                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        food drive donations from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             education and work.
Larry Cleary – Past Chair                                               On behalf of the Food Bank’s staff and family of volunteers, we thank you for your                                                                                                                                           homes across the county for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the annual Stamp Out Hunger           The Food Bank is encouraging businesses, civic groups, schools, and faith-
Stephen P. Cushman – Past President                                     continued support. You are at the heart of our mission, making what we do possible.                                                                  The report also provides
Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell – Past Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Food Drive which is the              based groups to host Virtual Food Drives during our School’s Out, Hunger’s
Anne M. Carlson                                                                                                                                                                                                              the year’s financials,                                                                                      Not - Summer Food Drive.
Doug Dawson                                                             Thank you!                                                                                                               EDUCATION AND WORK          distribution data, and                                                 nation’s largest, single-day food
                                                                                                                                                                          REMO VING BARR IERS TO
Aimee Faucett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             recognizes our donors                                                  drive operated by the National       The Food Bank can customize a Virtual Food Drive with your organization’s
Erica Newton Fessia
Dale Ganzow                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and supporters.                                                       Association of Letter Carriers       logo, set up internal competitions between departments, classes, and groups while
Dr. Paul Gothold, Ed.D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and the U.S. Postal Service.         giving food drive leaders the ability to monitor your organization’s progress.
Bill Geppert
                                                                                                                                                                  Find out how your support is helping the Food Bank serve
Vince Kasperick
                                                                                                                                                                  individuals and families in need. Read the report online.                                  All food collected for the food drive will be distributed to                Check out our Virtual Food Drive online.
Kimberley Layton
Tim Ney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             individuals and families in need in our community.                          Visit: SanDiegoFoodBank.org/Virtual
Honorable William C. Pate
                                                                        James A. Floros                                                                           Visit: SanDiegoFoodBank.org/AnnualReport
Edward F. Plant                                                         President & CEO                                                                                                                                                                      For more information
Jason Puga                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   visit: SanDiegoFoodBank.org/StampOutHunger
Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe

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Jacobs & Cushman
San Diego Food Bank                                                       Innovating to Meet the                                                                                                                                                          continued from page 1                                                            Support the School’s Out, Hunger’s Not
Board of Directors
                                                                          Community’s Evolving Needs                                                                                                                                                      “I am lucky to have family in El Cajon. I’ve lived in El Cajon all of my life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When they can, my family helps babysit my daughter when I am working,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Summer Food Drive
                                                                          The first few months of 2019 have been very exciting for the                                                                                                                    but they work too, so the rest of the time I have to pay for childcare when
Bob Bolinger – Board Chair
Vice President/Market Manager, Entercom San Diego                         Food Bank!                                                                                                                                                                      I am working, and that is very expensive,” explains Michelle.                                                                   Help the Food Bank feed children            Thank you to our
Steve Bernstein – Board Vice-Chair
                                                                          We held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the delivery of our new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          living in poverty this summer by        summer food drive sponsors
Executive Vice President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Food Bank hosts over 200 food distributions throughout San Diego                                                            supporting our summer food
Business Banking Region Leader, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.                    Mobile Food Pantry truck which was generously funded by a                                                                                                                       County every month to provide assistance to families like Michelle’s who                                                        drive campaign.
Sheldon Derezin – Board Treasurer                                         grant from the Albertsons Vons Foundation and Hunger Is.                                                                                                                        are working but struggle to make ends meet. Food provided through our
Vice President – Mergers & Acquisitions, Waxie Sanitary Supply                                                                               James A. Floros
Harvey C. Berger – Board Secretary                                        Our new Mobile Food Pantry truck will service all of San           President/CEO                                                                                                Emergency Food Assistance Program provides food to nearly 80,000                                                                 During the summer months,
Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP
                                                                          Diego County, including rural and remote parts of the county                                                                                                                    people in need every month.                                                                                                      children living in poverty stop
Dana Alligood
                                                                          that are classified as “food deserts.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           receiving free meals at school and
Market Executive, Global Commercial Bank – Middle Market
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In addition, food provided at our food distributions is “rescued” from                                                           face hunger at home.
David Bejarano
                                                                          A “food dessert” is an area that lacks food retailers selling healthy foods, such as                                                                                            our food retail partners including Albertsons and Vons. This is food
Retired, Chief of Police, City of Chula Vista                             fresh produce, meat and dairy. Instead of grocery stores or farmers markets, these                                                                                              that is near the expiration date and would otherwise have been thrown                                                             This June, you can support the
Corrine Brindley                                                          areas often have convenience stores and gas stations with limited shelf space                                                                                                   away. The Food Bank picks up this food from our supermarket partners                                                              food drive by visiting your local
Corporate Vice President, State Affairs
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment                                          available for healthy options—making nutritious foods virtually inaccessible for                                                                                                and distributes the food to families in need – reducing food waste while                                                          Albertsons and Vons supermarkets
Rick Williams                                                             many families there.                                                                                                                                                            providing nutritious food to those in need.                                                                                       and purchasing a pre-filled $5 bag         Thank you to our
Area Vice President Operations – South Area, Albertsons Companies, Inc.
                                                                          Our Mobile Food Pantry will help families in need in rural “food deserts” by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             containing our most-needed food         supermarket sponsors
Sergio Del Prado                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As she nears the end of the food line, Michelle thanks the Food Bank’s                                                             items. You can also donate via the
Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, San Diego Padres                  distributing fresh produce and other fresh, healthy foods at dozens of sites in                                                                                                 volunteers for their help, and she asks us to thank the Food Bank’s donors.                                                        Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive.
Jane Finley                                                               remote and rural areas. Each distribution will provide nearly 8,000 pounds of food                                                                                              “The food we receive here every month helps me and my daughter so much.
Senior Vice President & Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente
                                                                          to between 200 and 400 households.                                                                                                                                              We want to thank the Food Bank’s donors for making this possible,” she says.                                                       Your donations will help us
Elizabeth Fitzsimons
Vice President, Marketing & Events, San Diego Regional Chamber            By distributing fresh, healthy food in rural food deserts, we will be helping to combat                                                                                                                                                                                                                            prevent local children from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you would like to support our Emergency Food Assistance                                                                         going to bed hungry. Thank you
Melissa Forrest                                                           the rise of nutrition-related disease among the children and families we serve.
President - San Diego/Riverside Region, iHeart Media                                                                                                                                                                                                      Initiative, please contact Liz Sheahan, Vice President of                                                                          for helping us feed children in
Ahmed Haque                                                                                                        ****                                                                                                                                   Development, at 858-863-5129 or                                                                                                     need this summer!
Director of Asset Management, Clearway Energy, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LSheahan@SanDiegoFoodBank.org                                                                                                                                            Thank you to our summer
Scott Heath                                                               Visit our website to read our recently published annual report (See page 5.) This                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       food drive media sponsors
President / General Manager, Fox 5 San Diego
                                                                          year’s annual report highlights our accomplishments over the past fiscal year and                                                                                                                                                                                For more information visit: SanDiegoFoodBank.org/Summer
Chris Henn
                                                                          our new Diapers to Degrees Initiative which is removing barriers to education and
President of U.S. Operations, Wawanesa Insurance

Kevin G. Mangan
                                                                          employment. I am very proud of our achievements over the past year, and I hope            The Food Bank’s 2018                                                                       Support the Stamp Out
President, Sysco San Diego, Inc.                                          you can take a few minutes to read about our important work in the community.
Ed McGuire
Executive VP of Football Administration/ Player Finance                                                            ****                                             Annual Report is                                                                           Hunger Food Drive
                                                                                                                                                                    Available Online!                                                                          Saturday, May 11, 2019
Los Angeles Chargers

Dr. Mihir “Max” Parikh                                                    We have a number of campaigns and events happening over the next several
Medical Director, NVision Eye Centers                                     months that we hope you can support:
Ray Patel


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Host a “Virtual Food Drive” this Summer
(Retired) CEO of Fisher Scientific Products, Thermo Fisher Scientific       • Our Summer Food Drive takes place in June. Visit Albertsons and Vons                                                                            The Food Bank’s
                                                                              supermarkets, and donate a $5 pre-filled bag of food. All donations help us
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Annua l Report 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Food Bank is asking our
Darrell Pilant                                                                                                                                                                                                                2018 annual report is
Senior Vice President & General Manager
                                                                              feed children living in poverty. SanDiegoFoodBank.org/Summer                                                                                                                                                        supporters to place a bag of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              available on our website.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Help the Food Bank Feed Children Living in Poverty
Harrah’s Resort Southern California
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    nonperishable food items next
Steve Rowles                                                                • Hit the links in July for our Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic benefiting our North                                                                                                                                       to residential mailboxes for
Partner, Morrison & Foerster                                                                                                                                                                                                  This year’s annual
                                                                              County Food Bank chapter. NorthCountyFoodBank.org/Golf                                                                                                                                                                  postal workers to pick up and
                                                                                                                                                                          DIAPERS S
Anthony Schwarz                                                                                                                                                                                                               report highlights our
Sr. VP Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        deliver to the Food Bank on         The Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive is an easy way for our supporters to

                                                                                                                                                                            DEGREE
                                                                            • Saturday, Sept. 7 is our 9th annual Blues Festival featuring the legendary blues                                                                new Diapers to Degrees
John David Wicker                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday, May 11, 2019.             donate food to families in need.
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, San Diego State University             artist Taj Mahal. Visit SDBluesFest.com for details and tickets.                              to                                                Initiative that includes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               programs which are                                                                                          Simply visit the Food Bank’s website and select and pay for food items with
                                                                          On behalf of the Food Bank’s staff and family of volunteers, we thank you for your                                                                                                                                             Postal workers will collect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               removing barriers to                                                                                        your credit card securely online using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Advisory Board                                                            continued support. You are at the heart of our mission, making what we do possible.                                                                                                                                           food drive donations from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               education and work.
Larry Cleary – Past Chair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              homes across the county for
Stephen P. Cushman – Past President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the annual Stamp Out Hunger           The Food Bank is encouraging businesses, civic groups, schools, and faith-
Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell – Past Chair
                                                                          Thank you!                                                                                                                                           The report also provides                                                                                    based groups to host Virtual Food Drives during our School’s Out, Hunger’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the year’s financials,                                                 Food Drive which is the
Anne M. Carlson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      nation’s largest, single-day food    Not - Summer Food Drive.
Doug Dawson
                                                                                                                                                                            REMO VING BARR IERS TO
                                                                                                                                                                                                   EDUCATION AND WORK          distribution data, and
Aimee Faucett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               recognizes our donors                                                  drive operated by the National       The Food Bank can customize a Virtual Food Drive with your organization’s
Erica Newton Fessia
Dale Ganzow                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and supporters.                                                       Association of Letter Carriers       logo, set up internal competitions between departments, classes, and groups while
Dr. Paul Gothold, Ed.D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and the U.S. Postal Service.         giving food drive leaders the ability to monitor your organization’s progress.
Bill Geppert
                                                                                                                                                                    Find out how your support is helping the Food Bank serve
Vince Kasperick
                                                                                                                                                                    individuals and families in need. Read the report online.                                  All food collected for the food drive will be distributed to                Check out our Virtual Food Drive online.
Kimberley Layton
Tim Ney                                                                   James A. Floros                                                                                                                                                                      individuals and families in need in our community.                          Visit: SanDiegoFoodBank.org/Virtual
Honorable William C. Pate                                                 President & CEO                                                                           Visit: SanDiegoFoodBank.org/AnnualReport
Edward F. Plant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For more information
Jason Puga                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     visit: SanDiegoFoodBank.org/StampOutHunger
Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe

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Board of Directors
                                                                          Community’s Evolving Needs                                                                                                                                                      “I am lucky to have family in El Cajon. I’ve lived in El Cajon all of my life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When they can, my family helps babysit my daughter when I am working,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Summer Food Drive
                                                                          The first few months of 2019 have been very exciting for the                                                                                                                    but they work too, so the rest of the time I have to pay for childcare when
Bob Bolinger – Board Chair
Vice President/Market Manager, Entercom San Diego                         Food Bank!                                                                                                                                                                      I am working, and that is very expensive,” explains Michelle.                                                                   Help the Food Bank feed children            Thank you to our
Steve Bernstein – Board Vice-Chair
                                                                          We held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the delivery of our new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          living in poverty this summer by        summer food drive sponsors
Executive Vice President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Food Bank hosts over 200 food distributions throughout San Diego                                                            supporting our summer food
Business Banking Region Leader, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.                    Mobile Food Pantry truck which was generously funded by a                                                                                                                       County every month to provide assistance to families like Michelle’s who                                                        drive campaign.
Sheldon Derezin – Board Treasurer                                         grant from the Albertsons Vons Foundation and Hunger Is.                                                                                                                        are working but struggle to make ends meet. Food provided through our
Vice President – Mergers & Acquisitions, Waxie Sanitary Supply                                                                               James A. Floros
Harvey C. Berger – Board Secretary                                        Our new Mobile Food Pantry truck will service all of San           President/CEO                                                                                                Emergency Food Assistance Program provides food to nearly 80,000                                                                 During the summer months,
Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP
                                                                          Diego County, including rural and remote parts of the county                                                                                                                    people in need every month.                                                                                                      children living in poverty stop
Dana Alligood
                                                                          that are classified as “food deserts.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           receiving free meals at school and
Market Executive, Global Commercial Bank – Middle Market
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In addition, food provided at our food distributions is “rescued” from                                                           face hunger at home.
David Bejarano
                                                                          A “food dessert” is an area that lacks food retailers selling healthy foods, such as                                                                                            our food retail partners including Albertsons and Vons. This is food
Retired, Chief of Police, City of Chula Vista                             fresh produce, meat and dairy. Instead of grocery stores or farmers markets, these                                                                                              that is near the expiration date and would otherwise have been thrown                                                             This June, you can support the
Corrine Brindley                                                          areas often have convenience stores and gas stations with limited shelf space                                                                                                   away. The Food Bank picks up this food from our supermarket partners                                                              food drive by visiting your local
Corporate Vice President, State Affairs
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment                                          available for healthy options—making nutritious foods virtually inaccessible for                                                                                                and distributes the food to families in need – reducing food waste while                                                          Albertsons and Vons supermarkets
Rick Williams                                                             many families there.                                                                                                                                                            providing nutritious food to those in need.                                                                                       and purchasing a pre-filled $5 bag         Thank you to our
Area Vice President Operations – South Area, Albertsons Companies, Inc.
                                                                          Our Mobile Food Pantry will help families in need in rural “food deserts” by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             containing our most-needed food         supermarket sponsors
Sergio Del Prado                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As she nears the end of the food line, Michelle thanks the Food Bank’s                                                             items. You can also donate via the
Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, San Diego Padres                  distributing fresh produce and other fresh, healthy foods at dozens of sites in                                                                                                 volunteers for their help, and she asks us to thank the Food Bank’s donors.                                                        Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive.
Jane Finley                                                               remote and rural areas. Each distribution will provide nearly 8,000 pounds of food                                                                                              “The food we receive here every month helps me and my daughter so much.
Senior Vice President & Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente
                                                                          to between 200 and 400 households.                                                                                                                                              We want to thank the Food Bank’s donors for making this possible,” she says.                                                       Your donations will help us
Elizabeth Fitzsimons
Vice President, Marketing & Events, San Diego Regional Chamber            By distributing fresh, healthy food in rural food deserts, we will be helping to combat                                                                                                                                                                                                                            prevent local children from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you would like to support our Emergency Food Assistance                                                                         going to bed hungry. Thank you
Melissa Forrest                                                           the rise of nutrition-related disease among the children and families we serve.
President - San Diego/Riverside Region, iHeart Media                                                                                                                                                                                                      Initiative, please contact Liz Sheahan, Vice President of                                                                          for helping us feed children in
Ahmed Haque                                                                                                        ****                                                                                                                                   Development, at 858-863-5129 or                                                                                                     need this summer!
Director of Asset Management, Clearway Energy, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LSheahan@SanDiegoFoodBank.org                                                                                                                                            Thank you to our summer
Scott Heath                                                               Visit our website to read our recently published annual report (See page 5.) This                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       food drive media sponsors
President / General Manager, Fox 5 San Diego
                                                                          year’s annual report highlights our accomplishments over the past fiscal year and                                                                                                                                                                                For more information visit: SanDiegoFoodBank.org/Summer
Chris Henn
                                                                          our new Diapers to Degrees Initiative which is removing barriers to education and
President of U.S. Operations, Wawanesa Insurance

Kevin G. Mangan
                                                                          employment. I am very proud of our achievements over the past year, and I hope            The Food Bank’s 2018                                                                       Support the Stamp Out
President, Sysco San Diego, Inc.                                          you can take a few minutes to read about our important work in the community.
Ed McGuire
Executive VP of Football Administration/ Player Finance                                                            ****                                             Annual Report is                                                                           Hunger Food Drive
                                                                                                                                                                    Available Online!                                                                          Saturday, May 11, 2019
Los Angeles Chargers

Dr. Mihir “Max” Parikh                                                    We have a number of campaigns and events happening over the next several
Medical Director, NVision Eye Centers                                     months that we hope you can support:
Ray Patel


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Host a “Virtual Food Drive” this Summer
(Retired) CEO of Fisher Scientific Products, Thermo Fisher Scientific       • Our Summer Food Drive takes place in June. Visit Albertsons and Vons                                                                            The Food Bank’s
                                                                              supermarkets, and donate a $5 pre-filled bag of food. All donations help us
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Annua l Report 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Food Bank is asking our
Darrell Pilant                                                                                                                                                                                                                2018 annual report is
Senior Vice President & General Manager
                                                                              feed children living in poverty. SanDiegoFoodBank.org/Summer                                                                                                                                                        supporters to place a bag of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              available on our website.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Help the Food Bank Feed Children Living in Poverty
Harrah’s Resort Southern California
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    nonperishable food items next
Steve Rowles                                                                • Hit the links in July for our Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic benefiting our North                                                                                                                                       to residential mailboxes for
Partner, Morrison & Foerster                                                                                                                                                                                                  This year’s annual
                                                                              County Food Bank chapter. NorthCountyFoodBank.org/Golf                                                                                                                                                                  postal workers to pick up and
                                                                                                                                                                          DIAPERS S
Anthony Schwarz                                                                                                                                                                                                               report highlights our
Sr. VP Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        deliver to the Food Bank on         The Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive is an easy way for our supporters to

                                                                                                                                                                            DEGREE
                                                                            • Saturday, Sept. 7 is our 9th annual Blues Festival featuring the legendary blues                                                                new Diapers to Degrees
John David Wicker                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday, May 11, 2019.             donate food to families in need.
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, San Diego State University             artist Taj Mahal. Visit SDBluesFest.com for details and tickets.                              to                                                Initiative that includes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               programs which are                                                                                          Simply visit the Food Bank’s website and select and pay for food items with
                                                                          On behalf of the Food Bank’s staff and family of volunteers, we thank you for your                                                                                                                                             Postal workers will collect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               removing barriers to                                                                                        your credit card securely online using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Advisory Board                                                            continued support. You are at the heart of our mission, making what we do possible.                                                                                                                                           food drive donations from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               education and work.
Larry Cleary – Past Chair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              homes across the county for
Stephen P. Cushman – Past President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the annual Stamp Out Hunger           The Food Bank is encouraging businesses, civic groups, schools, and faith-
Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell – Past Chair
                                                                          Thank you!                                                                                                                                           The report also provides                                                                                    based groups to host Virtual Food Drives during our School’s Out, Hunger’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the year’s financials,                                                 Food Drive which is the
Anne M. Carlson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      nation’s largest, single-day food    Not - Summer Food Drive.
Doug Dawson
                                                                                                                                                                            REMO VING BARR IERS TO
                                                                                                                                                                                                   EDUCATION AND WORK          distribution data, and
Aimee Faucett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               recognizes our donors                                                  drive operated by the National       The Food Bank can customize a Virtual Food Drive with your organization’s
Erica Newton Fessia
Dale Ganzow                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and supporters.                                                       Association of Letter Carriers       logo, set up internal competitions between departments, classes, and groups while
Dr. Paul Gothold, Ed.D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and the U.S. Postal Service.         giving food drive leaders the ability to monitor your organization’s progress.
Bill Geppert
                                                                                                                                                                    Find out how your support is helping the Food Bank serve
Vince Kasperick
                                                                                                                                                                    individuals and families in need. Read the report online.                                  All food collected for the food drive will be distributed to                Check out our Virtual Food Drive online.
Kimberley Layton
Tim Ney                                                                   James A. Floros                                                                                                                                                                      individuals and families in need in our community.                          Visit: SanDiegoFoodBank.org/Virtual
Honorable William C. Pate                                                 President & CEO                                                                           Visit: SanDiegoFoodBank.org/AnnualReport
Edward F. Plant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For more information
Jason Puga                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     visit: SanDiegoFoodBank.org/StampOutHunger
Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe

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Taj Mahal to Headline 9th Annual                                                                       Special Thanks                                                                                                                       JACOBS & CUSHMAN SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK NEWSLETTER


    AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival
                                       Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
                                                                                                                              Our gratitude goes to the following corporations, foundations, and organizations for their generous support
                                                                                                                              received between December 11, 2018, and March 25, 2019.                                                                              FOOD FOR THOUGHT
                                                                                                                              Businesses
                             The Food Bank’s ninth annual San Diego Blues
                             Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from                                                 Diamond ($50,000 to $2,000,000)            Silver ($5,000 to $9,999)                    Copper ($1,000 to $2,499)                                                                                                                             SPRING 2019
                             noon to 8 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park North                                                  Baker Electric Home Energy                 AlphaGraphics of La Jolla                    Berg Electric Corp.
                             on the downtown San Diego waterfront, next to                                                    Business Complete Solutions                Ametek Programmable Power                    Blaisdells
                                                                                                                              Dunham Trust Company                       Clearway Energy Group                        Capewood Place Software Consulting
                             Seaport Village.
                                                                                                                              Intuit                                     FOX 5 San Diego                              CBIZ
                             The family-friendly event will feature national                                                  Sempra Energy                              iHeartMedia San Diego                        Clare Institute
                             and local blues acts on two stages. This year’s                                                  UnitedHealthcare                           New Horizons Learning Group                  Cox Communications
                             headliner will be Grammy Award–winning blues                                                                                                North County Blind Company                   Dressel Insurance Services
                                                                                                                              Gold ($10,000 to $24,999)                  Northrop Grumman                             E&J Gallo Winery
                             legend, Taj Mahal.                                                                               Barona Resort & Casino                     RKD Alpha Dog                                General Atomics
                                                                                                                              Council Brewing Company                    SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment             General Dynamics Nassco
Other performers at this year’s festival will include The Sleepwalkers, Whitney
                                                                                                                              Bill Howe Plumbing, Heating & Air          Shazeebo                                     Greater Horizons
Shay, Black Market III, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Curtis Salgado, Larkin Poe,
                                                                                                                              KFMB - A Tegna Company                     Starlight Resources                          In Motion
Eric Gales, and Jim Gibson.
                                                                                                                              Qualcomm                                   Wells Fargo Bank                             J.P. Morgan Chase Clearing Corporation
The event will feature specialist food vendors, local craft beer and wine, along                                              Walmart Stores                                                                          Kieffer Orthodontics
                                                                                                                                                                         Bronze ($2,500 to $4,999)                    Pacific Western Bank
with arts and crafts booths. General Admission tickets are $35 before the event
                                                                                                                                                                         BAE Systems                                  The Patio Group
and $40 at the gate. VIP tickets are also available for $150. Children 12 and
                                                                                                                                                                         Datron Holdings                              Principal/First Health Dental
under are free of charge. All proceeds from the event will help the Food Bank
                                                                                                                                                                         The Estate Planning & Legacy Law Center      ShopCore Properties
fight hunger in San Diego County.
                                                                                                                                                                         Jake’s Del Mar                               Streeter Printing
Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled weekend of music by the scenic                                                                                            McGregor’s Grill & Ale House                 Tafapolsky Smith Mehlman
San Diego downtown waterfront, and help the Food Bank give hunger the blues.                                                                                             Mitsubishi Cement
                                                                                                                                                                         Morgan Stanley
The Food Bank is encouraging all event-goers to bring two cans of food. For                                                                                              Radeus Labs
more information and to purchase tickets online visit: SDBluesFest.com.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           could have food.”
                                                                                                                              Foundations & Organizations
    Food Bank CEO Visits Washington D.C.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please Support          On a spring afternoon, Michelle stands in line for food assistance with her two-year-old
                                                                                                                              Diamond ($50,000 to $2,000,000)            Silver ($5,000 to $9,999)                    Copper ($1,000 to $2,499)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            daughter, Aiden, at the Food Bank’s food distribution in El Cajon.
                                                                                                                              The Albertsons Companies Foundation        Paul Bechtner Foundation                     Bayview Baptist Church of San Diego           Our Stamp Out
                                                                                                                              Cushman Foundation                         Boys & Girls Foundation                      California Department of Tax and Fee          Hunger Food Drive,      I am a single mom. I work full time, over
                                                                                                                              The Melvin Garb Foundation                 David C Copley Foundation                      Administration                              Saturday, May 11        40 hours a week, but it’s hard making ends
                                                                                                                              Tri-City Healthcare District               Kaiser Foundation Health Plan                Dan Cameron Family Foundation                                         meet. I work as a cashier at a fast food            “I work full time as a cashier,
                                                                                                                                                                         John S Lyons Memorial Foundation Inc         Christ Episcopal Church Thrift Shop           Page 4                  restaurant,” explains Michelle.
                                                                                                                              Platinum ($25,000 to $49,999)              The JP Martin Foundation                     Combined Federal Campaign                                                                                                 but we struggle to get by. After
                                                                                                                              County of San Diego                        Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Foundation                                                                                                                             rent, bills, my car payment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Community Resource Center                     2018 Annual Report      “I found out about the Food Bank’s food
                                                                                                                              The James Irvine Foundation                Qualcomm Charitable Foundation               Escondido Senior Enterprises                                          distribution here in El Cajon, and I have been
                                                                                                                              Kroger Foundation - Ralphs/Food 4 Less                                                                                                is Available Online                                                         and childcare, there’s not much
                                                                                                                                                                         Union Bank Foundation                        Kitchell Employee Foundation                                          coming here for a little over a year now.
                                                                                                                              Price Philanthropies Foundation                                                         National Christian Foundation                                         The food that we get from the Food Bank             leftover for food.”
                                                                                                                              Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation         Bronze ($2,500 to $4,999)                                                                  Page 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Palomar Faculty Federation Local 6161                                 helps us so much. We love the fresh fruit and
                                                                                                                                                                         Ameritino Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                      - Michelle
                                                                                                                              Gold ($10,000 to $24,999)                                                               Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union #230       AimLoan.com             vegetables and the fresh meat. Fresh produce
                                                                                                                                                                         Associated Students, San Diego State Univ.   Religious Offering Fund, Naval Air Station
                                                                                                                              California Association of Food Banks       ClubCorp Charities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    San Diego               is so expensive at the supermarket. I just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        North Island
                                                                                                                              Coit Family Foundation                     Courage Campaign Institute                   Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Blues Festival,         can’t afford it,” says Michelle.
CEO Jim Floros with Rep. Juan Vargas        CEO Jim Floros with Rep. Mike Levin       CEO Jim Floros with Rep. Scott Peters   Leichtag Foundation                        Grossmont Healthcare District                Sempra Employee Giving Network                Saturday, Sept. 7       “I recently separated from my husband. Right now I am able to get by on WIC and the help that
                                                                                                                              The Gilbert J. Martin Foundation           The Hill Charitable Foundation               Southern California Pipe Trades District                              we get from the Food Bank. Before, there were times when we didn’t have enough food to eat.
                                                                                                                              Morrison & Foerster Foundation             San Diego Aces Disc Golf Club
In March, the Food Bank’s CEO Jim Floros attended the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington                                                                                                              Council #16                                                         I would feed my daughter, but I wouldn’t eat because there was no food. I am very thankful for
                                                                                                                              Allison & Robert Price Family Foundation   San Diego - Imperial County Labor Council,
D.C., hosted by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). Floros’ visit included legislative meetings with the San                                                                                                  United Food & Commercial Workers Union                                the help that we get from the Food Bank,” continues Michelle.
                                                                                                                              San Diego Run for the Hungry                 AFL-CIO                                      Local 135
Diego Congressional delegation to discuss anti-hunger legislation and federal funding for USDA commodity programs             The Swinerton Foundation -                 San Diego Unified Port District
administered by the Food Bank. During Floros’ visit to Washington D.C., he met with the offices of Rep. Susan Davis, Rep.       Swinerton Builders                                                                                                                                          As Michelle walks through the food line she receives ground turkey, fresh cabbage, two heads of
                                                                                                                                                                         San Marcos Community Foundation
Scott Peters, Rep. Juan Vargas, and Rep. Mike Levin.                                                                          Wells Fargo Foundation                                                                                                                                        fresh romaine lettuce, fresh broccoli, a bag of pears, a bag of apples, a bag of potatoes, a bag of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            red bell peppers, fresh bread, fruit juice, canned vegetables, canned meat, and canned fruits.
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Taj Mahal to Headline 9th Annual                                                                       Special Thanks                                                                                                                       JACOBS & CUSHMAN SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK NEWSLETTER


    AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival
                                       Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
                                                                                                                              Our gratitude goes to the following corporations, foundations, and organizations for their generous support
                                                                                                                              received between December 11, 2018, and March 25, 2019.                                                                              FOOD FOR THOUGHT
                                                                                                                              Businesses
                             The Food Bank’s ninth annual San Diego Blues
                             Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from                                                 Diamond ($50,000 to $2,000,000)            Silver ($5,000 to $9,999)                    Copper ($1,000 to $2,499)                                                                                                                             SPRING 2019
                             noon to 8 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park North                                                  Baker Electric Home Energy                 AlphaGraphics of La Jolla                    Berg Electric Corp.
                             on the downtown San Diego waterfront, next to                                                    Business Complete Solutions                Ametek Programmable Power                    Blaisdells
                                                                                                                              Dunham Trust Company                       Clearway Energy Group                        Capewood Place Software Consulting
                             Seaport Village.
                                                                                                                              Intuit                                     FOX 5 San Diego                              CBIZ
                             The family-friendly event will feature national                                                  Sempra Energy                              iHeartMedia San Diego                        Clare Institute
                             and local blues acts on two stages. This year’s                                                  UnitedHealthcare                           New Horizons Learning Group                  Cox Communications
                             headliner will be Grammy Award–winning blues                                                                                                North County Blind Company                   Dressel Insurance Services
                                                                                                                              Gold ($10,000 to $24,999)                  Northrop Grumman                             E&J Gallo Winery
                             legend, Taj Mahal.                                                                               Barona Resort & Casino                     RKD Alpha Dog                                General Atomics
                                                                                                                              Council Brewing Company                    SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment             General Dynamics Nassco
Other performers at this year’s festival will include The Sleepwalkers, Whitney
                                                                                                                              Bill Howe Plumbing, Heating & Air          Shazeebo                                     Greater Horizons
Shay, Black Market III, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Curtis Salgado, Larkin Poe,
                                                                                                                              KFMB - A Tegna Company                     Starlight Resources                          In Motion
Eric Gales, and Jim Gibson.
                                                                                                                              Qualcomm                                   Wells Fargo Bank                             J.P. Morgan Chase Clearing Corporation
The event will feature specialist food vendors, local craft beer and wine, along                                              Walmart Stores                                                                          Kieffer Orthodontics
                                                                                                                                                                         Bronze ($2,500 to $4,999)                    Pacific Western Bank
with arts and crafts booths. General Admission tickets are $35 before the event
                                                                                                                                                                         BAE Systems                                  The Patio Group
and $40 at the gate. VIP tickets are also available for $150. Children 12 and
                                                                                                                                                                         Datron Holdings                              Principal/First Health Dental
under are free of charge. All proceeds from the event will help the Food Bank
                                                                                                                                                                         The Estate Planning & Legacy Law Center      ShopCore Properties
fight hunger in San Diego County.
                                                                                                                                                                         Jake’s Del Mar                               Streeter Printing
Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled weekend of music by the scenic                                                                                            McGregor’s Grill & Ale House                 Tafapolsky Smith Mehlman
San Diego downtown waterfront, and help the Food Bank give hunger the blues.                                                                                             Mitsubishi Cement
                                                                                                                                                                         Morgan Stanley
The Food Bank is encouraging all event-goers to bring two cans of food. For                                                                                              Radeus Labs
more information and to purchase tickets online visit: SDBluesFest.com.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “I didn’t eat so that my daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Page 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           could have food.”
                                                                                                                              Foundations & Organizations
    Food Bank CEO Visits Washington D.C.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please Support          On a spring afternoon, Michelle stands in line for food assistance with her two-year-old
                                                                                                                              Diamond ($50,000 to $2,000,000)            Silver ($5,000 to $9,999)                    Copper ($1,000 to $2,499)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            daughter, Aiden, at the Food Bank’s food distribution in El Cajon.
                                                                                                                              The Albertsons Companies Foundation        Paul Bechtner Foundation                     California Department of Tax and Fee          our Stamp Out
                                                                                                                              Cushman Foundation                         Boys & Girls Foundation                        Administration                              Hunger Food Drive,      I am a single mom. I work full time, over
                                                                                                                              The Melvin Garb Foundation                 David C Copley Foundation                    Dan Cameron Family Foundation                 Saturday, May 11        40 hours a week, but it’s hard making ends
                                                                                                                              Tri-City Healthcare District               Kaiser Foundation Health Plan                Christ Episcopal Church Thrift Shop                                   meet. I work as a cashier at a fast food            “I work full time as a cashier,
                                                                                                                                                                         John S Lyons Memorial Foundation Inc         Combined Federal Campaign                     Page 3                  restaurant,” explains Michelle.
                                                                                                                              Platinum ($25,000 to $49,999)              The JP Martin Foundation                     Escondido Senior Enterprises                                                                                              but we struggle to get by. After
                                                                                                                              County of San Diego                        Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Foundation                                                                                                                             rent, bills, my car payment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kitchell Employee Foundation                  2018 Annual Report      “I found out about the Food Bank’s food
                                                                                                                              The James Irvine Foundation                Qualcomm Charitable Foundation               National Christian Foundation                                         distribution here in El Cajon, and I have been
                                                                                                                              Kroger Foundation - Ralphs/Food 4 Less                                                                                                is Available Online!                                                        and childcare, there’s not much
                                                                                                                                                                         Union Bank Foundation                        Religious Offering Fund, Naval Air Station                            coming here for a little over a year now.
                                                                                                                              Price Philanthropies Foundation                                                           North Island                                                        The food that we get from the Food Bank             leftover for food.”
                                                                                                                              Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation         Bronze ($2,500 to $4,999)                                                                  Page 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians                                        helps us so much. We love the fresh fruit and
                                                                                                                                                                         Ameritino Foundation                                                                                                                                                                         - Michelle, 22, El Cajon
                                                                                                                              Gold ($10,000 to $24,999)                                                               Sempra Employee Giving Network                AimLoan.com             vegetables and the fresh meat. Fresh produce
                                                                                                                                                                         Associated Students, San Diego State Univ.
                                                                                                                              California Association of Food Banks       ClubCorp Charities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    San Diego               is so expensive at the supermarket. I just
                                                                                                                              Coit Family Foundation                     Courage Campaign Institute                                                                 Blues Festival,         can’t afford it,” says Michelle.
CEO Jim Floros with Rep. Juan Vargas        CEO Jim Floros with Rep. Mike Levin       CEO Jim Floros with Rep. Scott Peters   Leichtag Foundation                        Grossmont Healthcare District                                                              Saturday, Sept. 7       “I recently separated from my husband. Right now I am able to get by on WIC and the help that
                                                                                                                              The Gilbert J. Martin Foundation           The Hill Charitable Foundation
                                                                                                                              Morrison & Foerster Foundation                                                                                                                                we get from the Food Bank. Before, there were times when we didn’t have enough food to eat.
                                                                                                                                                                         San Diego Aces Disc Golf Club
In March, the Food Bank’s CEO Jim Floros attended the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington                    Allison & Robert Price Family Foundation                                                                                                                      I would feed my daughter, but I wouldn’t eat because there was no food. I am very thankful for
                                                                                                                                                                         San Diego Unified Port District
D.C., hosted by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). Floros’ visit included legislative meetings with the San          San Diego Run for the Hungry               San Marcos Community Foundation                                                                                    the help that we get from the Food Bank,” continues Michelle.
Diego Congressional delegation to discuss anti-hunger legislation and federal funding for USDA commodity programs             The Swinerton Foundation -
administered by the Food Bank. During Floros’ visit to Washington D.C., he met with the offices of Rep. Susan Davis, Rep.       Swinerton Builders                                                                                                                                          As Michelle walks through the food line she receives ground turkey, fresh cabbage, two heads of
Scott Peters, Rep. Juan Vargas, and Rep. Mike Levin.                                                                          Wells Fargo Foundation                                                                                                                                        fresh romaine lettuce, fresh broccoli, a bag of pears, a bag of apples, a bag of potatoes, a bag of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            red bell peppers, fresh bread, fruit juice, canned vegetables, canned meat, and canned fruits.
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