SAN DIEGO -- Special Delivery San Diego, the home-delivered meal service and food pantry serving members of the HIV/AIDS community and others with life-threatening illnesses or experiencing food insecurity, has received an $8,000 donation from Bears San Diego.
"We are honored and so very pleased to be one of the recipients of Bears San Diego’s fundraising efforts this year," said Ruth Henricks, executive director. “The funds will be put to very good use to purchase nutritious foods to produce our home-delivered meals and purchase foods stocked on the shelves of our food pantry.”
Established in 1994, Bears San Diego, a club for bear and bear fanciers with members worldwide, operates as a fundraising organization and a social club. According to Aaron Borovoy, Mr. Bear San Diego 2013, the organization raised money for Special Delivery and Being Alive San Diego.
“These organizations were chosen because of their force for good in the community as well as the impact that our fundraising efforts would have on them," Borovoy saod. “The proceeds are distributed annually at the Mr. Bear San Diego contest which was held this year on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at The Hole.”
Special Delivery has served over 1.7 million meals to over 4,600 clients with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses since its founding in 1991. Clients receive two cold meals and one hot meal daily and groceries for the weekend. The organization’s food pantry serves over 4,000 visitors annually. In late 2013, Special Delivery launched its diabetic food pantry, the only such pantry offering foods for diabetics in Southern California and only the fourth such pantry in the U.S.
For more information, or for volunteer opportunities, contact Special Delivery at 619-297-7373.