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Hale Media to organize food drive to benefit San Diegans in need

Hale Media to organize food drive to benefit San Diegans in need

With so many stories out there about people hoarding and stockpiling food items at grocery stores during the COVID-19 pandemic, one story that isn’t getting told as much is of the thousands of people across San Diego County alone who face food insecurity every single day. Many working families struggle to make ends meet to put food on the table - and an entirely new group of people have suddenly found themselves out of work this week due to the closure of so many venues like bars, restaurants, and more.

But there is help - and you can contribute! Johnathan Hale, publisher of Hale Media, Inc., which publishes San Diego LGBT News, is organizing a community food drive to benefit The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and its North County Food Bank chapter. Through this drive, community members can donate their unused food items once the quarantine has been lifted, and/or choose to make an additional financial contribution to the Food Bank, all benefiting San Diegans in need.

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and its North County Food Bank chapter is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 28 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank serves, on average, 350,000 people per month in San Diego County. To pledge to donate unused food items, please fill out this online form.

Participants have the option to drop their items off directly to the food bank, or have a volunteer pick them up. To assist with the costs related to picking up and transporting donated food items, community members can also make a monetary contribution here.

A GoFundMe page has also been set-up for people who prefer to contribute financially to support the programs of the San Diego Food Bank and its mission to feed San Diegans in need.

Those who have any questions about the food drive campaign can contact Hale here.