San Diego Regional Water Agencies Boost Efforts to Fight Hunger

By on April 30, 2020

The San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies are supporting a virtual food drive in partnership with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. The campaign allows donors to select and purchase items such as canned meats, vegetables, fruits, peanut butter and oatmeal for distribution to needy residents. To donate, go to www.bit.ly/SDWaterAgencyFoodDrive.

The effort was originally launched by the Water Authority Board for it’s staff and Board members earlier this month. Since then, the program was expanded to include the 24 retail member agencies countywide. Nearly $6,000 has been contributed to the Food Bank so far.

“The region’s water industry is committed to sustaining our community in this time of acute need,” said Water Authority Board Chair Jim Madaffer. “The San Diego region has come together time and again to meet challenges such as wildfires, and we’re doing the same to provide hunger relief during this crisis.”

The San Diego Food Bank typically helps feed 350,000 people each month at 200 distribution sites across the region.