Food distribution will provide emergency groceries to low income families and low-income seniors. The distribution is first come, first served. The Food Bank will have enough food supplies to serve 1,000 vehicles starting at 9 a.m. The food distribution is open only to households that meet income guidelines (below).
The San Diego Food Bank, in partnership with the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council, will host a mass “drive through” food distribution for low-income families and seniors at SDCCU Stadium on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. until all of the food is gone. Teachers, construction workers, nurses, grocery workers and more are mobilizing donations, volunteering and providing logistical support to ensure San Diegans are able to access food during the crisis.
The food distribution will target vulnerable, low-income families and seniors affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The food distribution will be “touchless” meaning that attendees will not leave their cars. Food will be placed directly in the back seat or truck.
Labor Council and Food Bank volunteers will sign signature pads on the household’s behalf. Those attending must meet income guidelines set out below to be eligible for food assistance.
This will be a “self-certifying” food distribution, meaning that families will not need to show proof of income or provide I.D. to receive food assistance. Families simply need to verbally verify that they fall below the income guidelines, and a volunteer will sign on behalf of each family.
The groceries that will be distributed will include whole grain spaghetti, peanut butter, brown rice, raisins, canned pears, canned peaches, canned green beans, canned green peas, canned tomato sauce, canned vegetable soup, canned chili, canned salmon, a box of cereal, and a 3-pound bag of fresh oranges. Each food package will total 25 pounds per family/vehicle.
NOTE: For health and safety reasons, no one will be allowed to “walk up” or receive food on foot. Individuals and families who are not able to arrive by car should reach out to the Food Bank directly for resources or visit: www.SanDiegoFoodBank.org/GetHelp for a food distribution site near their residence.
WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9 a.m. until all of the food is gone
WHERE: SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm Stadium) 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
San Diego Food Bank: Income Guidelines for Saturday, March 28 Food Distribution
Household Size Max. Monthly Household Income Max. Annual Household Income
1 $ 2,445.96 $ 29,351.50
2 $ 3,311.54 $ 39,738.50
3 $ 4,177.13 $50,125.50
4 $ 5,024.71 $ 60,512.50
5 $ 5,908.29 $ 70,899.50
6 $ 6,773.88 $ 81,286.50
7 $ 7,639.46 $ 91,673.50
8 $ 8,505.04 $ 102,060.50
9 $ 9,370.63 $ 112,447.50
10 $ 10,263.21 $ 122,834.50
Over 10 add $865.58 each add $10,387 each
For information on the Food Bank’s food programs operating during the crisis, visit: www.SanDiegoFoodBank.org/GetHelp and to help support the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs, visit: www.SanDiegoFoodBank.org/response/