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Feeding San Diego received a $150,000 grant from Starbucks to help end hunger in San Diego County. Over the next year, the funding will support the services Feeding San Diego offers to children and youth, families, and seniors at 66 direct service sites, including 40 school pantries, 16 rural mobile pantries, three direct senior sites, five community colleges, and two direct military pantries.

“We are grateful for Starbucks commitment to ending hunger in America and for their investment in the local San Diego community,” said Vince Hall, CEO, Feeding San Diego. “This grant will enable us to support underserved populations with high food insecurity rates across the county, including more than 120,000 children. Starbucks has been an incredible partner to Feeding San Diego since we first piloted the FoodShare program in 2017. Since then, Feeding San Diego has collected and distributed 986,450 meals to people facing hunger through this
program. We thank Starbucks for their leadership and look forward to our continued partnership.”

“Starbucks is committed to doing our part to alleviate hunger in the U.S.,” said Jane Maly, social impact manager at Starbucks. “Our grant to Feeding San Diego’s mobile pantry program is an expansion on our existing partnership to donate our surplus food, helping them to provide access to give kids the nourishment they need to learn and succeed.”

Starbucks is increasing its commitment to ending hunger, particularly among children and families, by investing in Feeding America programs and member food banks across the U.S.

This summer, the company committed $1.5 million to 17 food banks across the United States, including Feeding San Diego, as part of its efforts to help alleviate hunger. Starbucks has also donated 15 million meals since 2016 through its U.S. FoodShare program, and is expanding hunger-related donation programs to additional countries around the world.

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