Hunger in San Diego
For our afternoon session, we focused on hunger issues in San Diego. St. Mark’s does tremendous work in this area with an emergency food pantry that’s supported by St. Bartholomew’s, St. James, Christ Church, Feeding America, and a Jubilee agrant. They also host a fresh food distribution once a month that serves 250-400 families each month. Heather Smith of St. Mark’s has a fantastic powerpoint about hunger in San Diego and the programs at St. Mark’s that she is happy to share with your congregation. She will come and speak at your adult forum, to your day school, your Bible study group, etc. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time for her to visit.
- In the U.S., 48.8 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2010.
- In San Diego, 1 in 5 people don’t know where their next meal is coming from. 446,000 people live below the poverty level here.
- St. David’s shared its successful fresh food distribution program every Sunday. They serve 40-50 families every week.
- All Souls’ serves dinner once a month at the Episcopal Church Center in Ocean Beach. They prep and serve the meal and feed 165 souls. St. Andrew’s in Pacific Beach hosts a weekly dinner for homeless people. St. John’s, Chula Vista feeds homeless people on a rotational schedule through South Bay Community Services.