Last Friday, Sept. 2, local hunger relief and food rescue nonprofits came together for a day of action ahead of San Diego Gives. San Diego Gives is coming up on Thursday, Sept. 8 and is a 24-hour online event that shines a light on the tremendous work of local nonprofits throughout San Diego County.
Put on by ProduceGood, a North County nonprofit that works to recover food through residential harvests, five additional hunger-relief nonprofits joined both as volunteers and recipients of the day’s bounty: Feeding San Diego, Community Resource Center, Paige’s Pantry, Urban Corps and Plus Box (+Box).
The event was a showcase of how local nonprofits work together to make their missions possible. Collaboration is key to making an impact in the local community.
During the two-hour volunteer shift, 40 volunteers worked together to glean 2,000 pounds of lemons from a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe. This provided almost 6,000 servings of fruit to our food-insecure neighbors while keeping nearly a ton of fruit out of the landfill.