The San Diego Self Storage annual food drive to benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank wrapped up on May 31st! All of our San Diego locations were ready to accept your donations. Customers, friends and neighbors dropped off canned goods and food items at the San Diego Self Storage facility and also shopped in the virtual grocery store.
Due to our region’s high cost of living, tens of thousands of low-income families, including low-income military families, and fixed-income seniors rely on the Food Bank to put food on the table. Of the 350,000 people the Food Bank serves monthly, 39,000 are low-income military personnel and their dependents; 10,000 are fixed-income seniors; 76,000 live at or near the poverty level and receive assistance through our Emergency Food Assistance Program; and 2,600 are elementary school children living in poverty who receive weekend backpacks full of food through our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program in 14 San Diego County school districts.
We were eager to partner with the San Diego Food Bank again this year and make even more meaningful contributions in 2019. With your help we collected over 9,000 food items in May. That's 1,500 more food items than we collected in 2018! The success of this campaign will surely benefit the lives of those in need in a positive way!
San Diego Self Storage has served San Diego since 1972, and we are grateful to be a part of this amazing community of generous people. THANK YOU for your donation and support of the food drive. Your support is always greatly appreciated.