Random Acts of Kindness Day: Assist Feed Others in San Diego County

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One of the ways you can make a difference on Random Acts of Kindness Day this year is to make sure your San Diego County neighbors have enough to eat.

About 14.1 percent of the people in San Diego County are tight on food budgets due to job losses, business closures, and other economic problems caused by the pandemic. This comes from a projection by Feeding America, the country’s largest hunger relief organization, which finds that up to 50 million Americans were facing food insecurity by the end of 2020.

You can help Feeding America with a tax-deductible contribution that says the economic fallout from the pandemic sent millions of Americans to food banks for the first time. For every $ 1 you give, Feeding America can offer 10 meals through its network of 200 grocery banks serving and delivering 60,000 pantries, kitchens, and dining programs.

If you’re among those struggling to find enough food or want to volunteer, here are some resources here in San Diego County:

Random Acts of Kindness Day dates back to 1995 and the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, a small not-for-profit organization based in Denver. According to DaysOfTheYear.com, it was adopted in New Zealand in 2004 and has since been celebrated around the world to help others in an easy way.

It takes place on February 17th every year regardless of what day of the week it falls, as the national holiday calendar shows.

Patch has partnered with Feeding America to help raise awareness of the millions of Americans who are starving. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks across the country, estimates that by the end of 2020, more than 50 million Americans will not have enough nutritious foods to eat due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a social patch project. Feeding America receives 100 percent of donations. Find out how to donate in your community or find a pantry near you.

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