While summer is associated with fun, vacations and more free time for children, some students are faced with more food insecurity due to avoiding regular meals during the school holidays. This concern is widespread in San Diego County due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy.
However, Feeding San Diego ensures that children do not have to go hungry with the “Fuel for Summer” program.
By feeding in San Diego, kids don’t have to go hungry with the Fuel for Summer program. NBC 7’s Lauren Coronado has more.
Food insecure children are often dependent on school meals, so the longer school closings have proven difficult. Because of this, Feeding San Diego has established emergency distribution centers so families in need can receive food and meals.
According to Vince Hall, CEO of Feeding San Diego, the organization has 300 sales locations across the county. During the summer break, special sales outlets will be set up as part of the “Fuel for Summer” program, where young people in need can get food without stigmatization.
The COVID-19 pandemic created increased food insecurity for local families. To counteract this, the “Fuel for Summer” campaign aims to feed those in need.
“It breaks my heart that the children, who are most innocent of us, must go hungry at a time when society suffers from unemployment, fear of a virus and many other worries,” Hall told NBC 7.
Through June 12, NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 are partnering with Feeding San Diego, which will double all donations to the nonprofit. You can find more information about the partnership and donations here.
By 7 p.m., the ride had raised nearly $ 26,000. Thank you San Diego!
One in four children in San Diego County is at risk of starvation during the summer recess, but Feeding San Diego is doing everything possible to ensure this doesn’t happen through its Fuel for Summer program.