Feeding San Diego's Together Tour to stop in Fallbrook Aug. 13
Last updated 8/12/2021 at 2:39pm
SAN DIEGO – Feeding San Diego, San Diego County’s leading hunger relief and food rescue organization, has hit a milestone with its Together Tour series of free food distributions: over one million pounds of food have been distributed.
This effort has been undertaken by the nonprofit, which rallied into action with the help of volunteers, donors, and food donors to provide increased food assistance to those whose livelihoods continue to be affected by the pandemic. So far, there have been 35 food distributions as part of the Together Tour, with over 67,000 individuals served. Every Together Tour food distribution is open to anyone in need with no requirements.
The Together Tour will be stopping at the Palomar College Fallbrook Education Center, 35090 Horse Ranch Creek Road, Friday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Anyone needing food is asked to arrive between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Since February, Feeding San Diego has operated the Together Tour to provide large numbers of San Diegans with access to nutritious food in areas of the county that have been identified as hunger hot spots, including Chula Vista, San Diego, and Escondido.
What began as a large-scale drive through distribution specifically for members of the hard-hit hospitality industry has now evolved into a countywide series of food distributions that will continue on through the end of this year. The Together Tour is an accomplishment for the nonprofit because it’s the first large-scale food distribution that the team has operated independently without any partners.
“We are proud to celebrate this milestone with the community. The Together Tour really is an amazing example of what we can accomplish when we unite around the goal to end hunger across San Diego County. Identifying areas where we need to get more food out into the community on a larger scale is really what the Together Tour is all about. We want people facing hunger across our community to know they are not alone. We are in this together,” said Dan Shea, CEO of Feeding San Diego. “We could not have achieved this milestone of 1,000,000 pounds of food distributed without the generosity of the community, including donors, and volunteers, so thank you.”
Together Tour sites are located across the county in parking lots in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Fallbrook, San Diego, San Marcos, and Sorrento Valley. Every site has a recurring date and time and people can register in advance or drive through day-of. To register, go to https://feedingsandiego.org/together-tour/.
Those who attend receive at least 50 pounds of food, including dry goods, fresh produce, and a frozen meat protein. The operations move very quickly, and almost 1,000 households have been served in under an hour at certain sites.
The Together Tour is also a resource for patients facing cancer as part of the organization’s Feeding Patients program, in partnership with the San Diego Padres and Curebound. At all current Together Tour distributions, patients facing cancer can drive through to receive free food assistance. Almost 350 patients facing cancer have been served to date.
Submitted by Feeding San Diego.