Stacy Rungaitis, Director of Development and Marketing, Feeding San Diego was our featured speaker.  To start the program, Stacy showed an excellent video about hunger in local communities.
Founded in 2007, Feeding San Diego (FSD) is the leading hunger-relief organization in the county, distributing healthy food with dignity to San Diego residents struggling with hunger. The non-profit organization, funded by philanthropic and community support, is devoted to advocacy and education focused on feeding the hungry. 
Providing nearly half of the food distributed by FSD, the Food Rescue program diverts quality food heading for the landfill to serve clients. FSD partners with more than 180 local grocery stores, to rescue an average of nearly a million pounds of fresh food each month. Produce, dairy, baked-goods, meats and other perishable items that would otherwise go to waste are generously donated and picked up directly by partner agencies. Recognized for its efficiency and effectiveness, this model enables FSD to reduce food waste while providing nutritious food to the community.
In February of 2008, FSD moved into a 30,000-square-foot warehouse to better serve families in need. Later in 2010, the organization relocated to a new 50,000-square-foot distribution center in Sorrento Valley and quickly emerged as the leading hunger-relief organization in the county the following year.
The FSD organization is committed to a culture of responsibility and dignity and to leading our local community in the fight against hunger by efficiently providing access to food and nutritious meals. Feeding San Diego builds local and national partnerships with purpose.
In addition to other financial support, Feeding San Diego relies on contributions from national and local partnerships to source product.
There are several ways to get involved:
  • Donate Funds Online: Become a monthly donor, or give through one of our campaigns or promotions. No matter how large or small, every dollar makes a difference. 
  • Donate Food: Organize a food and funds drive to contribute to hunger-relief while raising awareness in the community. Food donations are welcome and appreciated. 
  • Volunteer: FSD relies on the support of more than 13,000 volunteers annually. Bring your family, organization, or corporate group to our distribution center and help get food to those who need it most.
  • Advocate: Speak out against hunger. Help spread awareness of food insecurity in San Diego County and advocate on behalf of families throughout the region.
  • Talks & Tours: FSD regularly presents information on the state of hunger in our region and how their programs make an impact on community need. To schedule a talk or tour, please contact Stacy Rungaitis at 858.768.7424 or