For many kids who rely on school meals throughout the year, summer can be a tough time. The good news is there are initiatives happening all across the U.S. to help fill the gap for food insecure students during the summer months, everything from mobile meal trucks to a summer meals texting service and various local summer meals programs  https://www.nokidhungry.org/what-we-do/summer-meals.

The even better news is, there are summer food initiatives happening right now in our own community for everyone to get involved!

Case in point: the food drive for the Boys and Girls Clubs in north county San Diego recently completed delivery of 200 summer food bags on June 11, 2019, to 3 Boys and Girls Clubs (2 in Escondido and 1 in Poway). That’s over 5,000 pounds of food delivered!   

How did this happen?  The terrific partnership of the following groups worked together seamlessly in a very short period of time:

Unite NCI

Interfaith Community Services

Friends & Family Community Connections

CRB – Church of Rancho Bernardo

Emmanuel Faith Church of Escondido

I work for the Boys & Girls Clubs and I can tell you this food will have a tremendous impact on our families. When I heard the food had been delivered to the sites, I called the staff to check in with them. They were so excited at the quantity and the quality of the food. They couldn’t wait to share the food with the families. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for giving our families this gift.

— Michelle Malin, VP Development, Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego

That’s what we call uniting together to help people thrive!

 So, what’s next?  Keep the momentum going of course! Unite NCI will orchestrate a food drive for the entire month of July, in which they’ll help organize, accept, and distribute food donations from all over San Diego county. It’s a wonderful way to get involved with Unite NCI and help hungry kids in our community.

For questions or help, contact Karen at 619-920-1293 or Karen@thechurchrb.org to pick up Food Drive Grocery Bags for your business or collective effort.

Please deliver food to CRB (Church of Rancho Bernardo), 11740 Bernardo Plaza Ct. any time during the month of July.

Have too much food to deliver?  No problem!  Unite NCI will pick up from your business or location!

Any non-perishable food items are greatly desired. We are always in need of the following:

  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned proteins like tuna, chicken, black beans, soups & stews
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Healthy, Non-perishable snacks like nuts, dried fruit, banana chips, popcorn or crackers

Thanks for getting involved!