The San Diego Food Bank provides food to people in need, advocates for the hungry and educates the public about hunger issues.
An Invitational Grant from Satterberg Foundation supported SDFB's Fresh Produce Initiative Challenge Grant. Matching funds were given by consortium of three local San Diego foundations: the Price Family Charitable Fund, the Leichtag Family Foundation and the Hervey Family Fund.
The funds were solely used to purchase fresh produce through the California Association of Food Banks' "Farm to Family" program, and enabled SDFB to distribute over 4 million pounds of fresh produce in 2011. The food bank also started a nutrition program that provides healthy recipes and cooking demonstrations. They now partner with 375 non-profit service organizations and distribute more than 20 million pounds of food per year.