Donations provide September relief to hungry students

With September being San Diego Hunger Awareness Month, Mission Fed Credit Union has partnered with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank to support the Foods 4 Kids Backpack Program, which provides weekend backpacks filled with food to local elementary school students who live in poverty and have little to no food over the weekends when free school meals are unavailable.

“The Food Bank is very grateful to Mission Fed Credit Union and its members for generously donating funds to support this school year’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. This vital program provides backpacks filled with nutritious food every Friday to elementary school children living in poverty who receive free meals during the week but face hunger at home over the weekend. On behalf of the Food Bank’s staff and family of volunteers, we thank Mission Fed Credit Union and their members for their generous support helping the Food Bank serve local children in need,” said Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank CEO Casey Castillo in a press release.

Mission Fed President and CEO Debra Schwartz said it costs the food bank $8 to feed one child for the weekend, but that every dollar helps.

“We have seen time and time again how generous our members, our staff and the greater San Diego community are – particularly when it comes to the kids. Food insecurity is a cause near and dear to our hearts and we thoroughly enjoy supporting this important effort,” she stated.

Throughout September, San Diegans can visit any Mission Fed branch to donate, or donate online via the following link: