Collaboration with local, state, and national organizations is essential in the fight against hunger. Partners of the San Diego Hunger Coalition include social service providers, government agencies, school districts, health care providers, and funders.
2-1-1 San Diego
ACLU San Diego
Alliance for African Assistance
Alliance to Transform CalFresh
Alpha Kappa Alpha Head Start
American Indian Health Council
American Red Cross WIC
Birthline of San Diego
Black Infant Health Program
California Association of Food Banks
California Coalition for Welfare Rights Organization
California Department of Social Services
California Food Policy Advocates
Cesar Chavez Elementary
Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services
Chula Vista Community Collaborative
City Heights Farmers Market
Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP)
Community Resource Center – Encinitas
Consumer Center for Health, Education & Advocacy (CCHEA)
CRF Care Program
Cultural Access & Resource Enhancement (CARE)
Dreams for Change
El Cajon Collaborative
Employee Rights Center
Episcopal Community Services Head Start
Episcopal Refugee Network
Family Health Centers of San Diego
Feeding America San Diego
First United Methodist Church
Golden SHARE Foods
Grossmont Union High School District
Home Start, Inc.
Hunger Advocacy Network
Indian Health Council- Rincon
Interfaith Community Services
International Rescue Committee
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Jewish Family Service
La Maestra Community Health Center
Legal Aid San Diego
Mental Health System Building Bridges Together
Metro United Methodist
Mid City CAN
Mountain Health & Community Services
National City Collaborative
Neighborhood House Association
New Seasons Church
North County Lifeline
North County Health Services
Nueva Vista Family Services
Project New Village/People’s Produce Project
Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center
San Diego American Indian Health Center
San Diego Health and Human Services Agency
San Diego County Hospital Association
San Diego County Public Health Department
San Diego Freedom Ranch
San Diego Organizing Project
SDSU Research Foundation WIC
San Diego Unified School District
San Diego Youth Services
Sharp Healthcare Systems
St. Vincent de Paul – Father Joe’s Villages
San Ysidro Health Center
SAY San Diego
Scripps City Heights Wellness Center
SD County Office of Education (Migrant Ed)
Sherman Heights Community Center
Somali Family Service
South Bay Community Services
Southern Indian Health Council
St. Luke’s Refugee Network
Super Food Drive
Third Avenue Charitable Organization
UCSD Center for Community Health
UCSD Cooperative Extension
UCSD School of Medicine
USD School of Nonprofit Management
CalFresh Task Force - The San Diego Hunger Coalition is the facilitator of the CalFresh Task Force, a group of more than 60 community partner organizations that provide CalFresh application assistance, and liaisons from each of the San Diego County HHSA Family Resource Centers. Members meet on a monthly basis to share and receive program updates and collaborate to improve the systems through which San Diego residents apply for and receive CalFresh food assistance.
California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) - Provide CalFresh enrollment outreach training and on-going consultation to more than 40 organizations. Support a robust reauthorization of the Child Nutrition programs. The San Diego Hunger Coalition is providing leadership as part of CAFB’s statewide Alliance to Transform CalFresh.
California Hunger Action Coalition (CHAC) - Coordinate advocacy so that those with limited resources can meet their nutritional needs. The San Diego Hunger Coalition provides leadership as part of CHAC’s steering committee.
Childhood Obesity Initiative (COI) - Collaboration grounded in the belief that solutions to hunger must employ nutrition-focused strategies that tackle the related problems of hunger and obesity. The San Diego Hunger Coalition is a member of the COI Leadership Council.
County Nutrition Action Plan – The CNAP working group aims to coordinate federal nutrition education (SNAP-ed) with CalFresh outreach efforts across San Diego County to ensure that those who are eligible for federal food assistance receive application assistance paired with nutrition education on healthy ways to stretch their food dollars.
San Diego Food System Alliance – Officially launched in October 2012, the San Diego Food System Alliance (SDFSA) is a multi-stakeholder coalition of individuals and organizations working to create a better food system for everyone in San Diego County. The Alliance is working to take action on the most pressing problems facing the San Diego food system by considering the long-term interests of everyone involved in food and agriculture in San Diego. The San Diego Hunger Coalition provides leadership by serving on the Steering Committee and as Chair of the Access to Healthy Food committee.
Hunger Advocacy Network - The Hunger Advocacy Network is a collaborative of 21 San Diego organizations, including social service agencies, food banks, and advocacy organizations, that work together to achieve a long-term, systemic reduction in food insecurity in San Diego by shaping state policy.
Mid-City CAN - Ensure nutrition needs of Mid-City residents are met. North County Food Policy Council – A committee of the Alliance for Regional Solutions, this collaboration of food assistance organizations and local government agencies seeks to eliminate hunger in North County.
County Nutrition Action Plan (CNAP) – Work with CNAP to integrate CalFresh outreach and nutrition education.
Summer Meals Task Force – The Hunger Coalition currently facilitates the Summer Meals Task Force, which is a working group of the County Nutrition Action Plan (CNAP). The task force works to increase participation in the federally funded Summer Meals Program, a program that aims to stand in during the summer for the meals that low-income children receive for free or reduced-prices while at school.
Senior Nutrition Security Task Force -Work with partners agencies to increase access to healthy food among San Diego County seniors through CalFresh and other federal nutrition assistance programs.
The San Diego Hunger Coalition gratefully acknowledges the following contributors that enable us to do our important work:
California Association of Food Banks
California Bank & Trust
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program
David C. Copley Foundation
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
Kasperick Family Foundation
LJ Galinson Advised Fund
Lynn Family Fund
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Szekely Family Foundation