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Feeding SD’s Fuel for Summer Campaign Provides Free Meals to Food-Insecure Youth

Plus, veterans learn to create well-balanced meals with Wounded Warrior Project, and upcoming events for your calendar

Feeding San Diego’s Fuel for Summer campaign offers free meals and snacks to its participants during summer.

Each summer, over 127,000 San Diego youths face food insecurity when they lose access to school meals. To combat this, Feeding San Diego’s Fuel for Summer campaign offers free meals and snacks to its participants aged one to 18 years. Also, Feeding San Diego recently added 15 distribution sites throughout the county. The community is invited to donate funds ($10 buys 40 meals), volunteer at distribution centers, and follow Feeding San Diego on social media.

The organization is partnering with San Diego Unified School District to host Summer Fun Cafes throughout the summer. These outdoor events hand out fresh bags of produce and offer nutrition education to children and families.


They served our country, now they’re cooking and serving up dinner. During a Wounded Warrior Project class at the Art Institute of California in San Diego last week, injured veterans and their guests learned how to prepare and cook a dinner of chicken or salmon with sides.

“I never cook, so I wanted to learn how to cook healthy,” Marine Corps veteran Adrian Powell said. “I also don't like to be out much and thought it would be nice to take my wife on a cooking date where I could be comfortable with other warriors. My wife was in awe. She said she almost cried watching me smile and laugh in front of the entire class."

Injured veterans can bond with each other, their families and their communities during WWP events. These bonds help veterans prioritize their mental and physical health.


Coming Up:

June 9: Rise Up! Gala will celebrate San Diego Center for Children’s 131st anniversary at Humphreys by the Bay. In summer cocktail attire, enjoy a performance by Grammy nominated artist Andra Day and the Children’s Choir. 6:00 p.m. Tickets start at $500.

June 16: The theme of San Diego Zoo’s Rendezvous in the Zoo will be “Wild at Heart.” Expect animal encounters, gourmet food, and live entertainment. Tickets start at $500. 

June 24: Company dancers at City Ballet’s fundraiser, Inside the World of Ballet, will show guests and their children how tutus are made, pointe shoes worn, and hair and makeup styled for performances. Proceeds will support City Ballet’s performances and outreach and education programs. 2-4 p.m. at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe, $100 (adults) and $50 (12 and under).

Starting  June 13, Knockaround, a San Diego-based sunglasses company, will release its official 2018 Shark Week sunglasses, a collaboration with Discovery. For every $35 pair purchased online, $5 will go to Oceana, the leading international conservation organization focused on protecting and restoring the world’s oceans. 

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