From Our Editors
Every week, Feeding America San Diego supplies nutritious food to more than 73,000 children, families, and seniors facing hunger. Making such a feat possible is the heart of the organization, a team of 9,000 volunteers who sort, clean, and bag the food before sending it out to a network of partner soup kitchens and schools across the area. Nearly half of the people served by these programs are younger than 18, and much of the rest are families in rural areas and seniors who often have to choose between eating and buying medicine. But because of its connection to Feeding America national, the organization is in no short supply of food—it has access to 2 billion pounds in addition to the goods it sources locally. This means it can turn each donated dollar into six meals, an efficiency that's much to the benefit of underserved locals.