SSC Pacific makes a dent in local hunger

SSC Pacific personnel donated more than 6,400 pounds of non-perishable food and household goods as part of the ninth annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive Campaign to fight hunger in the local community. Feds Feed Families is a national effort by federal agencies to help food banks and pantries stay stocked in summer months when they historically see a decrease in donations and increase in demand.

All items collected by SSC Pacific were donated to Feeding San Diego, a local food bank, where they’ll be used to provide more than 5,330 meals to those in need in the San Diego community. SSC Pacific Commanding Officer Capt. Mel Yokoyama said the generosity of Center personnel and the work of the volunteers who organized, collected and delivered the goods are greatly appreciated.

“In just two months, you voluntarily helped collect over 6,400 pounds of non-perishable goods, surpassing last year's total of 3,700 pounds,” Yokoyama said. “You made a difference in the lives of people in our community and helped to make this year's campaign a huge success! Thank you for your efforts in supporting this great cause.”

Feeding San Diego CEO Vince Hall echoed that sentiment, and added that while San Diego might seem like an affluent region, the need for these donations is great.

“Feds Feed Families exemplifies the best of federal employees joining together to fight hunger in our community,” Hall said. “These donations will help the nearly 400,000 children, families and seniors struggling with hunger in San Diego.”


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