Aztecs Rock Hunger 2020




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Cars lined up and people placing bags filled with food in trunks of the lined -up cars.

Woman voiceover: “Now more than ever, our community needs us.”

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Aerial shot of the Jacobs & Cushman food warehouse and volunteers packing food on an assembly line in the warehouse

Woman voiceover: “Before the COVID-19 pandemic, The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank served around 350,000 people each month.”

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Volunteers loading car trunks with food in parking lots. Aztecs Rock Hunger logo in the background with dates of food drive

Woman voiceover: “Since the beginning of the pandemic, that monthly number has climbed to nearly 600,000 people. Food insecurity has become a bigger issue than ever, and Aztecs Rock Hunger is here to help fight it.”

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Clips of volunteers in the warehouse and volunteers at the A.S. food pantry

Woman voiceover: “Aztecs Rock Hunger is an annual university-wide food drive running this year from Sept. 28 through Oct. 18. All donations collected will benefit the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our own SDSU community through the A.S. Food Pantry, which distributes an average of 100,000 lbs of food annually to SDSU students. ”

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Clip of student handing cashier money for their purchase from Aztec Shops Market Aerial view of the San Diego State University campus

Woman voiceover: “Additionally, 20% of monetary donations benefit the SDSU Economic Crisis Response Team, which supports SDSU students experiencing food, housing or other economic crisis.”

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Volunteers in a parking preparing food distribution, followed by an aerial shot of the San Diego State Campus

Woman voiceover: “Food insecurity is not an issue unique to any one demographic. It affects all of us.”

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Aerial shot of the San Diego State Campus. 

Text: 41.6% of students in the CSU are food insecure

Woman voiceover: “A basic needs study by the California State University system found that 41.6% of students in the CSU were food insecure and as a result of COVID-19, we expect that number to rise. ”

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Victor Panera, A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs, sitting at a desk in an office.

Victor Panera: “By providing resources to help individuals and families who are battling food insecurity, Aztecs Rock Hunger provides an invaluable service to our SDSU and San Diego community. With your help, we will continue to support and empower members of our community to live a life where they don’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. Join us as we battle food insecurity one pound at a time, because now more than ever, we must come together to be “One SDSU and One San Diego community.””

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Text: Donate Now by visiting sdsu.edu/aztecsrockhunger 

Victor Panera: “You can donate now by visiting sdsu.edu/aztecsrockhunger”

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Aztec Rock Hunger logo and the Associated Students San Diego State logo side by side that zooms out to the San Diego State University logo