Since ARH’s inception, SDSU has raised over 3.7 million pounds of food for the Food Bank and 344,137 was raised in the 2020 campaign. We strive to do more and raise more to fight food and nutrition insecurity in our community. With 604,005 San Diegans facing nutrition insecurity every day, including 284,518 children, SDSU and Associated Students strives to serve the hunger needs of our San Diego community.
As part of ARH, 20% of the monetary donations are donated directly to the Economic Crisis and Response Team (ECRT). The ECRT is a university program that assists students who are facing crises such as housing or food insecurity. During fall 2019, ECRT assisted 250 students. During spring 2020, ECRT assisted 1,200 students who were financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Additionally, the food collected through ARH provides the food, including fresh produce given at the A.S. Food Pantry. Our on-campus food pantry gives out an average of over 100,00 pounds of food annually to SDSU students and provides additional resources and education on other programs that fight against food insecurity.
Thank you to all who have donated in the past to make ARH so successful. This campaign serves our SDSU and larger San Diego community, and with your help, we can make a difference.