15% of San Diegans face “food insecurity,” which means that little or no food is available at home. Of this percentage, 164,000 are children. The Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank is working to combat hunger in San Diego by serving 370,000 San Diegans each month.
Each fall the SDSU community collects non-perishable food items and monetary donations during Aztecs Rock Hunger. For every $1 donated, the food bank can provide 6 lbs. of food for hungry San Diegans, including fresh produce, a welcomed, healthy alternative.
In addition, 20% of monetary donations from Aztecs Rock Hunger go to the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT), which assists students who are experiencing food and housing insecurity. Monetary donations also convert to the pounds of food provided at the A.S. food pantry.
Watch for the start of Aztec Rock Hunger in Fall 2019.