The need for food has never been greater in San Diego, and Mayor Jerry Sanders was at the downtown Salvation Army today to help distribute food and ask people to donate food for the county's more than 200,000 people in need of food this holiday season.
"We need help," said Mayor Jerry Sanders. "We need to help everybody in San Diego and that's what this is about is enlisting the aid of everybody in San Diego to help those, and I think as a community we owe it to everybody to do the best we possibly can."
There will be plastic food bins at many San Diego locations including Jerome's, Von's, Albert sons, Wells Fargo and all fire stations.
The food that is most needed is canned goods and packaged foods like beans and rice.
People are encouraged to drop off food at any of the locations. Money is also greatly appreciated. All the donated food is donated through community organizations like the Salvation Army and Rescue Mission.
For more information visit the San Diego Food Bank.