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Cbeyond Holiday Efforts to Fight Hunger

December 22, 2010

It is estimated that 483,000 people in San Diego County live at or near the federal poverty level. *(U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2008.) The majority of these people are children who will have no access to food for unknown period of time. Most of these children receive free or reduced-cost meals at their schools, but weekends and school vacations leave food-insecure children at risk of hunger. Community organizations like the San Diego Food Bank are addressing this need with their Food 4 Kids Backpack program, which provides chronically hungry elementary students from 22 local schools with a bag full of food each weekend.

The Cbeyond volunteer team on the job at the San Diego Food Bank

The San Diego Food Bank depends on community support in order to offer services such as the Food 4 Kids Backpack program to deserving recipients. The food bank received both a donation and volunteer support from Cbeyond‘s San Diego office on December 16. Cbeyond employees made an effort to fight hunger with a generous donation of 85 pounds of food from their office food drive. In addition, Cbeyond volunteers assembled 800 bags for the Food 4 Kids Backpack program. Volunteer San Diego thanks Cbeyond for their efforts to fight hunger in San Diego County.

If you are interested in helping out at the San Diego Food Bank, click here.

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