St Barnabas partners with Jacob & Cushman Food Bank San Diego to provide supplemental food supplies for those in the community in need. Food Bank is held monthly at St Barnabas and is coordinated with other locations around Borrego so that there is always a Food Bank accessible to the community. During 2021 the Monthly Food Bank at St Barnabas - in partnership with the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank and numerous volunteers in Borrego and nearby - distributed 136,773 pounds of food valued at $160,469. On average the Food Bank served 226 families monthly representing an estimated 700 people making a major impact on food insecurity in the Borrego Valley.
Food Bank Schedule for 2023
The Food Distribution schedule for 2023 is below. All dates are Monday. Food distribution starts between 10:30 to 11 am depending on when the truck arrives.
January 23 February 27 March 20 April 17 May 15 June 19 July 17 August 21 September 18 October 16 November 20 December 18
At St. Barnabas the Food Bank generally provides food assistance for 150 - 200 families representing 750 - 800 individuals. St Barnabas was the first food bank in the area and has been providing food assistance for well over a decade. The video below was from a recent food bank distribution day and gives an idea of what this important outreach provides.