Peter Seidler And Dan Shea Announce Feeding San Diego As Latest Partner To Join Initiative To Confront Homelessness

SAN DIEGO: Local business leaders Peter Seidler and Dan Shea have teamed with Feeding San Diego as they advance their efforts to move San Diego's homeless from the streets into temporary SPRUNG structures.

Feeding San Diego is the region's largest hunger-relief charity, serving over 25 million meals per year to seniors, children and families in need. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Feeding San Diego continues to grow rapidly by innovating effective new approaches to rescuing healthy, nutritious food which would otherwise go to waste, and distributing that food to local charities every day.

This plan includes strategies to address many of the severe consequences of homelessness, including food insecurity. Feeding San Diego, in its current role in alleviating hunger amongst the homeless by providing food relief through local agencies, including the Salvation Army and the San Diego Rescue Mission, takes a leadership role in this important endeavor.

“We are fully committed to continuing to make a significant impact in our role by helping to provide a healthy, nutritious mix of food products including fresh fruits and vegetables, to the agencies who will be preparing meals for the residents of these new temporary shelters,” said Vince Hall, CEO of Feeding San Diego. “We congratulate and thank the citizens who have worked together to move this proposal forward, and are committed to working in collaboration to solve one of San Diego's most critical challenges."

According to Shea and Seidler, the proactive and impactful commitment by Feeding San Diego will provide daily relief to hundreds of residents of our city. FSD’s collaboration is another big step as we strive to: 1). reduce the number of unsheltered; and 2). reduce the death count in San Diego caused by homelessness.

Seidler and Shea anticipate the announcement of additional important updates in the days and weeks ahead.

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