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Blood Donors Feed Hungry Families through San Diego Cares Initiative

San Diego Blood Bank blood donors joined forces to feed hungry families this holiday season. By donating loyalty points earned when they donated blood, blood donors helped the Food Bank provide 39,158 meals to San Diego Families in need. The first-time partnership between the San Diego Blood Bank and San Diego Food Bank was designed to offer San Diegans the opportunity to double the impact of their giving during the holiday season.

San Diego Cares replaced the Chargers Blood Drive in 2017 and was expanded this year to include this unique opportunity to give back.

“Over 1,700 blood donors stepped up in a two-week timeframe to double down on their impact for people in need,” said David Wellis, Ph.D., CEO of San Diego Blood Bank. “We are so thankful for and proud of San Diego’s blood donor community.”

“We are thrilled about the results of this amazing partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank,” said James Floros, President and CEO of Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. “The community really stepped up to the plate this holiday season by donating both blood and food to those in need! On behalf of the Food Bank and those we serve, a huge thank you to the Blood Bank and their donors for supporting our mission.”