Collection translates to 723 lives saved and 3,913 meals

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (December 2, 2021)--San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, supported the SDCCU Holiday Bowl Blood and Food Drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank and San Diego Food Bank. The event took place at Grossmont Center in La Mesa on Thursday, November 18 and collected a total of 4,215 pounds of food which is equivalent to 3,913 meals, and over 241 pints of blood, which will impact 723 lives throughout San Diego County.
“SDCCU is proud to support the SDCCU Holiday Bowl Blood and Food Drive benefitting the San Diego Blood Bank and San Diego Food Bank,” said Teresa Campbell, SDCCU president and CEO. “We are delighted by the amount of donations collected from our giving community members as we know it will help many people in need this holiday season.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the last two difficult years, the blood supply is critically low and new donations are continuously needed to provide for patients in the region. This is significant as more than half of the blood supply comes from these mobile drives! To schedule a blood donation, visit the San Diego Blood Bank scheduling website.
In addition to the 550,000 people that the San Diego Food Bank serves each month, they have been instrumental in hunger-relief for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For a complete list of most-needed foods as well as donation centers, visit the Food Bank website.
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