Due to the continuing effects of COVID-19, the San Diego Blood Bank and San Diego Food Bank face a greater need than ever

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (November 15, 2021) -- San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, is asking the community to donate at the SDCCU Holiday Bowl Blood and Food Drive, benefiting the San Diego Blood Bank and the San Diego Food Bank.
The SDCCU Holiday Bowl Blood and Food Drive will be held on Thursday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Grossmont Center in La Mesa. Blood donations are by appointment only, but food donations can be dropped off anytime during the event. The most needed food items are: canned meats and fish, canned vegetables, canned fruits, jars of peanut butter and dried shelf-stable goods like oatmeal, cereals and pasta. Glass jars, homemade food products and alcohol cannot be accepted.
“We encourage the community to donate in any way they can at the upcoming SDCCU Holiday Bowl Blood and Food Drive,” said Teresa Campbell, president and CEO at SDCCU. “SDCCU has been a longtime supporter of the life-saving efforts of the San Diego Blood Bank and we are pleased to continue support for the San Diego Food Bank and their efforts to provide hunger-relief—which has been vital for those experiencing financial hardship as a result of the difficulties the community has faced in the last two years.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the blood supply is critically low and donations are needed to provide for patients in the region. Effects of the pandemic have created a slew of blood drive cancellations, which has contributed to the shortage. This is significant as more than half of the blood supply comes from these mobile drives! If you can’t donate at the event, you can schedule a donation here San Diego Blood Bank scheduling website.
In addition to the 350,000 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, visit the Food Bank website.
For more information and details on the drive please visit holidaybowl.com/blooddrive.
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