Feeding San Diego offers food donations to hospitality workers

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Before the pandemic, hospitality jobs accounted for one in eight jobs in San Diego County. Now practically 80,000 hospitality workers have lost their jobs

SAN DIEGO — The hospitality business is getting some much-needed help from the non-profit group Feeding San Diego. The group rolled out their Spread Love marketing campaign this month, providing 50 kilos of food to hospitality workers nonetheless struggling. The business has been one of many hardest hit economically through the pandemic.

Feeding San Diego says they partnered with the San Diego Tourism Authority to get the phrase out to their members who’re nonetheless attempting to recuperate and should need assistance placing food on the desk.

Before the pandemic started, hospitality jobs accounted for one in eight jobs in San Diego County. Now because the pandemic rages on, practically 80,000 hospitality workers have lost their jobs. Feeding San Diego says they rolled out the Spread Love marketing campaign in February and devoted a food distribution to assist them.

“We’ve distributed close to 2,500 to 3,000 households worth and every registered attendee receives approximately 50 pounds that they go home with. So that includes dry goods, fresh produce, as well as frozen meat protein,” stated Dana Williams, the Marketing and Communications Director for Feeding San Diego.  

Williams says the hospitality and restaurant industries will want a number of assist to rebound and she or he believes the group should stay devoted to serving to those that want it probably the most.

“Unfortunately, the economists are predicting that some of the hardest hit industries such as the tourism industry and hospitality industry in San Diego, that it’ll be a five-year recovery horizon that they expect. So, the reality is this will be a marathon, not a sprint,” Williams stated. 

Although the Spread Love marketing campaign is devoted to hospitality workers, Williams says anybody is welcome to attain out in the event that they’re in want.

“Feeding San Diego hosts hundreds of free food distributions all across San Diego County. So we really want to stress even if you’re not a member of the hospitality industry, but you do need help with food assistance, to go on to our website at feedingsandiego.org.” Said Williams.

The food distributions for hospitality workers are held each Monday in February so there are nonetheless two weeks left.

For extra details about the Spread Love marketing campaign or food distribution at Feeding San Diego, go to feedingsandiego.org

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