From Feb. 22, 2022, the North County Food Bank will operate from a newly leased 70,000-square-foot warehouse located at 3030 Enterprise Court, Suite A, Vista, CA 92081.
This new location is nearly double the size of our previous Vista facility, which will enable the Food Bank to further expand our operations in the North County region.
Enhancing Our Services and Community Impact with a Larger Facility
The North County Food Bank, which was acquired by the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank in 2015 to expand our hunger-relief services throughout the North County region, started in a 5,000-square-foot warehouse in San Marcos.
In late 2019, the Food Bank moved to a 35,000-square-foot facility in Vista right before the start of the pandemic and now, is moving a second time – nearly doubling the size of our operational space.
Much of this growth, especially over the last three years, is a testament to the increased need for emergency food assistance among residents as a result of the pandemic and the amount of incredible support the North County Food Bank has received and is currently receiving from donors, volunteers and community supporters.
Operations to Remain the Same with Opportunities for Further Expansion
The North County Food Bank chapter will continue to serve as the Food Bank’s staging site for our Diaper Bank Program and our newly instituted, Period Supply Program. The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter have the only registered Diaper Bank Program in San Diego County through the National Diaper Bank Network.
The North County Food Bank also serves as the primary staging site for the packaging and distribution of food packages to 3,300 elementary school children every week through our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. Volunteers assemble these food packages, which consist of easy-to-prep food items like soups and mac-and-cheese, during routinely scheduled shifts that take place multiple times throughout the week. This larger facility will provide much needed additional space for storing food and for hosting larger volunteer groups to support our vital mission.
Drive-Thru Super Pantry to Remain Open at New Facility
Currently, the North County Food Bank distributes millions of pounds of food annually to the North County region, and we anticipate that the amount of food that we distribute and the number of families served monthly will significantly increase the move to a larger facility.
For more information about the North County Food Bank, please contact:
Wendy Starling, North County Food Bank Director, at email@example.com or 858-863-5194.