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Hawthorne Cat, SDSU boost donations for San Diego Food Bank

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank kicked off its annual Holiday Food Drive on Nov. 1, and the effort to feed families in need through the holidays is getting help from some well-known institutions around the city.

Earlier this month, local construction equipment dealer Hawthorne Cat teamed with the food bank and San Diego State University’s athletic department to inject a boost into the food drive effort, collecting more than 2,214 pounds of food for the San Diego community.

Hawthorne Cat is now challenging other companies to match its donation.

“Even though our food drive is complete, we want to encourage the community to continue to support the food bank,” said Steve Dunn, Hawthorne’s corporate marketing director, in a release. “Food items can be donated at any one of the San Diego Food Bank locations.”

According to the food bank, more than 446,000 of San Diego County’s 3.1 million residents live in poverty, meaning they sometimes will be left without knowing where their next meal will come from. The San Diego Food Bank will use the items collected by Hawthorne and SDSU to provide more than 1,730 nutritious meals to San Diego families in need, the company added.

Hawthorne’s official food donation ceremony was held Nov. 15 at the company’s corporate headquarters in San Diego. Information regarding the food drive and the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank can be found at SanDiegoFoodBank.org.

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