Got Your Back San Diego is a dba of American Relief Organization, an IRS registered 501c3 nonprofit organization, exclusively supported 100% by local businesses, churches, social organizations and private individuals.
EIN # 20-8220093
WHAT IS GOT YOUR BACK SAN DIEGO AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Got Your Back San Diego is a weekend food assistance program developed specifically for school children who do not have reliable access to a sufficient amount of affordable, nutritious food. We currently serve schools in the tri-city area of Northwest San Diego County.
Every week, volunteers come to our Oceanside warehouse to fill backpacks with 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and a few healthy snacks, enough food to sustain a child throughout the weekend. The full backpacks are then delivered to the schools, where a designated school liaison distributes them to the children in need before they leave for the weekend. The liaisons also collect the empty backpacks from the prior week. Also included in each backpack are interactive homework assignments that teach kids about food and making healthy food choices.
Our mission is to remain fully engaged in the fight against childhood food insecurity until every child here in our local schools has a reliable source of nutritious food in their home every weekend. By partnering with local schools, our desire is to level the playing field of opportunity for kids who suffer the many disadvantages of not having a consistent, adequate source of healthy food. But we can't do it alone.
Our goal is to bring the Got Your Back San Diego Project into every school in the County. To learn more about how you can make a difference in a child's life, please click here for information on volunteer opportunities, donating, food drives and other vital needs.
Please share this website with your friends, family, coworkers and social media. So many people have no idea of the challenges that thousands of children face every weekend. And our biggest challenge is getting the word out. Got Your Back is supported exclusively by the financial support of businesses, churches, social organizations and private individuals.
$1.00 A DAY!
The cost to provide a child with 6 nutritious meals every weekend is $30 a month. Please consider sponsoring a child, or several children if you're able. Your donations, big or small, are tax deductible. Click here to sponsor a child with monthly support or make a one time donation. In-kind donations such as vehicle, equipment, etc. are also appreciated as they can be liquidated to purchase food.