Community Spotlight: NAWIC Donates 500 lbs of Food to San Diego Food Bank

Author, Alyssa Burley, Client Services Coordinator, Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.

In November 2018, the NAWIC San Diego Chapter donated at total of 500 pounds of nonperishable food items to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

Members of the local NAWIC chapter collected food and monetary donations from their employers, coworkers and themselves to amass the large donation.

On November 16, 2018, a substantial donation was presented to John and Tammy from KSON’s morning show at their Food Fund event hosted at Perry’s Café in El Cajon.

“It’s really special to see the local construction industry come together to support such a vital nonprofit organization in San Diego,” said Chase Hixson, Account Executive in the Human Services Group at Rancho Mesa Insurance Services.

Later that day, another 310 pounds of food, along with a monetary donation from Tri State General Contractors, was made at the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank facility in San Diego.

About Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 28 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank serves, on average, 370,000 people per month in San Diego County. For more information, visit

About NAWIC San Diego Chapter

The San Diego Chapter, chartered on April 30, 1959, is very active and involved in the construction industry and the community. Each year the chapter participates in a variety of events including educational seminars and conferences, Women in Construction Week (WIC Week), Block Kids (construction awareness program for children in grades 1 thru 6), CAD/Design/Drafting Contest (High School student activity), Camp NAWIC (a week long program designed to mentor high school girls planning to enter the construction industry), college scholarships, joint meetings with other San Diego professional organizations and various activities with local charities. For more information, visit