7th Inning Stretch Benefits the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Author, Lauren Stumpf, Media Communications Assistant, Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.

Chase Hixson , Account Executive of Human Services at Rancho Mesa, presenting the check to  James Floros , President & CEO of The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

Chase Hixson, Account Executive of Human Services at Rancho Mesa, presenting the check to James Floros, President & CEO of The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

As a part of Rancho Mesa’s Health and Wellness Program, employees take part in what is called the 7th Inning Stretch. The daily walks provide an opportunity for the staff to get away from their desks, get moving, and enjoy the outdoors. At the beginning of the year, Rancho Mesa employees wanted to expand the benefits of the 7th Inning Stretch, outside of the office. Now employees walk for a local non-profit. From the 40+ non-profits that Rancho Mesa supports, employees pick one per quarter to walk for. At the end of the quarter and once the walk goal has been met, Rancho Mesa donates $1,000 on behalf of their employees, to the non-profit of their choice.

Rancho Mesa is excited to announce that the employees have met their cumulative goal of 2,000 walks, and the recipient this quarter is the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank!

According to the 2019 Hunger Fact Sheet, currently, 1 in 7 adults, and 1 in 5 children face food insecurity in San Diego County. That converts to a total of 450,000 people who have little to no food at home, and do not know when/how they will get their next meal. Thanks to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, the North County Food Bank chapter, nonprofit partners, and countless supporter contributions, 350,000 people are provided food every month. Based on the Food Bank’s dollar-to-meals conversion rate, $1 provides 5 meals to local San Diego families! For those interested in making a monetary contribution, please visit the Virtual Food Drive webpage.

About The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and the 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. Through their North County Food Bank chapter and by partnering with nearly 500 nonprofit partners with feeding programs, the Food Bank provides nutritious food to individuals and families in need in communities throughout San Diego County. To learn more, visit www.SanDiegoFoodBank.org or take a look at the 2019 Hunger Fact Sheet.

Watch the 2019 San Diego Food Bank Mission Video; highlighting the Diaper-to-Degree Program,
On-the-Go Food Pantry Program, and the College Hunger Relief Program.