SAN DIEGO–Thanks to a generous donation from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and a Nourishing Neighbors grant from the Albertsons Companies Foundation, San Diego Pride will be distributing over $10,000 in groceries and gifts to LGBTQ community members in need. 

The distribution will take place at the San Diego Pride office located in North Park, 3620 30th Street on December 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

A call to pre-register was sent to LGBTQ community members in early December with a portion of the grocery gift bags reserved for LGBTQ seniors.

“Through seemingly impossible circumstances LGBTQ San Diegans and our allies continue to work together to meet the challenges of our time,” said San Diego Pride  Executive Director, Fernando Z López. “With COVID rates dramatically on the rise and hope resting clearly on the horizon, every little bit we can do to support each other through to the other side of this pandemic will be critical to long term stability of our community and movement.”

“We are so proud to be able to make a second round of grocery relief to LGBTQ community members who have been negatively impacted by this on-going pandemic,” said San Diego Pride Director of Philanthropy Sarafina Scapicchio. “Even in this difficult year, when we were unable to bring the community together in-person, our LGBTQ community has proven we can still take care of each other. Whether it is distributing groceries, masks and PPE, scholarships or just connecting virtually, San Diego Pride’s staff and volunteers will continue to be of service.”

Despite operating at a loss in 2020, San Diego Pride was able to continue its philanthropic giving this year by distributing $56,500 in direct aid with the help of sponsors, grants, and community donations. 

San Diego Pride works to return proceeds from the annual Pride week to the LGBTQ community through philanthropic giving, sponsorships, and event support. Since 1994, community contributions have well exceeded 3 million dollars.