Old Town Community Food Drive

Dear Old Town Community Members,

From now through December 9, 2022, the Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce will be collecting canned goods and dry goods to donate to our local food pantry at Old Town Community Church. Our food drive will help hungry families in our community.

According to the Jacob & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, of San Diego County’s 3.3 million residents over 1 million people face nutrition insecurity. Of this number, 284,500 are children. San Diegans facing nutrition insecurity are unable to provide three nutritious meals a day for themselves or their households. Currently, 2 in 5 children are nutrition insecure.

Please give what you can. One grocery bag of food can provide as many as 11 meals. Every single donation helps, and together we hope our combined donations will make a real difference for those in need. The food pantry is asking for nutritious canned and dry goods. Here are some suggestions: 

Canned vegetables

Dried beans

Fruit canned in its own juices


Canned soups

Beef stew

Canned tuna 

Canned chicken

100% fruit juices



Condiments like ketchup and salad dressing


Peanut butter

Multigrain and low-sugar cereals

Granola bars

Donation bins will be set up at several businesses in our community, including the Old Town Visitors Center at 4010 Twiggs Street. All items donated will be collected and sorted on December 9, 2022 right after the annual “Las Posadas” event in Heritage County Park. All are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact (619) 228-9340 or email [email protected].


Board of Directors

Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce