Donate in Support of

Food and Water Outreach

1.8+ Million Meals Distributed to San Diego’s Unsheltered Homeless Population

Thanks to generous support from local philanthropist Gwendolyn Sontheim and the Aqualia International Foundation, LTD, along with several other donors, we purchase non-perishable meals and water to provide life-saving sustenance to San Diego’s unsheltered homeless population. The program reaches approximately 250-1,000 people daily and to date more than 1.8 million meals have been delivered.

The meals are assembled by volunteers and Lucky Duck Foundation staff coordinates with local outreach teams to provide them with packed meals to distribute throughout the County. 

These efforts provide our unsheltered neighbors with life-saving sustenance while also better equipping the outreach workers to connect with unsheltered people and help them into supportive services.

A survey of the outreach workers demonstrates the importance of the meals:

85% believe they have more positive interactions with people living unsheltered because of the food & water 

88% believe the food & water make them more effective outreach workers

97% believe the food & water is lifesaving

Lucky Duck Foundation Food & Water Initiative

With your help we can continue this program to help more people move off the streets and into shelter, housing, and a healthier and brighter path. Additionally, LDF co-founders match all donations up to $1.5 million per year. For organizations interested in participating in this initiative, or if you would like to volunteer, please click below.

Every $1 raised provides one meal 

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Makayla Scott

Peer Mentor, Promises2Kids
As an African American first-generation college graduate, I recently earned my Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning Management and Design. Despite facing the challenges of homelessness and balancing motherhood, I have persevered and am committed to using my experiences to advocate for better urban planning and support for vulnerable communities.”