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American Relief Organization - Got Your Back San Diego

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Congregate Meals, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Nutrition, Soup Kitchens

Mission: Food to homeless children on weekends

Target demographics: Fight against childhood hunger

Direct beneficiaries per year: 204 students eat nutritious meals every Saturday and Sunday through the entire school year. Our immediate goal is to double that number. Our long term goal is to make the program available to all of the 16,000 homeless children in all of the San Diego districts.

Geographic areas served: San Diego County Schools

Programs: Got Your Back San Diego, a weekend food assistance program for children in San Diego public schools who have been identified as homeless or food insecure (not knowing where their next meal will come from).

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Shelley C.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Compassion personified. Having worked as a Human Service professional as well as Realtor, I see needs everywhere and look for the best resources to partner with. Got Your Back San Diego does an incredible job with passion, love, and commitment to these children!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Got Your Back San Diego for many years now. The work they do in the community is invaluable. I know first hand what a difference it makes to the children, their families and everyone in the schools. Hearing the thank you from these kids melts my heart.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to be a part of this organization for many years. The work never ends and the smiles on the kids faces never stop. Good job everyone on the team!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Got your back does exactly what they say. They feed children who otherwise would likely go without meals over the weekend.
They have been a blessing to so many families in need. My family has received help in time of need and we really appreciate their caring hearts that go above and beyond to make sure kids are fed!

Jessica H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation not only represents LOVE AND COMPASSION for our community and their families but they have such a Godly heart to help children that do Not have a voice.

They help schools be better assistance to those more needy families and feeding thier children on the weekends.
I have personally and professionally known the founders of this wonderful foundation. I have seen the passion first hand. Their pure service as servants to others.

MY children recieved christmas gifts from this foundation, which to some doesn't mean much but to those families that just had a rough year being able to have that extra of anything was such a blessing. My family has received food to make it through those rough months. That help from Got Your Back San Diego was such a relief to know we are not alone and with even how proudful I am and hardworking for my family. I can look to a foundation like this Got Your Back SD and be proud to be apart of it.
I have seen what they do in the community for outreach. We see them in our church sevices and schools . To see how honest and great the community CAN'T deny what this foundation is doing!
Amazing work for feeding the hungry is just the start of all the wonderful they bring in those back packs. They show support and understanding!
I have personally seen it and experienced the positive impact this foundatio has to the community in San Diego!
San Diego Got Your Back helps feed kids give them the best opportunity to really excel and even help those families in need too.

Changing lives for the better is what I see and know Got Your Back San Diego is doing!

Donor

Rating: 5

I visited the Got You're Back facility and saw first hand how the beautiful people behind this project put love and thought into each backpack they provide. They go the extra mile, often at their own expense. This is an organization that gives everything donated to them back into the hands of the children and families they provide for. I would give to them in a heartbeat!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jesus said forbid not the children to come unto me.jJesus also said he who is the greatest among you will be servant of all. To become great we must stoop down. Looking in the eyes of the hungry is what Jesus does.G.U.B. is nobly following the very heart of God in feeding the least of these.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have been supporters of "Got Your Back" since they first became a Non-Profit Organization. We are so impressed by the love, care and support that they give to the local children that attend the schools in North County San Diego. Bill and Sue McLeod and all of the volunteers in whatever capacity devote their time and talents working non-stop to insure that the children receive the nutrition that their little minds and bodies need to thrive. Not only on the weekend when the children take their back packs home. Another cool part ~ they learn about nutrition in a fun way through the educational handout that the children to do each week. That is something that will affect them the rest of their lives while building up their self esteem! It is awesome to see the "Thank You" cards and art work the kids create. That is gratitude from the hearts of these little lives. That truly makes a difference! My husband and I are so blessed that the Lord has given us the opportunity to give! Sincerely ~ Jeff & Tina

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is truly a loving, caring organization with amazing people helping other human beings with intent of nothing in return! They give from the heart! My daughter fell on hard times with 5 kids. She was given diapers for the baby and food for the kids, and a big hug with hope for better days! God bless them all!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Got Your Back SD is changing lives and feeding kids, not just food for the body but generousity and care that says "you matter". Grades go up. Lethargic turns to energy. They feel hopeful and safe on Friday's knowing they're taking food home. Awareness is our greatest tool!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a teacher at Jefferson elementary I am able to see firsthand the difference they make for students!

2 suebedo

Donor

Rating: 5

You can see that this charity is embraced by the community. its not a large charity but it makes a difference to the children who get food each week. That counts bigtime in my opinion.

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Donor

Rating: 5

To hear that our own community has thousands of kids who go to bed at night hungry is almost Unfathomable! Thank God for GOT YOYR BACK SD for taking action and getting food to these kids! They could be the kid next door to you and you'd never know it! Keep up the blessed work!

2 Christian15

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing thing these people do. It's so much more than just feeding people, it's about uniting people in communities and helping the less fortunate. It is definitely inspiring to people like me. Thank you for all you do!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

" thank you GYB for the food. The food is making me taller." One little boy told his teacher and sent a thank you card. Because he isn't skipping meals every weekend he's growing. That's amazing! Good job serving your community of children in Carlsbad Vista and Oceanside Elementary Schools.

2 Jenny110

Client Served

Rating: 5

I didn't realize it at the time, but my son had a friend who ended up living with us for a couple years and I remember him bringing home a backpack full of food. He desperately needed it because his parent was homeless, living between houses to hotels. Thank you GYB for always providing these meals for him!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great program to feed children over the weekend.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful group helping kids right here in North County, San Diego. This is a great program to engage kids who want to help other kids. Our family enjoys helping with food drives, stocking shelves, delivering food to the warehouse, etc. So appreciate the work this group does, and being able to teach our daughter how to help others.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has a heart for hungry children in our community. They are tireless in their efforts to feed as many kids as possible and they have been successful in doing so. Please help Bill and Sue McLeod and the many wonderful volunteers to make this coming year even more successful by donating to the cause that all of us should be concerned with. They are the most honest God-Serving people I know.
Go to www.gotyourbacksd.org and click on HOW CAN I HELP to donate.
Thank you

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bringing food to hungry children is a pure joy.

I love that it is non-political.

You can be a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Atheist, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Bi-Sexual, etc.
Just feed the children!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The number of kids who rely on a school lunch as their primary source of nutrition is staggering and Got Your Back does an amazing job of helping out kids and families in our community with much needed after-school and weekend meals. Many thanks to these amazing people who tirelessly fund-raise and coordinate getting food to these families who often don't qualify for the full support of "the system" but really just need a little extra hand.

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Donor

Rating: 5

What a godsend this is for so many kids in North County San Diego who would go hungry all weekend. These people really care about the kids. It's all for the kids.