“Across the board, we’re seeing fewer numbers of individuals showing up,” said James Collins, Help Me Help You’s food services manager.
The need for food assistance for local families has, in some cases, doubled or tripled for food banks.
The food distribution event will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday morning at Cabrillo High School.
People came as early as 4 a.m. for one of 3,000 boxes of food distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Food banks are seeing an increase of double and triple the amount of people who need their food,” said Diana Lara, executive director of Food Finders.
Local food bank Food Finders was named the 2016 Nonprofit of the Year for the 63rd Assembly District by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, who honored the organization on Wednesday.