Got Your Back San Diego is a food assistance program that operates under the umbrella of American Relief Organization (ARO), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Guiding ARO is it's Board of Directors made up of local small business people with a passion for serving the poor. But the life blood of ARO is the volunteers who are passionate and driven to make a difference in the lives of helpless children suffering hardship here in San Diego County.
Got Your Back is a weekend nutrition program created by the ARO for elementary students in San Diego County schools who have been identified as homeless. Every week volunteers from all walks of life converge on our North County warehouse to fill backpacks full of food and love and deliver them to schools. Currently, there are thousands of children in San Diego County’s schools who have been identified as homeless. With your help we are making a difference!
Living in a beautiful place like San Diego it may seem hard to imagine that almost 16,000 kids attending public schools are homeless. For most of these children, the school cafeteria is their primary source of nutrition. Many of them go the entire weekend with little or no food of any nutritional value. Got Your Back San Diego helps bridge the hunger gap for these kids over the weekend. Learn more about who these kids are and to help those in your local schools.