Serving the Many Faces of Hunger in One of the Nation’s Most Expensive Regions

Oct 12, 2023, 6:45 – 8:00 PM

Join us to hear from Casey Castillo, CEO of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, San Diego County's largest hunger-relief organization. Learn more about the Food Bank’s mission and how food banking is a critical component of the region’s social safety net.

About this event

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is San Diego County’s largest hunger-relief organization. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 45 million pounds of food through more than 100 direct food distributions and through a network of 544 nonprofit distribution partners. The Food Bank currently serves nearly 400,000 people every month in communities through the county. 

Casey Castillo, CEO, will provide an in-depth look at how the San Diego Food Bank operates behind the scenes including how the Food Bank pivoted, practically overnight, to change its distribution model to meet the exponential increase in demand caused by pandemic. Casey will explain how the Food Bank is continuing to meet sustained demand for food assistance in the current post-pandemic inflationary environment in one of the most expensive regions of the country. He will also share newly released socioeconomic and demographic data from a special study, conducted by San Diego State University on behalf of the Food Bank, that illustrates the economic impact of the Food Bank in the local economy, the drivers of demand for food assistance, and the faces of hunger that make up its service population. Learn more about the Food Bank’s mission and how food banking is a critical component of the region’s social safety net.

After Casey's remarks, we will have an opportunity to tour the Food Bank's 90,000 square foot warehouse.

About Casey:

Casey Castillo was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank in May 2022. He first joined the Food Bank in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and was subsequently appointed Vice President of Finance and Administration. In his current role, He brings more than 20 years of executive, financial, and nonprofit management experience to the leadership of this 45-year-old hunger relief agency.

During his tenure at the Food Bank, Casey has provided oversight for all financial, administrative, human resources, and information technology operations. Additionally, he has helped lead the organization during periods of severe economic upheaval including the Great Recession of 2008 and most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic – including the subsequent inflationary environment, which is continuing to impact the Food Bank’s service population.

Included among Casey’s many achievements with the Food Bank are creating new guidelines significantly increasing the distribution of healthier foods, including more fresh produce to clients, improving the quality of service technology to improve client interactions, providing executive leadership to lead the Food Bank’s five-year strategic plan and overseeing critically needed major infrastructure improvements to the Food Bank’s facilities. 

Casey lives in San Diego, where he is a devoted husband and father of three children. He is an involved family man who served as a volunteer coach for his children’s baseball and basketball teams and is heavily involved in community service work with his church.

Location and Parking:

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank - Miramar Facility: Parking is open to the public and available directly in front of the building or in the lot that's straight ahead as you enter the cul-de-sac. Please use the main entrance located towards the front of the building (large Food Bank logo overhead) and check-in with the receptionist.  



Thursday, October 12, 2023
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


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    San Diego Chapter President

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    Former Chapter President

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    Romero Park P.S.

    Advisory Board Member

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    Eiger Wealth Management, LLC

    Advisory Board Member

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    Johnston Accountancy

    Chapter Event Logistics Lead

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    Creative Capital Management Investments LLC

    Chapter Membership Lead

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    J Reuben Clark Law Society Liaison

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    Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP

    Chapter Treasurer

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    Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    Chapter Secretary

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    West Nonpublic Holdings

    Advisory Board Member

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    GenMark Diagnostics

    Chapter Board Member

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