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Emergency ‘Drive-Thru’ Food Distribution at Grossmont Center

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Apr 17 @ 09:00 am - Apr 17 @ 11:00 am | Free

The Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank are hosting a “drive-thru” food distribution for low-income families and seniors affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

On Friday, April 17, the Food Bank is partnering with Grossmont Center to host a mass “drive-thru” food distribution for 1,000 families living in the East County. If you are one of the first 1,000 people to arrive at Grossmont Center that morning, your car will be served. Load in will begin at 5 AM. Entrance to this event is over by the Target Parking Structure and participating cars will be cued down Center Drive. (See map below)

All mass food distributions are “contactless” to ensure the safety of the volunteers and clients at both locations. Attendees will remain in their cars, and volunteers will place groceries in vehicle trunks.

Special thanks to the volunteers who supported all three previous mass food distributions. Volunteers, including the Labor Council and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), have done an amazing job helping ensure that the distributions run smoothly.  We expect this to continue at Grossmont Center.

Each family attending the mass food distributions will receive approximately 30 pounds of food and products including toilet paper, paper towels and baby wipes.

If you and your family qualify and need assistance getting groceries, come out to pick up an emergency food package, while supplies last. Limit one per vehicle. Distribution will start at 9 AM. 



April 17, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Grossmont Center
5500 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA, CA 91942 United States
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Grossmont Center

Events in La Mesa

Grossmont Center is more than a mall—it’s a vibrant, lively community gathering spot in La Mesa with plenty of things to do both day and night. In addition to a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, the Center is the hub in San Diego for fun and exciting events and helps bring people in the La Mesa area together to have a good time.

From popular outdoor concerts and fun kids’ story times and activities to holiday-themed celebrations, Grossmont Center offers events for everyone! The center also hosts community-focused events such as pet adoptions and blood drives. In addition to center-wide celebrated events, our stores, restaurants, and specialty tenants also host their own unique happenings and programs throughout the year, which enhances the Grossmont Center experience. Whatever the event is, you’re sure to have a great time! Round up the kids, bring along your pet dog, get a group of friends together, or plan a date night and enjoy all that Grossmont Center has to offer!

Most Popular Events at Grossmont Center

We have a vibrant lineup of events throughout the year at Grossmont Center, and some are especially popular and have become beloved traditions in the community. Kids enjoy our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which offers plenty of excitement with crafts, balloon animals, and other holiday activities. In October, adorable ghosts, princesses, and other magical creatures come to Trick-or-Treat Around the Center for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. During winter, ‘tis the season to celebrate at Grossmont Center’s HolidayFest with Santa and his elves, a gingerbread bounce house, holiday crafts, and much more. Three times a year, the Center partners with the San Diego Animal Support Foundation to present major pet adoption events: Cupids & Canines, Dog Days of Summer, and Howl-O-Ween Hounds. Come join the fun, and you will see why these events are so popular in the La Mesa community!

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Below you can scroll through our calendar of upcoming events to find something just right for you, whether it’s this weekend or next month. You can also stay in the know by checking out our Facebook page for details on upcoming events and view cool videos from past events. Remember, Grossmont Center events are sure to get everyone excited!