Baker Electric Solar Steps Up Support of San Diego Food Bank’s Need to Feed

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Baker Electric Solar is a proud sponsor and on-going supporter of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and their sister organization North County Food Bank.

San Diego Run for the Hungry

The San Diego Run for the Hungry will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. The 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles) run/walk takes place in the heart of downtown San Diego.

Every solar system we sell provides 125 meals to San Diegans in need through our partnership with the San Diego Food Bank,” said President Mike Teresso. “Baker has been very successful in the San Diego area. Giving back is our responsibility and honor.

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar provider, is a charity partner and proud sponsor of the San Diego Food Bank and its three autumn fundraising and food donation events. Baker was a major sponsor of the 6th Annual AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival on September 10. In addition, Baker held one of three top-level sponsorships of the BBQ, Brews & Blues event benefiting the new North County Food Bank on Sunday, October 30. The sponsorship of the Food Bank’s upcoming San Diego Run for the Hungry on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, sets a milestone for Baker’s support of the Food Bank’s fall fundraising campaigns.

“Every solar system we sell provides 125 meals to San Diegans in need through our partnership with the San Diego Food Bank,” said President Mike Teresso. “Baker has been very successful in the San Diego area. Giving back to the community is our responsibility and honor.”

The AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival is owned and operated by the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Blues Hall of Fame member Bobby Rush, Nikki Hill, Watermelon Slim and others entertained more than 4,500 festival goers. In its sixth year, the event raised $150,000. To date, sponsors and attendees have helped contribute more than 20 tons of food and $585,000 to help the Food Bank fight hunger in San Diego County. Baker Electric Solar was a Stage Sponsor for the second year. Forty-Five Baker volunteers manned a solar education booth, provided attendees with a solar-powered cell phone charging station and helped collect hundreds of canned goods.

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank recently acquired The North County Food Bank and held its inaugural event on Sunday, October 30. Together, the two Food Bank locations can now feed 370,000 people per month in communities throughout San Diego County. The North County Food Bank held their BBQ, Brews & Blues event at their warehouse facility in San Marcos, California. Attendees learned about vital North County hunger-relief programs while enjoying BBQ, craft beers and the sounds of Bill Mages Blues Band. Proceeds from the event benefited the North County Food Bank's programs including the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.

The San Diego Run for the Hungry will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. The 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles) run/walk takes place in the heart of downtown San Diego. Proceeds from this family-friendly event benefit the hunger-relief programs of the San Diego Food Bank and the Hand Up Youth Food Pantry at the Jewish Family Service of San Diego. Baker’s sponsorship of this event is in line with its pledge of $50,000 in sponsorship donations to the San Diego Food Bank in the 2016 calendar year. Register for the race at http://www.SDRunfortheHungry.org.

“Food Bank CEO James A. Floros said, “We are calling on our supporters to sign up for this year’s run because we need the community’s help this holiday season. The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is feeding 370,000 people per month, and the proceeds from this year’s run will be critical for us to meet the need over the holiday season. The 10K/5K is a great way to start Thanksgiving Day, and it finishes with plenty of time for runners to return home and prepare Thanksgiving dinner. So, get your running shoes on and help us feed San Diego’s hungry.”

About Baker Electric Solar
San Diego-based Baker Electric Solar designs, installs and maintains solar systems for homes, commercial facilities and utility-scale projects across Southern California. As a member of the Baker family of companies, Baker Electric Solar is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating. It ranks No. 23 on Solar Power World Magazine’s 2016 Top 50 Solar Contractors in California and No. 76 on the Top 500 Solar Contractors in North America. It was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as San Diego’s No. 16 Fastest-Growing Private Company. Baker also earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award three consecutive years (2013–2015). For more information, visit https://www.bakerelectricsolar.com

About the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Established in 1977, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is a critical component to the welfare of San Diego County, providing food to people in need, advocating for the hungry and educating the public about hunger-related issues. The Food Bank distributed 22 million pounds of food in the Financial Year 2014-2015 to individuals, families and a network of nonprofit organizations. In October 2015, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank acquired the North County Food Bank. The acquisition has enabled both food banks to meet previously unmet need in North County and expands our network of nonprofit distribution partners to more than 400. With additional resources from the acquisition, the North County Food Bank is now serving 30,000 more people every month in communities throughout North County. Visit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank at: http://www.sandiegofoodbank.org

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