The President of the Jacobs & Cushman Food Bank of SD explains how you can help the hungry

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With all the restaurant development that’s happened in Little Italy and North Park, it was only a matter of time before the trend trickled northward. In today’s edition of Hot Plates, we have three new restaurants above the 56, including D.C. export ChiKo in Encinitas, Eve (coming to Oceanside next year), and Exhale—a modern Mexican restaurant—also opening in O’side. Closer to the city, The Nood Bar will open early next year in North Park and Moto Deli’s Alex Carballo has purchased a dive bar with a special history. Our guest is Jim Floros, President and CEO of the Jacobs & Cushman Food Bank of San Diego. He’s helped expand the Food Bank’s programs, increase the number of people they serve monthly from 320,000 to 370,000 San Diegans, and shift the nonprofit’s focus from just “food banking” to “nutrition banking.” In fact, they have a full-time nutritionist on staff and a policy against stocking sodas, sheet cakes, muffins, candy, or energy drinks. Floros also explains why they teach people how to grocery shop, why expiration dates are bogus, and how you can easily help hungry locals during your next grocery store trip.

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