Neighbors Helping Neighbors

About the Food Bank

The Santee Food Bank has been an integral part of the community since 1983, providing local residents in need with temporary food assistance. We are a wholly independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that partners with various regional resources to serve approximately 400-450 individual families and senior residents each month. Our mission is to alleviate food insecurities within the City of Santee.

The Santee Food Bank is staffed with 25-30 core volunteer workers who all generously give of their time and talent. Collectively, these volunteers donate an amazing 16,000 hours a year of their time. Never in the history of the Santee Food Bank has anyone ever been paid to serve; the organization is a true all-volunteer community effort. All monetary donations support the mission of the Santee Food Bank.

Santee Food Bank Area Supporters Include:

  • City of Santee
  • San Diego Food Bank
  • Costco
  • Feeding San Diego
  • Food 4 Less
  • San Diego Christian College
  • Santee Grocery Outlet
  • Smart & Final Extra
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Target
  • The UPS Store
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Local community gardens
  • Residents of Santee
  • Santee churches

Board Members

Our board members are all unpaid volunteer staff.

Pastor Dennis Martins


Julie Harper


Donna Daum


Marty Smothermon

Vice President / Site Manager

Vic Bermudes


Angela Hansen


Tom Fletcher


Michelle Pina


Pastor Andreas Walker-Thode