We Support Meals4Hunger
Feeding the hungry in San Diego.
Founded in 2008 by Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul, Meals4Hunger is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing relief from food insecurity in and around San Diego, CA, and helping to raise national awareness about hunger among Americans.
The Scope of Hunger in America
Each year, more than a quarter-million San Diego residents struggle with hunger (also known as ‘food insecurity’). These individuals can’t afford healthy food due to rising food costs, high unemployment rates, and other financial issues.
The problem of hunger is widespread. Experts estimate than approximately 1 out of every 7 Americans are unable to afford healthy, well-balanced meals on a regular basis.
This lack of food security impacts people from all walks of life. In the San Diego area, over 250,00 children live in homes where hunger is an ongoing problem.
Dr. Bhoyrul cares deeply about the ever-growing gap between wealthy Americans, the multi-billion dollar food industry, and a large number of children, adults, and seniors facing difficult choices when it comes to food.
Improving the Health and Wellness of San Diego Residents
As a bariatric surgeon, Dr. Bhoyrul understands the relationship between limited access to fresh, nutritious foods and health problems such as Type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and mental health issues. He is committed to helping people facing food insecurity enjoy improved health and wellness by eradicating hunger in the San Diego area – that’s why he founded Meals4Hunger.
Through Meals4Hunger, Dr. Bhoyrul has increased awareness of widespread hunger here in Southern California, and across the United States. Meals4Hunger works through educational initiatives, partnerships with other non-profit organizations, and provides direct support to community groups.
Dr. Bhoyrul speaks directly with high school students about obesity, malnutrition, and food insecurity. He also supports a number of community-based anti-hunger programs such as free healthy food preparation classes, meal delivery programs for seniors, and low-cost, volunteer-run food purchasing clubs.
Dr. Bhoyrul believes that through education, community participation, and consumer choice, the often hidden problem of hunger can be eliminated in San Diego and beyond.
To Learn More About Meals4Hunger
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer and/or Community Partner of Meals4Hunger, please contact Tisha Tyler (619) 972-4075 for more information or call us here at Olde Del Mar Surgical at (858) 457-4917.