1420 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101


Third Avenue

Charitable Organization

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Arms Outstretched members are those who have donated $365—a dollar a day—or more to TACO over the course of a year.

This amount is more significant than many realize. Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, the authors of $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, conclude that over a million American households live on $2 a day or less.

This type of extreme poverty is more widespread than most Americans realize, and San Diego is no exception. Fortunately. through the use of donated food and our dedicated volunteers (at meals, clinics, and elsewhere), TACO has learned out to make a dollar go a long way.

John and Donna Adler

Pastor Bill and Sheri Bengtson

David & Lois Case

Jean-Claude & Rebecca Chamaa

Umesh Chatrath, M.D.

Susan Connors

Will Cooper

Colleen Doering

Randy Engel

Rev. Gloria Espeseth

Pastor George & Ethel Falk

James and Ruth Gibbons

Marguerite Grifka

Pastor Jim and Jessica Grumm-Friedrich

Richard Hostin

Geraldine Jenkins

Frank Jessie

Rev. Ted & Marietta Johns

Brenda Johnson

Chris Justice

Mickey Lester

Elizabeth Moss

R.J. Nelson

Jan Neuhaus

Laverne and Sandy Neuman

Sandra Peters

Ladonna Piper

Rev. Bill and Martha Radatz

Robert & Gretchen Ravenscroft

Sue & Merv Rettenmund

Peg & Carl Ross

Dobrina Russell

Sean Sell

Joe & Beth Slevcove

Joanne & Rick Talazus

Tom Templeton and Mary Erlenborn

Pastor Lee Wesley

Kristin Westerman

Thanks also to the churches and foundations who support us:


Alfreda Matschuck Trust

Beta Theta Pi

California’s Table

Christ Lutheran Church in Pacific Beach

Domanica Foundation

ELCA Domestic Hunger

ELCA Pacifica Synod

First Lutheran Church

Incarnation Lutheran Church

Navy Federal Credit Union

Paypal Charitable Giving Fund

Sage Creek High School

The San Diego Foundation

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

Sherwood Chores Chapel

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church

St. Luke’s Lutheran Chruch—Women of St.


St. Peter’s by the Sea Lutheran

St. Timothy Lutheran Church

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Thrivent Financial

Tierrasanta Lutheran Church