Help people get the food they need during the COVID-19 crisis


Sophia Gleeson

Grade 9 • San Diego, CA

Because of COVID-19, many people have lost their jobs, gotten their salary cut, or have been affected in other very extreme ways. Instead of worrying about whether or not their sport season was canceled, these people are worried about whether or not they have enough food for themselves. Even worse, if they have enough food for their children.

I decided I did not just want to stand by while the whole world was struggling through the effects, big or small, of the outbreak. I wanted to help, and joining Masks for Hunger was the perfect opportunity.

By making a donation, you will be helping those in need of food due to COVID-19. We are immensely grateful for anything you can do!


Masks for Hunger is a student-led organization that helps people get the food they need during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Getting a Mask

  • Home-made on my sewing machine
  • Adjustable elastic loop around the ears
  • Small pocket to insert a filter if desired

Masks for Hunger is an initiative to raise awareness about food for all during this crisis. You're welcome to donate without getting a mask. Just click here to donate to my virtual food drive!

However, if you do wish to get a mask, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Click here to be directed to my virtual food drive with the San Diego Food Bank and press "start". Select the items you would like to donate by moving them off the shelf and "scanning" each one at the cash register. As you scan, each item will show up on the reciept to the right of the cash register. A pledge of at least $25 is recommended to get a mask.
  2. Once you have scanned all the items you would like to donate, press "checkout". You will then be asked to fill out a donation form with payment information.
  3. Once you have completed your donation, browse the selection of masks and click on the link called "I want a mask" in the "Contact" section below. You should receive a response by mail shortly.

Again, you aren't required to get a mask to contribute! All remaining masks will be given to local hospitals or non-profits on the frontline.


Don't Worry, Bee Happy

3 masks left

Afternoon Tea

4 masks left

Fall Foliage

1 mask left

Speckled Night

3 masks left

Green Thumb

6 masks left

Sunday Sailing

5 masks left

Truffula Puffs

4 masks left

Beige Picnic

2 masks left


If you wish to get a mask or have any other questions, please fill out this form or email me at

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