Did you know?

Many parents across the state of California have lost their jobs as a result of the Coronavirus and are struggling to feed their Families. No one should have to go to bed hungry.

How Can You Help?

Join CALDI in our State-wide Souper Hero Food Drive Challenge!

Use your Creative Thinking skills to become a DI Souper Hero and fight Hunger in your community. 

Are you a DI souper Hero?

Host a food drive!

How Much Food Can Your Team Collect?​

How the
Souper Hero Team Challenge Works!

CALDI is challenging all DIers, Friends & Families to form a team and host a Creative Food Drive in your community!

Please practice social distancing!

  • Student Teams will be eligible to participate in our Facebook FUN daily contests.  The team who raises the most donations (# of items) in each Region will also receive a half price Team number for the 2020 -2021 Season!
  • Teams with adult team members (non- students) are eligible to participate in the daily Facebook contests.

Register your Team

Let us know your Team wants to take part in the CALDI Souper Hero Food Drive Challenge. We will send you all the details on how to get started.

Team Contact Person Information

Statewide Delivery Day is June 27th!

Most Needed Items

If you are making a list of suggested items for your food drive, please include the following
reminder on all of your flyers and announcements:

Please check expiration dates on all donations!

Canned Proteins

Tuna, Chicken, Salmon, Ham & SPAM

Cereal, Granola & Crackers

Non-sugar & Whole Grain

Powdered Milk &
Infant Formula

Low & Non-fat

Peanut Butter,
Nuts & Seeds

Low- sugar

Beans, Rice &

1lb-2lb bags or mixes

Canned Food

Soups, Stews, Vegetables & Fruit

Please do not donate Glass containers or packaging that could break during transport

How to Get Started!

Gather Your Team

June 1 - 14
A Team consists of 2 -7 people.
Teams of Students need at least one adult mentor.
Don't forget to Register your Team!

Make a Plan

A successful Food Drive starts with a Good Plan.

Spread the Word

Let your friends, families and neighbors know about the Souper Hero Challenge and how they can help donate to the cause.​

Collect Donations

June 14 - 26
As You Collect Donations, Please Check For Expiration Dates!
Remember to use social distancing in all phases of your project.


Clip art, Flyers, Cards, Promotional ideas and tools for Teams to use in their Souper Hero Challenge.

Discover what other California DI Souper Hero Teams are doing

CALDI Mission

Empowering Tomorrow's Innovators & Leaders
California Destination Imagination

Find your Region

Chose your County for Region Contact Information and Pantry Locations!

Alameda Alpine Amador Butte Calaveras Colusa Contra Costa DelNorte El Dorado Fresno Glenn Humboldt Imperial Inyo Kern Kings Lake Lassen LosAngeles Madera Marin Mariposa Mendocino Merced Modoc Mono Monterey Napa Nevada Orange Placer Plumas Riverside Sacramento SanBenito San Bernardino SanDiego San Francisco SanJoaquin San LuisObispo San Mateo Santa Barbara SantaClara Santa Cruz Shasta Sierra Siskiyou Solano Sonoma Stanislaus Sutter Tehama Trinity Tulare Tuolumne Ventura Yolo Yuba

Contact CALDI!

14843 Priscilla Street
San Diego CA 92129