Fish. Food. Feel Good (F3G), a nonprofit started by Rancho Santa Fe resident Todd Bluechel, is partnering with Meals-on-Wheels San Diego for a Fishing for Charity event. On Aug. 6-8, a Fishing for Charity trip will take place on a luxury sport-fishing boat. The event aims to raise $20,000 and catch the necessary fish to feed San Diegans in need.
F3G is an organization that collects unwanted or extra fish from sport fishermen and boat crews for distribution to local charities. During the past year, Meals-on-Wheels has been the recipient of almost 15,000 pounds of fish providing protein for 30,000 meals for the seniors meals on Wheels serves. Other charities benefiting from F3G donations include Father Joe’s Villages, San Diego Rescue Mission, Samoa Independent and the San Diego Food Bank.
“When I designed F3G I felt it important to create a simple program, a program people will want to see and replicate in their home town, a program that can, in fact, be replicated anywhere sport fishermen catch fish,” said Bluechel.
August’s Fishing for Charity trip will involve 28 fishermen and they hope to catch as much as they did in 2011; the most productive one-and-a-half day fishing trip all year. Unique to this year’s event, the fishermen will raise funds of their own to match a $10,000 title sponsorship from Sycuan Casino.
To donate to the cause, visit sdmealsonwheels.ejoinme.org/fishingforcharity. To learn more about F3G or the fundraising event, visit https://www.f3g.org/