CRC News | 5.24.2022
Food Pantry Reopens for In-person Food Shopping
After 2 years of following COVID safety protocols and providing a modified shopping experience for our clients, CRC’s FNC reopened on May 2 for program participants to shop for food and personal care items. We are excited to provide the dignity of choice and the community market feel again to our participants!

Please click here for more information about our food pantry and hours of service.
The Latest News
27th Annual Tea: Community Support Made It a Big Success!
On April 23, we held the first in-person Tea since 2019 and it was a great success. Tea by the Sea raised more than $97,000 from donations, silent auction, raffle and other sales. Everyone felt the community spirit, felt welcomed and felt appreciated.
Thank you to our emcee, CRC Board member Lindsey Brubaker, our keynote speaker, Summer Stephan, San Diego County District Attorney, and all the volunteers who helped organize, set up, serve and clean up for the event.
April’s CRC Volunteer of the Month was the entire Tea planning committee, thank you to everyone on the committee for your partnership in CRC’s mission!
Committee Co-Chairs: Carla Anderson, Katrina Dodson, Amy Larson 
Committee Members: Tracey Brandon, Gail Carroll, Harriet Cooke, Sue Dowd, Verona Endrezzi, Michelle Gray, Alice Jacobson, Barb Klasic, Karen Koblentz, Trudy Kranz Whitney, Marie Lampone, Barbara Leuer, Lorie Rafter, Jane Sanders, Jody Sather, Ricka Sprunk, Carol Zeenkov 
Thank you to everyone who attended and/or made a gift in support of the event … all proceeds go to support CRC and all our programs. 
Encinitas Coastal Rotary
Thank you to the Encinitas Coastal Rotary for their support of Carol’s House, CRC’s domestic violence emergency shelter, with a gift in April of $4,555. The gift represents a third of the profits from their purse bingo fundraiser in January, with proceeds split amongst three nonprofits. Thank you for your longstanding support of CRC and Carol’s House!
USPS Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Stamping out hunger and feeding hope ... one can at a time!

Thank you to the Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 14. CRC was the recipient of food donated to mail routes from the Encinitas and the Solana Beach post offices.

Thank you to the many volunteers who sorted and moved food and the letter carriers who worked so hard to collect the bags and deliver them back to the post office parking lots.

We’ll be able to stock our shelves for the upcoming months and provide vital food to North County families. It takes a community and we appreciate all of you!
Partner Spotlight
Funding from our partners supports CRC’s mission to help our neighbors create paths to healthy food, stable homes and safe relationships. We are grateful for the generous support received from these individuals and organizations in April:

Leading Partners
Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund
The Jill and Darrell Shrader Philanthropic Fund

Empowering Partners

Sustaining Partners
Encinitas Coastal Rotary
Han and Ella Helders
Kimberly Stopak
Resale Stores
Shop, Save and Support
Summer is almost here and it’s time for the beach, outdoor BBQs and maybe even travel to see friends and family. If you need clothing, sports equipment, dishes and glasses or luggage, please be sure to check out our three resale stores.

Great items at great prices, you don’t pay sales tax and your purchases help support CRC’s program … Click here for store locations and hours!
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