CRC News | May 21, 2020
Dear CRC Supporter,

No one should have to worry about how they will get their next meal.

1 in 7 adults and 1 in 5 children were already facing food insecurity before the COVID-19 crisis. Today, with growing unemployment, financial instability and school closures, food insecurity has increased by fifty percent (Feeding San Diego).

Despite the growing need, there is some good news ...

  • Since March 13, we have distributed emergency food to 2,011 needy households, including providing food delivery to at-risk seniors currently sheltering in motels.
  • Through your incredible generosity, we are 80% to our $1 million goal towards our Community Cares Campaign.

Below are some ways you can help or get help if you are in need of food. Thank you for helping us make sure that those who are hurting right now have enough food to eat.
John Van Cleef
Get Food Assistance
Food Distribution at CRC
To receive food, including non-perishables and fresh produce, please visit us at:

650 Second Street, Encinitas
or call (760) 753-8300
M-F: 8:30 AM – 12:30* PM

Face coverings are required for visits to CRC. No identification required. In keeping with social distancing, we allow one person into our lobby at a time.
*Please arrive by 12 pm to receive your ticket. CRC will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
Apply for CalFresh
May is CalFresh Awareness Month!

Get help putting food on the table with CalFresh (California's Food Stamps program). Eligible individuals and families can receive up to $194 per household member on an EBT card to purchase food.

Visit our office or contact us for assistance:

(760) 753-8300 x 1301

Or visit to apply online.
Home Meals for Seniors
CRC partners with the Encinitas Senior Center to provide meal delivery to local seniors in need. The Great Plates Delivered: Home Meals for Seniors program delivers three daily meals to older adults who meet eligibility criteria.
School Meals for Children
View the list of food service sites where students will be provided meals during the school closures. Any child 18 or younger can go to any school site providing meals and receive food during this period of school closures due to COVID-19. 
How You Can Help
Your help now means we'll be here for our neighbors in the coming months.

We are currently in need of additional partners for our Senior Meals program. If you are a restaurant owner or manager and would like to provide meals for seniors in our community, please contact us at . Thank you!
Thank You to Our Food Rescue Partners
CRC is a proud partner of Feeding San Diego, the San Diego Food Bank, San Diego Hunger Coalition and the San Diego Food System Alliance.

We are grateful for their support in connecting us with many of our grocery and community partners!
Grocery Store Partners
ALDI (Encinitas)
Gelson’s (Del Mar)
Jimbo’s (Carlsbad)
Lazy Acres (Encinitas)
Ralphs (Encinitas)
Smart and Final (Encinitas)
Sprouts (Encinitas)
Target (Encinitas)
Trader Joe’s (Encinitas)
Vons (Encinitas)
Vons (Solana Beach)
Food Donation Partners

Anderson's La Costa Nursery
Better Buzz
Coastal Roots Farm
Feeding San Diego
Healthy Day Partners
Luna Grill
Prager Bros
Rowdy Bars
San Diego Food Bank
Seaside Market
Union Co-work
Urban Remedy
The Latest News
CRC in the News

Thank you to KUSI TV for the opportunity to share CRC’s resources on Good Morning San Diego!

Domestic Violence Advocate Training
Fridays ~ June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Learn to effectively assist, empower and guide victims to safety and discover what part you can play in healing and ending domestic violence. Register by May 31 for this 40-hour virtual training.

Partner Spotlight
Exposure Skate

Thank you to Exposure Skate , who hosted a virtual fundraiser for CRC last month, raising $2,300 for our domestic violence shelter. Each year, Exposure hosts skating events that also raise funds for CRC. Right now, as domestic violence hotline calls are on the rise and the need grows, they are stepping in to help us again.

Watch our CEO's Instagram Live interview with Exposure last month!

A Birthday Food Drive

We are so grateful to the many community members who have hosted food drives over the past few months, including Encinitas Coastal Rotary, Union Co-work and Solana Beach Presbyterian Church (just to name a few)!

Special thanks to Manav, a local teen, who celebrated his birthday in the kindest way possible. Manav organized a food donation drive with his neighbors and he and his sister donated $50 from their own piggy banks to help CRC give food to families in need during this difficult time. Manav’s family says: “If we can stay safe, while taking care of others, we will look back knowing we did everything possible to contribute in a positive way.”
Thank you to the following organizations and individuals for their support received in April!
Individuals and Foundations:

Mission Champion:
Robert and Janice Pollock

The Day Family Foundation at The San Diego Foundation

Ella and Han Helders

Alfred & Karin Esser Charitable Fund

Welborn Family Donor Advised Fund

The Mihalik Family Charitable Fund

The Alpert Family Foundation

Del Mar-Solana Beach Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation Fund

Ginaven Family Charitable Gift Fund

The Kernell Gift Fund


North County COVID-19 Response Fund: Coastal Community Foundation, the Leichtag Foundation and The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
for a $30,000 grant for COVID-19 Emergency Response

Women's Foundation California
for a $10,000 grant for COVID-19 homelessness recovery

Mary Kay Foundation
for hand sanitizer
In addition to the above, we are also so grateful for the phenomenal support we’ve received for our Community Cares Campaign that launched on March 20. The list of donors is very long, but we don’t want to miss the opportunity to thank everyone … you can view the honor roll here ›
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Domestic Violence Hotline: (877) 633-1112