CRC News | 2.17.2022
Program Spotlight
Teen Dating Violence Committee Delivers Educational Posters to Schools
The Teen Dating Violence (TDV) Committee of San Diego and its partners created a set of four posters for schools with messages highlighting healthy relationships for youth. This was done in collaboration with The Wildflower Initiative, which supports education and service programs to empower women and children through literacy. The Committee was successful in delivering 80 sets of posters to schools in San Diego County.

The TDV committee is co-chaired by CRC's Domestic Violence and Education Manager, Luis Canseco. Their mission is to empower schools, staff and the county to prevent and intervene in teen dating violence and to help schools create protective environments. If you'd like to get involved with the TDV Committee, please email

To learn more about CRC's commitment to Teen Dating Violence Education and Prevention, please visit our website.
CRC Leads the Way on Food Recovery and Recycling Program
On January 1, SB 1383 took effect with a goal of requiring the donation of food fit for human consumption to food pantries, instead of being disposed of and going to our landfills.

This bill requires grocery stores, restaurants and other food generating businesses to donate their excess food to feeding agencies rather than throwing it away.

Yanira Frias, CRC’s Food and Nutrition Manager (FNC), has worked closely with the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, EDCO and San Diego Food System Alliance to provide feedback and work out the details for the new donation program. For the past eight months, the FNC has participated in EDCO's organics recycling pilot program (for more information, read our press release). Our FNC is now a model used to help smaller pantries navigate the new and sometimes confusing program.

We have more good news to share about the FNC: CRC has been able to add other grocery stores to our Fresh Rescue program, which means our clients are provided with more nutritious food and there is less waste going to our landfills. Fresh Rescue partner stores donate fresh produce, dairy, eggs and meat, with CRC’s refrigerated truck picking up donations throughout the week.

All of these efforts put CRC in the lead in our community, working to make sure much-needed food makes its way to hungry families while keeping tons of food from our landfills.
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Save the Date: 27th Annual English Tea
April 23, 2022
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Encinitas Community Center

Community Resource Center’s 27th annual Tea includes a silent auction, raffle program and a delightful afternoon tea, and features a program with keynote speaker, Summer Stephan, San Diego County District Attorney.

We hope you'll join us!

Ticketing information coming soon.
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 January:

Sustaining Partners:
Kroger Zero Hunger

Supporting Partners:
Capstone Realty and Financial Inc.
Lawyer's Club
Ross Sutherland
Get Involved
Our Fresh Rescue Program needs you! Want to give back to your community in a tangible way? Want to get a good workout while you're at it? We currently have openings for Fresh Rescue Truck Driver support on Mondays and Fridays from 7:30 am-12:00 pm. You must be able to lift 25-50 pounds repeatedly and enjoy friendly banter. If interested, email our Volunteer Manager for more information.