Community Resource Center On the Move!  |  April 20, 2017
The Life of Food, the Food of Life
From Guest Contributor Lisa Shaffer, a long-time CRC supporter who served on the Encinitas City Council from 2012-2016

Lisa Shaffer recently tagged along with CRC staff on their food pickup day. From the back of grocery stores to our Food Distribution Center, read her article to find out where our food comes from and how it reaches those in need. Plus, take the quiz to see how much you know about our programs! Stay tuned for more "investigative reports" from Lisa Shaffer in the coming months.  
Re-Style: 3 Reasons to Complete a Spring Closet Cleanse
From Guest Contributor Lyndell Werling, personal stylist

Are you spring cleaning this month? In this issue of Re-Style, read some helpful tips about how to complete a closet cleanse. Find out how it can help you reduce stress, and benefit others by dropping off unwanted items at our three CRC Resale Stores
Combat Hunger through the Leichtag Passover Challenge
The Leichtag Passover Challenge is still going through tomorrow, and we still need your help! We have met our match goal of $1,800 but the need is great. 1 in 8 people in North County San Diego is living in poverty. Help provide healthy food to those in need! Please give today at the link below.
Dawn and David 
“When we were living in our car, I felt like I had nowhere else to turn. I came here for food and I got a whole lot more." 
- Dawn

Dawn and David came to CRC in need of food when they were living in their car, but they found much more after they enrolled in our Encinitas Pilot housing program. 
Special thanks to the following generous donors:
The  Matson Foundation provided a grant in support of CRC's homelessness prevention programs. 

The Mueller/Gault Charitable Foundation and Coastal Community Foundation, Full Circle Fund, provided important funding for our domestic violence program. 

An Anonymous Fund at The San Diego Foundation provided a grant to CRC. 

Robert and Janice Pollock gave a generous gift in support of CRC's food programs. 

Thank you to our partners for providing vital funding to help us end homelessness, hunger and domestic violence in our community! 
Spring Care Drive at Superior Flooring
This Spring, join Cheryl Robertson of Superior Floors & Cabinets to make a donation of personal care items to support the Food and Nutrition Programs at Community Resource Center! Items collected will be available to individuals and families who come to CRC’s Food Distribution Center, including homeless individuals, families recovering from domestic violence and those trying to get back on their feet. For the most requested personal care items and more info, please click the link below. 

Please drop off items now through May 18 at:
Superior Flooring: 579 Westlake Ave right off Encinitas Blvd. Hours 10-5:30 Mon-Fri, Sat 10-5pm 

For more information, please contact: 
Cheryl@superiorfloors.com  or call (760) 436-0900
North County Thriving Forum
Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
California Center for the Arts, Escondido

County Board of Supervisors Vice-Chair Kristin Gaspar and Supervisor Bill Horn, along with the Live Well San Diego Community Leadership Team, invite you to attend this forum to celebrate and enhance our collective efforts for a healthy, safe, and thriving North County! Join us at this forum to discuss "What it Means to Thrive in the North County" so that our communities are able to grow, connect, and enjoy the highest quality of life.
Local Scouts Give Back this Spring
Boy Scouts Troop 777
Thank you to local Boy Scout Michael Price (pictured at right), with troop 777, who earned his “Citizenship in the Community Badge" by facilitating a “Personal Care Items” drive for CRC! Participants who utilize the Food Distribution Center also get to choose two personal care items each week that they shop. Michael organized the drive and developed a flyer, which he delivered to 80 homes. He then collected over 50 full size items and delivered them all to CRC. 
Cub Scouts Pack 774
Thank you to Scouts Pack 774 for helping CRC during the Scouting for Food Challenge! These hardworking scouts collected over 580 pounds of food and funds for our Food Distribution Center to help benefit those in need. 
Easter Baskets from our Volunteers
The women and children in Carol's House and in our transitional housing had a great Easter, thanks to the Tuesday morning Food Distribution Center volunteer crew! The volunteers donated and packaged Easter items for all the residents. 

You too can help us provide relief to community members in crisis by hosting an event to benefit CRC. Contact us to learn more!
You can make a difference!  

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