Community Resource Center

Support for Food & Nutrition Center/Personal Hygiene Supplies
Friday, 04/17/2020, 04:30 PM - Thursday, 12/31/2020, 11:45 PM

Community Resource Center Attn: Food Center
650 Second Street
Encinitas, CA 92024

Community Resource Center (CRC) is the grocery store for many people in our community and home to our community’s most vulnerable people. CRC is facing unbudgeted expenses and have an urgent need for your support!  

The Coronavirus is already hurting families and seniors who are vulnerable. People are facing the reality of hunger and homelessness because their income is being devastated, because their access to healthy food is limited – both of which are compounded by social isolation. 

CRC’s Food & Nutrition Center distributes thousands of pounds of food to hungry neighbors. With the postponement of the USPS “Stamp Out Food Drive,” they are in need of the following items to keep our pantry stocked to provide food and other necessary items to our community members in need of help:

CRC's Covid Response and Information:

Ship directly to: 
Community Resource Center
Attn: Food Center
650 Second Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
Contact-less donation drop-offs available Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm via the alley behind the CRC office. 

You may leave your donations at the donations table or if you need help unloading items, please contact Cindy Collins at 760-230-6307 or

The front of the CRC building is where people are lining up for food and services and the goal is for there to be contact-less donations

Food Items:

  • Canned Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Carrots    
  • Canned Chicken Noodle Soup              
  • Canned Tomato Soup             
  • Oatmeal (not instant, the kind in the round containers)          
  • Butter (or butter like products)            
  • Coffee           
  • Anything canned with a pull top (for First Light clients who don’t have a can opener)           
  • Canned Fruit          
  • Fruit Cups/Apple Sauce          
  • Granola bars

Personal care items;

  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (regular sizes, not travel size)
  • Diapers (size 3+) & Baby Wipes
  • Adult Diapers
  • Feminine Pad/Tampons
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towels
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste 
  • Body Lotion\ Body Wash\ Liquid Hand Soap

Or you can help your neighbors in need by supporting CRC’s Community Cares Campaign: Text WECARE2020 to 71777 or click:

When you sign up to register your participation with this project, hit the green "Register" button and then select the number of people in your family participating in this project with you. In the next box, indicate the total number of food and personal hygiene items you donated.

Thanks everyone for your giving hearts! Go Team!

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