programs

Food Resource Centers

 
 
 

Vision

  • To efficiently distribute food while recognizing the dignity of each person asking for assistance.

  • To utilize donated items in a manner that ensures clients are receiving the freshest items possible.

  • To assist clients to find resources needed and to advocate for those clients.

Statement of Purpose

  • To support families and individuals striving for personal and economic self reliance.

  • To encourage the identification and leveraging of resources.

  • To engage families, individuals and the community in partnerships that promote action on behalf of the poor.


About

San Diego County

  • 486,000 people in San Diego County are food insecure (15.3% of total population) or 1 in 7 people. - San Diego County 2016 Food Insecurity Rates (California Health Interview Survey 2014-2016)

  • More than half (55%) of low-income adults experiencing food insecurity are employed. -  San Diego County 2016 Food Insecurity Rates (California Health Interview Survey 2014-2016)

  • San Diego is home to the 7th largest number of children facing hunger in the US, with 127,280 children in San Diego County being food insecure. - San Diego County 2016 Food Insecurity Rates (California Health Interview Survey 2014-2016)

  • 67% of children at risk of hunger in San Diego County are eligible for federal nutrition programs (free or reduced-price school lunch or breakfast). - Feeding America Map the Meal Gap

  • The average cost of a meal in San Diego County is $3.36, higher than the national average of $3.00. - Feeding America Map the Meal Gap

  • The annual meal gap for Feeding San Diego’s service area is nearly 65,000,000 meals. - Feeding America Map the Meal Gap

FRC – Food Resource Centers San Diego

  • Catholic Charities San Diego Area Food Resource Centers provided 17,713 instances of food assistance last fiscal year (2017-2018).

  • A total of 2,328 unduplicated households, representing 6,631 unduplicated individuals were assisted at the College Area and Vista Centers. Because hunger is a chronic need many households were served repeatedly throughout the year.

  • Catholic Charities provided 15,385 duplicated households with emergency food assistance representing 43,326 duplicated individuals.

FRC – Since 1984 – Imperial County

The Imperial County FRC was established in 1984 to respond to the food needs of the poor in El Centro. The program has steadily expanded over the years during times of recession, drought and high unemployment. In fiscal year 2017-2018 the Imperial County FRC served 905 unduplicated families representing 2,493 individuals and 4,577 duplicated families representing 12,608 duplicated individuals.


Programs / Locations

Food Resource Center – College Area

Food assistance program for those in need

2016 – 2017 Tally totals *HH=Household 

Program Capacity: 80 Households per day

  • Monthly average 806 HH’s served per month

  • Representing 1,917 individuals monthly

Services

  • Food assistance

  • USDA commodities

  • Hygiene items

  • CalFresh application assistance


Food Resource Center – El Centro

Food assistance program for those in need

Program Capacity: 80 Households per day

  • Monthly average  483 HH’s served per month

  • Representing  1,334 individuals monthly

Services

  • Food assistance

  • USDA commodities

  • Hygiene items

  • CalFresh application assistance

  • Resource Specialist on site


Food Resource Center – Vista

Food assistance program for those in need

Program Capacity: 80 Households per day

  • Monthly average 852 HH’s served per month

  • Representing  2,623 individuals per month

  • Collects over 14,000 lbs of “rescued”  food each month from local grocery stores (WalMart, Food 4 Less and Frazier Farms)

Services

  • Food assistance

  • CalFresh application assistance

  • USDA commodities

  • Hygiene items

  • Resource Specialist on site

  • Clothing vouchers



SNAP-Ed – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education

SNAP-Ed is an USDA Food and Nutrition Service program that helps people lead healthier lives. SNAP-Ed teaches people using or eligible for SNAP about good nutrition and how to make their food dollars stretch further. SNAP-Ed participants also learn to be physically active.

Learn more about SNAP-Ed


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How To Contact

FRC – College Area

6360 El Cajon Blvd,Suite B, San Diego, CA 92115
619 286-1100

FRC – El Centro

250 West Orange Avenue, El Centro, CA 92243
760 353-6823

FRC – Vista

917 East Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084
760 631-4792

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