Food & Nutrition Services

Community Resource Center’s Food & Nutrition Program Includes:

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Stats

lbs. of food

Amount of food that was distributed through our Food Distribution Center (FDC).


The average family of four saves an average of $91.04 a week utilizing the FDC to supplement their food resources.

client visits

Total client visits to our Food Distribution Center totaled 12,568 – all served by caring volunteers under CRC staff supervision.

lbs. of food

Amount of food distributed through our Holiday Baskets Program.

Food & Nutrition Programs

Available Food and Nutrition Assistance programs:

  • USDA Commodities Program: USDA food distributed daily; one monthly allotment per family, eligibility based on income.
  • CalFresh (Food Stamp) and Medi-Cal application assistance.
  • Weekly Food Assistance – Clients who are working with an Integrative Services Case Manager to develop and work towards a plan leading to self-reliance, are eligible to receive weekly food assistance. Seniors and individuals who are unable to work because of a disability are able to utilize this resource, as well.
  • Walk-up Food Distribution Program: Limited product offerings with no program requirements.
  • Meal Preparation and Nutrition Class: Program participants may sign up for meal preparation and cooking classes that are made available in conjunction with our program partners and staff.
  • Holiday Baskets: Distribution of staple foods and other household essentials.

*CRC is a CalFresh Outreach Subcontractor

Apply For Food Assistance

To apply for food services visit our Integrative Services office at 650 Second Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
or call (760) 753-8300.

*Please note that certain documentation may be required for assistance. Please contact our Integrative Services office for more information.

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