Updates on Program Services and Events

Emergency Food Distribution

To receive emergency food, please visit our Integrative Services office at:

650 Second Street, Encinitas
or call (760) 753-8300

Monday/Lunes – Friday/Viernes: 8:30 AM – 12:30* PM

*Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to closing to receive food services. Tickets will be provided until 12pm.

How it works: Come to our Integrative Services lobby to receive a food ticket. Then take your ticket and wait outside 6 feet apart in a line and come up to the counter table. No identification required. In keeping with social distancing, we allow one person into our lobby at a time. Face coverings are required for visits to CRC (get instructions to make your own cloth face covering).

If you need assistance outside of these hours, please email our intake desk at INTAKE@CRCNCC.ORG or call (760) 753-8300.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Hotline

CRC provides domestic violence shelter, counseling, housing assistance, resources and more. See all of our services

For help, please contact us at our toll-free 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-877-633-1112. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. Trained staff are available to answer questions you have regarding resources available for victims of domestic violence, 24 hours a day. All calls remain strictly confidential. Clients may call to see if there are openings in CRC’s Domestic Violence Program, or be referred to other domestic violence services and housing that are available in San Diego County.

Integrative Services

CRC provides housing assistance, case management, benefits application assistance and more.  See all of our services

To receive assistance, please visit our Integrative Services office at:

650 Second Street, Encinitas
or call (760) 753-8300

Monday/Lunes – Friday/Viernes: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Information about COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Diego County – COVID-19

San Diego County News Center


Emergency Funding

United Way San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative. This fund provides flexible resources to individuals impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours implemented by employers. Clients can apply at

SDIRC Immigrant Relief Fund for immigrants in San Diego County who have lost all or part of their income due to COVID-19. Clients can apply online at


Budgeting & Savings Tips

California Coast Credit Union has helpful budget and savings tips on their YouTube Channel.


Internet service:

The County of San Diego has a helpful flyer with options for free and low-cost internet access during COVID-19.

San Diego Gas and Electric:

COVID-19 Updates from SDGE:
Bill discount, FERA and Medical Baseline programs:
Announcement regarding temporary suspension of service disconnections (in English).
Announcement regarding temporary suspension of service disconnections (en Espanol).


Managing Anxiety and Stress

5 Ways to Self-Care:

Great tips for practicing self-care during this stressful and uncertain time.

Managing Stress:

A video from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists


Telephone Helplines

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling.1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517) Disaster Distress Helpline Website:

Free non-emergency emotional support is available to anyone in the state via telephone or instant messaging operating 24/7 through California Peer-Run Warm Line, toll-free service and can be reached at 1-855-845-7415; Web Chat:

If you need assistance outside of these hours, please email our intake desk at INTAKE@CRCNCC.ORG or call (760) 753-8300.

Thank you to our Community Cares Campaign supporters

Strategic Champions
Patricia Moore and Helmut Kiffmann
The John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation
Mission Champions
Coastal Community Foundation
Gesner Johnson Foundation
North County COVID-19 Response Fund: Coastal Community Foundation, The Leichtag Foundation and The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
Robert and Janice Pollock
The Jill and Darrell Shrader Philanthropic Fund
Interested in partnering with us?

If you’d like to partner with CRC to donate food or host a fundraiser, please contact us at

Volunteer at our Resale Stores!

We are experiencing a large number of donations and shoppers at our Resale Stores.  We have limited spots at the stores to help, but as of now most volunteer spots are still open and need to be filled. Please consider signing up for a shift as directed below:

Current Volunteers: Read and sign our “Volunteer Agreement” at this link and email it to the Volunteer Manager at Indicate that you would like to sign up for a volunteer shift at one of the stores We will email you with instructions on how to access the Resale Store schedule online. It is similar to the self-scheduling process for Holiday Baskets. All openings will appear, and you can sign up for any shift you choose.

New Volunteers: Complete our volunteer application at this link and we will send you more information.

We have changed our procedures in all our stores to promote the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, donors and customers. View our safety procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID19 has changed the way we do things at Community Resource Center temporarily.  Please see below for some frequently asked questions for our Volunteer Program.

Are you accepting new volunteers at this time?  Our needs are constantly shifting and in an effort to reduce the number of interactions between volunteers, are striving to use a smaller volunteer work force for the time being. We are only accepting new volunteer applications for our Resale Stores at this time. Apply here 

I am already a CRC Volunteer and I am not vaccinated or at higher risk.  Can I still volunteer?  Due to the most recent recommendations of County and Federal Health officials, unvaccinated volunteers and those in the “higher risk” categories such as those with underlying health conditions, are asked to strongly consider the risks of volunteering before signing up for a shift.

What about remote volunteering?  We have some volunteer work being done remotely with current volunteers.  We do not have anything available for our larger volunteer base at this time.  We will reach out via newsletter or email if our needs change.

How do your Food Pantry Volunteers stay safe?  We have implemented new cleaning and safety protocols in the Food Pantry and have eliminated contact with participants.  We are not running like a “grocery store” at this time but rather providing emergency food bags for those who need them.  Volunteers are unloading and sorting, packing food bags and cleaning. We ask that any volunteer who is feeling sick in any way, has a fever, cough or feels shortness of breath to NOT come in.

I’d like to volunteer at some point in the future.  What is my next step?  We will not be processing volunteer applications at this time, with the exception of Resale Store volunteers.  However, if you would like to fill out an application with us, we will reach out to you once we are able to do so.  You can also wait to fill out an application once we are recruiting new volunteers again.  We will update this FAQ page if anything changes.

What can I do NOW?  It is easy to look around and see a lot is out of our control right now.  More people than ever are in need of food and housing assistance, emergency shelter, counseling and resources.  CRC is on the front lines of providing those things.  Please see the following ways you can support CRC in our efforts to continue serving others, thank you!

Ways to help

All CRC resale stores are now open!

Please visit our Resale Store Website for more information.