Host a Food Drive

Help Provide Healthy Food for our Neighbors in Need

One in seven of our neighbors don’t know where their next meal is coming from and one in five children are food insecure in San Diego County. Your support can help meet the needs of hundreds of families who visit our Food & Nutrition Center monthly.

Host a Food Drive

Help collect the items that families in our community  most need by hosting your own food drive!

Our most-needed items are:

  • Canned meat/fish
  • Canned pasta (ravioli, lasagna, etc.)
  • Can openers
  • Cereal
  • Condiments
  • Cooking oil (24 oz or smaller)
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta sauces
  • Rice
  • Soup
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Body wash


Questions? Please contact Cindy for more information at or (760) 230-6307.

You can drop off donations directly at our Food and Nutrition Center:

650 Second Street in Encinitas, CA 92024
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. weekdays
(760) 753-1156

Support our Food Pantry!

Our bulk purchasing power allows us to stretch every dollar into more meals!

  • $10 can help buy 25 bags of rice
  • $25 can help buy 35 containers of oatmeal
  • $50 can help buy 70 cans of tuna or chicken

Community Resource Center’s Food & Nutrition Center is a gold-certified nutrition pantry and a proud partner of Feeding San Diego.

Thank you for your generosity!