5 Ways to Stay Cool + Give Back this Summer

5 Ways to Stay Cool + Give Back this Summer

It may be hot and humid out right now, but we have some great ways you can stay cool inside while helping those in need in our community!

Here are 5 ways you can help our neighbors who are hungry, homeless or in danger from domestic violence …

1) Participate in our What’s for Dinner? Food Drive

Help fill our shelves with cooking essentials for families in need in our community. Our most needed items right now include: canned pasta, pasta sauce, cooking oil and condiments. Your donations go directly to help feed hungry families.

2) Join us for “Dine & Donate” Nights

Join us at these local restaurants in August and September to show your support for CRC! Simply bring the flyer with you (print or mobile) and these restaurants will donate a portion of sales to CRC. Can’t make it? Host your own CRC fundraising night!

Wednesday, August 22 from 5-8 pm
Wednesday, September 5 from 4-8 pm

3) Join us for an Open House

Tuesday, August 14 at 3:30 pm
Tuesday, September 18 at 3:30 pm
650 Second Street, Encinitas, CA 92024

Join us for a tour of our Food & Nutrition Center and learn about how you can get involved! Space is limited, so please register today to save your seat! This Open House will also feature a special check presentation from our Truck sponsors!

4) Attend Thanks(for)Giving in August

Thursday, August 23, 6 – 8 pm
San Marcos Community Center

The North County Food Policy Council invites you to attend the inaugural Thanks(for)Giving in August fundraising dinner to support the Turkey Tally Program, which provides nutritious, protein-rich turkeys to local families in need during the holiday season. CRC receives a portion of these turkeys to distribute to families during Holiday Baskets.

5) ShopCRC!

Customer Appreciation Sale
Monday, August 13 – Friday, August 17
Spend $40, get 50% off

Join us for a Customer Appreciation Sale at our Resale Stores! This is a great time to buy the items you need for end-of-summer BBQs, beach days and traveling. All three stores are stocked with treasures that won’t break your budget! Our stores provide critical funding to CRC programs.


More Ways to Get Involved

Become a CRC volunteer! Check out our summer volunteer opportunities at the link below.