It’s getting to be the season of giving, and for some families there isn’t the means to give this year. For some families there isn’t the means for a sit down family meal either.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are more than food and gifts, but no one should go hungry any time of year!
Here are some resources for those in San Diego County who might need some help.
- 11/19/: Faith Chapel is giving out Food Boxes and Turkeys starting at 10:30am.
- 12/3: Meet the Need’s first Sunday event will be featuring a limited number of free Christmas trees in addition to the usual free lunch and bag of groceries.
- 12/17: Faith Chapel will be distributing toys to children in need after the 10:30am service.
You can also find local food banks/pantries from AmpleHarvest or by calling 211 in your area.
Toys 4 Tots is a well know toy charity, however their deadline to request toys is early November. If you missed the cut off, there are a few San Diego based toy charities that can help out.
Toys 4 Joy has 4 San Diego area events on December 9th. Toys for Joy is open to all children and families and no registration is required. One free toy will be given to all children attending the event ages 0 – 11. Free lunch will be provided in addition to free entertainment, kids activities and giveaways. All four locations have free groceries and one location has free gently used clothing available.
The Closet on 54th has a great free clothing closet you can shop at once a month, they also have a free food pantry that is open three days a week. You can find more info on their Facebook page here.