Community Resource Center’s Holiday Baskets program is the largest holiday distribution of its kind in San Diego County. For 34 years, the Center has held its collection drive, spreading cheer to more than 1,000 families in need during the holidays. Families in need can come in to “shop” for gifts and food for their family members.
This year, SCS Engineers continued its support of the Community Resource Center. SCS’s San Diego and Tracer Carlsbad offices combined efforts in donating non-perishable foods, outerwear, toys, baby items and more.
“Last year, the donation drive brought in more than 5,000 toys, around 500 bikes and 35 tons of food for those in need,” said Chuck Pryatel, Senior Project Advisor with SCS. “SCS has contributed to this effort for three years, and it’s heartwarming to work with such a generous group of people.”
After seeing so many in need in the community, a group of community and business leaders came together to form an organization addressing the homelessness and food issues in the community, forming Community Resource Center (CRC). Established in 1979, CRC has grown from providing basic needs for families in crisis to offering extensive programs that facilitate the safety, stability, and self-sufficiency of low-income and episodically homeless households – including domestic violence (DV) victims.