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Community Care

FFCC is about connecting our community to be a help and an encouragement to each other. FFCC reaches over 490 local families in need, each month with food resources. Because of this relationship, we are often made aware of a special need that a family or individual in our community may have. We will share these needs with you here and in our bi-monthly newsletter and if you are able to help please respond. 

Contact Becky Palenske for more information or to respond to a need ffccsdlocal@gmail.com

Current 'Community Care' Needs: (updated 05-27-18)

A single Mom had a flood in her apartment from a plumbing malfunctioning in the complex.  She needs to replace a twin bed and a queen bed for her family. 


A Poway family has taken in their own kin and now has 7 children living in one apartment.  The children really need gently used clothing and shoe gift cards from Target or Ross.

Boy age 17- wears size mens Large shirts and mens 32 pants and shorts.

Girl age 14- wears size adult small shirts and size ladies 8 pants. 

Boy age 11- is 5'7" tall.  Wears size adult clothing size small or medium elastic waist pants and shorts and adult small or medium shirts.

Boy age 9- wears size youth small shirts and youth 7 or 8 pants and shorts.

Another boy age 9 - wears size youth small shirts and size 6 or 7 pants or shorts.

Girl age 3.5 - wears size toddlers 4 or 5 and shoes size 10 toddlers. 

Baby boy age 1.5 years- wears size 3 clothing, size infant 6 shoes and size 5 diapers.


Gently used clothing needed for 2 different local families in the following sizes:

boys pants, shorts and shirts - size youth 12

boys pants - size youth 8

little boy - toddler size 9 shoes and diapers in size 6


teen boys pants and shorts - size youth 14, and casual shirts in size adult medium

boys pants and shorts - size youth 10 

little girls pants, shorts, skirts, tops - size 4 or 4T

ladies pants - size adult 7 adult and shirts size adult large


A single Mom in Rancho Penasquitos needs size adult 34 waist pants and shorts for her 11 year old son.


Please contact Becky Palenske at ffccsdlocal@gmail.com if you can help. 

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Holiday Giving- Adopt-A-Family

If you would like to support a family in need at Christmas time here in the North County area, FFCC would love to work with you.  The scope of support can range from providing Walmart or Target gift cards to providing Christmas gifts of clothing/shoes and other items that the family would request anonymously. It is a wonderful opportunity for our community to be a blessing and encouragement to others.  

A Letter of Gratitude from a local Mom  

Dear Families,
I wanted to share with you how much your generosity is appreciated during the holiday season. As a parent, you want to be able to provide for your child. I can’t tell you how hard it was on my pride to find myself in the situation of struggling just to have basic needs meet. Then you add on holidays and instead of joy, it feels like the breaking pointRead more

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