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Community Care

FFCC is all 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

Helping Hands Are Needed


In 2016, FFCC provided food assistance to the Glover family in Poway. Over these past months, FFCC has become better acquainted with the family. Recently, they asked if FFCC could help them repair some flooring issues in their mobile home. After inspecting the damaged areas, it is clear that due to the age of the double-wide trailer all the flooring and subflooring needs to be removed and replaced. The video above shows a first-hand look at the extent of the damage.

The repair plan is shown in 2 Phases. Phase 1 lists the critical repairs needed to make the home safe. Phase 2 are additional construction costs that would help make the home more livable.


A.) Building Permits

B.) Remove and replace flooring and sub-flooring

C.) Remove and replace insulation and carriage barrier

Estimated cost $6,000.00


A.) Build additional bedroom in bedroom

B.) Install outside skirting

C.) Exterior paint

Estimated cost $7,300.00

For more details on how you can help the Glover's, contact Becky Palenske at ffccsdlocal@gmail.com.  Donations can be made by clicking the donate button at the top of the page.  Please note, "Glover Family" in the special instruction box once you hit confirm.  OR you can send your tax-deductible donation to:

FFCC, 12463 Rancho Bernardo Road, PMB #158, San Diego, 92128.  Please note, "Glover Family" in the memo section of your check. 


Current 'Community Care' Needs: (updated 03-20-17)

There are two local families in need of bunkbeds.  They need both the frames and mattresses. Please contact Becky Palenske (ffccsdlocal@gmail.com) if you can assist with any of these needs.

A family in Poway is asking for help to find the following items:

  • Very gently used queen size mattress
  • Queen size boxspring and Queen size metal floor frame

A family in Poway is in need of two items:

  • A sturdy dresser for their boys (less than 5 feet wide)
  • A weed whacker that is rechargeable or electrical with a long extension cord


A family in Rancho PQ had to move and now needs a few things:

  • A small size dining room set with 4 or 5 chairs
  • A bunkbed set, with either 2 twins or a twin over a full size bed

We’re also in desperate need for helpers with large vehicles to move furniture, usually only 1 to 3 pieces at a time.

Please contact Becky asap if you can be a furniture mover!



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Holiday Giving- Adopt-A-Family

Holiday Giving Project flyer

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. Monetary donations are also helpful. 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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