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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

Current 'Community Care' Needs: (updated 09-08-17)

Please contact Becky Palenske (ffccsdlocal@gmail.com) if you can assist with any of these needs.


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

  •  Very gently used queen size mattress
  •  Queen size box spring and Queen size metal floor frame
  •  Two twin mattresses, plus box springs and metal floor frame
  •  A small to medium sized dresser
  •  A dark colored couch in very good condition ( not a sleeper sofa)
  •  Kitchen cookware in great condition
  •  Nearly new bath towels


A Poway Family 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


An Escondido Family had their blankets and bed sheets stolen from the laundromat.  They are looking for items:

  •  A toddler bed size set of sheets and blanket, gently used.
  •  One full-size bed sheets and blanket, gently used.
  •  One twin size blanket and bed sheets, gently used.
  •  One queen size blanket and bed sheets, gently used


We’re also in desperate need of 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

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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