"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

FFCC National

 

When FFCC began in 1996, the vision of the organization was to care for families in our community of North County San Diego, California. But as our volunteer base grew so did our ability to extend beyond San Diego. And as it is in life, one set of experiences provides the learning curve needed to catapult you to the next set of experiences.


2003- Wild fires ravaged neighborhoods in San Diego County. FFCC responded helping families sift through the rubble of what was once their home and then helped to navigate the bureaucracy to get the resources necessary help to rebuild. These experiences gave us valuable tools which prepared us for the next disaster…

 

2005- Hurricane Katrina slammed the south. Our FFCC community felt compelled to respond and the experience gained from the wild fires prepared us. Over the next two years FFCC made eleven trips to Biloxi, MS to help families rebuild their homes and their lives.


2007- FFCC’s first food packaging event. These nutritious meals would expand the resources FFCC could offer to families affected by natural disasters.

 


 

2011- Hurricane Irene was a large and destructive category 3 hurricane which affected much of the Caribbean and the East Coast of the United States. In partnership with the community of Pequannock, New Jersey, FFCC hosted our first out of state food packaging event with the meals benefitting those impacted by the hurricane.


 

2012- Hurricane Sandy, another category 3 hurricane to pummel the East Coast. Once again, we joined the people of Pequannock and the food banks in the affected areas to package and distribute meals for the New York/New Jersey families that needed help.


 

 

2013- Moore, Oklahoma was hit by an EF5 tornado that did an estimated $2 billion worth of damage. FFCC partnered with the Escondido Kiwanis Club and the San Diego, Salvation Army to package 20,000 meals and to collect school supplies for the children of Moore.

20,000 meals delivered to Moore, OK, August 2013

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