Community Resource Center is celebrating its 36th year of Holiday Baskets, the largest holiday distribution program of its kind, serving more than 6,000 people, including 3,000 children, in need during the holidays. Participants receive a free and dignified “shopping experience” at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and can select food, coats, blankets, toys, infant items, and more. This year’s event will be held Dec. 14 – 16.

Registration to receive Holiday Baskets is now open. Individuals and families in need are encouraged to register now through Oct. 31. To participate in Holiday Baskets, individuals and families must: live, work or go to school in the cities of San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, or Del Mar; and have an annual household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income ($72,750 for a family of four).

Registration is available at CRC’s office at 650 Second St.
Now through Oct. 31:
Mondays – Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
and Saturdays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 20: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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CRC depends on the community to make Holiday Baskets possible. How you can help:

• Donate or host a donation drive. Give online or help collect non-perishable food, new toys, bicycles, winter coats, infant items, and more.

• Become a sponsor: CRC needs the support of sponsors and donors to ensure every family experiences a joyful holiday season.

To learn more visit or call 760-753-1156.