The mission of the Community Christian Service Agency, an ecumenical Christian agency, is to provide emergency services to individuals and families in need in San Diego County, including food, clothing, and referrals, and where practical, counseling to assist in their transition to self-reliance.
Thanks to a Herculean effort by the staff and a handful of volunteers, CCSA was able to keep both Centers open last Tuesday serving the hungry.
At Clairemont, we served 75 families, up from 60 on Monday. In Pacific Beach, we served 42 lunches and 45 snacks.
We continue to operate mostly without volunteers. We have received contacts from multiple agencies offering us help with volunteers. The Food Bank issued a televised appeal for volunteers to help at the Food Bank, and at distribution points such as ours. We do not know yet whether will be able to obtain any help from any of these sources.
Please pray for CCSA and those we serve, both the homeless who are hungry, cold and wet, but also the food insecure whose numbers are increasing daily as people are told not to come to work. Although “shelter in place” orders have been issued, we expect that we will be deemed an “essential service” and remain open for as long as we have supplies and staff. Thank you!
My name is Liz and for about 4 years I received services from CCSA-Pacific Beach. The kindness and help I received there really changed my life. I feel as though the staff and volunteers genuinely care about the people they serve. They touched my heart and gave me belief in myself and the courage to seek out the help I needed. I was always treated respectfully and with such amazing kindness. They loved me when I was not able to love myself. I am very proud to report that I am currently living inside in Indiana and I have a beautiful son. I am getting counseling, I am working, and I am completely sober off all drugs and alcohol. Thank you for all the food, clothes, and books over the years. And more importantly thank you for treating me with dignity ALWAYS and assisting me in getting my life put back together. I am so happy and full of gratitude!
Thank you to everyone involved! With your help, CCSA distributed 792 backpacks to children this year! AMAZING! THANK YOU!
We want to give a big thank you to Roseann Myers for her donation of 120 pairs of socks! We also want to give a big thank you to Karen McKelvey, a teacher at Curie Elementary, who organized a sock drive with 6 classrooms participating and donating 500 pairs of socks! WOW! AMAZING! THANK YOU!
CCSA thanks the children of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and Preschool who, as a celebration of Holy Week, collected NEW children’s shoes, and over 300 pair of socks, that were donated to CCSA. NEW shoes and socks will be given out as part of our Back to School program.