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Special Notice Regarding the Coronavirus  (COVID-19)

The Warner Springs Community Resource Center and the San Diego Food Bank are continuing daily operations to ensure vulnerable populations in our community get the food assistance they need. Our next distribution will be held as usual on the third Tuesday of the month from 8-10 am. Additionally Luanne Arangio-Law, RN, MEd, our Ask-A-Nurse from Palomar Health will be here to answer questions.

Out of an abundance of caution we are taking proactive steps to help reduce contact and/or the possible spread of COVID-19. We have devised a plan to greatly limit contact with each other and physical objects.The plan includes an outdoor distribution where clients do not need to leave their vehicles, volunteers will sign forms for clients so that writing utensils, clipboards etc. do not need to be exchanged as well as other measures to keep everybody safe. These are temporary tactics until COVID-19 transmission concerns are lower. Please call us at (760) 782-0607 if you have any questions. Thank you.

The Warner Springs Community Resource Center (WSCRC) is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization and provides the following services: 


  • Meeting Facility
  • Local Information
  • Community Clothes Closet
  • Pacific Crest Trail Host
  • Laptops, printers, fax & WIFI
  • Health Services/Flu Shots
  • San Diego Food Bank center
  • Holiday Food & Gift Baskets
  • Cool Zone
  • Election Poll station

Holiday Food/Gift Baskets Program 

The Holiday Food/Gift Baskets program benefits Warner Springs-area families who are less fortunate. Please let us know about potential family recipients, along with children's gender and age. Last year more than 25 Warner Springs families received our (your) Christmas Food/Gift baskets. Thank you.

Residents are invited to drop off non perishable foods (be sure they are not
expired), new toys for kids or all ages, useful gifts for adults and gift cards the Resource Center before December 16

We also accept monetary donations so that we can purchase additional gift cards.

A $50 tax deductible donation will sponsor one family. 

 Food Bank Distribution Programs

Every month - 3rd Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m.

The Resource Center has been offering a Food Bank and Senior Box (formally known as Angel Depot boxes) distribution to the community for some years now and continues to do so on the third Tuesday of every month from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Center. Currently approximately 96 bags of non-perishable commodities and 40 senior boxes, courtesy of the San Diego Food Bank, are distributed to single households and families living in Oak Grove, Sunshine Summit, Warner Springs, Ranchita, Lake Henshaw, Santa Ysabel, Julian, and Borrego Springs.

Applications are not required for the food bank commodities program although there are income guidelines, depending on family size. Please contact the Center for those guidelines. The commodities distribution typically includes a variety of canned vegetables and fruit, rice, fruit juice, raisins, boxed pasta and many times frozen chicken or fruit. 

Senior box program clients must be 60 years of age at the time of application and meet the same required income levels. Driver’s license or California ID cards are needed for verification. Senior box applications are available at the resource center including during the monthly third Tuesday Food Bank distributions.

We are also delighted to partner with Palomar Health who provides numerous health services during the commodities time frame,”  Free flu shots will be offered during the fall. Free blood pressure screenings and “Ask-A-Nurse” services are offered during all commodities distributions.

Volunteers are always needed to help assemble and distribute the food. A special “Thank you” to Narconon, the Lions Club and numerous individuals who help to accomplish this huge monthly community project.

Donations of non-perishable food, gift cards and/or cash are always needed, especially during the holiday season when the need is the greatest.