MEMBER OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER
PACIFICA RESOURCE CENTER
What is Pacifica Resource Center's mission?
PRC's mission is to support the economic security of Pacifica families and individuals by providing a safety net of food, housing support, and other critical services, including coaching, advocacy, information, and referral.
What services does PRC provide?
PRC Programs & Services:
• Holiday Joy
• Economic Security
• Children’s Programs
• Critical Family Needs
• Homeless Services
All services are confidential and begin with a comprehensive needs assessment. Together we review what you have and what you need to help you achieve your goals and become more stable.
Who does PRC provide service to?
PRC is here to help any local individual or family who needs it. Whether you are facing a financial crisis or struggling to pay the bills, PRC is here for you! Our work is even more vital as the cost of living continues to rise in San Mateo County. For example, 1 in 10 Pacifica households earned less than $25,000 and nearly half of Pacifica families earned less than $129,150 – the US Department of Housing’s low-income threshold for a family of 4 (source: US Census Bureau 2013-2017 America Community Survey). This means nearly half of Pacifica families could benefit from our support, but they may not realize they are eligible for our services.
How can the community help PRC?
PRC has a variety of offset and on site volunteer opportunities that include distributing groceries, organizing our pantry, preparing taxes, helping manage our shower program, and assisting with fundraising campaigns or special events.
A monetary gift of any amount is also greatly appreciated by PRC and the families and individuals we serve every day. Please make checks payable to Pacifica Resource Center at 1809 Palmetto Ave. Pacifica, CA 94044 or visit pacresourcecenter.org/donate to make a contribution online.
And, if you know any Pacificans who may need our help, please encourage them to call, email, or visit PRC to schedule an appointment.
What can be donated?
PRC is always accepting groceries, especially jelly/jam, pasta and pasta sauce, beef stew, powdered and canned milk, cooking oil and baking supplies, macaroni and cheese, ravioli and other canned meals. We gladly accept other grocery items, but please be sure they all are not past the "best if used by" date. We have refrigerators and freezers and can take new perishable items also.
In addition to money and groceries, we accept can openers, diapers (size 4, 5, and 6), new socks, pet food, and grocery store gift cards.
For other items, please give to Pat's Closet, located at 350 90th Street, Daly City. They accept clothing and houseware items. Call (650) 991-8007 or visit http://www.dcpartnership.org/2017/02/01/accepting-donations-at-pats-closet/ for more information. Items at Pat's Closet are given at no cost to individuals and families-in-need. We refer PRC folks there regularly.
What upcoming PRC events should the community be aware of?
PRC will be participating in the Chamber of Commerce’s Rockaway Tree Lighting Festival Sunday, December 8 from 4-7pm. Guests are encouraged to bring new, non-perishable, non-glass grocery items to help fill our bins at our booth.
And beginning the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday 11/29/19, all year-end gifts made to PRC will be matched up to $35,000 by The Sam Mazza Foundation. Your gift allows PRC to continue its work to assure the basic needs of every Pacifican are met so that each member of our community has the opportunity to thrive!
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