Rock Church will organize food distributions throughout San Diego

SAN DIEGO — During November and December, the Rock Church will hold weekly food distributions throughout San Diego, a church press release said.

The free giveaways will be open to the community and will include frozen ground turkeys, more food items, diapers and other supplies. There will also be 400 gallons of Hollandia milk distributed at the San Marcos location.

“Our goal has always been to support families in San Diego County,” said Rick Struble, general sales manager of Hollandia Dairy. “With our focus on real dairy, we put the health of our community first, from caring for our cows to delivering our naturally produced dairy products. We are very happy and honored to partner with the Rock Church San Marcos campus to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Food distribution schedule:

Rupestrian Church of San Marcoslocated at 1370 West San Marcos Boulevard, will host every first Thursday of the month.

Rock Church City Heightslocated at 4001 boulevard El Cajon, will host every second Thursday of the month.

Point Loma Church Rocklocated at 2277, rue Rosecrans, will host every third Thursday of the month.

Chula Vista Cave Churchlocated at 2015 Birch Road, will host every fourth Thursday of the month.

El Cajon cave churchlocated at 808 Jackman Street, will host every third Tuesday of the month.

For November, Rock Church said East County will hold giveaways on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and other campuses will hold giveaways on Thursday, Nov. 17 to ensure the community can get items for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Distribution of groceries and supplies will begin at 12 p.m. for the San Marcos site and 10 a.m. for City Heights, El Cajon, Chula Vista and Point Loma. Rock Church said distribution ends when supplies run out for the day.

The organization thanked local businesses that have supported and donated to this effort, including Feeding San Diego, San Diego Food Bank, Point Loma Nazarene University Business Management Club, North County Food Bank, I Love to Glean , Ralphs in Oceanside, Einstein Bagels in Oceanside, La Provence Bakery in San Marcos, WinCo. San Marcos Foods, Albertsons in San Marcos and Home Depot in Vista for grocery bags.

Anyone who wants to volunteer, associate, or donate to Rock Church’s distribution efforts can connect with the organization here.

“This holiday season is unlike any other with the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising costs of almost everything,” said Dan Shea, CEO of Feeding San Diego. “We are grateful for our partnership with Rock Church and the incredible work they are doing to ensure San Diegans have the food resources they need during this time so they can focus on family time, and not on how to pay for their groceries.”

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