Special Delivery Receives Grant to Feed Homeless and Those in Need

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ruth Henrick, left, receives check from Jessica Carlson, CECO secretary, to fund Special Delivery.

Special Delivery, a non-profit organization serving the nutritional needs of disadvantaged San Diegans, has received a grant from the County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO) to purchase nutritional foods stocked in its food pantry serving over 5,500 people annually, announced Ruth Henricks, founder and executive director, “We are thrilled to receive this very generous award from such a great local organization as
CECO,” said Henricks. “This contribution will be used to help us continue our work of providing food to over 5,500 unduplicated men, women and children annually from our on-site food pantry.”

This grant will be used to purchase nutritional groceries stocked in the agency’s food pantry. Since 1956, CECO has been the charitable arm of the County of San Diego and San Diego Superior Court. CECO is managed by County employees and distributes 100% of donations to the San Diego community by way of grants to local non-profit programs and assistance to employees in crisis.

Special Delivery has served over 1.6 million home-delivered meals to over 4,600 meal clients with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, AIDS and heart disease. Meal clients receive two cold meals and one hot meal daily, groceries for the weekend as well as access to the organization’s onsite food pantry. The free choice food pantry is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. by appointment.

For more information, to donate or for volunteer opportunities, contact Special Delivery San Diego at (619) 297-7373.

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