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East Region Community Updates

Community Updates: East Region
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East Region Community Updates

Thursday, November 16, 2023
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Announcements and News Stories
NEW! Check out some of the food distributions in the East Region during the month of November!

NEW! County of San Diego Parks and Recreation - November 24th Green Friday

Green Friday promotes fitness and fun in County parks. Events are active and educational - aligning with our mission to balance recreation with efforts to protect and preserve land and local environment. Activities are open to residents and visitors of all ages, interest and abilities, and there is no cost to attend.

Events and Webinars
NEW! Spring Valley Academy - Community Resource Fair 

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 2:00PM - 5:00PM 
WHERE: Spring Valley Academy, 3900 Conrad Dr, Spring Valley, CA 91977
NEW! Used Oil and Oil Filter Recycling Event

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2023 | 10:00AM - 2:00PM
WHERE: Various Locations
Lakeside Community Center - Cooking Demo and Nutrition Education 
WHEN: 4th Tuesday of every month
WHERE: 9841 Vine St, Lakeside, CA 92040 
Community Health Updates
Useful Links: 
Support Groups for Persons with Long COVID
Get Involved!
Vendors Needed - Lemon Grove Farmers Market

NEW! Join the Community Action Board with the County of San Diego HSEC - Community Action Partnership!
Funding Opportunities
NEW! County of San Diego Request for Proposals (RFP) 468 for Refugee Health Assessment Program (RHAP) Services
Questions due: November 27, 2023 prior to 5:00 PM
Proposals due: January 8, 2024 prior to 3:00 PM

Please note: dates and times are subject to change. Please check the posting on Buynet (link below) for the latest information.
Job Opportunities
San Diego Workforce Partnership

NEW! MTS - Accessible Services Advisory Committee (ASAC)

NEW! American Heart Association - Voices for Heathy Kids 
Resources & Information

California WIC - Shop for Fruits and Veggies with Your Cash Value Benefits 

WIC wants families to know that they can use extra benefits at WIC-approved grocery stores and with farmers that accept the WIC Card. Families can use Cash Value Benefits to buy fresh, dried, canned, and frozen fruits and vegetables in any brand, type, or combination. WIC participants can also purchase organic fruits and vegetables.

The monthly dollar amounts of the benefit is:
$25 for children ages 1 to 5
$44 for pregnant and postpartum individuals
$49 for breastfeeding individuals.

WHEN: Monday - Friday | 11:30AM 
WHERE: La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center
8450 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942
California Fruit and Veggie EBT Pilot 
The UCSD Center for Community Health has been selected to pilot the California Fruit and Veggie EBT Pilot Project. This collaboration involves the Center for Community Health, Mother's Nutritional Center, and the California Department of Social Services. The project's primary aim is to incentivize CalFresh participants to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables using their Calfresh benefits at Mother's Nutritional Center stores throughout Southern California.
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) 

With the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program, you can save on your bill and may be able to get high-speed internet for free.

For more information, click here.
San Diego Food Resources

CalFresh - Apply for benefits
Home Delivered Meal Providers - Search various providers
San Diego Food Bank - Search food distribution sites
Feeding San Diego - Search food distribution sites
Food Assistance Resource Flyer (12 different languages)
Grandma LuLu's Table- Saturdays at various locations
San Diego Hunger Coalition - Search resources
Senior Food Program Distribution Sites - Search various locations
Senior Nutrition Centers - Search various locations
Thank you!
Please forward to colleagues, staff, partners, and community members as you see fit. New subscribers can sign up here. If you have any questions on the content of this newsletter or have a San Diego County community event you would like to share with us, please email

Jennifer Bransford-Koons, Director (she/her/hers)
Office of Equitable Communities
Department of Homeless Solutions & Equitable Communities
County of San Diego, Health & Human Services Agency
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