Holiday baskets distributed at Del Mar Fairgrounds to serve North County families


Community Resource Center’s 31st Annual Holiday Baskets program was held Dec. 20-22 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The program is the largest distribution of its kind in the county, and was expected to serve a record more than 1,700 households. This includes a record 4,000 youths.

More than 2,000 local volunteers and 200 groups and organizations helped collect and sort food, blankets, outerwear, toys, bicycles, baby items, and much more for the annual Holiday Baskets program. The program is a free shopping

experience in a warehouselike setting the size of a football field. Community Resource Center increases the number of households every year in an effort to turn away fewer families.

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; Photos/Jon Clark