COA Food Connection serves as a vehicle to share food
with individuals and families in our community who are struggling.
In 2016, Second Harvest Food Bank commissioned COA to concentrate on the San Clemente senior population. Community Outreach Alliance connects local senior citizens to the COA volunteers onsite at Cotton’s Senior Housing taking great measures to insure their safe distance protocol in conjunction with the OC Health Department COVID requirements.
In 2020, the Food Connection moved to a new location at the San Clemente Baha’i Center. The COA Board voted to fully overhaul the program in an effort to set standards and protocol for safe food handling, financial transparency and program sustainability.
Goal 1: Increase the outreach
Objective 1A: Corporate Sponsor(s) to offset monthly rent of $500.
Objective 1B: Provide additional financial resources for fuel reimbursement and incidental costs and overhead.
Goal 2: Recruit additional volunteers for senior bi-weekly outreach.
Objective 2A: Provide volunteer supervision.
Objective 2B: Increase program budget to hire Supervisor.
Objective 2C: Expand the program budget.
Emergency food is shared with love and respect for those who come for assistance. It is our intention that they receive not only food for their physical hunger, but generous portions of kindness and grace to feed their spiritual and emotional hunger also.