RTSC Distributes Safe at Home Kits and Food to Veterans on September 11th

On behalf of Rebuilding Together Solano County (RTSC), I wanted to thank everyone who volunteered and/or supporting our RTSC / Cal Maritime Academy / Vallejo Veterans 9/11/2021 Safe At Home Kit and Food Box Distribution on 9/11/21 (Saturday).  


Our accomplishments include: 


  • Distribution of 150 Safe At Home Kits to Veterans
  • Distribution of 2,000 pounds of fresh produce
  • Distribution of 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food boxes
  • Distribution of 6 Raised Garden Boxes (assembled by Cal Maritime on 9/4/2021) 
  • Assemble of numerous paintbrush packets (more than I can count) 
  • More than 75 volunteers gave of their time and energy
  • Article in Vallejo Times Herald - Front Page (Click Here) 


Thank you again for your support of RTSC and our programs to allow low-income veterans, seniors and disabled residents of Solano County - remain in their own home - safely and with dignity.  


We hope to see you again soon! 


Elizabeth Hoffman

Rebuilding Together Solano County Food Distribution


Wednesdays and Thursdays

12:00 noon to 1:00

Items requested:

  • Grocery bags
  • Ziploc bags (quart or gallon size)
  • Monetary donations are also needed
  • Donations to help provide lunch for our hard working volunteers

Items can be dropped off at the church at the following times when people are at the church building: 

Mondays 10:00 am - NOON

Wednesdays 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Thursdays  9:00 am - 10:30 am


RTSC is providing a once-a-month food box to any families who have children attending Steffan Manor Elementary. These boxes include meat, dairy and vegetables.


Rebuilding Together Solano County continues to serve low income Veterans, people with disabilities and citizens of Vallejo and Solano County. The Food Bank of Solano County is now partnering with RTSC to donate food each week (sometimes over 1,200 pounds each week) that we include in the giveaway. In addition, Costco continues to donate food twice a week. Food distribution occurs each Wednesday and Thursday out of the Community Presbyterian Church parking lot and fellowship hall.


To learn more bout RTSC and Community Presbyterian Church continue reading below.

Changes to RTSC food pantry at Community Presbyterian Church


 

As COVID 19 has been very challenging to everyone, RTSC food pantry has expanded to help meet the growing needs in our community. The number of food pantry clients per month has risen from 150 (pre-COVID-19) to more than 1,200 households as well as the amount of food distributed has increased from 500 lbs to 12,000 lbs per week.

 

Out of COVID-19 concerns for both our food volunteers and food clients our food Pantry was closed from March 15th to May 15th, 2020. Then, following new COVID-19 protocols from the CDC, Food Bank and RT National, RTSC re-established the weekly food distribution at CPC on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Costco, who donates food was not donating enough food so we now get food from the Food Bank on Mondays and Tuesdays to meet the rising needs.

 

In addition, RTSC noticed that the food insecurity was so great in Solano County due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent job loss.  As such, RTSC expanded our food pantry distributions to 30 homebound seniors and 11 additional mobile sites.  This includes:

 

Vallejo:  

  • Steffan Manor Elementary (5 times a month) 
  • Carquinez Highland Mobile Homes
  • Olympia Mobile Home Park
  • Vallejo Broadway Mobile Homes
  • Vallejo Mobile Home Estates
  • Solano County Veterans  

Fairfield Mobile Home Parks:

  • Casa Nova Mobile Home Park
  • Country Club Mobile Home Park
  • Dover Mobile Home Park
  • Fairfield RV and Mobile Home Park

 

CPC has been integral in this partnership both with volunteers and building space.  

 

RTSC Special Events


  • RTSC Distribution of Stay Safe at Home Kits

    September 11, 2021

    Each Stay Safe at Home Kit included an Earthquake Tool (to turn off gas/water, pry bar and break glass), Fire Extinguisher, Smoke Alarm, CO Alarm, Flashlight, Nightlight, Gloves, Hand Soap, Face Masks and other safety items.

  • Community Presbyterian Church And

    Rebuilding Together Solano County Awarded Grant of $2000

    Corinne Quinn, Hunger Action Advocate for the The Presbytery of the Redwoods wrote a letter which included the following.  “We applaud your organizations’ efforts to feed the hungry in your community. The funds for the grant originate with the Two Cents a Meal/Cents-Ability Fund.  This Fund is the result of the generous giving by church members of Presbyterian Churches in the Presbytery.  We appreciate the church’s long standing participation in the program.  May God continue to bless your efforts as you feed the hungry and act at Christ’s hand and feed in the world.”  

  • Easter Boxes Given to Community

    RTSC Food Pantry Drive-Thru for Veteran, Senior and Disabled residents of Solano County offered a special Easter Perishable Food Box April 1st to the community!  

  • RTSC Donates to the Nomadic Shelter

    RTSC spent approximately $150 on cleaning supplies and equipment, donating it to help us prepare for hosting the Nomadic Shelter.