Looking for RTSC Volunteers - 7/16/21 (F), 7/15/21 (TH) and 7/14/21 (W) 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. @ Vallejo Community Presbyterian Church

Over a three day period, RTSC is receiving 12-14 pallet loads of food from the Food Bank and is looking for volunteers: 

  • to help us bring it into the building
  • to help distribute food to low-income veterans / seniors via food giveaway drive thru
Date:    7/16/2021 (F) 

             7/15/2021 (TH) 

             7/14/2021 (W)



Time:    11:00 - 2:00 p.m.  (or a portion of this time) 


Location:   2800 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA

                   Vallejo Community Presbyterian Church



Please email or call me if you are interested in volunteering.   THANKS.  


_____________


Elizabeth Hoffman

Executive Director
Rebuilding Together Solano County
PO Box 5996
Vallejo, CA  94591
707.580.9360 (Phone)
ehoffman.rtsc@gmail.com (E-mail)

www.RebuildingTogetherSolanoCounty.org (Website) 

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.

HUGE SUCCESS - RTSC 7/10/2021 Parking Lot Sale / THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS

RTSC had our Parking Lot Sale on Saturday and it was a huge success due to the dedicated volunteers, donors and supporters. More than $5,000 was raised to support our safe at home programs for low-income veterans, seniors and disabled residents of Solano County.  


Special Thanks to: 


  1. Garrett Flottman - dedicated and energetic Cal Maritime Graduate who has served on RTSC Board of Directors for the past 7 years and was the grand leader for this event.  
  2. M and M Sanitary - Port A Potty Donation
  3. Recology Vallejo - Debris Box Donation
  4. The Nimitz Group  
  5. Ongoing Volunteers - All the tireless volunteers who worked for weeks to get ready for the sale including - Joselito Lagman, Arles DeMayo, Clint Porter, Bonnie Morgan, Kevin Walker, Michael Gregory,  Pat Morales, Terry Haffner, Edie Parsons, Judy Sullivan, Gloria Standafer, Edie Wanda and Paul Ball, Mike Miller, Jeanie Kuta, and Wilfred Alexander
  6. Event Volunteers - 38 volunteers who started at 5:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Hopefully, you know who you are and what a great help you were.  
  7. Travis AFB Volunteers on both 7/9/21 and 7/10/21
  8. RTSC Board Members who volunteered for the event - Mike Browne, Troy Notrangelo, Garrett Flottman, Vivian Todd, and Brandon Jackson (Travis AFB). 
  9. RTSC Board Members attending event - Linda D, Paul Ligda, Eva Garcia, Sal Rodriguez, Jennie Mojica and Nestor Aliga.  


THANK YOU SO MUCH.  We look forward to our next event.

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.  

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

    November 11, 2020

    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. 


  • ´╗┐Volunteers assembled kits on Tuesday and distributed them to Veterans on November 11.