Summary of Services Delivered

Food and Clothing Distribution at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Parking Lot:
“Hearts & Hands Working Together” is staffed totally by Volunteers.  Volunteers served 500 + families at this massive food distribution along with fresh produce donated by the San Diego Food Bank. 

This occurs every second Tuesday of each month from 8:00 AM – 12:00 P.M.  In addition, new and used clothing are also distributed at this time.

Emergency Food Assistance Program:
Hearts & Hands Working Together is designated as EFAP an Emergency Food Assistance Program distributor  by the San Diego Food Bank at the Community Service Center located at 663 E. San Ysidro Blvd. San Ysidro, California 92173.  Last year, volunteers gave out 5,300 bags of food, to a total of 2,800 low income families.  For more information, please call Alicia Jimenez at 619-662-7592.

Cesar Chavez Recreation Center/EFAP Food Distribution Program:
On the Second Friday of each month, Volunteers of Hearts & Hands Working Together assists the San Diego Food Bank with the massive food distribution  at the Cesar Chavez Recreation Center located at 455 Sycamore Rd. San Ysidro, California 92173  (dry goods, fresh produce, bread, etc.) are given to low income families. We served a total of 650 + families every month.  Hours are from 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Shoe Distribution:
Last year, Hearts & Hands Working Together volunteers  distributed 755 pairs of new shoes to 201 low income families of San Ysidro and 700 pairs of new socks donated by Nike Factory Stores (Las Americas, Alpine and Ontario). Please call 619-662-7592 for an appointment distribution of shoes is from 5:00 – 6:30 P.M.

San Ysidro Street Clean Up:
Hearts & Hands Working Together in agreement with the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce, has worked to enhance sidewalk areas and streets by cleaning up trash and litter along curbs, gutters, sidewalks, store fronts, nearby dumpsters and do weeding as necessary, to keep up with the landscape maintenance.  This provides some funds for the services that we offer to our community members in San Ysidro and keeps our main street areas clean.

Monthly Garage Sale:
Every second Saturday of the month, volunteers of Hearts & Hands Working Together Volunteers hold their monthly garage sale at the Community Service Center sidewalk located at 663 E. San Ysidro Blvd. San Ysidro, California 92173.  We start at 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We sell new and used clothes, shoes, miscellaneous, etc. Some donors are from:  Las Americas Outlets, Nike from Las Americas, Nike Alpine, Southwestern Trailer Rentals and, some particular donors.

We welcome donations of used or new clothing, monetary donations and volunteer hours.

Thank You!