The Coast News Group

CRC sets drop points for basket drive

DEL MAR — Community Resource Center’s 30th annual Holiday Baskets program at the Del Mar Fairgrounds expects to serve more than 1,500 households during its basket give-away this Dec. 14, Dec. 15, and Dec. 16.The city of Del Mar has teamed up with the Del Sol Lions to collect new and gently used blankets and jackets for the Holiday Baskets program. Bring unwrapped blankets and jackets to the Del Mar City Hall Lobby at 1050 Camino Del Mar during normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 14.

The goal is to collect and sort food, blankets, outerwear, toys, bicycles, baby items, and more for the annual Holiday Baskets program. Community Resource Center expects to distribute 46 tons of food to families in need, and is appealing to the public for help with food collections.

Donations for Holiday Baskets are preferred by Dec. 12, and can be dropped off at the following Community Resource Centers:

— Encinitas Thrift Store Donation Center, 111 C St.

— Oceanside Thrift Store Donation Center, 1405 S. El Camino Real

These locations are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but closed Nov. 22 and Nov. 23. For more information about volunteering or donating items, visit, call (760) 230-6305 or e-mail: