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RSF Foundation's Innovative Program Makes State Headlines

In 2014, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation backed a unique idea to help seniors in San Diego. The 'Thyme Together' food truck program is designed to serve healthy lunches to seniors around San Diego's North County.

The Sacramento Bee reports:

"To improve access to services for a vulnerable population, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, along with the nonprofit Dreams for Change and Interfaith Community Services, launched the North County Seniors Connections program in 2014.

The foundation bought the food truck for $32,000 and will provide $750,000, through its funds and other donors, over three years for the program.

Seniors can pay $2 for lunch or eat free with a CalFresh card. Additionally, Interfaith provides speakers, classes and sometimes music for the group. Dickinson Farm of National City donates free produce such as beets, carrots, kale and turnips for seniors to take home.

'It basically becomes a senior center on wheels,' said Debbie Anderson, programs director for the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation."

Read the full article from the Sacramento Bee.

 

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