Vista, CA — For over a decade, Vista Community Clinic (VCC) has offered supplemental health and wellness support to its patients and community members through food distributions. With the help of Feeding San Diego, Poder Popular, Coastal Roots, and VCC’s own grant funds, the clinic has been able to get nutritious food items on local tables to nourish growing minds and bodies.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020, the distribution shifted quickly to an appointment based system that eliminated crowds and supported the practice of social distancing. Since then, the distribution has been offered up to 4 times per week, based on need, and continues to offer bags of fresh and boxed food to those in need. Combining forces with local support groups and non-profits, the clinic has really beefed up its distribution efforts in order to meet current demand. Diapers are also currently available, in a variety of sizes. Parents and guardians of babies and young children can request a box of diapers when they call to schedule their food pick-up as well.
With food insecurity as a rising issue, even pre-COVID, the clinic’s outreach team has worked hard to keep its patients thriving outside of the normal clinician visit. VCC continues to alert its community with weekly posts on social media channels like Facebook and Instagram (@VistaCommunityClinic) of the offering, in hopes that no one is left behind. To make an appointment or learn more, call 760-631-5000 ext. 7014; you will be prompted to leave your name and number. Visit www.vcc.org to learn more about healthcare and special service offerings.
About Vista Community Clinic — With nine state-of-the-art locations in North San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties, VCC provides affordable, high quality health care to more than 70,000 community residents. Services offered by VCC include primary care, pediatrics, prenatal and women’s health, optometry, chiropractic care, dental health, podiatry, acupuncture and behavioral health services. VCC also offers a wide array of community health education programs which are free and open to all community residents. VCC is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home, and is the recipient of the HRSA National Quality Leader Seal for exceeding national clinical quality benchmarks. For more information call 760.631.5000 or visit www.vcc.org.