The Food N Love food pantry program, is a true labor of love that feeds more than 200 families each month. The CDC staff along with dedicated community volunteers gather to put together bags of groceries for needy families, seniors, and the homeless population within the city of San Bernardino. What makes this program different is that we talk to and intentionally connect with those we serve as a way to form relationships and build report with community members. What better way to rebuild the strength of San Bernardino than through relationships that work.
Over 219,000 people call San Bernardino home. A community is only as strong as the citizens connected to it and their ability to live healthy and self-sustained lives. To that end we provide the following trainings that build people and their ability to lead positive producing successful lives. 1) P.E.P. Program (Personal Enrichment Modules). 2) Personal and Business Financial Literacy 3) Entrepreneur Training & support and 4) Credit Repair & Homebuyers Seminar
We are creating businesses to make available jobs to San Bernardino residents and which pour back into the CDC's Vision. In development are 1) The Beauty and Barber shop which will provide services not only to paying clients but also to students, job-seekers and seniors that have a need, 2) A Security Company, and 3) A Foster Family Agency. In 2019 we endeavor to launch a Community Garden and Farmers Markets as a partnering effort for schools and community volunteers. Other community investment activities include business development services geared towards building, supporting and launching entrepreneurs.
To rebuild the strength of our local community by assisting at-risk individuals and families overcome poverty and other barriers that prevent them from living healthy self-sustained lives.
This we do in the following ways:
- REVITALIZING - The residential sector by: A) Helping low income and credit challenged individuals and families to purchase their own homes and B) Purchasing homes for low-income families to rent (future)
- RESTORING - the economy by 1) Creating jobs and filling them with San Bernardino residents, and 2) Providing community investment activities which assists citizens to develop and open businesses to resuscitate the economy and draws visitors to a thriving San Bernardino
- RENEWING - The hope and ability of citizens to live independent and positive producing lives by providing them with learning and development opportunities, resources and wrap around services.
We respond to the community through innovative solutions and partnerships that draws together the community and utilizes its strengths to overcome deficiencies and meet the needs of San Bernardino citizens. We move away from the widely held belief that Community Development agencies are driven & motivated to bring change based on what’s wrong with their community. We are strong and make the community stronger by connecting with community partners and its citizens.
We desire to create a strong foundation for problem solving by finding and utilizing the hidden treasures and resources available within it's citizens. In this way the community is not waiting for outside help to come and rescue, as a result the people are made capable and self-sufficient.
If you want to see San Bernardino become a thriving community again join in our efforts to rebuild the community by strengthening it's citizens. We are looking for giving partners for financial support and/or to donate:
- Buildings/Office Space
- Vehicles (cars/a moving truck)
- Commercial Appliances
- Volunteer Hours
- Financial Support
KC Community Development Corp, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Corporation, all donations are tax deductible. We need you, don't wait! Click here to Contact Us!