In 2005, The Angel’s Depot Founder and Executive Director Susan Hall learned that 50,000 San Diego County seniors live in poverty with inadequate aid to provide for their most basic needs. Ms. Hall, a seasoned nonprofit professional, founded The Angel's Depot on July 17, 2005, a 501(c)3 charity with no religious affiliation. The mission is to provide food for the elderly poor living in San Diego County and to help improve the quality of their lives. Further, the mission is to promote community awareness and support for impoverished seniors and to act as a conduit to other available senior resources.
Seniors in need are men and women of the generations who fought wars, paid taxes and built this country. They are proud generations who find it difficult to ask for help and yet, struggle to maintain their dignity and independence.
To address this crisis, Ms. Hall developed the "Senior Emergency Meal Box” Program, a unique, simple and efficient senior feeding strategy that engages the community in solving senior hunger. These Senior Emergency Meal Boxes are specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of seniors living with food insecurity and at-risk for malnutrition. Selected food items are high in protein, fiber and folates with moderate sugar.
The Angel’s Depot developed a strategy to End Senior Hunger and give impoverished seniors a better quality of life . . . this includes 5 Program Components:
1.) Senior Emergency Meal Boxes ~ Distributed FREE of Charge to over 900 Seniors Living in Poverty each Month
2.) Senior Advocacy & Case Management & Client Demographic Tracking
3.) Community Senior Hunger Education
4.) Community Outreach ~ Giving ~ Volunteering ~ Initiating Food Drives
5.) Senior’s Pet Feeding ~ “AniMeals” a Collaboration with the Helen Woodward Animal Center
The implementation of this program included recruiting a corps of over 5,800 Volunteers who have initiated1,280 Major Food Drives and donated nearly 35,000 Volunteer Man Hours . . . a huge source of manpower! The Angel’s Depot is proud to count over 6,000 local supporters in their ranks, including Donors, Food Drive Angels and Volunteers!
The Depot initiates numerous fundraising events each year and provides an opportunity to Sponsor A Senior . . . $25 per Month feeds a Needy Senior for One Week.
2015 Upcoming Events:
✔ “Carlsbad Street Faire”
Sunday, November 1, Downtown Carlsbad
The Angel’s Depot “Everything $2 Bucks” Booth
Purpose: Cultivate the Community
✔ 10th Annual “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” GALA
Saturday,November 21, Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
GALA Evening including 3-Time Emmy Winner Dan Cohen, Channel 8 News Anchor as Emce, Holiday “LIVE” Auction, 6-Time Gold Record Recording Artist Gary Puckett performs, Presentation of Community Excellence Awards, Duo Entrée Elegant Dinner with Wine & Dessert!
Purpose: Raise Funds & Cultivate Corporate/Major Donors
✔ Encinitas Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
“Angel 01” dresses up for the holidays and Depot Elves walk along the parade Route carrying Senior Emergency Meal Boxes adorned with Big Red Holiday Bows.
Purpose: Great Visibility and P.R. in the Coastal and Rancho Santa Fe Communities.
✔ “Depot Holiday Party in the Warehouse”
Thursday, December 17, 2015 ~ Depot Supporters and Key Volunteers were invited to bring their familiesto a beautifully decorated Depot Warehouse with a Christmas Tree and Christmas Lights galore.
Hosted by the Board of Directors, the evening features, an fun eclectic “Pot Luck” dinner, music, entertainment, desserts and a little holiday gift for all guests. A talented caricature artist draws all our guests!
Purpose: End of the Year Thank You for Depot Supporters and Key Volunteers.
Stay tuned . . . more DEPOT History in the making!
These are the wonderful people who first believed . . .
they are the "Angels" in The Angel's Depot!
County of San Diego
Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
Janet Beronio, Sr. V.P. & Gen. Mgr., Harrah's Rincon Casino & Resort stands in front of the County Bldg. with the Rincon Tribal Council with TAD startup funds!
2008 Rincon Check
Rincon Council Packing
Rincon Tribe Packing
Rincon Tribe After Packing
Assistant Sheriff, SDSO, Retired
President, Admiral Property Company
CA State Assemblyman 2006-2012
V.P., District Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
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It was a GRAND OPENING on May 31, 2006!
341 "Senior Food-for-a-Week" Emergency Food Boxes were packed
by volunteers after the Ribbon Cutting!
Photographs compliments of Michael Elliott.
United States Marine Corps Color Guard from Camp Pendleton.
1st MEF Band was awesome!
Father Jim Rafferty gives us a thoughtful invocation.
2nd V.P. Jim Fitzsimmons, Master of Ceremony.
Co-Founders Supervisor Bill Horn and Susan Hall.
The Angel's Depot Board of Directors is introduced.
Channel 10 News anchor Geni Cavitt awards Susan Hall
the 10 News Leadership Award!
Major General Michael Lehnert speaks of the proud seniors
who served their country!
Vista Mayor Morris Vance brought proud best wishes!
Pam Smith, Director of County Aging and Independence Services,
Board Member Lydia Bustos and her boss Benny bring a $1500 check from Vista Wal-Mart!
Board Secretary Martie Williamson brings food checks and a $1000 pledge from the PennySaver!
Rincon Band of San Luiseño Mission Indians Tribal Council Members.
Gilbert Parada and Charlie Kolb are proud founding sponsors!
The Brownies did a great job on their food drive!
Gilbert Parada helps a Brownie Scout up to the microphone.
Special guest Mickey Wiles, 97 at the Depot Grand Opening, served with the Red Cross in Germany in WWII. She is now 106 years old, sharp as a tack and still supports the Depot!
Over 300 guests attended the Grand Opening on a very warm day!
Supervisor Bill Horn officially cuts the ribbon to open The Angel's Depot warehouse for packing!
Bill Horn packs the very first emergency food box and slips in a note
to the recipient!
A sea of nutritious emergency food boxes packed by Harrah's volunteers at the Grand Opening soon found their way to needy seniors.
The Angel's Depot warehouse was quiet and well stocked by 7:00 p.m.