The Angel's Depot History

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 DonorsFood 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: 

✔  9th Annual “Angel's Day at the Races”

Friday, July 31, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Twilight Racing, “Horse Box Drawings” WIN-PLACE-SHOW Drawings after each Race, Buffet Dinner& Dessert, Free Concert after Races

Purpose:  Raise Funds & Cultivate Corporate/Major Donors

✔  Oceanside Harbor Days”

Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27 at Oceanside Harbor

The Angel’s Depot “Everything $2 Bucks” Booth

Purpose:  Cultivate the Community

✔  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!

Founding Partners

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
Caesar's Foundation


2008 Rincon Check

Rincon Council Packing

Rincon Tribe Packing

Rincon Tribe After Packing

 

Honorary Board Members
Janet Beronio
Regional President, Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort and Ak Chin Casino & Resort
Carla DiMare, J.D.
Corporate Attorney, Rancho Santa Fe, CA & Boston, MA
Jack Feller
Councilmember, Oceanside City Council
Derek J. Lobo, J.D.
Partner, Page, Lobo & Costales
Debra Lusardi
Owner, Lusardi Construction
Richard Romanello
Owner, Holiday Travel of America
John Sanders
Owner CHM Hotels
Ted Vallas, Sr.
Owner, California Pacific Airlines
Officers of the Board
Al Pfeltz
President of the Board – Founding Board Member
Owner, Sun Wireless
Al Guerin
1st Vice President of the Board – Founding Board Member
Assistant Sheriff, SDSO, Retired
Honorable Martin W. Garrick
2nd Vice President of the Board
President, Admiral Property Company
CA State Assemblyman 2006-2012
Susan S. Hall
Secretary of the Board – Founding Board Member
Founder & Executive Director, The Angel's Depot
Kathy Edlin
Treasurer of the Board
V.P., District Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
Board Members
Russell Barbour
Market Sales Director, So. California, Humana
David Bennett
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Tri City Medical Center
Jameson Blake
VIP Casino Host Supervisor, Harrah’s Resort Southern California
Julia Cain
Senior Manager, HR Systems, Qualcomm
Juanita Hayes
Public Affairs Manager, SDG&E
Lydia Bustos
Founding Board Member, passed away on August 1, 2010, and is still greatly missed.

Financial Information

To review The Angel's Depot 2015 Budget, please click here.

To review The Angel's Depot 2014 990 Tax Return, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2013 990 Tax Return, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2013 CA 199 Tax Return, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2012 990 Tax Return, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2011 990 Tax Return, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2010 990 Tax Return, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2009 990 Tax Return, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2008 990 Tax Return, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2007 990 Tax Return, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2006 990 Tax Return, please click here.

To review The Angel's Depot 2013 Audited Financial Statements, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2012 Audited Financial Statements, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2011 Audited Financial Statements, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2010 Audited Financial Statements, please click here.
To review The Angel's Depot 2009 Audited Financial Statements, please click here.

Grand Opening ~ May 31, 2006

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.

Site last updated July 2, 2015

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