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Fast Facts (2018)

​Specific Numbers:

  • Served Food to More than 15,721 people in need

  • Provided more than 20,000 meals.

  • An average of 300 people a week received free health services, legal services, dental care, and acupuncture care. They were assisted by over 150 student volunteers who were supervised by licensed attending professionals in each of their clinical capacities.

  • Each Month 55+ people came to our office for basic assistance. This kind of assistance includes providing a mailbox, information about program services, clothing, hygiene, assistance with identity documentation.

  • Each week 35+ people came to our office for Social Services. This includes assistance with finding affordable housing, receiving life-saving medicines, establishing identity, Crisis Intervention, to assistance with emotional trauma. Our MSW team provides these services. We welcomed back Margaret Alba, MSW in a temporary capacity starting in the fall.

  • Our Going Home End-of-Life Services program, volunteers continued weekly to work with people who were terminally ill or medically vulnerable while we continued to search for a new coordinator.

  • Our meal volunteers gave 6500 hours of service in 2018.

General Facts:​

  • TACO held 8 Clinics weekly, treating people weekly in collaboration with UCSD School of Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, California Western School of Law, Pre-dental Society of San Diego County, and SDSU School of Social Work.

  • Going Home End-of-Life Services program & volunteers continued weekly to work with people who were terminally ill or medically vulnerable, which is a unique program in San Diego County.

  • Assisted individuals to travel to vital health and wellness appointments.

None of this could happen without your tremendous financial support!

Volunteers of all ages helping serve a meal at TACO
TACO guests receiving haircuts