CRRC of Canyon Lake Inc

Rating: 4.87 stars   84 reviews

Address:

1917 FM 2673 125 Mabel Jones Dr. Canyon Lake TX 78133 USA

Mission:

To serve the residents of Canyon Lake by providing vital social service resources as well as life-enriching recreational and educational opportunities.

Results:

With assistance from Canyon Lake Rotary Club and many other local community organizations, we have renovated and expanded the food pantry storage area. This allows easier access and distribution to increased numbers of clients.

Target demographics:

Residents in the Canyon Lake Community

Geographic areas served:

78133 and portions of 78132

Programs:

Provide assistance through care and social programs for senior citizens in comal county, texas.

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830-964-2324
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering at the CRRC food panty for the last two years. I went into this endeavor thinking I would just go and do a little to help out. I did not think much would come of it, just helping out a little. I soon found out I was just kidding myself. I actually liked what I was doing. Then, I started liking the people I was "working" with, WOW. I did not think this was going to affect me any at all. Well, guess what?. I really liked helping others. I found there were so many people in our area that needed help, and the CRRC food pantry helped with their needs. I was the last one to think that you really did receive when you first gave. So if you want to feel good, then give a little and you will receive much more. That is all I can say.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering in the Meals on Wheels program at CRRC of Canyon Lake, Texas for over a year now. I can positively say it has been such a blessing in my life to deliver meals weekly to the elderly in our community. It has given me an awareness of the vast needs of the elderly in my community. The words of thanks and "God bless you" I hear at almost every delivery are so touching. To get to visit with these sweet people and share a little in their lives brings me so many joys and blessings. CRRC is fulfilling so many needs in our community. Not only the Meals on Wheels program, but a food pantry and clothing for the needy. When people who are so down come through the doors, they are met with love and a caring person to listen to their needs and provide for their needs. We are so blessed to have CRRC in our community, and I love being a volunteer with this great non-profit!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love to vegetable garden, and decided to increase the size of my garden to allow me to share the excess with my community. I regularly donate my home grown vegetables to CRRC throughout the year. Each time I walk into CRRC to make a donation, I am met with the most wonderful staff and volunteers. I am pleased that CRRC gives me the opportunity to share a small part of what I love to do with my local community. Thank-you!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The pleasure of feeling the thanks and appreciation of the clients we serve is really the high point of any job or duty that I have experienced in my 60 plus years of dealing with the public.Getting to know the clients in their homes lets you see a part of the community that few see. I am always reminded and made aware of how much CRRC means to the members of this community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at CRRC for eight years and have been an active volunteer in four different communities over the past twenty years. CRRC is the most compassionate and effective non-profit organization I have experienced. They not only serve the community but provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for over 100 volunteers. The organization provides food and finances to the less fortunate, meals on wheels to those unable to provide, durable medical equipment to those in need, recreation to all who come forth, programs for the elderly, and various other programs to meet the changing needs of our community. I am proud to be a small part of the outstanding organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer at CRRC, but I find that I am in fact getting paid by the wonder of seeing exactly what it does, what it means to the truly needy in the Canyon Lake area. Numerous recipients have told me that ere it not for the food and/or assistance CRRC has given them their families would have been hungry all month, or their utilities would have been shut off. Others have expressed their appreciation for wheelchairs and medical equipment provided them at no cost. What has moved me the most has been the happy expressions on the face of toddlers and children at seeing the bags of groceries which they are taking home, because in some cases they have had to do with little or nothing to eat that day. I have also delivered Meals on Wheels to the elderly and/or infirm residents, and their blessings upon receiving the meals mean very much to me. CRRC is a caring, compassionate and efficient provider of desperately-needed food and services - and I am proud to be a small part of it.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a non-profit that serves the underprivileged members of the community, CRRC stands out for its kind, compassionate staff and volunteers who treat clients with the utmost in caring and respect. People who come to the Resource Center for food or financial assistance are always met and greeted by a smiling, welcoming and caring volunteer or a staff member who genuinely wants to listen, understand and provide the most complete and prompt service while guarding the "client's" privacy and dignity.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer at the Food Pantry, I see forst hand the operation and the performance of the staff and volunteers. What imoresses me the most is the absolute courtesy, kindness and respect the "clients" are treated with from everybody. You would think these are "paying customers" the way everybody treats them. I wish to single out Ms. Maureen Schein the Resource Program Director. She greets everybody with a warm, sincere and welcoming smile. She is very patient. helpful and courteous to those who have difficulty communicating their needs to her. I am so blessed to be a part of this wonderful group of people and this organization whose mission is best described as "Doing God's Work"

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Volunteering at the Front Desk, the Food Pantry and the Meals on Wheels program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have a more aggressive fund raising program.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The CRRC of Canyon Lake provides a variety of valuable services to the community including crisis food, and limited financial assistance, meals on wheels, medical equipment loans, senior and youth recreational acitivities, social events, espeically North Pole Village, Thrift Store merchandise, and other forms of community support. The staff and complement of many volunteers are dedicated and giving. Improvements and efficiencies are continuous including a recently added pavillion that can be used for various team and outdoor events and an ongoing effort to automate crisis food pantry records and data.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at the CRRC Crisis Food Pantry and find it to be a very rewarding experience knowing that I am supporting the community and helping others less fortunate than I. I am also proud to serve with such a dedicated group of staff and other volunteers who provide such a vital service on such a limited budget. It has been a treat to see the facilities and activities offered by the CRRC grow over the years while the demand within the community has also increased.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Automate much of the existing paperwork, which is an initiative currently underway. Increase the salaries of CRRC staff.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I currently volunteer at the Community Resource and Recreation Center (CRRC) Crisis Food Pantry in Canyon Lake, Texas. As such, I have seen, firsthand, how the services provided by the CRRC not only support so many people in need, but offer social and recreational activities to the community that would not otherwise be available. Even the fundraising activities such as the Thrift Store, Market Days, and North Pole Village offer valuable and enjoyable benefits to the local communities. The staff, volunteers, and board members constantly find ways to stretch dollars, improve services, and give freely of their time to make life better in the Canyon Lake area. Their enthusiasm and energy is abundant and obvious at every level and becomes contagious, helping to lift the spirits of everyone who becomes acquainted with, or relies upon the CRRC. The strides made by this organization over the last few years have been extraordinary and ensured a growing need will be met. I am proud to be a member of the CRRC family.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The CRRC Food Pantry provides a valuable service to the community and spread their resources to many needy families through generous contributions of money, food, donated items, and the personal time of a dedicated staff and several volunteers. Frequently, the support provided to these people is the only thing that stands between them and tragedy. All of Canyon Lake should be proud of this service and facilities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

At the CRRC food pantry.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Only encourage everyone in the communtiy to be aware of the service and contribute their time and money as they are able.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

The food is not the only thing we bring to them. For many it may
be the only face they see that week and the only person they
get to speak with . Receiving God's love through another person
Is another food we all need.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've given my time (approx. 330 hrs. +/- a year) for over 12 years now (not counting my direction of the Ch. Wld. Service CROPWalks (1/4 of proceeds goes to this and another foodpantry)--$3-4K worth for us). I have watched us go from 6 maximum folk/families helped a week for other than food/ a pantry which JUST had moved out of (literally) closet(suppplied w/ gov't cheese & whatevers plus a few canned goods)into a 10x20 room w/ shallow --think book---shelves to , NOW, that room plus another 10x20, with walk in freezer, 2 mega refrigerators, 3 stand up freezers, one 6-7 ft. chest freezers and incredible rack space for what is donated and what is bought from San Antonio Food Bank. WHAT A BIG TIE GROWTH (sustainable in this very-giving-because-we produce community who "supports us as we support the community" as our logo says.
That's my main passion, but I spend time @ the front desk on Mondays, lending durable medical equipment, helping folk with forms for emergency/crisis help w/ rent, electricity, propane, water bills and some pharmacy costs (we've just started a special new program for special needs that don't fall into those categories, but are sparked by the current econo/political situationS) I answer the phone and refer folk to our Seniors and our all-ages Recreacion Centers and programs, and help our Crises/Emergency Director with calls for information..... I was on the Board for 6+ years a while ago, and am SO glad to see the strength and depth and spread of the talents/gifts/efforts/imagination of the one that's active now! I also do the confidential filing (w/ local newspaper arrest records entries---it helps to know how folks assets are being spent!) since I'm 'bond-able' by background.
I guess you can tell I'm VERY SOLD on this agency...to the point that I've put them in my will, as well as high on my annual charitable gifts agenda.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work towards getting us a new building to house the administrative/food pantry/medical lending/filing,etc. needs---approximately 150% to 200& of what we've had now for 30 years give or take.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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