To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have temporarily changed how we are serving our community. Normal operations, including membership activities and most programs, are temporarily suspended. Our Kroc Center team continues to support emergency disaster services by feeding homeless individuals, providing nutritious meals to our youth, distributing grocery bags through our pantry, offering virtual programming and serving as a Community Hub for our children.
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"We can help bring our city together by declaring our love to all of its children and showing them the faith we have in their future." — Joan Kroc, 1998
Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, said that she took a tour of San Diego and it was then that she recognized a community that was in desperate need of a safe gathering place, a place with facilities and trained professionals to nurture children’s social skills, arts appreciation, and athletic potential. She described The Kroc Center as being a beacon of light and hope in the community.
Mrs. Kroc entrusted The Salvation Army with $90 million to build the first Kroc Center in the Rolando neighborhood of San Diego. Sadly, she passed away a little more than a year after it opened. She was so pleased with what was accomplished here that she left $1.5 billion to The Salvation Army to build centers like this across the country. Today, there are 26 Kroc Centers nationwide.
SAN FRANCISCO KROC CENTER VISION:
In keeping with the mission of The Salvation Army,
the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center provides facilities, programs and services that encourage positive life-changing experiences for children and adults, strengthening for families, and life enrichment for seniors.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. LEARN MORE.
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