The Salvation Army Kroc Center is actively working on our reopening plans for the Center.
• To ensure accessibility and distancing, we are spreading out with an expanded layout of strength, cycle, and group-X classes.
• We are following the state and local guidelines and will be reopening in waves to best ensure the safety of our guests and staff.
• We do not have an exact date, but we are hopeful that it will be in the coming months.
More updates will be posted here as we get closer to the first wave of reopening.
Stay well. Stay active. Stay connected.
We are excited that the Kroc Team is actively discussing our reopening plans. Our focus is on creating a safe and enjoyable experience, and we know you are also looking forward to using our fitness equipment and pools. We will have specific details in the near future, though we are not prepared to give an opening date at this time. Rest assured, the Kroc Team is making sure that everything is as safe as possible when the doors do open.
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Every day behind us means one day closer to The Kroc Center opening for the new normal of regular operations. We are not prepared to give an opening date at this time, but rest assured, The Kroc Team is working on reopening plans and making sure that everything is in good order when the doors do open!
You’ve likely seen various lists and summaries of what The Kroc Center has being doing to support the community and our staff during this time. A lot is happening, and a lot is able to happen because of your continued support: financial, volunteer and prayer. It all counts, and we are all grateful
May membership dues are slated to run on April 23, 2020
We understand that you cannot utilize it in the usual manner. However, we are asking you to consider maintaining your membership, allowing vital income to flow into The Center. Why do we need the income if The Center is not operating as normal?
• The funds we maintain through your membership fees allow The Kroc Center to serve the community in its emergency management role, provide emergency services and supplies to community members and assist in support of over 200 Kroc employees.
• You can consider your dues a contribution to the larger national crisis, knowing you have made a direct impact through The Salvation Army’s long history of service;
Some of you have called and offered to keep your membership active and support the community effort. To you, we say thank you very much. For members who simply cannot afford to maintain their membership, we understand. We are encouraging that you go on HOLD instead of cancel. Accounts on HOLD are charged a $1 fee to remain active in the system and current rates will be reinstated when we reopen.
To make any changes to your membership before the auto pay runs on April 23, you must contact the Membership Department by Monday, April 20. The easiest way to do this is to email: Andrea.Sanford@usw.salvationarmy.org and Adrian.Brown@usw.salvationarmy.org.
The Kroc Center will offer Camp for the children of Critical Workers. This is a crucial childcare day program for whom staying home is not an option. We know this is a worrying time for many front-line workers doing critical work for our community. It is imperative we do our part to provide care for the children and help every worker we can during this outbreak. This is the Salvation Army’s opportunity to serve those who serve our community.
In order to comply with current gathering requirements, Camp will be limited to 40 children. Spots will be given on a first come first served basis through online registration. Parents will provide proof of employment (work badge or a current pay stub) to ensure that spots are going to those working on the front line.
Dates: April 13 - TBD
Hours: Mon – Fri 7AM-6PM
Cost: FREE for the full week
We are partnering with our sister Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to offer a virtual exercise program!
Kroc Instructors have committed to hosting group exercise classes remotely to bring you and your family an option to stay moving and engaged from the safety of your own home! Using a free virtual meeting platform called Zoom, we are bringing live streaming to a new level, allowing you to engage with our instructors alongside your peers and have fun in the process.
We are offering FREE daily classes during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for more information
The meal packages will include a free lunch and a breakfast for the following morning (while supplies last). Parents can drive-thru Monday-Friday anytime from 10 AM to noon, starting March 30th. Children under 18 must be present in the vehicle and it is one meal per child. The drive-thru is located at 6845 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115
All current active Kroc Center Members & FRC clients are eligible to come to the Family Resource Center to pick up one food box weekly (while supplies last)
Tuesdays 1-4PM (FRC Clients)
Wenesdays 1-4PM (Members)
Family Resource Center will have a “drive-thru” line. Please stay in your car. You will be asked to show your membership ID card or identification by a Kroc Center staff member.
Looking to stay active at home? Check out our partners FREE fitness resources below.
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Beginning March 30th, the Kroc Center will offer C.A.R.E Camp (Camp Approved for Responders of Emergencies). This is a crucial childcare day program for First Responders for whom staying home is not an option. We know this is a worrying time for many front-line healthcare workers doing critical work for our community. It is imperative we do our part to provide care for the children and help every worker we can during this outbreak. This is the Salvation Army’s opportunity to serve those who serve our community. In addition, RJ’s Preschool Academy will offer spaces for existing preschool family members.
In order to comply with current gathering requirements, CARE camp will be limited to 24 children. Spots will be given on a first come first served basis through online registration. Parents will provide proof of employment (work badge or a current pay stub) to ensure that spots are going to those working on the front line.
Dates: March 30 – April 10
Hours: Mon – Fri 7AM-6PM
Cost: $150 for the full week
Register online: www.krocsales.org/#/sd/search/1/camp
Located at 6845 University Avenue, The Kroc Center is currently a “Grab-N-Go” Meal Site offering a pickup boxed lunch for local students starting Monday, March 30th. The Kroc Center lunch site is open from 10:00am – 12:00pm, Monday through Friday. Children 18 and younger may receive one lunch per day, to be distributed by Kroc staff to parents with children in their vehicle.
The Salvation Army cares about you and your family. All current Kroc Center FRC clients are eligible to come to the Family Resource Center to pick up one food box and one hygiene kit (while supplies last) on Tuesday 3/24 from 1pm-2:30pm at the Family Services Drive Through Program.
Enter through main entrance at University Avenue and Salvation Army Way, turn left towards the corner of 69th & University. The Family Resource Center will have a “drive-thru” line for clients. Please stay in your car. You will be asked to show your identification by a Kroc Center staff member.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center will host the San Diego Blood Bank on our campus in April (date to be determined). The Blood Bank Mobile will be set up in the Kroc Center parking lot on (date TBD – Tues – Thurs) from (hour TBD) and no appointments are necessary.
Follow us on Facebook @kroccentersd for additional home activities for children, adults, and seniors
Looking to stay active? Get on demand workouts from Les Mills and Lifetime Fitness
With the Coronavirus now a pandemic, The Salvation Army is in full disaster planning mode in preparation of being called into service for an impending outbreak in the United States. As a part of this effort, beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020 The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center of San Diego will shift from regular operations to an Emergency Response Effort. In preparation for the shift, and in line with government recommendations to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, the Kroc Center has already suspended all regular classes and membership offerings.
The Kroc Center is graciously asking members to maintain their Kroc memberships during this time. “Our members have now become our biggest donors,” said The Salvation Army Officer, Major Rick Peacock. “The funds we secure through membership fees will allow The Salvation Army Kroc Center to serve the community through our Emergency Management Operations role; providing emergency services and supplies to community members through partnership with other community emergency agencies.”
The Salvation Army is in regular communication with government agencies and is working collectively with other groups to support the community during to the COVID-19 outbreak. As part of this support The Salvation Army Kroc Center will be providing the following services to those in our service area. As public demand mostly likely will be high we encourage the public to first visit our website sd.kroccenter.org for the most up to date information regarding distribution items and dates. Please click on the “Emergency Services” Banner. If you don’t live near the Kroc Center please see below “Resources in Your Area” to get connected with your closest Salvation Army location.
Resources in Your Area
The Salvation has multiple locations throughout San Diego County and we will be working to keep the 211 Resource Center up to date of resources at the location nearest you. From a land line you can dial 211 or from a cell phone you can call 1 (800) 227-0997 or visit 211sandiego.org
Information about The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s outreach efforts and community assistance will also be updated regularly on The Kroc Center website at sd.kroccenter.org
For information about what The Salvation Army is doing in San Diego County please visit sandiego.salvationarmy.org
For more information about COVID-19 and how to prevent it, visit the CDC website at cdc.gov/coronavirus
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org.
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6845 UNIVERSITY AVE.,
SAN DIEGO, CA 92115
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