Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Did you know that RSM Cares serves over 500 families at our pantry distribution site twice a month? We also partner with Age Well to provide distribution to homebound seniors. Anyone who stands in line receives food with no questions asked. Everyone is welcome. Individuals will receive fresh fruits and vegetables, non-perishable canned goods, and more.
The Pantry is held on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 2 pm to 4:30 pm. Participants will drive through the Shepherd of the Hills Methodist Church parking lot at 30605 Avenida de las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita, 92688. Visit our event page to see the dates.
Volunteer with us twice a month! Volunteers who are 16 and older are welcome to help from 9 am to 5 pm. Those 13 – 15 are welcome, with a guardian in attendance during distribution from 2 – 4:30 pm. Make your own schedule. Our volunteers can help set up the Pantry, accept or sort donations, distribute food and help clean up. Please get in touch with us for more information.
RSM Food Pantry is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. We kindly rely on the time, talents, and treasures of our supporters, donors, and volunteers. We could not do what we do without your support. Please consider contributing/supporting RSM Cares Food Pantry. If you would like to get involved, please click on our bell below!
RSM Cares, under the leadership of Brad McGirr, has created the Zero Trash Initiative to gather volunteers on the first Saturday of every month to pick up trash at specific locations. Volunteers meet at 9:45 am outside the Cinépolis (30632 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688) at RSM Town Center and head to a specific location. We pick up trash from 10 am to Noon.
Local businesses are welcome to sponsor this program showing their commitment to our community. All of our sponsors are here. If you’re interested in supporting this community commitment project, click our bell below to contact us.
RSM Cares understands the commitment of our Marines and the sacrifice Marine families make for all of us. Because of this, we have partnered with Camp Pendleton’s Family Readiness Officer, Team 2/5 RSM, and other local groups to support the needs of our Marines and their families. Our contributions and support include:
· Operation Enduring Freedom Monument at Camp Pendleton
· Deployments and homecomings with snack bags and hand-made cards from residents and children assembled with love.
· Community donations throughout the year for holiday celebrations and other special events.
Please join us in celebrating the men and women of our Marines and their families by providing a touch of love from our community. Click our bell to get involved.
Originating in 2014, Breakfast with Santa kicks off the holidays the first Saturday morning in December and gives families in the community the opportunity to celebrate the start of the season together. You may even see Mrs. Claus and a few elves. The event includes pictures with Santa, crafts, a pancake breakfast, story time with Santa, and more. Look for tickets to go on sale in the fall for this event. They will sell out fast! Stay tuned for details for 2022! If you would like to get involved, please click our bell below to contact us!
Bell Tower Art Hub
Come join us, local artists! We’re a group of visual artists from within and around the RSM community who meet to show off our artwork, and share resources, opportunities, tips and advice. We meet monthly at the RSM Belltower Regional Community Center, 22232 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita. Current art hub’s take place the first Monday of the month at 10:00am.
Online Gallery of Our Local Artists
Check out our new online gallery of local visual artists on Instagram. Each posting is linked to the individual artist’s Instagram account along with info on the artist’s web address. Click here > RSM Instagram
Please use the Contact Us form for more information on our RSM Arts program and if you are a local artist and would like to participate please click our bell below.
RSM Cares is pleased to introduce our first featured artist – Jim McLaughlin –
RSM resident, artist and Laguna Beach Art-A-Fair exhibitor. Jim discovered his love of art at the young age of 8 years old and eventually graduated with his master’s degree from USC. Early in his career, Jim was forced put away his brushes due to the demands of family life which included his beloved daughter Julie who has a rare neurological disorder called Rett Syndrome. Retirement in 2018 has afforded Jim the time to pursue his talents once again. Greeting cards of his art piece are available for purchase down below.
Thank you to all of our brick sponsors! Visit the bricks at City Hall today.