Steering Committee Newsletter
November 2021
Healthy RC Living
SUSTAINABLE RC

Thanksgiving is a day for family, food, and energy efficiency! As you cook, spend time with loved ones, and give thanks, unplug and be present! #KeepItGolden #SustainableRC
MENTAL FLEX

People who are kind and compassionate see clear benefits to their wellbeing and happiness. They may even live longer. Kindness can also help reduce stress and improve our emotional wellbeing. If we take the time to be kind to other people, we can reap the emotional benefits. It can really make a difference, especially for people who are vulnerable or struggling. Now is the time to re-imagine a kinder society that better protects our mental health.
CASA CORNER

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
serves 2

Ingredients

✔ 1/4 cup pureed canned pumpkin
✔ 1/2 cup whole organic milk
✔ 1 ripe banana, sliced
✔ 2 dashes cinnamon
✔ 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
✔ 1 dash ground cloves
✔ 1 dash ground nutmeg
✔ 1tablespoon honey
✔ Handful of berries (optional)

Click on the video above to learn the simple step-by-step instructions for creating this recipe from Chef Geno!
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE & FOOD BASKETS

Do you want to help a family in need this holiday season? Help us meet our goal of providing 200+ baskets to families in need.
Donation drop off dates are December 6th - 10th at the RC Family Resource Center (9791 Arrow Rte.) from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you are interested in receiving a food basket, registration opens November 29th.
HEALTHY RC UPDATES
Healthy RC Highlights
Virtual Healthy RC End of Year Celebration: Charting a Path Forward
Join us in celebrating our amazing Healthy RC volunteers at our virtual Healthy RC End of Year Celebration Charting a Path Forward on December 2nd from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Please RSVP here: 

Tune in for a special evening as we recognize outstanding leadership within our community and highlight organizations and individuals who go above and beyond to support Healthy RC's mission.  
All attendees will receive a special Healthy RC gift for all the work you do!  
Healthy RC Recognized for the Los Amigos Neighborhood Traffic Safety and Community Art Project  
The City Manager's Office and Engineering Department staff represented the City of Rancho Cucamonga at the annual Red Tape to Red Carpet IEEP Award Ceremony. The City received honorable mention in the Arts Innovation Category for the Los Amigos Neighborhood Traffic Safety and Community Art Project. This project showcases how various City departments (City Manager’s Office, Planning, Engineering, Public Works, Police Department, and Fire District) and multi-sector stakeholders (Southern California Association of Governments, Inland Empire United Way, Music Changing Lives, Cucamonga School District, Los Amigos School, and Los Amigos residents) can successfully work together and create innovative opportunities for improving a healthy, walkable, and safe environment in Southwest Cucamonga. The Los Amigos Neighborhood project was able to make an impact by combining sidewalk and intersection artwork, community engagement opportunities, and traffic calming elements to meet the safety concerns of residents.
The enclosed highlight video showcases the cross-collaborative effort and powerful resident testimonies as a result of this project. We were grateful to have been able to share our local efforts in this year’s regional event and recognition ceremony. 
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY
Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community Subcommittee continues to lead the City’s efforts in engaging with stakeholders to identify community-centered strategies that tackle critical race-related issues, particularly in working towards a healthier and more equitable environment for all. Come join us in our regular (virtual) subcommittee meetings, typically held every 3rd Tuesday of every month at noon.

To participate or for inquiries, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call 1-909-774-2043.
Helpful Resources
In collaboration with the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, the Compassionate Community Subcommittee recommends the following resources and reading lists that may provide additional guidance on important conversations regarding the topics of race, social justice, and celebrating diversity:
Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month!
Come join us in our regular (virtual) subcommittee meetings, typically held every 3rd Tuesday of every month at noon. Together, we can create a healthy, equitable, unifying, and compassionate environment for all! To participate or for inquiries,
email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call 1-909-774-2043.

Don't forget to share your #BeKindRC story and tag us on social media. You can also participate by joining our subcommittee or getting involved in any of our activities.
MENTAL HEALTH
Healthy RC Veterans Workshop
Join us for our Healthy RC Veterans Workshop on November 18th at 2:30 p.m. We invite the veteran community to join us on discussing mental wellness strategies. This event is brought to you by Chaffey College, Wholistic Health Collaborative, and Trauma and Healing Foundation. 

Join Here
Helpful Resources
SUSTAINABLE RC
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Rebate Programs
Are you in the market to purchase an Electric Vehicle (EV) or at-home EV Charger? If so, there are several rebates available. For vehicles, check out Southern California Edison (SCE) rebates at https://www.sce.com/residential/rebates-savings/rebates. For at-home EV Chargers, a rebate from Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is $250-$500, depending on your income level, and is available to customers who receive electricity bills from SCE at http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs. If you receive an electricity bill from the Rancho Cucamonga Municipal Utility (RCMU), a rebate of $500 is available. Electric Vehicles are one way to advance environmental sustainability in our region and improve air quality. 
Lower your Electric Bill by 50-90%
Have solar installed on your home free of charge through the Grid Alternatives program! Income-qualified homeowners living south of Foothill Boulevard can qualify. Save money and join your fellow Californians to make a positive difference by applying today!

To learn more, call 1-951-465-2864 or visit EnergyForAllProgram.org.

“I love these free solar panels on my home! My electricity bill is almost nonexistent, and it will make a huge difference in the summer when we need to keep the house cool with the air conditioner. I am encouraging my friends and family to apply!”   

-Claudia Paz, RC Resident
GET INVOLVED WITH HEALTHY RC!
Mental Health
Subcommittee Meeting

Every 2nd Tuesday
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Every 4th Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Community Champions
Meeting

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Compassionate Community Subcommittee Meeting

Every 3rd Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Youth Leaders

To learn more about the application process, visit: Healthy RC website

For inquiries, contact:
1-909-774-2044
Safe Routes to School

For inquiries, contact:
1-909-774-2045
Evaluation Subcommittee

Every 4th Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
For inquiries, e-mail HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call 1-909-774-2043
*Locations and times subject to change.
PARTNER UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Facing an eviction?
Behind on your mortgage?
Have a landlord-tenant or mobile home issue?
Feel you've been discriminated against in your housing choice?

Inland Fair Housing Mediation Board can help you! IFHMB serves as an intermediary to assist individuals in resolving issues related to housing discrimination, homeownership sustainability, rental complaints, and disputes in court through the provision of resource recommendations, education, and mediation.

For inquiries, email info@ifhmb.com or call 1-909-984-2254. For further details, visit www.ifhmb.com or click on their brochure below:
Community resources at your finger tips! Connect IE helps you connect to the resources you need: housing services, job training, food pantries, transportation and other low-cost or free programs. Visit www.connectie.org to begin searching today from your smartphone or computer.
Terra Vista
Farmers' Market
Every Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
GREAT NEWS!
Heritage Farmers' Market has set up an online ordering system for those who may not be able to make it to the market due to transportation and/or other quarantine-related issues.
City of Rancho Cucamonga
10500 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
1-909-477-2700