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About Us

Our Story

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Community Plate Initiative emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community during a time it was needed most, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established during the pandemic in 2020 by a group of friends from San Diego, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support.

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Our Mission

Community Plate Initiative is on a mission to alleviate hunger within our San Diego community while inspiring others in their respective communities to do the same. By hosting free warm meal distributions every week, documenting and sharing our processes, and connecting donations from fellow community members to individuals who need support, we hope to solve the problem of division within our neighborhoods, come together, and foster hope for a homelessness and hunger-free future.

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Our Vision

Here at CPi, we want nothing more than to encourage a community standard of unity and compassion no matter what race, creed, social, political, or economical status is held.

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Our Values

The team here at Community Plate Initiative does not condone, nor have any space for any acts of violence, hate, or discrimination towards any member of our community, including the individuals we serve weekly on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief. We are aware that our thoughts, actions, and words have impacted and will continue to have an impact on the people around us. While we are continuously learning, our beliefs and ideals remain the same. 

Community Plate Initiative can firmly say that we will not tolerate and do not stand for any systems that support:


•Racism •White Supremacy •Anti-LGBTQA+ •Anti-Black •Anti-Indigenous •Colonialism •Sinophobia •Xenophobia

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