Please do not give money to panhandlers. The majority of the money you give to panhandlers does not go for food or clothing. Rather, it is spent on alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs. If you desire to help those in need, we suggest you contribute food, clothing, or money to any of the local charities dedicated to helping the needy.
If you are asked for food or money on store premises, notify the manager immediately.
Some local charities are: The American Red Cross; Salvation Army Thrift Store; North County Interfaith Council; St. Clare's Home; and Desert Industries Thrift Store.
Remember, California Law, PC 647(c), prohibits panhandling.