MTA Abundance Box

Please review the following instructions for picking up your Abundance Box as part of our Abundance Box Program by More Than Apples Inc:

We cannot accommodate refunds or returns.

Location: New Hope Community Church, 2525 E Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027

Important Pick-Up Information: Please Read Before Thursday

Every Thursday, More Than Apples collects food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to families in North County San Diego. Each week, our Abundance Boxes are unique and filled with a variety of packaged goods, baked items, cold items, and fresh produce.

We kindly request your prompt arrival at the designated pick-up location. To ensure safety and efficiency for all, we ask that you remain in your vehicle throughout the process. Upon arrival, please join the queue of cars, roll down your car window, and provide your name to our friendly volunteer.

For your convenience and to expedite the process, our volunteers will use a chalk marker to write your order on your windshield when you check in. This marker easily washes off with water. After checking in, proceed to the first tent, where a dedicated More Than Apples volunteer will carefully place the initial load of Abundance Box contents directly into your trunk. Continue following the queue and drive to the remaining tents as directed. At each station, our dedicated volunteers will load the contents of your Abundance Box directly into your trunk, ensuring you receive everything you need. At the final station, a volunteer will kindly close your trunk, ensuring your items are secure for your journey home. Once your trunk is closed, please exit the parking lot safely and head home to enjoy and share the abundance of food provided to you. We sincerely thank you for following these instructions, and we hope that your abundant bounty brings joy and nourishment to you and your loved ones.

Your participation in More Than Apples is greatly appreciated!

Community Connection: If an entire Abundance Box is more than your family needs, don’t worry! Visit our Facebook group More Than Apples, Inc. Answer the 3 screening questions to be approved. Find the group settings, explore our community chats, and look for neighbors seeking a Box Buddy nearby. You can scan through the comments to find someone conveniently located. If not, create a post with your city, cross streets, dietary preferences (e.g., meat-eating, vegan/vegetarian, low-carb, etc.), and indicate your ability to pick up in Escondido or with one of our dedicated ambassadors.

The ambassador spots are limited and claimed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supporting Ambassadors: While our Ambassadors are volunteers and may not charge for their service, we kindly encourage small donations to help cover the rising costs of gas and general inflation, as they go the extra mile to bring you your Abundance Boxes.

Pickup Location: If you’re picking up your Abundance Box on-site, our address is 2525 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92027. If you’ve secured an ambassador spot, you will receive their address after your order has been confirmed.

We are eagerly looking forward to serving you and sharing our Abundance with you, your friends, and your family! Together, we make the More Than Apples community flourish.

We have a wonderful support community in our More Than Apples Facebook group, where members share the creative ways they utilize their Abundance Boxes.

Community Guidelines: To ensure a harmonious and positive community experience, we kindly request your adherence to the following guidelines:

  • Respect: Treat fellow community members with kindness, understanding, and respect. Embrace diversity and foster a welcoming environment for all.
  • Value Volunteers: Our volunteers generously dedicate their time and effort to support More Than Apples. Please appreciate their contributions and be considerate of their service.
  • Contact Us: If you need to contact someone at More Than Apples, please direct your questions or concerns to via email. Our team will gladly assist you.

We kindly remind you that failure to comply with these guidelines or violate our rules may result in removal from or the ability to participate in our services. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in maintaining a positive and supportive community environment.

Thank you for taking the time to familiarize yourself with our guidelines. We share your enthusiasm for the future of More Than Apples and eagerly look forward to growing together with you all.