Yanira Frias serves as the Food and Nutrition Program Manager at Community Resource Center, a non-profit organization located in Encinitas focused on ending hunger, homelessness and domestic violence in North County San Diego.
An alumna of the University of California, San Diego, Yanira earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Global Health and is also a certified Holistic Nutritionist. Yanira began her career in food policy and social justice and discovered an interest in food insecurity and malnourishment, particularly in at-risk populations.
Yanira’s current commitments at CRC focus on continually creating a comfortable and dignified shopping environment and experience for food insecure families and individuals to access nutritious food. In 2017, Yanira identified what she believed to be a critical gap in the traditional food security model used by many food pantries and developed and implemented a Nutrition Consultation program for CRC participants focused on providing individuals and families with one-on-one nutritional guidance. Yanira’s mission continues to be in bridging the gap between food waste and increasing food recovery for food insecure people in need across San Diego County.