Category Archives: Events


Races at College Stadium to Benefit Charities

The Ruben Castro Charities Community Run 5K and 1-mile fundraiser on Sat., July 8 has added legs to the namesake’s mission to serve the underserved.

Ruben Castro Charities seeks to end generational poverty through education.

First contact with anyone in need comes through the Grab and Go free groceries program at Moorpark College on Tuesday nights and the Career Education Center on Saturday mornings.

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Moorpark College Food Pantry Reopens Under New Charity

A full-time student at Moorpark College who is struggling to make ends meet while paying rent and tuition, Miranda Halverson said she now knows she won’t go hungry thanks to a food pantry on campus that’s open on Tuesdays.

“We don’t have jobs and we’re paying for the privilege of being here, so basically for the next two years we don’t have any income,” said Halverson, 35, of Simi Valley, who is a student in the Exotic Animal Training and Management program with plans to graduate in 2018. “Rent around here is pretty high, so of course everything goes to that and we’re living off of savings. So everybody was excited when they heard (the food pantry) was opening again.”

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UPDATE: A Lovely Sunday Luau – Ruben Castro Charities Annual Event on July 17, 2016

A Lovely Sunday Luau

Dancing for RCC

Break out those Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts and join us for an afternoon of good company, live entertainment, fruity drinks, and fabulous silent auction prizes!

Sunday, July 17, 2016
11:30am – 3:00pm

Asakuma Restaurant
718 New Los Angeles Ave
Moorpark, CA 93021

Get your tickets by Wednesday, July 6th for the early bird rate of $25 per person. After July 6th, suggested donation is $30 per person. All proceeds from this family-friendly event will go to support Ruben Castro Charities.

Tropical-inspired attire is encouraged.

Food & Beverage:
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served and a full, no-host bar will be available.

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