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Food Assistance


Find a wide range of resources and services near you including food assistance

http://www.healthycity.org/c/service

HealthyCity


A listing of food banks throughout California

http://www.cafoodbanks.org/find-food-bank

California Association of Food Banks


A listing of food pantries throughout California

http://www.foodpantries.org/st/california

FoodPantries.org


A listing of food banks throughout California

http://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank

Feeding America


A listing of soup kitchens, food pantries, and food banks throughout California

http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/foodbanks/index.html

Homeless Shelter Directory


CalFresh: Food aid issued monthly through electronic benefit cards (EBT)

http://www.calfresh.ca.gov

California Department of Social Services


WIC: A program for pregnant or breastfeeding women and families with young children in need of food assistance

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CFH/DWICSN/Pages/Program-Landing1.aspx

Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program by the California Department of Public Health


Find out if you are eligible for California food assistance

http://www.tcdss.org/index.php/assistanceprograms/calfresh/cfap

California Food Assistance Program


Disaster CalFresh: Food aid issued directly after a natural disaster

http://www.calfresh.ca.gov/pg2903.htm

California Department of Social Services


CalWORKs: Cash aid and services for families in need of food assistance and more

http://www.cdss.ca.gov/calworks/

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids by the California Department of Social Services


Call centers that help you find food, housing, jobs, health care, counseling, and more

http://www.211.org/

211 by United Way and Alliance of Information and Referral Systems


How to find and shop at farmers’ markets using WIC benefits

http://www.wicfarmers.ca.gov

California Department of Public Health


A list of farmers’ markets in California including whether they accept CalFresh and WIC benefits

http://ecologycenter.org/fmfinder/

Ecology Center


Free meals for those 18 years of age and younger while school is out of session

http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service


Where to find free meals for kids during summer and school breaks

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sf/

Summer Food Assistance by the California Department of Education


Financial assistance for seniors to shop at farmers’ markets

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/SeniorFarmersMrktNutritionPrgm/

Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program by the California Department of Food and Agriculture


Meals on Wheels: Food assistance for seniors

http://www.mowaa.org/page.aspx?pid=253

Meals on Wheels Association of America


A program for seniors to receive free healthy food

http://www.fns.usda.gov/csfp/commodity-supplemental-food-program-csfp

Commodity Supplemental Food Program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service


Programs for free and reduced school breakfast and lunch (Ask your child’s school for details.)

http://www.fns.usda.gov/child-nutrition-programs

Child Nutrition Assistance Programs by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service


Updated: July 27, 2016

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