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Food Distribution Programs

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  • 2-1-1 MONTEREY COUNTY

A program of United Way Monterey County, From anywhere in Monterey County, dial 2-1-1

Website: www.211mc.org

Services:

Call 2-1-1 (Monterey County’s Information and Referral Line) or check the Food Bank’s Website, listed below) for current information on emergency food pantries and for the USDA food distribution sites in Monterey County. The emergency food pantries are voluntary efforts by various churches and these services change.

  • Food Bank for Monterey County
    815 West Market St.. #5; Salinas, CA 93901

Tel (831) 758- 1523

Website: www.food4hungry.org

Services:

The Food Bank distributes U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food commodities and other food to needy families throughout the county on a monthly basis, through the following programs:

Emergency Food Assistance: program 24 sites

Emergency Pantries: 48 sites, generally at churches located through out the county)

Family Markets: 10 sites operating April through October, offering fresh, local produce. Families do not need to be citizens.

  • WIC-WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN NUTRITION PROGRAM
    Soledad

355 Gabilan Street; Soledad, CA 93960

Tel (831) 386-6879

Services:

WIC is a nutrition and health education program. WIC provides vouchers to purchase foods which promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children to age 5. Call for days and hours of service. Not all sites are open every day.

  • CalFresh (FOOD STAMP) PROGRAM
    Administered by the Monterey C0unty Department o Social Services

1000 South Main Street, Suite 216; Salinas, CA 93901

Tel 1-(866) 323-1953 (Community Benefits Toll-free line)

CB CARE Center (information for customers with active CalFresh cases): 1-877-410-8823

Website: www.mcdss.com.monterey.ca.us ; www.c4yourself.com

Services:

This is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that supplements the food budget of low-income households. Eligible individual receive an Electronic Benefits Transaction (EBT) card to buy food. Customers may also apply for CalFresh benefits online at the C4Yourself website noted above. Website is in English and Spanish.

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