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Food Sources


CalFresh (Formerly known as Food Stamps) 

1 888-421-8080

CalFresh assists low income individuals, families, and households with purchase of nutritional food. 


https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org - online application


Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County

831- 662-0991

Community Food Hotline operates M–F, 8 am – 4 pm and provides information on neighborhood food pantries, food distribution sites, hot meal kitchens, CalFresh, and WIC.



Women, Infants and Children (WIC) 888-942-9675 or 831-722-7121

Provides nutritional guidance and resources for families with low to medium income that include children under 5 and pregnant, breastfeeding, or post partum women.



Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes


Provides emergency food assistance to those referred by the Community Food Hotline.  Offers free hot lunch M-F at noon at 150 Second Street, Watsonville.



St. Francis Kitchen 831-459-6712

Serves free lunch M–F at noon at 205 Mora Street, Santa Cruz.



Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County


Delivers meals to homebound adults age 60+.  Operates five dining sites for adults age 60+.