Food For Children

Dry food essentials and fresh produce, bagged to go, with nutrition and menu tips to take with you

At our Food For Children sites, you can drop in and pick up a bag of dry staples (rice, beans, peanut butter, canned foods, etc.) and a bag of produce (potatoes, carrots, onions, and fruits and vegetables in season). Grab our nutrition tips and menu ideas on your way out to help you prepare healthy meals for your family.

En nuestros sitios de Food for Children, usted puede venir y recoger una bolsa de alimentos secos (arroz, frijoles, mantequilla de maní, comida enlatada, etc) y una bolsa de frutas y verduras (papas, zanahorias, cebolla, y demás frutas y verduras que esten en temporada). También podrá aprovechar de nuestros consejos de nutrición e ideas de menú para ayudarle a preparar comidas saludables para su familia.

Food For Children program site

I’m a single mother of three who works 40 hours per week to make ends meet, yet it is still difficult to always put food on the table. With your wonderful program we always have fruit, vegetables, grains, and juice. Thank you!

-Elizabeth Oaks participant

Soy madre soltera con tres hijos pequeños y trabajo 40 horas a la semana para llegar a fin de mes. Sin embargo, siempre es dificil poner comida en la mesa. Gracias a este programa maravilloso, siempre tenemos frutas, verduras, cereales y jugo. ¡Gracias!

-Participante en Elizabeth Oaks

Where to Find Food For Children

You can see the locations and days of the week below. The times of distributions are not listed as they often change. To find out the time of a particular food distribution, please call the Community Food Hotline between 8am and 4pm on the day of the distribution you’re interested in attending: 831-662-0991.

Donde Encontrar Food for Children

A continuación se encuentran los lugares de distribución y los días de la semana que ocurren. La hora de distribución no aparece ya que cambia con frecuencia. Para averiguar la hora de alguna distribución en particular, por favor llame a nuestra Linea Directa de Comunidad entre las 8am y 4pm el mismo día de la distribución que le interese: 831-662-0991.

View Site Schedule

Food For Children

Updated 6/28/17
CitySite Name Site AddressDay of DistributionWeek of the Month
AptosSea Cliff Highland 151 Canterbury Dr.Tuesday1st and 3rd
Ben LomondValley Church United 9400 Hwy 9Tuesday1st
FreedomSunny Meadows 220 Ross Ave.Friday2nd
FreedomPaloma Del Mar2030 Pajaro Ln. Wednesday4th
FreedomVista Verde Apts.45 Stewart Ave.Thursday3rd
Freedom Corralitos Creek125 Pajaro Cir. Tuesday3rd and 4th
Santa CruzFamilia Center711 East Cliff Dr. Wednesday4th
Santa CruzLive Oak Family Resource Center1740 17th Ave. Friday2nd
Santa CruzNueva Vista Apts.136 Leibrandt Ave. Tuesday1st
Santa CruzNuevo Sol111 Barson St. Tuesday3rd
Santa CruzSycamore Commons125 Sycamore St.Thursday4th
Santa Cruz Bay View Elementary 1231 Bay St.Friday3rd
Santa Cruz Neary Lagoon 81 Chestnut St.Friday1st and 3rd
Scotts ValleyEmerald Hill101 Civic Center Dr. Wednesday1st
WatonvilleLa Casita Headstart408 E Lake Ave. Friday3rd
WatonvilleRadcliff School550 Rodriguez St. Friday4th
WatsonvilleSan Andreas Housing295 San Andreas Rd.Wednesday3rd and 4th
WatsonvilleJardines Del Valle/Murphy's Camp76 Murphy's Crossing Rd.Tuesday2nd
WatsonvilleParkhurst Terrace100 Parkhurst Cir.Wednesday1st and 3rd
WatsonvilleVillas Del Paraiso340 Paraiso Dr.Thursday1st and 4th
WatsonvilleAnn Soldo1140 Menasco Dr.Tuesday2nd
WatsonvilleCalabasas Elementary 202 Calabasas Rd. Tuesday3rd
WatsonvilleEvergreen Apts.50 Hollow View Ln. Thursday1st
WatsonvilleHoly Eucharist527 Corralitos Rd. Thursday1st
WatsonvilleIglesia Roca Firme118 First St. Thursday2nd
WatsonvilleLincoln Square Apts.115 Alvarado St. Saturday2nd
WatsonvilleLoaves and Fishes 150 Second St. Thursday3rd
WatsonvilleLutheran Community Church95 Alta Vista St. Wednesday2nd
WatsonvilleNorthgate Apts.485 Holohan Rd. Tuesday4th
WatsonvilleRolling Hills Headstart102 Holm Rd. Tuesday1st
WatsonvilleSalud Para La Gente204 E. Beach St. Wednesday4th
WatsonvilleSeventh Day Adventist 700 S Green Valley Rd. Thursday3rd
WatsonvilleStone Creek Apts.300 Bree Ln. Tuesday3rd
WatsonvilleTerry Jimenez Headstart201 Brewington Ave. Tuesday2nd
WatsonvilleTierra Linda Apts.490 Beck St. Friday1st
WatsonvilleUnited Methodist Church200 Montecito Ave.Thursday1st
WatsonvilleVeterans or Foreign Wars1960 Freedom Blvd.Friday1st
WatsonvilleVillas la Posada34 Ortega Dr.Wednesday3rd
WatsonvilleWIC18 W Lake St.Tuesday3rd
FreedomFreedom Elementary 25 Holly Dr. Friday3rd
Santa CruzElizabeth Oaks 1460 Jose Ave. Wednesday2nd
Santa CruzEmerald Bay Apts.2500 Soquel Dr.Saturday2nd
Santa CruzGault School1320 Seabright Ave. Tuesday4th
WatsonvilleAlianza School115 Casserly Rd. Wednesday3rd
WatsonvilleAmesti School25 Amesti Rd. Friday4th
WatsonvilleBuena Vista / Tierra Alta131 Tierra Alta Dr. Tuesday1st
WatsonvilleNazarene Church 710 Green Valley Rd. Wednesday1st
WatsonvilleStarlight School225 Hammer Dr. Thursday2nd

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