USDA & Food For Children

“Kids can’t learn when they are hungry. Good nutrition helps adults and seniors to be healthy.” –Betsy Cameron, Donor

To qualify to receive USDA and Food For Children bags, you must certify that you live in the area served by the distribution and that you make less or as much as the Income Limits below.

Call the Community Food Hotline at (831) 662-0991 for the most up-to-date dates and times of USDA and Food For Children distributions in Santa Cruz County.

Income Limits

Household Size Monthly Household Income Annual Household income
1 $1,354 $16,245
2 $1,821 $21,855
3 $2,289 $27,465
4 $2,756 $33,075
5 $3,244 $38,685
Add $468 for each additional Add $5160 for each additional

USDA Distribution Locations:

Ben Lomond
Outreach Food for Work
Santa Cruz

Food For Children Distribution Locations:

WIC Watsonville

Alianza School
Amesti School
Ann Soldo School
Artspace Tannery Lofts
Branciforte Head Start
Calabasas School
Casa del Alfarero
Church of the Nazarene
Corralitos Creek
Emerald Bay/Villa San Carlos
Emerald Hill
Evergreen Apartments
Freedom School
Gault School
Green Valley Christian Church
La Casita Head Start
Lincoln Square Apartments
Live Oak Resource Center
Loaves and Fishes
Lutheran Community Church
Martinelli Head Start
Murphy’s Camp
Natural Bridges Head Start
Northgate Apartments
Neary Lagoon
Nueva Vista Apartments
Parkhurst Terrace
Radcliff School
Redwood Mountain State Preschool
Rolling Hills Head Start
Salud Para La Gente
San Andreas Housing Complex
Sea Pines Apartments
Seacliff Highlands
Starlight School
Stone Creek Apartments
Sunny Meadows
Sycamore Commons
Terry Jimenez Head Start
The Farm
Tierra Linda
United Methodist Church
Valley Churches United
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Villa La Posada
Villas del Paraíso
Vista Verde Townhouses
Watsonville Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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