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, days of the week, and distribution times below.  Please bring your own bags!  Note: please call the Community Food Hotline to verify the distribution day and time, as they are subject to change (especially around holidays). The hotline is answered between 8am and 4pm from Monday to Friday: 831-662-0991.

Dónde encontrar el programa Food for Children:

Puede ver las ubicaciones, los días de la semana y los tiempos de distribución a continuación.
Nota: por favor llame a la línea directa de alimentos comunitaria para verificar la hora y día de distribución, ya que están sujetas a cambios (especialmente alrededor de los días festivos). La línea directa se contesta entre las 8am y 4pm de lunes a viernes: 831-662-0991.


View Site Schedule

Food For Children

Food For Children Schedule - Updated 12.2.18
CitySite NameSite AddressDay of DistributionWeek of the MonthTime of Distribution
WatsonvilleAlianza School115 Casserly Rd.Wednesday3rd2:45 PM
WatsonvilleAmesti School25 Amesti Rd.Friday4th4:30 PM
WatsonvilleAnn Soldo1140 Menasco Dr.Tuesday2nd2:30 PM
WatsonvilleBuena Vista / Tierra Alta131 Tierra Alta Dr.Wednesday1st5:00 PM
WatsonvilleCalabasas Elementary202 Calabasas Rd.Tuesday3rd4:30 PM (90 min)
Santa CruzElizabeth Oaks1460 Jose Ave.Wednesday2nd10:30 AM
Scotts ValleyEmerald Hill101 Civic Center Dr.Wednesday1st1:45 PM (30 min)
WatsonvilleEvergreen Apts.50 Hollow View Ln.Thursday1st3:00 PM
Santa CruzFamilia Center/ Nueva Vista711 East Cliff Dr.Wednesday4th3:00 PM
FreedomFreedom Elementary25 Holly Dr.Friday3rd4:30 PM
Santa CruzGault School1320 Seabright Ave.Tuesday4th2:15 PM
WatsonvilleHoly Eucharist527 Corralitos Rd.Thursday1st4:00 PM
WatsonvilleIglesia Roca Firme118 First St.Thursday2nd2:00 PM (120 min)
WatsonvilleJardines Del Valle/Murphy's Camp76 Murphy's Crossing Rd.Tuesday2nd3:45 PM (30 min)
WatsonvilleLa Casita Headstart408 E Lake Ave.Friday3rd1:30 PM
Santa CruzLive Oak Family Resource Center1740 17th Ave.Friday2nd11:00 AM
WatsonvilleLoaves and Fishes150 2nd St.Thursday3rd3:15 PM (45 min)
WatsonvilleLutheran Community Church95 Alta Vista St.Wednesday2nd2:30 PM
WatsonvilleChurch of Nazarene710 Green Valley Rd.Wednesday1st3:30 PM
WatsonvilleNorthgate Apts.485 Holohan Rd.Tuesday4th5:00 PM
Santa CruzNueva Vista Apts.136 Leibrandt Ave.Tuesday1st2:30 PM
Santa CruzNuevo Sol111 Barson St.Tuesday3rd1:00 PM
FreedomPaloma Del Mar2030 Pajaro Ln.Wednesday4th10:30 AM
WatonvilleRadcliff School550 Rodriguez St.Friday4th2:30 PM (90 min)
WatsonvilleRolling Hills Headstart102 Holm Rd.Tuesday1st12:00 PM
WatsonvilleSalud Para La Gente204 E. Beach St.Friday4th10:00 AM
WatsonvilleSeventh Day Adventist700 S Green Valley Rd.Thursday3rd1:45 PM
WatsonvilleStarlight Elementary225 Hammer Dr.Thursday2nd4:30 PM
WatsonvilleStone Creek Apts.300 Bree Ln.Tuesday3rd3:00 PM
Santa CruzSycamore Commons125 Sycamore St.Thursday4th4:15PM (45 min)
WatsonvilleTerry Jimenez Headstart201 Brewington Ave.Tuesday2nd11:00 AM
WatsonvilleTierra Linda Apts.490 Beck St.Friday1st4:30 PM
WatsonvilleUnited Methodist Church200 Montecito Ave.Thursday1st4:30 PM
Ben LomondValley Church United9400 Hwy 9Tuesday1st10:00 AM
WatsonvilleVeterans of Foreign Wars1960 Freedom Blvd.Friday1st3:00 PM
WatsonvilleVillas la Posada34 Ortega Dr.Wednesday3rd4:15 PM

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