Community Corner

FOOD AND MEALS

April/May 2020: OC Food Distribution Locations, Resources and Information
Resource Drive Through Flyer – May 29, 2020 in Anaheim

Free School Meals during Orange County School Closures

School districts are offering grab-and-go meals during school closures. These programs provide meals to all children ages 18 and under. Some locations also offer meals to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Orange County School Closures and Grab-and-Go Meal Schedules

CA Meals for Kids Mobile Application

The CA Meals for Kids mobile application helps you find nearby After School and Summer Meal Programs sites on your iOS, Android, or Microsoft devices.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is Open

Eligible Orange County WIC participants continue to receive their benefits as WIC has been identified as an essential service. The four OC WIC agencies are offering to load WIC benefits remotely to WIC CARDs. Most of the clinic sites are not open to the public at this time. For those not on WIC but newly eligible due to job loss or hours cut, see how to get help.

HP WIC is Here For You During the COVID-19 Crisis English hyperlinked
HP WIC is Here For You During the COVID-19 Crisis Spanish hyperlinked
WIC Food Expansion EN
WIC Food Expansion SP

Food Pantries Open during COVID-19

Many food pantries, soup kitchens and other food resources have paused distributing food during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many are still open and ready to help. Call locations prior to visiting to ensure they are open: Free Food Resources- COVID19 List

How to Get Food Help in Orange County

As our families may be faced with food insecurities at this time, view and share the How to Get Food Help in OC handout as a resource for food assistance programs. English Version | Spanish Version | Vietnamese Version

Families Forward
They are providing drive-thru services, including food assistance and diapers, Monday – Friday, 10am -2pm, no appointment needed. If you need assistance or have questions, call (949) 552-2727.

Second Harvest Food Bank
Pop up drive-thru food distribution for those in need of additional food assistance. Honda Center Parking Lot. Saturdays, Starting March 21 and onward. See Flyer

No Kid Hungry – Coronavirus Grant Request
Emergency grants to support local school districts and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to ensure kids get the nutritious food they need.

CHILDCARE RESOURCES

Early Childhood OC – COVID-19 Childcare Assistance
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast – Emergency Childcare for Healthcare Workers and First Responders
Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley – Emergency Childcare for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

YOUTH SHELTER

Casa Youth is committed to remaining open for youth in crisis who need them. For 24/7 crisis call support or intake, please call (800) 914-CASA (2272). Read about the temporary program modifications due to COVID-19. | Outreach Flyer

OPERATING HOURS AT STORES

Stores throughout California are offering special shopping hours for seniors and those vulnerable to COVID-19. Contact your local store to confirm their hours. Special Operating Hours – COVID19

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

Help Me Grow is open, receiving calls and helping parents navigate resources for families with children birth through 8 years.