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Programs Ellie Nedry Community Programs Manager Community Programs Department
2 Programs Overview • Child Hunger Programs • Kids Cafe • School Pantry • Mobile • Permanent • College Pantry Program • Senior Hunger Programs • Senior Grocery • Cal. Fresh Outreach Program • Weekly “Hubs” • Enrollment event locations • Subcontractor Program • Food Assistance Helpline
2 Child Hunger Programs • Kids Cafe • Provide free meals to children 18 years old and younger, at afterschool and summer program locations in low-income communities • Second Harvest sponsored sites: ~50; 2, 500 meals per day • Some of our current partners include: Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, THINK Together, Friendly Center, Kid. Works, etc. • Cities with Kids Cafe sites: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, La Habra, Orange, Placentia, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Stanton, Tustin, and Westminster • Do you have an afterschool or summer program for kids? Contact [email protected] org to find out more about becoming a Kids Cafe site! • Kids Cafe sites are open to anyone 18 and younger. Call us at (855) 2 -Feed. OC (855 -233 -3362) or visit https: //www. feedoc. org/get-help/get-food-2/ to get the location and serving time of each Kids Cafe site.
2 Child Hunger Programs • School Pantry: Mobile • Free monthly produce distributions at schools in low-income communities. • Set up like a “farmer’s market”, these client-choice distributions are designed around our theme of “Compassionate Service” • Number of schools: 30 for the 2017 -2018 school year • School districts we partner with: Anaheim Elementary, Anaheim Union, Capistrano Unified, Fullerton Elementary, Garden Grove Unified, Magnolia, Ocean View, Orange Unified, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified, Santa Ana Unified, Tustin Unified, Westminster If you work closely with a school who you think would be interested in this program, they can contact [email protected] org to learn more about our Mobile School Pantry Program!
2 Child Hunger Programs Everyone is welcome at School Pantry distributions! Call us at (855) 2 -Feed. OC (855 -233 -3362) or visit https: //www. feedoc. org/get-help/get-food-2/ to get the location and distribution day/time info for each School Pantry school!
2 Child Hunger Programs • School Pantry: Permanent • Goal: Provide a dignified, client-centered “mini-market” that is consistently open and stocked with a wide variety of items. Also designed around our theme of “Compassionate Service” • Locations: • “Lion’s Den” – Lincoln Elementary in Anaheim (Monday – Friday) • “Mercado El Sol” – El Sol Science & Arts Academy in Santa Ana (Tuesday – Saturday) • Registration: Each family must register before making their first appointment. No income verification, citizenship, or city residency requirements apply. Everyone is welcome! • Clients schedule an appointment to shop (for 5 minutes) to fill up 2 bags • Items typically available: Meat, eggs, milk, fresh produce, bread, canned goods, cereal, pasta, deli, etc. If you are interested in learning more about our Permanent School Pantry Program, contact [email protected] org!
2 Child Hunger Programs Everyone is welcome at Permanent School Pantry sites! Call us at (855) 2 Feed. OC (855 -233 -3362) or visit https: //www. feedoc. org/get-help/get-food-2/ to get the location and day/time info for the “Lion’s Den” and “Mercado El Sol"!
2 College Pantry Program • College Pantry Program • Build the capacity of, and provide sustainability to, college pantries: • Provide guidance on pantry design and launch • Provide ongoing support • Consistently deliver a large variety of items each week • Orange Coast College is our first College Pantry partner, set to re-open their pantry in September • Items that will be available include: Meat, eggs, milk, fresh produce, bread, canned goods, cereal, pasta, deli, etc. If you’re interested in learning more about our College Pantry Program, contact [email protected] org!
2 Senior Hunger Programs • Senior Grocery: Pop-Up Market • Twice-monthly grocery distributions at senior centers, low-income senior apartment complexes, community centers, and other non-profits. • These client-choice distributions are providing seniors with fresh, nutritious food that they can use to prepare meals at home. • Number of sites: ~40 • Items typically available: Meat, dairy, deli, fresh produce, bread, canned goods, etc. Does your site serve a lot of senior clients? Contact [email protected] org to find out more about becoming a Senior Grocery site!
2 Senior Hunger Programs Nearly all Senior Grocery sites are open to the everyone 60+! Call us at (855) 2 Feed. OC (855 -233 -3362) or visit https: //www. feedoc. org/get-help/get-food-2/ to get the location and distribution day/time info for our Senior Grocery sites!
2 Cal. Fresh Outreach Program • Weekly “Hubs” • Our “hubs” are consistent locations where staff and interns help people fill out applications for Cal. Fresh (food stamps). • We go to each location on a weekly basis, for a half or full day. • Clients make appointments to see one of our Cal. Fresh specialists, and appointments last 30 -45 minutes. • Locations include: WICs, family resource centers, colleges (OCC, UCI, Fullerton College), SOS, Beach Cities, and other community partners. • Enrollment event locations • Locations that do not have a weekly need for us to provide Cal. Fresh assistance can be an “enrollment event” location. • Cal. Fresh enrollment events can be once a year, once a quarter, once a month, etc. However frequent our services are needed!
2 Cal. Fresh Outreach Program • Subcontractor Program • We train staff or volunteers at community partner locations for them to help their own clients sign up for Cal. Fresh! • These locations will operate like our regular hubs, and are open weekly. • Our staff provide ongoing support to our subcontractors, as well as continual training. • Current subcontractors: ICNA Relief, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, UCI (in training). • Food Assistance Helpline: (855)2 -Feed. OC (855 -233 -3362) • Monday – Friday, 8 am-4: 30 pm; English & Spanish • Anyone can call for food assistance referrals (to our partner and program locations). • We schedule appointments for Cal. Fresh hubs, and provide case management via our Food Assistance Helpline. If you’re interested in learning more about our Cal. Fresh Outreach Program, contact [email protected] org!
3 QUESTIONS? Ellie Nedry Community Programs Manager Community Programs Department