Some Local Resources

Useful Resources


  1. Loaves & Fishes provides well-balanced bags of groceries and nutritious meals five days a week through our food pantry and hot lunch programs. In the fiscal year 2013-2014, 25,603 meals were served to our community.
  2. Center for Farmworker Families works on a variety of projects including the promotion of farmworker financial and nutritional well-being and independence.
  3. Jóvenes SANOS is a local youth advocacy and leadership program promoting access to affordable and healthy food options and committed to growing a thriving community based on equity and justice.
  4. Mesa Verde Gardens is a targeted response to rising food insecurity in Santa Cruz County. We work with low-income people-the majority of whom are farm workers and their families-to increase self-reliance through growing organic produce for their own tables. 170 member families; 6 community gardens...and counting.
  5. Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County "Through our network of more than 200 agencies and programs and over 3,000 volunteers, we distribute over 8 million pounds of food annually to working poor families, children, and seniors."
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