Resources

Food

    Name of ProgramPhoneDescription of Services
    California Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
    (Santa Cruz)
    831-426-3911Supplemental food program, nutrition education, food to low-income, pregnant and post-partum women & kids under 5.
    California Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
    (Watsonville)
    831-722-7121Supplemental food program, nutrition education, food to low-income, pregnant and post-partum women & kids under 5.
    Catholic Charities
    (Salinas)
    831-422-0602Housing, emergency services, health care, child care, adoption and other critical services
    Catholic Charities
    (Watsonville)
    831-722-2675Housing, emergency services, health care, child care, adoption and other critical services
    Circle Church
    (Santa Cruz)
    (831) 426-0510Dinner
    Community Food Hotline/Second Harvest Food Bank831-662-0991referrals to food assistance
    Davenport Resource Service Center
    (Davenport Resource Service Center)
    831-425-8115Clothing/food distribution, information & referral, ESL, seniors and social services, including youth programs
    Dorothy's Place
    (Salinas)
    (831) 424-1102Hot breakfast, hot lunches. Food Boxes
    Elm Street Mission
    (Santa Cruz)
    Dinner
    Familia Center
    (Santa Cruz)
    831-423-5747Clothing distribution and Health Clinic
    Food Bank For Monterey County
    (Office and warehouse)
    831.758.1523Provides food parcels to individuals and conducts free family markets at several locations in Monterey, Seaside, Carmel Valley, Salinas, and the Salinas valley.
    Food Not Bombs
    (Santa Cruz)
    (831) 426-2667Food
    Food Stamp Program (Santa Cruz County)
    (Watsonville)
    (831) 763-8500Provides food stamps for low income individual, families, and households.
    Food Stamp Program (Santa Cruz County)
    (Santa Cruz)
    (831) 454-4130Provides food stamps for low income individual, families, and households.
    Good Samaritan Center (Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps)
    (Good Samaritan Center)
    831.899.4988Day use center providing essential services to homeless and low-income clients, ranging from basic daily needs to long-term case management.
    Green Valley Christian Center
    (Watsonville)
    Food for Watsonville residents only
    Grey Bears
    (Santa Cruz)
    (831) 479-1055Resource for seniors including food distribution, etc.
    Homeless Services Center - Day Resource Center
    (Homeless Services Center)
    (831) 458-6020Provides basic services to homeless individuals, including meals, laundry, mail, showers, messages, storage, and other services.
    Loaves and Fishes831-722-4144Food for low-income people and homeless people.
    New Life Community Services
    (Watsonville)
    Lunch
    New Life Community Services Soup Kitchen831-427-1007Emergency food and shelter
    Pajaro Rescue Mission
    (Pajaro Rescue Mission)
    831-724-9576Food and clothing distribution
    Safe Passage / Community Human Services (Monterey County)
    (Safe Passage)
    831.717.4126Co-ed affordable housing for homeless youth and youth exiting foster care.
    Safe Place / Community Human Services (Monterey County)
    (Safe Place)
    831.373.4421Comprehensive services for runaway and homeless youth -- street outreach, survival aid, counseling, family reunification.
    Safe Place / Community Human Services (Monterey County)
    (24-hour runaway and homeless youth helpline)
    831.241.0914Comprehensive services for runaway and homeless youth -- street outreach, survival aid, counseling, family reunification.
    Salvation Army
    (Watsonville)
    Dinner
    Salvation Army
    (Santa Cruz)
    (831) 426-8365Provides food distribution, assistance to those in need, thrift stores, etc.
    Salvation Army Emergency Shelter(831) 763-0131Food distribution and hot meals
    Santa Cruz Aids Project831-427-3900Resources for those who are HIV positive
    Santa Cruz Community Counseling Centerprovides a variety of services
    Second Harvest Food Bank/Community Food Hotline(831) 722-7110Information and support to people who need food
    Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center
    (Santa Cruz)
    Dinner
    St. Francis Catholic Soup Kitchen
    (St. Francis Catholic Kitchen)
    831-459-6712Service to the Poor and Homeless of Santa Cruz
    St. Vincent de Paul
    (Santa Cruz)
    (831) 423-0878Food and clothing for children
    St. Vincent de Paul
    (Watsonville)
    831-763-0702Food and clothing for children
    The Salvation Army
    (The Salvation Army)
    831-426-8365provides multiple services
    The Salvation Army
    (The Salvation Army)
    831-426-8365provides multiple services
    Valley Churches United(831) 336-8258Limited assistance for rent, utilities, and medical payments. San Lorenzo and Scotts Valley residents only.
    Valley Vineyard Christian Fellowship
    (Valley Vineyard Christian Fellowship)
    Free grocery services
    Welfare and Low-Income Support Network, Inc. (WeLISN)(831) 458-9070Services, peer support, advocacy for public benefit recipients. Emergency Food
    Word of Life Church(831) 427-1903Food distribution