Drought Assistance July 9, 2014By Tom News assistance, drought, Food 0 FOOD FOR FAMILIES HARDEST HIT BY DROUGHT STOCKTON, Calif. ‐ San Joaquin County has been designated as the recipient of 20,832 drought relief food boxes. These boxes are intended to provide additional food to families in the community who have been most impacted by the continued drought conditions. In April the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) informed the San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (HSA) that as one of the 24 most drought‐impacted counties in the state, they would be receiving food for distribution to the community. County staff identified the most effective method of distribution of food boxes to families most impacted by the drought. The primary recipients of the food boxes are those individuals and families who have lost a job or have experienced a work reduction due to the drought. HSA has partnered with local organizations, including the California Human Development to get the word out about this new program. The food boxes contain nutritionally balanced, non‐perishable food designed to provide enough food for a household of four people for about five days. vegetables, soup, peanut butter, rice, and beans. Food items include canned fruits and vegetables, soup, peanut butter, rice, and beans. Since early June, HSA has distributed an average of 350 food boxes per week and as the program continues through the summer months; the number of food boxes distributed is anticipated to grow. Listed below are the days, times and locations where those impacted by the drought can receive food boxes to help feed their family. Drought Food Relief For individuals whose employment has been affected by the drought. Food boxes are temporary and available while supplies last. Programa Temporal de Cajas de alimentos para Sequía Para los individuos cuyo empleo se ha visto afectada por la sequía. Cajas de comida son temporales y sólo están disponibles hasta agotar existencias. MONDAYS BOGGS TRACT COMMUNITY CENTER 533 S. Los Angeles Avenue - Stockton, CA 95203 Phone: 209-468-3978 10:30AM-2:30PM TAFT COMMUNITY CENTER 389 W. Downing Avenue - Stockton, CA 95206 Phone: 209-468-4168 8:30AM-11:30AM GARDEN ACRES COMMUNITY CENTER 607 Bird Avenue - Stockton, CA 95215 Phone: 209-468-3984 8:00AM-11:00AM KENNEDY COMMUNITY CENTER 2800 S. “D” Street - Stockton, CA 95206 Phone: 209-468-3986 8:00AM-11:00AM LODI COMMUNITY CENTER 415 Sacramento St. - Lodi, CA Phone: 209-468-3978 8:30AM-11:00AM TUESDAYS CALIFORNIA HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (CHD) WorkNet Center 631 E. Oak Street - Lodi, CA 95240 Phone: 209-331-2081 10:00 AM-12:00PM WEDNESDAYS LARCH CLOVER COMMUNITY CENTER 11157 W. Larch Road - Tracy, CA 95376 Phone: 209-831-5920 8:15AM-3:15AM NORTHEAST COMMUNITY CENTER 2885 E. Harding Way - Stockton, CA 95205 Phone: 209-468-3918 10:00AM-11:30AM FRIDAYS THORNTON COMMUNITY CENTER 26675 North Sacramento Blvd. - Thornton, CA Phone: 209-794-2144 10:00AM-12:00PM * image provided by © Rocky Reston | Dreamstime Stock Photos Related Posts Drought Assistance Update Keeping Cool This Summer Comments are closed.