Drought Assistance Update October 15, 2014By Tom News assistance, Drought, relief, water 0 STOCKTON, Calif. –San Joaquin County was designated by the State as the recipient of nearly 21,000 drought relief food boxes. Distribution of the food boxes began in June and has steadily increased from 2,092 in June to 4,606 in September. These boxes are intended to provide additional food to families in the community who have been hardest hit by the continued drought conditions. The designation as one of the 24 most drought-impacted counties in the State made San Joaquin County eligible to receive the drought relief food boxes for distribution to the community. In response to the ongoing need, the state has committed to deliver an additional 9,584 boxes for distribution in San Joaquin County. 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. The County’s Human Services Agency has partnered with local organizations, including the California Human Development to get the word out about the availability of the relief food boxes. The food boxes contain nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food designed to provide five days of food for a household of four people. See the attached flyer for the days, times and locations where those impacted by the drought can receive food boxes to help feed their family. * image by Mark Rasmussen © Mark Rasmussen | Dreamstime Stock Photos Related Posts Drought Assistance 38th Annual Senior Awareness Day Keeping Cool This Summer Comments are closed.