Food Assistance

There are a lot of resources available to families and individuals who may be struggling to get enough food. Both counties host a network of food pantries that provide boxes of free food for those in need. To see the comprehensive list of food pantries, see the link to 211info below.

211info is a comprehensive resource that can connect families and individuals struggling to meet basic needs to emergency food programs, as well as long-term community based solutions to eliminate hunger. To connect with 211, dial 2-1-1 directly from your telephone, or go to their website. 211info can help people apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) and will provide one-on-one help to anyone facing barriers to accessing this vital program. 211info can connect those eligible to other supplementary food assistance programs like WIC (Women, Infant and Children) and Farm Direct Nutrition Program vouchers as well as connect people to summer meal sites for kids, community meal sites, farmers markets that match SNAP dollars, nutrition education in the community and resources to help people with low-incomes grow their own food.