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COUNTY OF MONTEREY

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

HOW DO I?


 

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Do your part in reducing food insecurity

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Your community:

  • Donate or volunteer at your local food bank or host your own food drive.
  • Post food bank distribution calendars at your workplace, place of worship, or community event.
  • Raise awareness about CalFresh; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, school lunch programs, and Monterey County 211. 

Your state:

  • Elect officials who care about hunger issues.
  • Support state policy that influences food insecurity such as minimum wage legislation.
  • Log on to California Food Policy Advocates  http://cfpa.net/ to learn about California legislation that will help reduce food insecurity.

Your country:

  • Support the Federal Farm Bill, which not only helps farmers across the country, but also puts nutritious food on the tables of low-income families across the nation.
  • Support non-profit organizations and many others that address food insecurity.
  • Support issues that influence food insecurity: poverty, access to healthy food, minimum wage, housing, access to healthcare, and transportation. 

Resources

Food Bank for Monterey County: http://www.foodbankformontereycounty.org/

Monterey County Office of Education:   http://www.montereycoe.org/districts-schools/district-links/index

Monterey County 211:   http://www.unitedwaymcca.org/2-1-1

CalFresh: http://www.c4yourself.com

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC):   http://www.mtyhd.org/index.php/services/general-health/women-infants-children-wic/

California Food Policy Advocates:   http://cfpa.net/

Federal Farm Bill: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=farmbill&navtype=CO&edeployment_action=changenav