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Food Assistance

The County of Santa Clara's goal is to increase the health and wellness of our residents. We provide a variety of nutrition services aimed at reducing the hunger and food insecurity.

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Help Buying Groceries (CalFresh Food)

CalFresh Food is California's name for the federal food program called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that used to be known as Food Stamps.

CalFresh Food is a nutrition program for California residents with low income that increases your food budget. It allows you buy healthy food at most stores, such as food outlets, grocery stores, farmers markets and some restaurants.

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Hot meals for older Adults (Senior Nutrition Program)

The Senior Nutrition Program provides high quality, cost efficient, nutritious meals to seniors and promotes the role of nutrition in preventative health and long term care.

Nutrition education is provided to seniors participating in the Senior Nutrition Program to support this promotional effort. All meals are planned to meet one-third of the daily recommended dietary allowances for adults. The meal plans are approved and monitored by a staff of Registered Dietitians.


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Home Delivery (Meals on Wheels)

Meals on Wheels delivers meals to homebound, older neighbors.

As people age, accessing and cooking food can become a barrier to proper nutrition. If you or someone you know are unable to shop or prepare your own meals due to a physical or mental condition, and are homebound, the Meals on Wheels program may be a good option. The program provides meal service to homebound, older adults 60 years of age and older.


 
Last updated: 6/5/2020 7:52 PM