Our Pantry Program provides supplemental groceries to individuals and families in need. We receive groceries from a variety of sources including local farmers, community food wholesalers and retailers and the Second Harvest Food Bank. Acquisitions are made through a combination of donations and purchases.
- The Pantry is open every weekday morning, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 11:30 am and in the afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. We are the only pantry in south Santa Cruz County open five days a week.
- Families and individuals in our service area are permitted to receive groceries twice per month.
- Our primary service area is the neighborhoods of Watsonville, west of Main Street.
- We also provide emergency food assistance to those referred to us by Second Harvest Food Bank’s Community Food Hotline. The Hotline refers 80% of callers to us.
Pantry clients receive non-perishable staple foods, bread and fresh produce. The amount of food allocated varies by family size. We are a host site of Second Harvest’s Food For Children program. Families receive additional food through a monthly on-site distribution.