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Food provided in Ojai

FOOD Share, the county of Ventura’s regional food bank, holds pop-up food pantries in Ojai on Mondays, from noon until the food runs out at St. Thomas Aquinas Church 185 St. Thomas Drive, Ojai.
Distributions are limited to low-income families living in Ojai. An ID or proof of residence is required upon arrival. Food is limited to one box per household on a first-come, first-served basis.
On Tuesday, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved a total of $855,000 in tax dollars for FOOD Share to help feed residents during the pandemic shutdown as residents’ need for food has dramatically spiked.
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors authorized an initial payment of $285,000 for a month and for the following two months. Program managers said they would return to the board to seek another allotment after three months, if needed. 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover 75 percent of the cost, according to Patrick Maynard, director of the county Office of Emergency Services.

 

The money provided to FOOD Share is required to be spent on expanding services and supplies. 
In addition, the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging is providing free food and supply delivery to eligible county residents 60 and older and those with disabilities.
To request a delivery from VCAAA, call 805-477-7300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about VCAAA, visit www.vcaaa.org/ .

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