90 Days of Summer
The school year is almost over, and it's the children's favorite time of year... SUMMER VACATION!
Many of us look forward to this time of the year, but for the parents of 1 in 3 children in Tulare County, it’s a very stressful time. Each school year thousands of Tulare County children receive school meals to meet most of their daily nutrition. However, once the school year ends, disadvantaged families have to stretch tight budgets to include these additional meals. While drought conditions are impacting all of us, it is exacerbating food insecurity. Hard working parents, who are unable to find jobs in agricultural related sectors, are experiencing declining household incomes. As a result, the children in these homes suffer.
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Who is FoodLink
FoodLink for Tulare County is an incorporated nonprofit organization [501(c)(3)] that has been providing food and nutrition education to individuals and families throughout Tulare County since 1978. We distribute over 6 million pounds of food annually to a network of food pantries and other nonprofit agencies.
We Serve the Community
FoodLink for Tulare County supplies food directly to more than 30 nonprofit agencies. This food is collected through partnerships with industry, agriculture, government and community members. FoodLink also coordinates food drives, holiday food basket distributions and children’s summer lunches within the community.
More than just a Food Bank
FoodLink for Tulare County obtains food from a variety of sources. Food is donated from food drives, local farms and packing houses, food processors and manufacturers, gleaning groups, groceries, dairies and other available sources. The food is then divided into usable quantities and distributed to our network of agencies. Individuals, corporations, foundations and federal, state and local government provide funding for food distribution and administration.