SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Counties on the Central Coast will get significant aid as the drought continues. With the hot, dry months approaching and extreme drought grips much of the state, the California Department of Social Services’ has announced that food banks in 24 drought-affected counties will be receiving shipments of food assistance. The first $5.1 million in food assistance will begin to hit food bank shelves in early May, delivered directly to drought-impacted communities.
“Communities are feeling the impacts of the drought, and this assistance will help families put food on the table,” said CDSS Director Will Lightbourne. “As the drought persists, we’ll continue delivering assistance to where it is most needed.”