Oak View CA local food resources

Oak View & Ojai Valley Food & Nutrition Information

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Food Pantries
These organizations work in partnership with Food Share of Ventura County
www.foodshare.com 805 983-7100

* New Hope Christian Center, 590 Old Ventura Ave, Oak View CA 93022
805 649-2244 … Last Tuesday of the month: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
* First Baptist Church – Ojai, 930 Grand Ave., Ojai CA 93023
805 646-3333 … 4th Saturday of the month: 9:00 am – 10:30 am.
* St. Thomas Aquinas / SVDP, 185 St. Thomas Dr., Ojai CA 93023
805 646-4338 … 3rd Saturday of the month: 9:30 am – 10:00 am
* Help of Ojai, 108 Fox St., Ojai CA 93024
805 840-3320 or 805 646-5122 … Monday & Friday, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Food Assistance – CalFresh

Cal-Fresh (formerly called Food Stamps)
Individuals having a qualified income level receive an debit card (EBT – electronic benefit transfer).

For information on income levels and forms to apply:http://portal.countyofventura.org/portal/page/portal/VCHSA/FoodStamps

Child Nutrition

Contact schools regarding free or reduced cost breakfast and lunch programs.

* Ventura Unified School District: http://www.venturausd.org/childnutrition/
* Ojai Unified School District: http://www.ojai.k12.ca.us and type in “nutrition” in the Search box. Currently, a useful page is: http://www.ojai.k12.ca.us/nutrition/Home.aspx
* Sunset Elementary & Middle School Garden: http://www.venturausd.org/childnutrition/ 805 649-6600
* Food for Thought – The Ojai Healthy Schools Program: http://www.foodforthoughtojai.org/

Senior Nutrition

* Help of Ojai – RSVP / Senior Nutrition, 370 Baldwin Rd., Oak View CA 93022
805 649-9218 or 805 649-8018 for congregate and home-delivered meals … local area

* Ventura County Area Agency on Aging – Senior Nutrition Program
805 477-7300 http://portal.countyofventura.org/portal/page/portal/VCAAA/SeniorNutrition/

Farmers Markets that accept EBT cards

* Pacific View Mall, Ventura, community plaza, Wednesdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 805 529-6266
* The City Parking Lot, Ventura, corner of Santa Clara & Palm Streets, Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:00 Noon

Grocery Stores accepting EBT cards

* Dahl’s Market, 445 Ventura Ave., Oak View CA 93022 805 649-8811
* Von’s, 1125 Maricopa Hwy.,Ojai CA 93023 805 646-4669

Other Food Organizations

* The Ojai Food Coop – being formed as of Jan 2014: http://www.ojaifoodcoop.com
* Guide to Ventura County’s Gardening Resources: http://ucanr.org/sites/ucceventura/files/45993.pdf
Includes locations of community gardens in the County.