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General Agency Information
Name:Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes
Alternate Name(s):Loaves and Fishes
Address:150 Second Street
Watsonville, CA  95076
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-722-4144
Description:Pantry hours: Monday-Friday, 9-11:30am Open
on weekday afternoons for emergency referrals from 1pm to 3pm by appointment only. Offers free bags of groceries for those in need (amount based on family size).

Lunch: Monday-Friday, 12 noon
Provides a free hot lunch every weekday at noon to all needy individuals. Provides food for Thanksgiving meals and toys and gifts during the holiday season. Offers nutrition education classes to clients.

Pantry: Families and individuals in our service area are permitted to receive groceries twice per month. Meals: Our target population includes migrant farm workers and homeless, elderly, and disabled individuals.

AREAS SERVED: Our primary service area is the neighborhoods of Watsonville, west of Main Street.
Our Pantry Program provides supplement groceries to individuals and families in need. We receive groceries from a variety of sources including local growers and packers, community food wholesalers and retailers and the Second Harvest Food Bank. Acquisitions are made through a combination of donations and purchases.

Hot Lunch Program: We serve a weekday hot lunch at no charge to 80 to over 100 people a day, depending on the season.

Bilingual nutrition education programs and local resources information regarding healthy food choices are offered to those on a limited budget.
We offer client referrals to other community agencies and programs. We partner with local health and social services providers in their outreach efforts to our clients.
Volunteer Info:Actively involve yourself in the fight against hunger in our community. Share your time and talents with us. Call or contact online.
Clothes Closet
Facility Maintenance
Professional Services
Special Projects
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Physical Location:Watsonville
Funding Source:Donations
Subject Headings
 Brown Bag Programs
Christmas Baskets
Emergency Food
Food Banks
Food Distribution
Food Lines
Food Pantries
Holiday Programs
Low Income
Occasional Emergency Food Assistance
Ongoing Emergency Food Assistance
Soup Kitchens
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified March 29, 2016