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Veggie Mijas Guide to Creating Care Kits for our Unhoused Neighbors

Visit the links below to view a guide to putting together care kits from the Veggie Mijas Seattle Chapter:

Link to PDF of Written Guide 

Link to watch Video Guide


Veggie Mjias Food Guide

Food guide of POC-owned businesses that are vegan or vegan/vegetarian friendly. 

New York City

SNAP (Application, Information, and Apps for Guidance), Food Pantries, EBT Information, Women's Center, and Culinary Trainings, Co-op Information, and GrowNYC

"SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity."

Map and List of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) center locations

Apply for SNAP | Apps for Guidance: FreshEBT, Foodstamp, Balance App  

A List of Food Pantries in The Bronx

Find a Food Pantry or Soup Kitchen in your borough

Harvest Fields Community Church (located on 2626 E Tremont Ave in The Bronx) holds a food pantry every Friday at 11am. Visitors can receive free food. The only information they ask for is your name and signature. 

An EBT Card

Once you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or cash benefits (Temporary Assistance) you receive an EBT card, also known as a Common Benefit Identification Card (CBIC). The EBT card looks like a debit card. The EBT card allows you to buy groceries and other items with your cash benefits at participating stores and other locations.

Women’s Center for Education & Career Advancement

The Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement is a 46-year-old nonprofit organization committed to the goal of economic justice and career opportunities for all New York City working families. Through groundbreaking research, innovative technology resources, and hands-on training, we educate and advocate for socially just public policies and work to build the capacity of the human services and other sectors to help families achieve financial self-sufficiency.

People y Alimentos Solidarity - PAS:
a bilingual weekend retreat from Saturday 9/15 & Sunday 9/16 with the vision to build solidarity amongst Black/ Indigenous/ Latinx heritage people that speak Spanish and /or English, seeing language as a way to bring us together rather than as a barrier. This will take place through gardening, cooking our harvest from the garden, medicine making with the herbs from the garden, storytelling and visioning. 

Free Job Training for Culinary Arts

Food Protection: Free Online Training 

How to start a Co-op: Free Training

GrowNYC | The Sustainability Resources for New Yorkers

Greenmarket - "our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, fresh food box pick-ups and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food."

Recycle - "We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all."

Garden - "We build and support community and school gardens through tool loans, volunteer days, technical assistance, training, school garden grants and more."

Education - "We foster future environmental stewards by providing 30,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment."

Food Access Initiative - Queens Community House

  • A volunteer-run, weekly Farmers Market providing 7,030 lbs of fresh, organic produce as well as 230 dozen eggs to the community.
  • A Food Box Program offering weekly boxed collections of locally grown produce that can be purchased affordably in conjunction with the summer farmers market.
  • A Food Justice Youth Leadership Program, which operates as a 24-week, after school curriculum for low-income middle and high school youth.
  • Our Cooking and Eating Together Initiative, which convenes community members monthly for instructional cooking classes, nutritional discussion, and healthy meal sharing.
  • Quarterly Potlucks offer a multi-generational and festive environment for all our neighbors to share a meal together and to learn about nutrition and healthy eating habits.

  Food Justice Youth Leadership Program  

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Los Angeles 

This page allows visitors to find valuable information on drug misuse and rehabilitation centers in their area. Resources include locations of local Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery meetings, as well as phone numbers for The Recovery Village, alcohol abuse, drug abuse and poison control center hotlines.

the escalation of drug deaths in California hit a total of 4,659 deaths in 2015, where opioid overdoses accounted for almost of those deaths. It is more important now than ever that we raise awareness about the dangers of substance abuse, while also providing quality resources to those seeking treatment. 

Farmer's Markets accepting EBT, Restaurant Meal Programs, Local Vegan Vegetarian Options, and CalFresh

Find your local Farmer Market that accepts the EBT card. by Eat Fresh.

Restaurant Meal Program

"CalFresh Restaurants goal is to provide a variety of nutritious meal choices to the homeless, disabled and elderly CalFresh individuals. The CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program allows homeless, disabled, and elderly (age 60 and over) individuals and his/her spouse (husband, wife, common-law husband, common-law wife) receiving CalFresh benefits to use their Golden State Advantage (EBT) cards to purchase meals from participating restaurants."

Here's how to apply for CalFresh

"CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) is an entitlement program that provides monthly benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels. In general, these benefits are for any food or food product intended for human consumption. Benefits may not be used for items such as alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, or paper products."

Find Vegan and Vegetarian options nearby, provided by Happy Cow App. 

List of Women's Shelters and other services

Get Food: Locate a Partner Agency: Pantry distribution dates and times are subject to change. Please call the pantry to verify that this information is current. Most pantries serve according to geographical service area. Food pantry clients should bring photo identification with them to the pantry. The identification should show client’s current residential address. Some pantries have an application process and ask clients for documents supporting income. However, all clients will be served the first time regardless of completion of application and service area.

Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles

Program for Families: SHIELDS is a leader in the field; our focus on Community and Family Services has deeply influenced Los Angeles’ child-welfare initiatives, policies and procedures. Whether it is protecting a child from harm or supporting a family struggling to stay together, our programs ensure that children grow up in safe, nurturing homes.

Health: Medi-cal Managed Care

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Orange County 

Farmer's Markets, Food Pantries, CalFresh, Cash Assistance for Immigrants, Public Health, Public Clinics, PP, Womens Services, & Medi-Cal

List of Farmer's Markets that accept EBT

List of Food Pantries

Apply for CalFresh

Cash Assistance for Immigrants

"Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) provides cash to certain aged, blind, and disabled legal non-citizens ineligible to Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) due to their immigration status."

Public Health: Women, Infants & Children Locations

Public Clinics: Disease Control & Epidemiology

Orange County Planned Parenthood

Every Woman Counts Program

"Every Woman Counts is a program of the County of Orange Health Care Agency to coordinate the State’s Every Woman Counts (EWC) in Orange County. We provide local support and training for physicians and offer community education to women at higher risk for breast and cervical cancer."

Apply for Medi-Cal Services

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Food Access, Local Gardeners, Check if you Pre-qualify for CalFresh, EBT, Centers, WIC (Women, Infants, Childrens), & More

Find access to food immediately:

Food Now and Oakland Pantries

With just your zip code, you can see where they are giving food at that moment. You can also download a guide that helps you find healthy resources in your County. 

FoodPool has local gardeners donate excess veggies 

"The pantry is designed to assist individuals and families with emergency food.  If you are or someone you know is in need of food, please bring a photo ID (such as driver's license or state identification) during our regular hours and we'll be happy to assist you.

Our aim is to provide a variety of healthy food.  Usually we have fresh fruits and vegetables, canned food, pasta or rice, bread, and protein.  Occassionally we have other items such as cereal, oatmeal, eggs, chicken, or tofu.

Food is distributed from a number of different sources such as the USDA, Alameda County, the city of Oakland, the Alameda County Community Food Bank, and donations from local businesses.  Due to the variety of sources we cannot guarantee specific items, however we try to provide healthy choices."

Check if you prequalify for CalFresh and have someone contact you here

How to use EBT at Farmer's Market

Find a Farmer's Market that takes EBT

Native American Health Center

"Native American Health Center’s mission is to provide comprehensive services to improve the health and well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and residents of the surrounding communities, with respect for cultural and linguistic differences." 

Women, Infants, and Children

To schedule a WIC appointment: Call (510) 595-6400  

East and West Oakland Planned Parenthood

Alameda County Cash Assistance For Immigrants

Alameda County Medi-Cal

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Farmer’s Markets: Accepts EBT/SNAP, WIC, AZ FMNP
*Most markets are closed during the summer months, find more details on FB!*  

The Farmer’s Market on High St.

5415 E High St.

Phoenix, AZ 85054

Sundays, 10am-1pm

Ahwatukee Farmers Market

4700 E Warner Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85044

Sundays Oct-May: 9am-1pm

Sundays June-Sept: 8am-11am

Anthem Farmers Market

41703 N Galivan Peak Pkwy.

Anthem, AZ 85086

Sundays Oct-May: 9am-1pm

Verrado Community Farmers Market

Verrado Town Square at N. Market Pl. & Main St.

Buckeye, AZ 85396

Sundays, 9:30am-1pm

The Capitol Farmers Market

1700 Adams St.

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Thursdays, 10:30am-1:30pm

Sun City Farmers Market

16820 N 99th Ave.

Sun City, AZ 85351

Thursdays, 9am-1pm

Carefree Farmers Market 

1 Sundial Cir.

Carefree, AZ 85377

Fridays Oct-May: 9am-1pm

Fridays June-Sept: 8am-11am

Downtown Chandler Farmers Market

3 South Arizona Ave.

Chandler, AZ 85225

Saturdays, 8:30am-12:30pm

Roadrunner Farmers Market

3502 E Cactus Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85032

Saturdays Oct-May: 8am-1pm

Saturdays June-Sept: 7am-11am

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market

3806 N Brown Ave.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Saturdays Oct-May: 8am-1pm

Troon North Farmers Market

10037 E Dynamite Blvd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85262

1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9am-1pm

Clark Park Farmers Market 

1730 S Roosevelt

Tempe, AZ 85281

Tuesday evenings Oct-April

Outside of Maricopa County Farmer Markets

Other Resources as well!

Sierra Vista Farmers Market

3105 E Fry Blvd.

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Thursdays, 10am-2pm


Palm Beach Institute: Substance Abuse Detox And Treatment

The Palm Beach Institute was founded in 1970 and was the first private drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in the state of Florida. They offer a multidimensional and comprehensive treatment approach, which recognizes that each individual is unique and therefore has a unique path to recovery. They believe that recovery doesn’t end with treatment, and offer the full continuum of care from detox services to intensive outpatient programs.

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