Solvang partners with distribution program to help deliver meals to community members in need

Posted at 8:45 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 23:45:49-04

Solvang city officials said they are working "feverishly" to support community members during shelter-at-home orders.

During a city council meeting on April 27th, the city decided to partner with food distribution programs to help get meals to residents.

The city of Solvang partnered with People Helping People (PHP) to supplement their free, weekly emergency food distribution services which take place on Tuesdays at Mission Santa Inés (1760 Mission Drive, Solvang), 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

According to a press release, the city donated $10,000 toward this collaborative fundraising campaign and PHP will match the funds.

The City has agreed to donate another $5,000 per quarter in matching funds, for a total of $30,000 through fiscal year 2020-21, to aid PHP with its continuing, non-“emergency” food distribution services. The goal of this program is to supplement the ongoing support from our community to feed those in need.

The SYV Community Kitchen at St. Mark's-in-th-Valley is delivering meals twice a week to seniors, any immunocompromised or anyone who doesn't have transportation.

In each delivery, there will be simple entrée such as soup, stew, chili, or casserole and an “extras” bag of bread and fresh produce.

You can pick up the meals here at St. Mark’s in Los Olivos. Pick-up is arranged to maintain social distancing, avoiding contact. No forms or qualifications needed.

For delivery, please call 805-325-9280.

The city council also approved $50,000 to participate in a state program to deliver three-meals-per-day to seniors in need. The program is Federally-funded at 75%, and 19% by the State.

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