There are many organizations, non-profits, and businesses within Tulare County available to help meet the food needs of local residents. Please keep in mind, these resources may change. If you would like the most current information on a specific resource please visit their website or call directly.
Food Link Pantry/Nutrition on the Go: https://foodlinktc.org/
Visalia Rescue Mission (breakfast and dinner): https://vrmhope.org/meals
Bethlehem Center (breakfast and lunch): https://www.bethlehemcentervisalia.com/mealservices
CalFresh provides monthly benefits to help low-income individuals and households buy health and nutritious food. For more information on CalFresh you may call 1-800-540-6880 or To apply online for please visit www.getcalfresh.org Or www.mybenefitscalwin.org.
Meals on Wheels: 1-800-321-2462
2-1-1 Tulare County connects our communities with resources, services, and opportunities such as housing, utilities, food, mental health services, health services, and more.
Call 911 if you or the person you are helping is in immediate danger.
While we are spending more time at home, and almost all our daily routines have been disrupted, it is crucial to be aware of how stress is affecting one’s self, family and friends. If you are experiencing intense signs of stress for several days or even weeks, schedule an appointment with a mental health provider.
The Tulare County Mental Health line at 1-800-500-4465 is available for assistance.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing life for all of us. You may feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, depressed, lonely or frustrated in these circumstances. You’re not alone.
There are strategies for managing stress such as:
If you are feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline by dialing 9-8-8 or also by calling 1-800-273-8255.
There are additional resources available if you are in crisis:
For more emotional health resources visit the California COVID-19 Response website.
The TulareWORKs Family Advocate responds to inquiries, complaints, or concerns regarding various TulareWORKs services, including CalWORKs (cash aid), Medi-Cal, CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps), and General Assistance (GA). During these challenging times we realize some may need financial assistance in order to continue providing for yourself and your families. You can apply for assistance by visiting the My CalWin Benefits website.
If you or someone you know has been financially affected by events and are pregnant, just had a baby or have children under the age of five, WIC is accepting applications for new families and is here to help provide healthy foods and other resources. WIC is designed to help pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy.
Eligible families, dads, grandparents and foster parents caring for eligible children should contact WIC by phone at 1-800-360-8840
For more information visit the Tulare County Health and Human Services WIC website.