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Are you wondering where Mobile Fresh will be this month?
Here is the calendar and a few new guidelines:
1. Please do not arrive more than 1 hour before the scheduled time.
2. Maintain a 6ft distance between each other we will not start until everyone is properly spaced.
3. We are transitioning as many of our sites to minimal contact please listen to the staff and volunteers for direction and remain patient.
4. All sites are first come first served we will serve from 9am until the food runs out.
Because of the CoronaVirus, there may be some disruptions or changes in times, services, and locations for many of our local food pantry partners. Please bookmark this post to stay updated on which pantries are currently open.
To insure the health and safety of the many volunteers that help provide food at our local agencies. Some may need to be closed for a short time until they are in a position to safely reopen. This page will be used to update you on available pantries we are partnered with.
We will continue to provide other locations and updates on our main news page for other services and locations that are available to those that need assistance. Make sure you visit and check back often. We will always recommend you visit http://www.211.org/ for help too.
You can use the button below to get a list of available pantries. Please make sure you call before visiting. A pantry may have to end services, change services, or change locations faster than we can update this page.
Make sure you share and post this as often as you can so as many people as possible can get the help they need when they need it.
STANISLAUS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING
Information & Assistance (209) 558-8698
Although Stanislaus County Senior and Community Centers are closed to the public, many are serving as distribution centers of frozen meal packs to replace the closing senior congregate lunch program. Starting Monday, March 23rd, Seniors 60 or older, that want to go to one of the following senior or community centers listed below may register to pick up a 5-pack box of Sun Frozen meals. They need to call the Senior Information Line to reserve.
Call the Senior Information Line to learn more (209) 558-8698
Riverbank Community Center
3600 Santa Fe Street, Riverbank
Grayson United Community Center
8900 Laird Street, Grayson
Oakdale Senior Center
East A Street, Oakdale
718 Tuolumne Road, Modesto
Modesto Senior Center
211 Bodem Street, Modesto
Hughson Community Center
2307 4th Street, Hughson
Hammon Senior Center – Patterson
1033 W. Las Palmas, Patterson
3500 Coffee Road, Modesto
United Samaritan Foundation
Turlock, (Available upon request)
Home Delivered Meals:
There is no current charge to the weekly delivery of a frozen 5-pack box of meals to homebound seniors 60 or older. The priority for this on-going weekly delivery of frozen meals is for homebound (cannot drive) live alone seniors, that have limited if any shopping/cooking help. Homebound spouse &/or disabled adult child residing with them may also be eligible.
Call the senior information line to check eligibility to apply for long term home delivered meals.
Note: Each box contains 5 frozen entrees, milk juice or fruit cup and a mini loaf of bread.
Don't feel like cooking? Manteca has a few local places still open for service. You will not be able to dine in, but you will still be able to enjoy eating out, just eating it in instead.
Papa Ninos Sunday-Monday 1pm-8pm and Tuesday-Saturday 11am-9pm call ahead only
Team Time Boba normal hours take out only
Bean and Leaf Normal hours take out only
Chucks Open dine, in take out and deliver
Roay T Café Monday-Friday 8am-6pm Saturday 8am-4pm take out only
MasaLatina 11:30am-7pm take out only
Besitos family meals each Thursday night must be ordered in advance on Facebook or Instagram
On the Scene Cusine family meals Wednesday nights must be ordered my Monday each week call chef Kat
El Jardin open for take out only and offering delivery options and family meal packs
Starbucks locations drive through our pick up only
In and Out drive through only
Pizzs Plus Ripon Drive through our take out only
Know of some other places? Please let us know so we can share them with others.
Hello a number of stores in our area are adjusting their hours to better allow our Senior population time to shop. Please contact your local store for updated times as most have adjusted their hours.
Here is a list:
Walmart- Tuesday 6:00am-7:00am
Target- Everyday 8:00am-9:00am
Smart and Final- Daily 7:30-8:00am
Safeway- Tuesday/Thursday 7-9am
Savemart- Tuesday/Thursday 6-9am
Dollar General- Everyday 8:00-9:00am
Food-4-Less- Everyday 7:00-8:00am
Costco- Tuesday/Thursday 8:00am-9:00am
Grocery Outlet- They will deliver for seniors that call 209-239-4295
Natures Corner- They will make deliveries to seniors who call 209-239-5355
Raleys- Everyday starting March 21 the store offers senior essential bags for $20 in store or curbside they are filled with pantry staples and are available daily as supplies last. For more information call 209-825-0242
We have also partnered with Loveourneighbors.org to assist Senior Citizens that need help picking up food from the Food Bank, shopping, or just need a well check. Please follow www.loveourneighbors.org to request assistance. Currently this is for Stanislaus County residents.
Staying at home during the CoronaVirus pandemic does not have to be boring. Here are some links for you to check out and have fun with the kids during the stay at home order. You have any ideas, make sure you share them with us!
Disney Performances On YouTube
Virtual Disney Rides
5 Life Changing Documentaries For Kids
Disney Homeschool Schedule
Imagineering In A Box
Fun In First
Distance Home Learning
National Parks From Your Couch
Arts and Crafts:
The Creative Collective
Have fun everyone and stay safe! Make sure you tune in to our Facebook page and listen to some of our book readings for the little ones.
Monday March 23-Friday April 3 (Monday-Friday Only)
Children 2-18 must be present to receive a meal
Text the word “FOOD” to 877-877
Drive Through Sites - Please remain in your vehicles and follow direction from onsite staff
10:00am-10:45am - Lodi Middle School
10:00am-10:45am - Millswood Middle School
10:30-11:30am - Washington Elementry
11:00-12:00pm - Lodi High
11:00-12:00pm - Tokay High
Stockton Drive Through Sites - Please remain in your vehicles and follow direction from onsite staff
10:00-10:45 am - Christa McAuliffe Middle School
10:00-10:45 am - Delta Sierra Middle School
10:00-10:45 am - Morada Middle School
11:00-12:00pm - Bear Creek High
11:00-12:00pm - Ronald E. McNair High School
Food Truck Services
Meals offered for pickup only and not to be consumed onsite
10:00am-10:20am - Clairmont Elementry Stockton
10:30-11:00am - Parklane Elementry Stockton
11:15-11:45am - Calvary First Assembly of God Church, Lodi
12:00pm-12:30pm - Creekside Elementary Stoctkon
1:00-1:45pm - Heritage Elementry School, Stockton
Meal service will be provided to all students in need ages 2-18 at all comprehensive MUSD School locations beginning March 23, 2020 until April 3, 2020 from 11:30am to 12:30pm. All meals are free.
Families will be able to “grab and go” lunch, and breakfast for the next day, for their child(ren) in front of each school with the exception of: New Vision High School, Calla High School, Great Valley Annex (main site will be serving), and Be.Tech High School.
All students may go to the school nearest to their home.
"This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”
Food for Children ages 2-18
11:30am-12:30pm - Central Elementry, North Elementry, Southwest Elementry, West High School, Williams Middle School
Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 27, 2020, LUSD will be offering meal services for ANY child under the age of 18 FREE of charge. This meal service will include a “to-go lunch and breakfast.” The breakfast is intended for consumption the following day. Meals may be picked up from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the following district locations:
16555 West Von Sosten Road
Tracy, CA 95304
685 N. Montebello Street
Mountain House, CA 95391
Mountain House High School
1090 S Central Parkway
Mountain House, CA 95391
Please contact the Food Services department at 209-836-7400 if you have any concerns.
On March 18, 2020 in an effort to ward off economic calamity, the U.S. Senate passed its second economic relief bill this month in response to the coronavirus pandemic – The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”). The Act, expands emergency paid sick and family leave for certain workers, expands unemployment insurance assistance, and guarantees free diagnostic testing for the coronavirus.
Q. What workers are covered by the paid sick and family medical leave provision of the Act?
A. All workers are covered by the Act, though there are specific carve-outs for certain health care workers and first responders.
Q. What provision were made regarding paid family leave?
A. The “Act” amends “FMLA” defines “qualifying need related to a public health emergency” as a day an employee is unable to work to telework due a “need for leave to care of a child under the age of 18” such as a school being closed, or the childcare provide is unavailable due the COVID-19 virus.
Q. When does paid family leave kick in under the Act?
A. The Act requires an employer to provide paid family medical leave for each day of leave that an employee takes after 10 days of unpaid leave.
Q. Are there limits to the amount of paid family leave?
A. Yes, paid family leave is limited to $200 per day and $10,000 in the aggregate.
Q. Who is eligible for emergency leave day protection?
A. The Act applies to employers who have been employed for 30 days by the employer from whom leave is sought.
Q. Who is eligible for paid sick leave under the Act?
A. The Act, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, requires employers to provide paid sick time to any employee unable to work or telework due to:
A federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order relative to COVID-19 that the employee is bound by;
Advice by a health care provider that the employee self-quarantine due to COVID-19 concerns;
Symptoms of COVID-19 being experienced by the employee, leading the employee to seek a medical diagnosis; The employee’s need to care for an individual subject to a quarantine order or who has been advised to self-quarantine; The employee’s need to care for a child if the school or place of care has been closed, or the childcare provide is unavailable, due to COVID-19 precautions.
Q. How much paid sick time is an employee entitled to?
A. full-time employees are entitled to 80 hours of paid sick leave. Pat-time employees may receive sick leave pay for the number of hours equal to the average number of hours worked over a two-week period.
Q. How long must an employee be employed to be eligible for emergency paid sick time?
A. Paid sick time is available for immediate use regardless of how long the employee has been employed.
Q. What if an employer fails to pay sick or family leave under the ACT?
A. an employer who fails to pay sick or family leave under the Act shall be deemed to have violated payment of minimum wages under the FLSA. This could result in fines and penalties.
Q. How can an employer offset the added cost of sick leave?
A. The employer is allowed a payroll tax credit for 100% of qualified sick or family medical leave wages paid. The Act does not address the precise timing and mechanics for claiming the tax credit, though the Secretary of the Treasury is granted broad authority to prescribe such regulations or other guidance as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of the Act.
Q. What are the expanded unemployment benefits under the Act?
A. The “Emergency Unemployment Insurance Stabilization and Access Act of 2020” grants $1 billion in emergency aid to states to provide additional unemployment insurance benefits.
In order to access these grants, states must (a) require employers to notify terminated employees that unemployment compensation is available; (b) ensure that employees can apply for benefits through at least two of the following means: in person, via telephone and online; and (c) notify applicants when an application is received and being processed, and if the application cannot be processed, provide information to the applicant to ensure that processing can be completed.
Q. Does the Act address coronavirus testing?
A. Yes. The Act guarantees free diagnostic testing for the coronavirus.
Q. Should we expect any future stimulus packages to result from the coronavirus pandemic?
A Yes. A third (and potentially the largest) economic relief and stimulus bill – rumored to include direct payments to individuals as well as stimulus to prop up struggling businesses – is expected as early as next week.