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Resources

We know how difficult it is for our Foster Care families and our neighbors to make ends meet. Here is a list of Riverside County resources that can help.

Food

CalFresh

CalFresh puts food-buying power into the hands of working-class households. With CalFresh, you can buy healthy food to meet your household’s needs.

St. Martha’s Food Pantry

  • Food distribution hours are Wednesday & Thursday from 6:30am – 10am
  • Pre-registration is required.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP provides food benefits to low-income families to supplement their grocery budget so they can afford the nutritious food essential to health and well-being.

Western Eagle Foundation

  • Customized Food Box Program; available 7 days a week 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Nominal program fee.
  • Emergency Food Bag Program; distributed twice a month. Proof of income required.
Basket of food

Utilities

calculator and bills

Community Action Partnership

The LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) provides one-time financial assistance to help balance an eligible household’s utility bill.

Southern California Edison

CARE Program: Low-income customers that are enrolled in the CARE program receive a 30-35% discount on their electric bill.

So Cal Gas Company

CARE Program: Low-income customers that are enrolled in the CARE program receive a 20% discount on their natural gas bill.

Sempra Energy

CARE Program: Low-income customers that are enrolled in the CARE program receive a 20% discount on their natural gas bill.

San Diego Gas and Electric

CARE Program: Low-income customers that are enrolled in the CARE program receive a 30-35% discount on their electric bill and a 20% discount on their natural gas bill.

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District

RARE Program: The RARE Program provides eligible customers with low-income rate assistance on their primary residence’s water and/or sewer bills.

Inland So Cal United Way

Help2Others: The Help2Others (H20) program helps eligible residential customers avoid water service shut-offs due to non-payment of amounts owed to their water department. Various water districts across Riverside County offer up to $215 in credits – the amount and application frequency vary by agency.

Western Water

Offers bill payment assistance to qualified low-income residential water and wastewater (sewer) customers, one time in a 12-month period.

Rent

Riverside County Housing Support Program

United Lift

United Lift, which offers a rental assistance program for Riverside County. With help from SoCal United Way and non-profit Lift to Rise, there are millions of dollars available in rental assistance for communities countywide.

Children at school

Childcare

Riverside County Department of Education, Early Care and Education Unit (ECE)

Provides childcare and development services for Riverside County families. They operate programs that assist families in obtaining quality childcare and assist families in paying for that care.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

County of Riverside WIC

WIC helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children (0-5 years) eat well, stay healthy and be active. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). WIC helps families by providing checks for buying healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized vendors, nutrition education, and help finding health care and other community services. Income guidelines must be met.