With the high cost of living in California it is tough for families working part-time jobs at or near minimum wage. Buying healthy foods, the school supplies required by teachers to succeed in school, clothes and other items are often seen as luxuries the family can not afford if they are going to pay their rent each month.
By supporting the whole health of local low-income families WFC and its partners help decrease the financial and emotional stress parents and children are feeling and make it possible for people to thrive and take care of themselves. This translates into better health outcomes, less sick days, less anxiety, and a feeling that the community cares for the well being of everyone.
Community partners like the Rotary, Kaiser Permanente, the faith community, and others, help provide necessary resources and programs to support families and decrease their stress through food distribution, art therapy, free distribution of clothing, backpacks with school supplies, Easer egg hunts, gifts for the holidays, and more. This benefits our WFC families economically, emotionally, and physically.