Community Resources

Useful Links for Families

We are all in this together!

Dear Families,

The COVID-19 Pandemic and subsequent non-essential business closures have deeply impacted our community in ways that we never imagined. Some people have unexpectedly found themselves without employment and may be in need of additional support. While the school district continues to plan on distributing meals for students weekly on Wednesdays, families' needs may be greater than this this. The purpose of this newsletter is to share current community resources available for food and utility assistance should you need it. Each link is live and will take you to a related website for additional information.

If you learn of other resources that can be shared out, or you have a specific question, please contact me at

Be safe and Take Care!

Amanda Niaves


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Anza Community Hall - Free Food Distribution

Free Food is available to needy families every Thursday from 10:00 - noon (while supplies last). Cars line up early, bring a box to transport.This service is available only to residents of Anza and Aguanga. ID is required. (56630 CA-371, Anza)

Anza Community Hall - Reduced Priced Groceries

Groceries can be purchased at a reduced cost by texting Mike at (951) 331-9149, by 6 p.m. on Wed night. Select boxes of either $15 (Valued at $60) or $30 (Valued at $120). Bring cash and bring a box. Pick up is on Thursdays between 10 and 12.

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Anza Electric Cooperative - Food Distribution

The Anza Electric Cooperative (58470 CA-371. Anza) is open on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10-noon for food distribution for the residents of Anza and Aguanga. ID is required.

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Bread Basket Food Bank Hemet - Food Bank

Food distribution is available Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. for residents of Hemet, San Jacinto, Beaumont, Nuevo, Lakeview, Romoland, and Homeland. ID Required. (2385 S. San Jacinto Ave, San Jacinto)

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Community First Church of God - Food Pantry

Every Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Please bring your own boxes and bags to pack items. No qualifications necessary. Feed America also distributes food at this location on the 2nd Monday every month between 9 -10. (31371 Hwy 74, Homeland CA 92548)

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Community Food Pantry of Murrieta - Food Pantry

Food Pantry food distribution hours are on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Food is available to residents of Murrieta, French Valley, and Winchester. ID is required. (39493 Los Alamos Rd., Suite A, Murrieta, CA 92563)

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Community Mission of Hope - Food Pantry

Food Pantry food distribution is available Mondays - Fridays, from 10:00 - 12:00, to residents of Temecula. Picture ID is required. (41760 Rider Way, Temecula, CA 92592)

Food Pantries, Food Banks, and Food Distribution Locations

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Family Service Association - Senior Food Distribution

Meal packages will be distributed to seniors aged 60 and over on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (625 S. Pico Ave, San Jacinto) ID required. Limit 1 package per week per customer.

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Hemet Unified School District - Meal Distribution

The Hemet Unified School District is providing meals to students with Meal Cards on Mondays and Thursdays between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m.

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Idyllwild Help Center - Food Distribution

Food assistance for low income families in the Idyllwild, Pine Cove, and Mountain Center communities on Tuesdays - Thursdays from 10:00 - noon. ID is required. (26330 Highway 243 Idyllwild, CA 92549)

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Idyllwild Town Hall - America Feeds Location

America Feeds distributes food to needy families at the Idyllwild Town Center at 25925 Cedar St. Idyllwild on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - noon. Food is available for residents of Idyllwild, Pine Cove, and Mountain Center with ID.

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Salvation Army Hemet Corps - Food Distribution

The Food Pantry is open for food distribution on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Fridays, from noon until 3:00 p.m. ID is required to show residence in Hemet, San Jacinto, Homeland, or Idyllwild. (340 S. Palm Avenue, Hemet, California 92543)

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Valley Community Pantry - Food Pantry

Food is available for pick-up Mondays-Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00, for residents of Hemet, San Jacinto, and Valle Vista. ID is required. (191 Columbia St, Hemet, CA 92544)

Utility Assistance

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Community Action Partnership of Riverside County

The Community Action Partnership has a program that can provide one-time only utility payment assistance for low income or moderate income families. Read the information on the link provided to apply for assistance.