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COVID-19 has changed working environments for employees everywhere. For Fresno EOC it was important to transition staff who had little or no work to alternative positions. While offices are closed to the public, displaced workers were able to do 2020 Census outreach through online chat, phone banking and the Food Express Bus. “Throughout this pandemic, we are thankful for finding innovative solutions to the challenges we face as a community,” Emilia Reyes, Fresno EOC CEO, said…

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Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps’ Recycling Program continues to offer services to clients through its Friant Buy-Back center and allows young adults to get paid vocational training. During COVID-19, Corpsmembers can learn the ins and outs of recycling while giving customers cash back for the empty beverage containers. “The businesses and people are happy we are open,” said Jameelah Palmer-McGee LCC Recycling Supervisor. “Everyone loves that we give as much as we do…

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While the state of California is under shelter-in-place emergency orders, shopping for WIC-approved foods remains quick and easy for participants. The WIC Card, paired with the WIC app, makes it easier for families to shop without the hassle of vouchers or paper checks. “WIC has helped my family put food on the table,” said Kyah Shepard, WIC participant. “Having a baby right now and trying to figure out how to get his food has been stressful. Fresno EOC WIC helped with all my…

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Since 2009 Fresno EOC has provided Food Distributions in rural communities to low-income families in need. During COVID-19 staff continue to provide food in Cantua Creek and Parlier, both areas with few resources or opportunities for residents to get food elsewhere. “Food Distributions are a must for us,” said Gabby Romero, Community Services Manager. Romero remembers years ago when Fresno EOC began offering food for residents in rural Fresno County after droughts and freezes…

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Fresno EOC moved quickly to mobilize a plan to continue and expand essential emergency services for our community. This data reflects services from March 16-31, 2020. For a complete update on all of our programs and services, please visit this page.  Food Services and Transit Systems 75,302 meals and 21,715 snacks prepared and delivered 66,184 diapers delivered 854 rides provided for passengers Sanctuary and Support Services Homeless Outreach Team provided outreach services to…

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Fresno EOC Head Start 0-5 is providing meals, snacks and curriculum for over 3,000 enrolled prenatal women and children. While Head Start and Early Head Start Centers remain closed, a partnership with Fresno EOC Transit Systems and Food Services is making it possible for families to pick up meals including breakfast, lunch and snack for five days a week. "We are trying our best to meet the needs of our community to offset the strain on families, while they have kids home for longer periods…

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FREE grab-and-go meals for kids starting April 6! Meals are for kids ages 1-18. Due to COVID-19, kids do not need to be present to receive meals. We encourage just one family member come to pick up all meals when possible. Meals are provided Monday through Friday at the following locations: Mental Health Systems2550 W. Clinton Ave., Fresno 9370510:05 am – 11:05 am Manchester Mall (by Sears)3636 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, 9372611:14 am – 12:14 pm Franciscan Mobile Estates2317…

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Elijah Squaire began attending School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL) his freshman year of High School and is on schedule to graduate high school early. Squaire was a founding member of the SOUL Interact Club and volunteers regularly at the Boys & Girls Club of Fresno County, while also taking classes at Fresno City College. Recently Squaire was recognized as a finalist for the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year for his community service and leadership in the Keystone Club, a team helping…

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Since 2002, Fresno EOC Streets Saints has worked to restore Fresno to a safe and healthy community by empowering and supporting leadership opportunities for youth. With their work of improving and rebuilding community, Street Saints took on the task of reaching hard-to-count Black communities with grassroots outreach. “This is a pivotal moment for our city, state, and communities,” Veronica Wilson, Administrative & Development Coordinator said. “We have been charged to…

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When Angela Her heard about Fresno EOC Free Medi-Cal Dental Youth Services her family didn’t have a dental care provider and she wasn’t sure how her family would qualify for services. Now Her’s son is learning the importance of dental hygiene while making regular visits to the dentist. “My son brushes his teeth and we floss together,” said Her. “My son let’s me brush the back teeth for him. I tell him I have to help because the sugar bug is back there…

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