Food Share is addressing the rising costs of essential items by extending its services to include basic needs and necessities. In partnership with Baby2Baby, a nonprofit organization aiding children in poverty, Food Share has distributed 36 car seats and 1.7 million essentials, including diapers, wipes, and diaper rash cream, to mothers, babies, and children countywide. Speaking about the partnership, Caitlin Buckley, National Program & Disaster Relief Coordinator for Baby2Baby, said,

“Food Share is a vital resource for children and their families in need within Ventura County. Together, we’re working toward a future in which no child is left hungry or without the basic essentials needed to thrive.”

Among the 11 organizations benefiting from this support is Life Choices Pregnancy Clinic of Ojai, led by Michelle Kolbeck. She notes their clients, all from low-income households, struggle to afford expensive items like car seats, which retail between $80-$200.

“Our clients are overjoyed with being the recipient of this giveaway because their child will now be safe in a ‘new’ car seat and not one that is handed down.”

Want to Get Involved with Food Share?