Stimulus-funded giveaway puts food on families’ tables

Needy San Mateo County families can pick up a free 35-pound box of food Saturday morning in Daly City, compliments of the federal stimulus program.

The event at the City Hall parking lot will be the last distribution of food boxes this year under the federally funded Food for Families program. The city, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, expects to give out between 800 and 1,000 boxes to low-income families with children.

“People are very, very grateful, and we see a lot of people that have never been in that situation and needed anything like this,” said Andy Serrano, a community case worker for the city, which has hosted three other distributions in recent months. “I think it makes people feel better that they see other people in line in the same situation, so they’re not so isolated in knowing this [is] a need we’re trying to help.”

The boxes contain rice, beans, canned fruit and vegetables, macaroni and cheese dinners, cereal, tuna, peanut butter and tomatoes.

<p>To be eligible for a food box, the family must live in San Mateo County and have a minor in their home. And, a member of the family must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident for at least five years. Residents must give the last four digits of theirs or their child’s Social Security number.

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Helping those in need

What: Distribution of free food to needy families

When: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday

Where: City Hall main parking lot, 333 90th St., Daly City

Who: Low-income families with children in San Mateo County who have a family member who’s a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident for five years

More info: (650) 991-8007 or (800) 984-3363

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