One of the top priorities of the City is to help ensure every resident is able to get the food and supplies they need during this challenging time. The City has prepared a list of services available, which is attached below.
For those in need of assistance, the school districts are providing free breakfasts and lunches at designated hours for children 18 years and younger at King City High School, Arts Magnet School and Del Rey School. The Food Bank for Monterey County is providing additional food to the families of the children in conjunction with the elementary school programs on Thursdays. They are also operating a distribution drive-thru program at the Fairgrounds every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The City is assisting with coordination of food delivery and traffic control.
Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army provide programs for delivery of meals to seniors. Our local Safeway has designated special shopping hours just for seniors, which are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Many of the local restaurants are supporting the effort with takeout meal services and some offer delivery. This is a great way to get what you need while staying home and helping local King City businesses. A list of these businesses can be found on the City’s website.
If you do go out to local stores, please keep trips as short as possible, designate one family member to get supplies rather than bringing family members in order to reduce crowds, purchase only what you need so others can get what they need, maintain social distancing of 6 feet from others at all times, and sanitize hands, shopping carts and baskets before and after shopping.
If you become quarantined or are not able to go out for other reasons, and you are not able to address your needs through these other services, you may contact City Hall at 385-3281 and City staff will do their best to assist you.