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Orange County Community Resources

Tips for a More Stress-Free Holiday Season

Celebrating and connecting with family is important during the holiday season, but caring for your mental health is also essential. Download some helpful tips for a more stress-free holiday season.

Looking for free summer meals for kids in your neighborhood? Here's how to find them.

The USDA Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to children when school is out. Summer Meal Programs are designed to ensure children get the nutritious meals they need during the summer months so they’re ready to learn when they return to school in the fall. There are a number of ways to find a site offering free meals to children near you:

-Visit for Summer Food Service Program locations
-Call 1-866-348-6479 (English) or 1-877-842-6273 (Spanish)
-Text FOOD (for English) or COMIDAS (for Spanish) to 304-304

Additionally, The WhyHunger Hotline refers people in need across the U.S. to food pantries, soup kitchens, summer meals sites, government nutrition programs, and grassroots organizations, especially those that provide access to nutritious foods and nutritional support services. Visit for more information.

Medi-Cal Renewal Happening Now; Take Action to Keep Your Medi-Cal

Starting April 1, 2023, the County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) will return to renewing members’ Medi-Cal. Don’t have a gap in coverage. Make sure you have reported any changes to your name, mailing address, email address and phone number, so SSA can contact you.

You will either get a letter saying you were renewed automatically or a renewal form in a yellow envelope. If you receive a renewal form, submit your information within 60 days online, by phone, in person or by mail. Your renewal will be sent based on the month you first enrolled in Medi-Cal.
Follow these steps to keep your Medi-Cal:

1) Update your contact information with SSA.
2) Create or check your online account at
3) Check your mail for a renewal form in a yellow envelope.
4) Complete your renewal form if you get one.
Go to your Medi-Cal account at or call SSA at 1-800-281-9799. Take action to keep your Medi-Cal!

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La renovación de Medi-Cal está en marcha, tome acción para conservar
su Medi-Cal

A partir del 1.º de abril de 2023, la Agencia de Servicios Sociales del condado de Orange (SSA) volverá a renovar la cobertura de Medi-Cal de los miembros. No permita una interrupción en su cobertura. Asegúrese de reportar cualquier cambio en su nombre, dirección postal, dirección de correo electrónico y número de teléfono, para que la SSA pueda comunicarse con usted.

Recibirá, bien sea, una carta informándole que fue renovado automáticamente o un formulario de renovación en un sobre amarillo. Si recibe un formulario de renovación, envíe su información en un plazo de 60 días en línea, por teléfono, en persona o por correo postal. Su renovación se enviará en función del mes en que se inscribió por primera vez en Medi-Cal.

Siga estos pasos para conservar su cobertura de Medi-Cal:
1) Actualice su información de contacto con la SSA.
2) Cree o revise su cuenta en línea en
3) Revise su correo postal para ver si recibió un formulario de renovación en un sobre amarillo.
4) Llene su formulario de renovación si recibe uno.
5) Visite su cuenta de Medi-Cal en o llame a la SSA al 1-800-281-9799. ¡Tome acción para conservar su Medi-Cal!
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Five Ways to Get Food

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Orange County Social Services Update: CalFresh

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Support Blessings in a Backpack

Did you know that 9.2% of children in Orange County, California, struggle with food insecurity on the weekends? These kids eat meals at school during the week but need access to affordable, healthy food on Saturday and Sunday. That's where Blessings in a Backpack can help! Learn more and Donate Here!