On December 5, 2017, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency in both Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the fires, which commenced on December 4, 2017, and continue to burn. These fires have damaged critical infrastructure, destroyed homes, and caused the evacuation of residents.
Guidelines on Disaster Relief
For information on Governor Brown’s emergency proclamations, please refer to the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Newsroom Web page at https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=20081 and https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=20085.
For information on the CDE Resources for California Wildfires, please refer to the CDE Resources for California Wildfires Web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/el/le/yr17ltr1020.asp.
For information on the CDE Disaster Relief Guidelines, please refer to the CDE Disaster Relief Guidelines Web page athttp://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/disaster.asp.
For information on disaster assistance and resources in California, please refer to the CDE Disaster Resources Web page athttp://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/dr.
For information on emergency resources from federal, state, and local agencies, please refer to the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) Web site at http://www.caloes.ca.gov.
Use of U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods during a State and Federally Declared Disaster
Disaster relief organizations may designate schools as community feeding sites or request that schools provide their U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods to other feeding sites. USDA Foods can be released on request to recognized disaster relief organizations such as the American Red Cross or the OES. Information regarding USDA Foods usage, reporting, and claiming procedures during a disaster can be found in Management Bulletin 02-401, located on the CDE Use of USDA Foods in Disaster Feeding Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/fd/mb02401.asp.
The Disaster Feeding Guidance for School Food Service using USDA Foods can be downloaded from the CDE Food Distribution Guidance, Manuals, and Resources Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/fd/manguide.asp.
If you have any questions regarding disaster relief for the following programs, please contact:
School Nutrition Programs (SNP)
Summer Meals Program
- Gurjeet Barayah, Summer Meals Unit Manager, by phone at 916-322-2146 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Food Distribution Program
- Augie Aguilar, Food Administration Unit Manager, by phone at 916-445-4850 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Nutrition Services Division
California Department of Education
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