The Merced County Community Action Agency will hold three forums next month for low-income residents and community members to discuss the causes of poverty and how to address them.
The feedback will be included in the agency’s 2018-19 Community Action Plan, which prioritizes agency resources.
The Community Needs Assessment Survey, which is available on the agency’s Facebook page, includes 12 questions. Respondents will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Starbucks gift card.
The agency is a nonprofit that has offered services – food programs, homeless services, utility assistance and AIDS programs, to name a few – in Merced and surrounding counties since 1965.
The three forums are as follows:
▪ Merced – 6:30-7:30 p.m. on April 7 at the D Street Homeless Shelter, 317 E. 15th St., Merced
▪ Los Banos – 5-6 p.m. on April 19 at the Los Banos Child Development Center, 1624 San Luis St., Los Banos
▪ Le Grand – 10-11 a.m. on April 20 at the Le Grand Early Learning Center, 4140 Cook St., Le Grand
The events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.