In our community, 76.6% of the households with children receive SNAP. Our goal is to eliminate hunger in our community. In collaboration with FOOD Share, we established two food pantries in 2019 that operate two times each month. Additionally, we offer a Senior Box program to those individuals over 60 and they receive a 30-pound box of food each month.
In 2019, we distributed more than 80,000 pounds of food to our community. Thank you to FOOD Share, USDA and Feeding America for their generous support so we can provide this service to our residents.
We offer two pantries each month.
2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 3334 Santa Clara Ave.
4th Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Garden Acres Mutual Water Company, corner of Orange and Friedrich.
Thank you to Ventura Citizens for Energy Independence for the donation of a large freezer!
The Nyeland Promise received a grant from the Ventura County Community Foundation to conduct outreach to the Nyeland Acres community. This Census Tract is one of the hardest to count in the nation. In 2010, only 63.4% of the people were estimated to be counted and they anticipate only 67% to be counted this year. Our goal is 100%...yes that’s aggressive…but having an accurate count is critical to the success of our County.
Closing the Digital Divide
Having internet in every home is important to the success of a community. We are working to have every household obtain internet in their home and we are focusing first on those that have children.
We are proud of the Nyeland Acres Boys & Girls Club Keystone Club who won the middle school competition of the first California Mayors Cyber Cup competition on February 23, 2019. The competition engaged students in a real-life cybersecurity threat scenario in which they used technical skills, leading cyber practices and good cyber-hygiene habits to overcome the problem.
Without any training, or even knowing what cyber security is, the girls from Nyeland Acres won the middle school competition. That team is pictured here with Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin.
The Nyeland Promise has a goal to support generational change for our community by providing internet access to the most disadvantaged community in Ventura County. Currently, more than 70% of the residents do not have internet access due to the high cost.
Approximately 1,000 residents in Nyeland Acres, Oxnard, California, are under the age of eighteen (18), with almost 600 of those in the K-8 educational system. Without internet, they are unable to compete and succeed compared to their internet-accessible peers.
Our program will provide for the installation of internet service in households to the underserved and disadvantaged people in Nyeland Acres. We know that providing broadband access to our children we will create generational change and provide them with the opportunity to create a better life for themselves and their families.
We offer events during the year to build a strong sense of community. Thanks to Ventura Citizens for Energy Independence for the donation of a BBQ lunch and backpacks for all our kids.
Last fall, we held a Neighborhood Clean Up day in connection with the County of Ventura Integrated Waste Management Division and E.J. Harrison. We removed 23.4 tons of debris from our neighborhood.
We offered a health fair where the County of Ventura provided free flu shots for our community.