Who we help

Who We Help


FoodLink for Tulare County, a nonprofit organization, has been working to end hunger in Tulare County since 1978. FoodLink warehouses and distributes millions of pounds of food annually to a network of more than 80 local nonprofit agencies, which directly feed needy families. In 2010, food distributed through FoodLink’s efficient network of food collection, preservation, and distribution reached more than 120,000 people, with more than two thirds of those served being children.


Happy Trails Riding Academy is a PATH International premier accredited center which enriches the lives of children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities through equine facilitated therapy. Happy Trails Riding Academy assists riders with Cerebral Palsy, ADD, ADHD, head trauma, brain injury, sight and hearing impairments, developmental disablities, Autism, Down Syndrome, and more.


Read for Life is a family-based literacy program that encourages parents to provide the foundation for reading beginning at birth. Read for Life knows that children from families who read together have a greater potential for success in school. Read for Life is committed to breaking the cycle of illiteracy through early intervention, direct service projects, and community awareness.

Projects Funded 
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Our Local Projects

  • Community Fountain
  • Enchanted Playhouse
  • Nutrition on the Go Truck, FoodLink for Tulare County
  • Goshen Playground Renovation
  • Rotary Theater, Redwood High School
  • Hospice of Tulare County
  • Read for Life Mural, Mineral King Avenue
  • 3rd grade Dictionary Project
  • Children’s Room, Tulare County Library, Visalia Branch
  • Visalia Emergency Aid
  • Boy Scouts
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Redwood High School Band
  • Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation, DaVinci Surgery System
  • Green Acres Middle School, Music and Job Shadowing Programs
  • Visalia Youth Baseball World Series
  • Pro-Youth HEART, Visalia
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life
  • Visalia Education Foundation
  • D.A.R.E.
  • Scholarships for high school graduates
  • Girl Scouts
  • Kaweah Oaks Preserve
  • Happy Trails Riding Academy
  • Green Acres Middle School Musical
  • New PaSober Graduation
  • Visalia Emergency Aid
  • Youth Sports Teams
  • Friends of the Fox Theater Foundation
  • Visalia Arts Council
  • ImagineU Children’s Museum
  • Golden State YMCA
  • Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation, Mother & Baby Patient Room
  • Tulare County Symphony Association
  • Boy Scouts of America, Live Oak Districtragraph
  • Visalia YMCA
  • Enchanted Evening Prom Wear

Our International Projects

  • Polio Eradication, World Wide
  • Fire Truck & Ambulance, Mexico
  • Blood Bank Project, Nigeria
  • Nutrition Project, Bolivia
  • Wheelchairs, Mexico City
  • Textbook Project, Guatemala
  • Emergency Shelter Boxes for Tsunami Victims, Asia and Japan
  • Clean Water & Agriculture Project, Angola
  • Solar Cookers, Africa
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