Lao Khmu Association, Inc. sponsors a Food Program through which fresh, processed, and canned foodstuffs are made available to low-income residents in the greater Stockton area. With the assistance of six staff members and two volunteers, food products are distributed to 50 to 60 families twice per month.
The various food items are obtained from the HSA Commodity Warehouse, Stockton Food Bank, and private donors. They typically include meats (e.g., fish, chicken, pork, salami, and hot dogs), dairy (e.g., milk, cheese, and butter), vegetables (e.g., corn, peas, beans, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, spinach, and salad mixes), fruits (e.g., apples, pears, peaches, grapes, plums, pineapple, cantaloupes, melons, and fruit cups), starches (e.g., breads, pastas, raviolis, ready-to-bake dough, cookies, and pie crusts), soups, dressings, and healthy drinks.
The Food Program also engages in a variety of annual events. For example, the program participates each year in the San Joaquin County Health Fair.