Youth Programs

Due to the emergency declaration by the State of California and closure of all youth programs in the City of Marina, The Marina Foundation has created a Marina Emergency Fund to supplement the food programs for Marina youth and families. This program is held every Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is a "drive through" program that began at Los Arboles Middle School - 294 Hillcrest Avenue in Marina. The program has since moved to Glorya Jean Tate Park, 3254 Abdy Way in Marina. We are working directly with the City of Marina and the Food Bank For Monterey County. We plan to continue this program for as long as it is needed.

This is the current listing of available Food Resources in Marina. Download the flyer HERE.


The Breakfast Program at the Marina Teen Center

The Breakfast Program at the Marina Teen Center serves breakfast to approximately 165 to 225 Marina middle school and high school students each morning between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. during the school year, excluding breaks and holidays.

Marina After School Nutrition Program

The After School Snack Program, located at the Marina Teen Center, is designed to serve students with healthy snacks at 4:00 p.m. on school days. Thanks to grants from the Wal-Mart Foundation, Community Foundation for Monterey County, Wells Fargo Bank, Yellow Brick Road, and Driscolls Berries the program has been expanded to include not only after school but during breaks and holidays at both the Marina Teen Center and at the Marina Community Center to serve our youth.

Marina Community Center Playground

Thanks to partnerships and our Marina community The Marina Foundation has raised the additional funds needed by the City of Marina to upgrade the current playground adjacent to the Marina Community Center. The new playground will accommodate and be accessible to more children after school and during breaks as well as giving children much better options than the current available conditions.

The project entails the complete redesign of the space immediately adjacent to the Rocky Han Community Center (211 Hillcrest Avenue) for the use of children ages 5 to 12 (grades k-6). The park and playground redesign includes completely new landscaping with turf, plants, proper irrigation and all new, age appropriate playground equipment.

School Programs

The Foundation has put aside funds to be granted on an "as needed" basis to our local Marina schools. We ask that a letter of request be sent to us including the specific purpose, the amount of the request, and the timeline for the program. The Foundation provided a grant in 2014 to the Postive Behavior Intervention Support Program (PBIS) at Los Arboles Middle School and has made grants in the past to Marina School Wide Assembly Programs.