Money from the Capitol has begun flowing to food banks. The object is to ease the consequences of California's drought.

As the hot, dry months approach and extreme drought grips much of the state, the California Department of Social Services announced that food banks in 24 drought-affected counties will be receiving shipments of food assistance. 

The first $5.1 million in food assistance will begin to hit food bank shelves in early May, delivered directly to drought impacted communities.

The $687 million emergency drought legislation, signed by Governor Jerry Brown last month, included $25 million in food assistance for the counties most impacted by the drought.