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Great Plates Delivered
Shopping for and preparing meals on your own can be a challenge while staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. San Mateo County’s Great Plates Delivered provides 18 free meals each week - from local restaurants - straight to your front door. Safe, contactless delivery of fresh and healthy meals are available to seniors aged 65 or older, or seniors aged 60-64 at high-risk from COVID-19.
Call (800) 675-8437 and speak to multi-lingual county staff to apply for meal delivery services.
Meals for Students
Free Meal Distribution Sites for K-12 School Children, Stanford Medicine
Check each location listing for up-to-date informationView Site
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley summer meals program
See Summer Meals sites, download a handy app or call Second Harvest for more details.
Meals for College Students
San Mateo Community College District schools are making food available for students. For the date, time, and location of the college food distribution program visit the San Mateo County Human Services Agency’s (HSA) website.
General Food Assistance
San Mateo County Resources to End Hunger
Get help putting food on the table. Find out which food programs you are eligible for.View Site
Free Groceries from Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest is committed to providing free healthy food to anyone in need. You will be welcomed at food distribution sites, regardless of your citizenship or immigration status, ethnicity or sexual orientation.View Site
Find Out If You Qualify for CalFresh
CalFresh provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help buy nutritious foods for a better diet. If approved, a monthly dollar amount is placed on a debit-like card to help you add to your monthly food budget.View Site
Expanded Benefits During Pandemic
All families with children who receive free/reduced meals, CalFresh, Medi-Cal and/or Foster Care benefits are eligible for expanded benefits.Learn More
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program
Are you pregnant or have kids under 5? We can teach you how to cook healthy, delicious food—and help you afford it. We can also help you learn how to breastfeed so your baby eats healthy too, all for free. Call 650-573-2168View Site
Connect with Us
COVID-19 Non-Emergency Non-Medical Hotline: Dial 211
County of San Mateo District Attorney's Price Gouging Hotline: Dial (650) 363-4403
Register with SMC Alert to receive urgent or emergency alerts: www.smcalert.info
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