Student Resource Guide
Alameda County Community Food Bank
This website provides information on the emergency food help line (510-635-3663), finding a food bank and searching for additional resources.
The Alameda County Food Bank Online Portal is where people can find food when the food help line is closed and also provides CalFresh screening and application assistance. This online portal is also available in Spanish.
Alameda County Food/Nutrition and Supportive Resources
This resource list includes food/nutrition resources as well as other helpful resources for the COVID-19 situation.
Alameda County Food Farmacy
This flyer is for a Food Farmacy held on Fridays in San Leandro. It is a drive by pick up of free food for residents.
Aunt Bertha is a Social Care Network that connects people and programs to make it easy for people to find social services in their communities. You can search resources by your zip code and then narrow it down by category (e.g. food).
Provides up to $194 a month per household member for purchasing food and these funds can now be used online at Amazon and Walmart.
- Interested in applying for CalFresh?
- Already receiving CalFresh?
- Check this flyer out for the new process in response to COVID-19.
California Association of Food Banks
This website provides food assistance resources to utilize during the COVID-19 crisis.
CA Meals for Kids App
This website has information about the CA Meals for Kids App that helps families locate meals.
Find Emergency food locations by using the FoodFinder online tool or mobile app.
An Excel spreadsheet that lists all school districts and locations offering grab-and-go meals during the COVID-19 school closures
The Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) is a new program created to help feed children eligible for Free or Reduced Price school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s completely separate from CalFresh; it has different eligibility rules, a different card and application process. To access all the information about the P-EBT, visit this CDSS website or check out this one-page factsheet and this FAQ document.
Text 'Food' to 877-877 to Find Feeding Sites for Kids and Teens
National texting service that allows parents or students to find feeding sites near them by text.
- Text 'FOOD' to 877-877 or 'COMIDA' to 877-877 for information in Spanish.
- User receives text back prompting them to enter a street address, city and state and/or
zip code for their desired location.
- While the service is able to return results for inputs that include only city and sate and/or zip code, including a full street address Wil return results that are more accurate.
- The service then texts back information about nearby meal site, or information about how to access other food resources if not sites are operating in the vicinity.
USDA Find Meals for Kids and Teens
Parents with kids and teens 18 years old and under can use the Find Meals for Kids mapping tool to find sites near them where they can pick up free nutritious meals and snacks. To maintain social distancing, kids and teens may take their meal home to eat. Simply type in your address and find results.
USDA National Hunger Hotline
The USDA National Hunger Hotline is a resource for individuals and families seeking information on how to obtain food. The National Hunger Hotline staff connects callers with emergency food providers in their community, government assistance programs, and various social services.
1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish) Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET).
Why Hunger Hotline
Use the Why Hunger Hotline website or call 1 (800) 5-HUNGRY to find food bank locations and resources.