Description:Food Connection provides information and referral to persons in need of food assistance (800-984-3663). Staff can assist with CalFresh/food stamp applications. The Family Harvest Program distributes food to low-income families with dependent children at 17 sites in San Mateo County and 31 sites in Santa Clara County. Operation Brown Bag distributes a bag of groceries every week to low-income seniors at 23 sites in San Mateo County and 55 in Santa Clara County. Delivery is available to homebound seniors subject to volunteer availability. Produce Mobile provides fresh produce to families or individuals once a month at 21 sites in San Mateo County and 27 sites in Santa Clara County. The Partners in Need Program gives low-income volunteers the opportunity to help at the Food Bank in exchange for food. Produce Mobile, Brown Bag and Family Harvest members can also volunteer to assist with distribution. Day and evening volunteer shifts are available by appointment. Other programs include the Community Nutrition Program, which offers workshops in health, nutrition, food safety and smart shopping. A San Jose facility serves the South Bay from Mountain View to Gilroy.
Public Transit:Varies according to location.
1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA 94070-5320 37.4961327 -122.2447737 Human Services
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Service Description:Food Connection provides information and referral to persons in need of food assistance also staff can assist with CalFresh/Food Stamp applications.
Audience:Nonprofit agencies that serve low-income, needy persons (including families with dependent children and seniors) needing food assistance; low-income
Eligibility:San Mateo or Santa Clara County, nonprofit, tax-exempt agency with 501(c)(3) employer identification number from IRS or individual who meets income guidelines for direct service programs
How to Apply:For nonprofit agencies, application available at Web site. For individuals, call the referral hotline (800-984-3663 [800-984-FOOD]).
Service Wait Estimate:Clients can receive emergency food the same day or next day, senior and Family Harvest programs, 1 month for agency applications.
- Government-issued picture identification
- San Mateo County
- Santa Clara County