Every Californian can safely help their community during these difficult times.

Here are some ways you can make a difference:

Deliver Meals

Vulnerable seniors are at greatest risk amid COVID-19. Let’s help keep them safe and cared for. Contact your local Meals on Wheels organization, visit

Donate to a shelter or food bank

During this time organizations are running low on food items, help them stay well stocked for those in need. See below for a list of shelters and food banks in need.

Volunteer at a food bank

Food banks are in great need of volunteers to help pack and sort food. They are taking precautions to prioritize volunteer safety. Visit California Association of Food Banks at

Support Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable communities – like seniors and low-income families – need your help. Find a fund to donate to nonprofits in your community on the Philanthropy California COVID-19 Response Page:

Wellness Checks

Check on older neighbors with a call, text, or talk through the door.

Create Hygiene Kits

Create hygiene kits and drop off at a shelter for people experiencing homelessness to help them stay healthy.

Donate Blood

Donated blood has decreased dramatically. Healthy, eligible donors are urged to come out and give to ensure there’s lifesaving blood on the shelves for those who need it most. Visit the American Red Cross:

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List of Ways to Make a Difference


Neighbor Check-In


Food Resources


Help Feed Your Community


Support Food Banks

Volunteer Centers, Food Banks, and Shelters

Listed below are nonprofit organizations and food banks at the front lines providing Californians food and services. They need your help, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please consider volunteering, donating supplies, and providing funds.

Organization NameAddressCountyContact
Acres of Hope13675 Bowman Road
Auburn, CA 95603
Placer(530) 878-8030
Alameda County Community Food Bank7900 Edgewater Dr
Oakland, CA 94621
Alameda(510) 635-3663 x308
Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency10590 Hwy 88
Jackson, Ca 95642
Amador(209) 984-3960
Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency427 N. Highway 49 #302
Sonora, CA 95370
Tuolumne(209) 984-3960
Arrowhead United Way646 North D Street
San Bernadino, CA 92402
San Bernardino(909) 884-9441
Bakersfield Homeless Center 1600 E. Truxton Avenue
Bakersfield, Ca 93305
Kern(661) 322-9199
California Emergency Foodlink5800 Foodlink St
Sacramento, CA 95828
CAP of Kern County5005 Business Park N
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Kern(661) 398-4520
Caring Choices Volunteer Center of Northern California1398 Ridgewood Drive
Chico, CA 95973
Butte(866) 703-3873
Center for Volunteer and NonProfit Leadership - Marin65 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 101
San Rafael, CA 94903
Marin(415) 479-5710
Center for Volunteer and NonProfit Leadership - Napa433 Soscol Avenue, A-100
Napa, CA 94559
Napa(707) 252-6222
Center for Volunteer and NonProfit Leadership - Solano675 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
Solano(707) 718-3912
Center for Volunteer and NonProfit Leadership - Sonoma153 Stony Cir #100
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Sonoma(707) 573-3399
Central California Food Bank4010 E Amendola Dr
Fresno, CA 93725
Fresno(559) 237-3663
Community Action Agency of Butte County North State Food Bank181 E Shasta Ave
Chico, CA 95973
Butte(530) 712-2600
Community Action North Bay416 Union Ave
Fairfield, CA 94533
Solano(707) 427-1148
Community Action of Napa Valley2521 Old Sonora Rd
Napa, CA 94558
Napa(707) 253-6100
Community Action Partnership of Kern5005 Business Park North
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Kern(661) 336-5236
Community Action Partnership of Napa Valley Food Bank1766 Industrial Way
Napa, CA 94558
Napa(707) 253-6128
Community Action Partnership of Orange County Food Bank11870 Monarch St
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Orange(714) 897-6670 x3493
Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County Food Bank696 S Tippecanoe Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92408
San Bernardino(909) 723-1583
Community Action Partnership of SLO40 Prado Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
San Luis Obispo(805) 544-4355
Community Connect2060 University Avenue, Ste 212
Riverside, CA 92507
Riverside(951) 686-4402
Community Food Bank of San Benito1133 San Felipe Rd
Hollister, CA 95023
San Benito(831) 637-0340
Community Foodbank of San Benito1133 San Felipe Rd
Hollister, CA 95023
San Benito(831) 637-0340
Cottage Housing1500 North A Street
Sacramento, CA 9581
Crossroads2410 Main Street
Susanville, CA 96130
Lassen(530) 251-0701
Davis Community Meals1111 H St
Davis, CA 95616
Yolo(530) 220-4089
Dignity Health Connected Living100 Mercy Oaks Dr
Redding, CA 96003
Shasta(530) 226-3071
Downtown Women's Center442 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Los Angeles(213) 680-0600
Drivers for Survivors, Inc.39270 Paseo Padre Pkwy #355
Fremont, CA 94538
Alameda(510) 462-1100
Eastern Sierra Continuum of Care137 E. South Street
Bishop, CA 93514
Alpine(760) 873-8557
Emergency Food Bank of Greater Stockton7 W Scotts Ave
Stockton, CA 95203
San Joaquin(209) 464-7369 x1010
Feeding San Diego9455 Waples St #135
San Diego, CA 92121
San Diego(858) 452-3663 x100
FIND83775 Citrus Ave
Indio, CA 92201
Riverside(760) 775-3663 x104
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo1180 Kendall Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
San Luis Obispo(805) 238-4664
Food Bank for Monterey County353 W Rossi St
Salinas, CA 93907
Monterey(831) 758-1523
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano4010 Nelson Ave
Concord, CA 94520
Contra Costa(925) 676-7543
Food Bank of El Dorado4550 Business Dr
Cameron Park, CA 95682
El Dorado(530) 621-9950
Food for People307 W 14th St
Eureka, CA 95501
Humboldt(707) 445-3166 x4
Food Share of Ventura County4156 Southbank Rd
Oxnard, CA 93036
Ventura(805) 983-7100 x104
Foodbank of Santa Barbara4554 Hollister Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Santa Barbara(805) 403-2471
FoodLink for Tulare County611 2nd St
Exeter, CA 93221
Tulare(559) 651-3663
Grandma's House of Hope1505 E. 17th Street #116
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Orange(714) 558-8600
Haight Ashbury Food Program1525 Waller St
San Francisco, CA 94117
San Francisco
Hands On Sacramento8001 Folsom Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 9582
Sacramento(916) 447-7063
HandsOn Bay Area1504 Bryant St. Ste. 100
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco(415) 541-9616
HandsOn Central California732 N. Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
Fresno(559) 237-3101
HandsOn Santa Clarita25201 Avenue Tibbitts, Suite 202
Valencia, CA 91355
Los Angeles(909) 980-2857
Homeless Action Center3126 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Alameda(510) 540-0878
Homeward Bound of Marin 1385 N. Hamilton Parkway
Novato, CA 94949
Marin(415) 382-3363
Hospitality House, Grass Valley1262 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945
San Francisco(530) 271-7144
Hospitality House, San Francisco 290 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Nevada(415) 749-2102
Housing Matters Santa Cruz115B Coral St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Santa Cruz
Hunger Action Los Angeles961 S. Mariposa Ave #205
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Los Angeles(213) 388-8228 or
Imagine LA 672 S. Lafayette Park Place, #28
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Los Angeles(323) 644-0210
Imperial Valley Food Bank486 W Aten Rd
Imperial, CA 92251
Imperial(760) 370-0966
Inland Empire Food Bank2950 Jefferson Street
Riverside, CA 92504
Riverside(951) 359-4757
Inland Empire United Way9624 Hermosa Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
San Bernardino(559) 237-3101
Interfaith Food Bank Amador County12181 Airport Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
Amador(209) 267-9006
Interfaith Food Ministry440 Henderson Street
Grass Valley, CA 95959
Nevada(530) 273-8132
Kings County Community Action1130 N 11th Ave
Hanford, CA 93230
Kings(559) 582-4386
LA Helping Hands2001 Palm Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA
Los Angeles(310) 750-8500 or
LA Works570 West Avenue 26, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Los Angeles(323) 224-6510
LifeMoves181 Constitution Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
San Mateo/Santa Clara(650) 685-5880
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank1734 E 41st St
Los Angeles, CA 90058
Los Angeles(323) 234-3030 x144
Madera County Foodbank 225 S. Pine St.
Madera, CA 93637
Madera(559) 674-1482
Mayor's Homelessness Volunteer Corps, City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Mendocino Food & Nutrition Program The Fort Bragg Food Bank910 N Franklin St
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Mendocino(707) 964-9404
Merced County Food Bank2000 W Olive Ave
Merced, CA 95348
Merced(209) 726-3663
Northern Santa Barbara County United Way1660 South Broadway, Suite 201
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Santa Barbara(805) 922-0329
OC Foodbank11870 Monarch Street
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Orange(714) 897-6670
OneOC1901 East 4th Street, Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Orange(714) 953-5757
PATH - Making it Home, Santa Barbara816 Cacique Str
Santa Barbara CA 93103
Santa Barbara(805) 979-9781
PATH - Making It Home, Los Angeles340 North Madison Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Los Angeles(323) 644-2200
PATH - Making It Home, San Diego 1250 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego(619) 810-8600
Placer Food Bank8284 Industrial Ave
Roseville, CA 95678
Placer(916) 783-0481 x102
Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center591 Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971
Plumas(530) 283-5515
Poverello House412 F Street
Fresno, CA 93706
Fresno(559) 498-6988
Project Homeless Connect1031 Franklin St 2nd Floor
San Francisco 94109
San Francisco(855) 588-7968
Project Open Hand730 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
San Francisco(415) 447-2300
Redwood Empire Food Bank3990 Brickway Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Sonoma(707) 523-7900
Ritter Center 16 Ritter St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Marin(707) 328-5374
Sacramento Loaves & Fishes1351 North C Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Sacramento(916) 637-2444
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services3333 3rd Ave
Sacramento, CA 95817
Sacramento(916) 925-3240
Sacramento Steps Forward 1331 Garden Hwy, Ste 100
Sacramento, CA 95833
Sacramento(916) 577-9770
San Diego Food Bank9850 Distribution Avenue
San Diego, CA 92121-2320
San Diego(858) 527-1419
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank2550 Kerner Boulevard
San Rafael, CA 94901
San Francisco(415) 282-1900
Santa Clara County Helping HandsSunnyvale, CASanta
Serving Seniors525 14th St., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego(619) 487-0605
SF - Marin Food Bank900 Pennsylvania Ave
San Francisco, CA 94107
San Francisco(415) 282-1900 x244
ShelterInc1333 Willow Pass Rd., Suite 206
Concord, CA 94520
Contra Costa(925) 335-0698
SHFB Orange County8014 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618
Orange(949) 653-2900 x143
SHFB San Joaquin & Stanislaus1220 Vanderbilt Cir
Manteca, CA 95337
San Joaquin(209) 239-2091
SHFB Santa Cruz800 Ohlone Pkwy
Watsonville, CA 95076
Santa Cruz(831) 232-8141
SHFB Silicon Valley750 Curtner Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Santa Clara(408) 266-8866
Sierra Hope 1168 Booster Way
Angels Camp, CA 95222
Calaveras(209) 736-6792
Sierra NonProfit Services591 S. Washington St.
Sonora, CA 95370
Tuolumne(209) 533-1093
Sierra Roots 415 N. Pine St
Nevada City, CA 95959
Nevada(530) 751-3263
Simply the BasicsPO Box 591453
San Francisco, CA 94159
St Marys Dining Room545 W Sonora St
Stockton, CA 95203
San Joaquin(209) 467-0703
St. Francis Center1835 S. Hope Street
Los Angeles, Ca 90015
Los Angeles(213) 747-5347
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank9850 Distribution Ave
San Diego, CA 92121
San Diego(858) 527-1419
The Living Room1207 Cleveland Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Sonoma(707) 579-0138
The Midnight Mission 601 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Los Angeles(213) 624-9258
The People Concern2116 Arlington Ave., Ste. 100
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Los Angeles(323) 334-9000
The Resource Connection Food Bank206 George Reed Drive
San Andreas, CA 95249
Calaveras(209) 754-1257
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco & San Mateo Counties1675 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
San Francisco(415) 982-8999
Torres Community Shelter101 Silver Dollar Way
Chico, CA 95928
Butte(530) 891-9048
UCLA COVIDsittersLos Angeles(480) 369-3708
United Samaritans Foundation220 S. Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
Stanislaus(209) 668-4853
United Way Monterey County376 Main Street
Salinsa, CA 93901
Monterey(831) 372-8026
United Way of San Luis Obispo County1288 Morro St #10
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
San Luis Obispo(805) 541-1234
United Way of Santa Barbara County320 E. Gutierrez Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Santa Barbara(805) 965-8591
United Way of Ventura County1317 Del Norte Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
Ventura(805) 485-6288
Volunteer Center of Kern County1400 Chester Avenue, Suite #J
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Kern(661) 395-9787
Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley119 W. Palm Ave
Monrovia, Ca 91016
Los Angeles(626) 256-8187
Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz1740 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Santa Cruz(831) 427-5070
Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach1230 Cravens Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
Los Angeles(310) 212-5009
Westside Food Bank1710 22nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Los Angeles(310) 828-6016
Westside Food Bank1710 22nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Los Angeles(310) 828-2646
Yolo Food Bank233 Harter Ave
Woodland, CA 95776
Yolo(530) 668-0690
Yuba-Sutter Food Bank, Inc.760 Stafford Way
Yuba City, CA 95991
Sutter(530) 673-3834