Community Resource: Food Assistance



CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low-income and provides economic benefits to communities.

CalFresh Benefits Helpline


AHS Patients can get assistance in CalFresh Applications/Renewals at Membership Services.

CalFresh Application (English)

Application in Chinese 食物券应用

Application in Hmong Daim Ntawv Thov Nyiaj Muas Noj

Application in Mien Food Stamp Nyei Formh

Application in Tagalog Aplikasyon Para sa Food Stamp

Application in Vietnamese Đơn Xin Trợ Cấp Phiếu Thực Phẩm


Oakland’s Summer Food Service Program:

The City of Oakland Human Services Department announced the
beginning of the Summer Food Service Program to provide free breakfast and lunch
during the school break. Follow this link for more info.


Women, Infants and Children (WIC):

To qualify for WIC, you must meet income guidelines (PDF) and be in any of the categories below:

  • A pregnant woman
  • A woman breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age
  • A woman who had a baby or was pregnant in the past 6 months
  • A baby up to his or her first birthday
  • A child up to his or her fifth birthday

You may qualify if you receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs (TANF) or CalFresh (SNAP) benefits.Babies and children cared for by their fathers, other guardians, or foster parents are also eligible.

Working families and migrant families are also welcome to apply.

Use the WIC eligibility assessment tool on WIC mobile to see if you qualify

Set up an appointment at a WIC local agency near you! Visit our mobile-friendly website at to find a WIC local agency site near you.


Alameda County Food Bank Helpline: 510-635-3663

East Oakland Collective Offering supplies and food for seniors, unhoused folks, people with compromised immune systems. Please contact EOC for availability of supplies and food at 510-990-0775 or

East Bay Community Support 

East Bay Disabled Folks COVID19 Support Request Form:

SOS Meals on Wheels ( To inquire about meal delivery service in Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, or San Lorenzo, call Deborah Kuehner at 510-582-1263, ext. 114. And for meal delivery service in Oakland, call Kathy Gonzales at 510-582-1263, ext. 101.

Project Open Hand:

Call: 415-447-2300

Trybe Oakland – Trybe is organizing volunteers to do food drop-offs in Oakland. Requests can only be made online: and by email:

Oakland Unified School District has opened certain schools to provide grab & go breakfasts and lunches to any children under 18. Pickup times happen on Mondays through Thursdays 8am to 12 noon.

  • Sankofa Academy 581 61st St
  • West Oakland Middle School 991 14th St
  • Hoover Elementary School 890 Brockhurst St
  • Oakland High School 1023 MacArthur Blvd
  • Garfield Elementary School 1640 22nd Ave
  • Bret Harte Middle School 3700 Coolidge Ave
  • Life Academy / United for Success Academy 2101 35th Ave
  • Coliseum College Prep Academy 1390 66th Ave
  • Madison Park Academy, Upper 400 Capistrano Dr
  • Fremont High School 4610 Foothill Blvd
  • Elmhurst United Middle School 1800 98th Ave
  • Castlemont High School 8601 MacArthur Blvd Mondays & Thursdays

Points of Light will be delivering meals to Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) families with youth and children who do not have access to transportation. Families can call the district youth director that is assigned to their district.

They will be delivering meals between 8AM – 12PM.

District 1 – 850-532-2376

District 2 – 510-798-9240

District 3 – 909-800-2245

District 4 – 909-800-2245

District 5 – 650-720-1171

District 6 – 510-384-9032 OR 626-272-4477


Oakland At Risk:

Oakland At Risk can match people over  with a low-risk volunteer who lives in your community and wants to help you by getting groceries, picking up prescriptions, and checking in every couple of days. 


Thank you — Krista and Paige


Need help signing up?

Call 510-306-4973

District 7 – 786-474-5600 OR 415-283-9173