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)
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:
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 m.wic.ca.gov 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
East Bay Community Support
East Bay Disabled Folks COVID19 Support Request Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7LLhYN243k6xFlmQH26lAN9EoRXgEQGrghbqL8Ttc1K8YNA/viewform
SOS Meals on Wheels (https://www.sosmow.org/home). 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:
Trybe Oakland – Trybe is organizing volunteers to do food drop-offs in Oakland. Requests can only be made online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSKD9K8xfhSo5TV4mmGhJZohnQdOna_RZMwoDVtYYa823IBA/viewform and by email: email@example.com
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.
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.
NOTE: AT THIS TIME THEY ARE ALSO ACCEPTING PIEDMONT, SAN LEANDRO, AND ALAMEDA RESIDENTS.
Thank you — Krista and Paige
Need help signing up?
District 7 – 786-474-5600 OR 415-283-9173