Everyone should have access to the nutritious foods they need to live a healthy, productive life. That's what we mean when we use the phrase "Food For Life." It's more than a slogan and at the center of our vision to end local hunger.
Unfortunately, too many local individuals and families are in our community are not getting enough to eat. There is a gap between the number of meals needed to feed everyone who is hungry and the number of meals provided by government agencies and programs like Second Harvest.
Through a variety of programs and services, the Food Bank provides food to people in need where they live, learn, and work. Call us today to be connected with resources like free food and CalFresh.
Individuals and Families:
Call Food Connection at 1-800-984-3663.
The call is free. The food is free.
Food Connection can tell you where you can get free food at locations near your home or work. You may also call to find out if you might qualify for CalFresh (Food Stamps) and where you can apply. During the summer you can find out where the closest summer meal sites for children are located.
Calling From a Cell Phone?
The toll-free Food Connection number routes calls based on the area code of the phone you are using. If you have a cell phone with an area code that is not local, please call direct at either (408) 266-8866 x101 or (650) 610-0800 x101.
Want Us to Contact You?
If you prefer, fill out this short form or text* GetFood (for Vietnamese, text Free; for Spanish, text ComidaYa) to 97779 and we will contact you within a few days.
Come in from the cold for a holiday meal at any of the following locations.
Families in our region may need additional food assistance this summer when school is out and kids are not getting the free or reduced-price lunches they get during the school year. Certain locations provide free summer meals and snacks for youth in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Any youth under the age of 18 may receive food from these sites — enrollment at these schools or summer programs is not required.
Please refer to these lists to find the nearest participating site in your area or call Food Connection at 1-800-984-3663. We will be happy to help you find a convenient location.
Year 'Round Hot Meals
If you are hungry, know that hot meals are available all over Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties for people of all ages. For specific locations, dates, and times, follow the links below.
You might qualify for CalFresh. To find out how to qualify and apply, view our CalFresh information page.
If you are an organization who would like to receive food from Second Harvest to distribute in your community, please see our Become a Partner page.
Our phone hotline connects people in need with food programs in their neighborhood. Staff members speak English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Complete this short form or text* GetFood (for Vietnamese, text Free; for Spanish, text ComidaYa) to 97779 and we will contact you.