Get the food and nutrition you need
Living in our region can be expensive. But you don’t have to choose between paying bills or eating healthy food. Second Harvest offers a number of free food resources. Many don’t even require ID to apply.
Second Harvest is committed to providing free healthy food to anyone in need. You will be welcomed at our food distribution sites, regardless of your citizenship or immigration status, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Need food for your kids this summer?
Learn how to get free, healthy meals.
Want free groceries?
There are a number of ways to get started:
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By clicking search, you will be redirected to an independent site. Second Harvest is not responsible for information provided by this unrelated third-party website. If you can’t find what you need, call 1-800-984-3663 to speak with a Food Connection specialist.
Other ways to find free groceries:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Our staff speaks English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog. Three-way interpretation available for other languages.
Afterhours – Call 211. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7 in multiple languages. Operated by United Way Bay Area.
Want a prepared hot meal?
Find hot meals in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties for people of all ages. Download the below listings for locations, dates and times.
Free healthy food for your kids
There are programs in both San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties that provide free healthy meals to kids and teens under 18 years of age almost all summer long!
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