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.
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
Eating a nutritious breakfast promotes learning. When kids eat well, research shows they do better in school. Kids and teens under 18 can get healthy school meals, including breakfast and lunch. Some programs also offer after-school meals. Apply for free or reduced-price meals at your school office.
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