Get Food

COVID-19 update: Need food? Call 1-800-984-3663.

Meal locations: Search a map for locations that are distributing meals for kids 18 and under in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Click here.

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:

Search by zip code:

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:

Call 1-800-984-3663
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.

AfterhoursCall 211. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7 in multiple languages. Operated by United Way Bay Area.

Text “GETFOOD” to 1-408-455-5181

Request a call by filling out this form: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog. We’ll contact you within a few days.

Want a prepared meal?

Find free meals in Silicon Valley for people of all ages.

View listings for locations, dates and times.

Kids and teens eat free

Nutritious food is critical throughout the entire year for better health and emotional well-being. Kids and teens under 18 can get free, healthy meals – click here for locations distributing meals in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

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We know that many are worried about putting food on the table because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re focused on making sure everyone has access to nutritious food.

We’re collecting stories during these tough times and want to hear from you. By sharing these stories, we remind each other that no one is alone and that we can build a hunger-free community together.

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