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It's expensive living in our region — that doesn't mean you have to choose between bills and eating healthy food. Second Harvest Food Bank is here to help with healthy, free food resources. Many of our food programs do not require proof of ID to apply!

Second Harvest Food Bank offers several ways for people in need to find resources closest to them:

 

Need Free Groceries?

Search by zip code for food near you:

By clicking "search" you will be redirected to an independent website. Second Harvest is not responsible for the information provided by unrelated third party websites. If you have trouble finding what you need, call 1-800-984-3663 to speak with a Food Connection Specialist.


Call 1-800-984-3663.

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Staff members speak English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), and Tagalog. Three-way interpretation is available for other languages.

Email getfood@shfb.org.


Text "GETFOOD" to 408-455-5181.


Request a contact.

If you prefer, fill out this short form and we will contact you within a few days.

Meet a food bank representative in person.

Find your nearest meeting location using this map.

Call 211 after hours.

24/7, free, confidential, available in multiple languages. Operated by United Way Bay Area.

 

Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

If you need help getting food this summer, there are over 120 locations offering food in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. No paperwork or identification is required. For free, healthy summer meals for kids and teens under 18, find locations near you by texting "Food" to 877-877 or call 1-800-984-3663.

 

Need a Prepared Meal Today?

Hot meals are available all over Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties for people of all ages. For specific locations, dates, and times for various regions of the county, follow the links below.

 

Need Help Buying Groceries?

EBT CardCalFresh is provided on an EBT debit card. You can use it to purchase groceries and fresh produce at grocery stores and farmers' markets just like you would any other debit card.

For more information, view our CalFresh information page.

 

Need to Distribute Food in Your Community?

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.

 

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