At GJEL, giving back to our community has always been a top priority. To help our community during these scary and unprecedented times, we have collected all the COVID-19 resources available for citizens in the Bay Area.
Meals, Supplies, & Aid
Locate where you can pick up grab-and-go meals for children.
Get free meals for your children through Oakland Unified School District.
Get access to information on how to receive food assistance and other support. To qualify, you must live in a distribution area serviced by USDA in Monterey County and have an income in accordance with guidelines. View the income guidelines.
Choose the city you live in to find a list of Food Bank programs, pickup meals for children, and other available services. Income restrictions apply.
Call the helpline at 1-510-635-3663 for food assistance.
All San Francisco’s older adults and adults with disabilities qualify for San Francisco Disability and Aging Services Aid, regardless of income or whether they receive public benefits.
Service centers are currently closed, but you can call the DAS Benefits and Resource Hub for information and access to services at (415) 355-6700. Support is available seven days a week from 8am-5pm.
Additionally, you can request care support (emergency on-call home services and short-term home care service) or food assistance.
This website enables individuals to be matched with a donor, volunteer, or supplier for groceries and medications, non-urgent masks, mental health support, and urgent personal supplies in San Francisco and nationwide.
This site also enables hospitals to match with donors, volunteers, or suppliers for urgent supplies, medical volunteers, and sourcing supplies.
Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not have a Spectrum broadband subscription.
Installation fees are waived for new student households.
New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service if they apply by April 30, 2020. After the promotion, regular rates will apply (Internet Essentials current rate is $9.95/mo plus taxes).
To qualify for Internet Essentials, you must be:
- Eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, and others;
- Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available; and
- Are not an existing Xfinity Internet customer and have not subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days.
Business and Employment
Apply for disaster assistance for your business through the Small Business Administration.
For those who lost their jobs and are working less hours due to COVID-19, support is available through the EED. The California EED also reports on the latest news for workers regarding COVID-19 and employment.
Help Local Biz – San Francisco
On Help Local Biz, you can donate to local San Francisco businesses impacted by COVID-19. Donations are distributed between random local businesses through a community fund or routed towards a specific business of your choosing.
The following centers offer COVID-19 testing in San Francisco and the Bay Area:
- Kaiser Permanente. Offers drive-thru testing for members.
- Stanford Health Care. Offers primary care video visits and drive-thru testing by appointment.
- Carbon Health. Offers testing without a doctor’s note for any Bay Area resident.
- John Muir Health. Offers tests for those without a primary care physician (but call first).
Open Essential Businesses
The following essential businesses are open:
- Golden Gate Urgent Care – Lombard
- Golden Gate Urgent Care – West Portal
- Bi-Rite Market
- Foods Co.
- Grocery Outlet
- Rainbow Grocery
- Safeway (Including Pharmacy)
- Walgreens (Including Pharmacy)
- Liholiho Yacht Club – 25% off Gift Cards
- MyMechanic San Francisco – Limited Pickup/Drop Off Service for Self-Isolated Customers
- Toscalito Tire & Automotive
- JT’s Auto Repair
- Pat’s Garage
If you would like to be added to this list, contact us.
You can check for more restaurants and bars offering curbside pickup on the following websites:
- Eater San Francisco
- Takeout COVID
COVID-19 Rules & Regulations In San Francisco
Get the latest information on school closures and stay-at-home announcements for San Francisco. Additionally, you can learn more about access to childcare and free meals in the Bay Area.
The City of San Francisco provides information on current government-mandated safety regulations, staying safe from the virus, and links to resources for getting help and donating. Text COVID19SF to 888-777 to get alerts for official updates on COVID-19 in San Francisco.
COVID-19 Cases Updates
Check for the latest number of COVID-19 cases by county, including San Francisco county.
Access more data on the number of COVID-19 cases in California with the ability to compare our state to other states and countries.