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.

If you would like to be listed among these COVID-19 San Francisco resources, contact us.

Meals, Supplies, & Aid

San Francisco Unified School District Free Meals for Children

Locate where you can pick up grab-and-go meals for children.

Oakland Unified School District Free Student Meals

Get free meals for your children through Oakland Unified School District.

Food Bank for Monterey County

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.

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

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.

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Call the helpline at 1-510-635-3663 for food assistance.

San Francisco Disability and Aging Services Aid

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.

Crisis Response Supplies Coordinator

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.

If you’re looking to donate or volunteer in the Bay Area, visit this page.

Internet

Spectrum – Free Wi-Fi for 60 Days for Households with K-12 or College Students

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.

Internet Essentials – Two Months Free Internet for New Customers (Income Restrictions Apply)

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

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance

Apply for disaster assistance for your business through the Small Business Administration.

California Employment Development Department (EED)

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.

Testing Centers

The following centers offer COVID-19 testing in San Francisco and the Bay Area:

Open Essential Businesses

The following essential businesses are open:

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:

COVID-19 Rules & Regulations In San Francisco

San Francisco Public Schools

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.

City of San Francisco

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

Coronavirus Live Updates

Check for the latest number of COVID-19 cases by county, including San Francisco county.

Just Stay Home

Access more data on the number of COVID-19 cases in California with the ability to compare our state to other states and countries.

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