Food Resources

  • We understand the challenge that some families are facing during this difficult period of time. If you are in need of food resources, there are local agencies that can help. We encourage any family that is in need to visit the Reaching Out Food Center, 2315 Canoas Garden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124, (408) 267-4691. They are open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon. Just bring a photo ID and a bill with your address on it. Note that Reaching Out does not register your personal information with the U.S. Government, and you will be given free, nutritious groceries no matter what.


    Adults 60 years and older can pick up a free prepared meal at their local community center. The Senior Nutrition Program has 35 sites, find one near you by visiting It’s easy. Simply call your preferred location the day before, and when you pick up your meal just provide your name, birthday, and zip code. New participants who have not registered or reserved a meal can still pick up a meal the same day as long as meals are available. New participants will be given a registration form to return by mail.

    The City of San José is leading the countywide food distribution system in response to County and State Orders to shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Silicon Valley Strong, the City is working with non-profit community partners, food delivery companies, school districts, faith, and community organizations to ensure food security for our most vulnerable populations.

    The list of non-profits, faith-based, and City nutrition sites where meals are served is updated every Monday. Residents can also use a Food Distribution Map to find a nutrition site in their neighborhood.


    The City of San José launched a food distribution map ( with important information on county-wide food distribution sites to ensure food security for those in need. In collaboration with the County of Santa Clara, non-profit community partners, school districts, and faith-based organizations, the Silicon Valley Strong coalition now has 129 food distribution sites operating Monday through Friday. Visit for more information on how to access food resources or to donate. Also, call 2-1-1, a 24-hour multi-lingual service, or text your zip code to 89821.

    For More Information:

    • Visit
    • Call 2-1-1, a 24-hour multi-lingual service
    • Text your zip code to 898211
    • Free Groceries: receive free fresh fruit, vegetables, and pantry samples by calling 1-800-984-3663 or text “GETFOOD” to 408-455-5181.