COVID19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES
If you have questions about these programs or would like Conner's Cause to help you and your family apply for them, please email us or leave us a phone message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
211 SAN DIEGO
211SANDIEGO is a local non-profit operating 24 hours a day, 365 days each year and provides access to community, health, social, and disaster services by calling 211 for information available in more than 200 languages. 211 also provides access to 6,000+ services, resources and programs through their online database. 211SANDIEGO has set up a special page with information on how to get help during the COVID19 emergency
UNITED WAY OF SAN DIEGO
(Update: April 21- The United Way has informed us that due to an extremely high volume of applications, United Way of San Diego County has decided to put a hold on accepting new applications for the Worker Assistance Initiative until more money is raised. They will continue to process requests that have been received and deploy the funds that are available. They will reopen the application process to assist more individuals and families in need as more funds are made available.)
The United Way of San Diego has set up a San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative to provide financial assistance to individuals impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours as a result of COVID19. The program is for low-wage workers who need support for a limited but undetermined length of time and will help pay for utilities, rent and mortgage payments. If you are a Conner's Cause family eligible for this program, please let us know if you need assistance providing documentation of need.
FEEDING SAN DIEGO
Feeding San Diego Families has a number of resources for families in need of assistance with groceries and other supplies, including emergency diapers and pet food. You can put in your address and their website will provide locations of food distribution sites closest to you.
SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK
The San Diego Food Bank’s Emergency Food Assistance Program distributes emergency food packages at 90 different locations across San Diego County every month. The majority of the food distributed at these sites includes nonperishable and shelf-stable food items. To qualify for this program, your household must meet federal income guidelines.
This is a self-certifying program. Proof of income and I.D. are NOT REQUIRED to receive food from the program.
The Food Bank has expanded the Emergency Food Assistance Program which now includes locations throughout the county and recently added an additional 25 locations.
To download a list of locations and dates please click here:
The Food Bank also has a Neighborhood Food Distribution Program which distributes fresh produce and nonperishable food items at 19 distribution sites every month throughout San Diego County. ANYONE can receive food at a Neighborhood Distribution Program site. Identification cards ARE NOT required. There are NO INCOME restrictions for this program.
Super Pantries are food distribution hubs located across San Diego County that offer both contactless “drive-thru” and “walk-up” food distribution services. All Super Pantries are open for food distribution a minimum of 3 days per week. Individuals and families in need of food assistance can visit your nearest Super Pantry during opening hours to receive emergency groceries and resources.
35 Super Pantries in total will be listed by July 31, 2020.
The Senior Food Program provides a monthly 35-pound box of food and a 2-pound block of cheese to senior citizens aged 60 and over who meet income guidelines. The Food Bank distributes food to 13,000 low-income senior citizens at 65 sites throughout San Diego County every month. PLEASE NOTE: ALL 65 Senior Food Program distribution sites will remain open throughout the Coronavirus crisis. No Senior Food Distributions are scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays.