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Community Resources

Clients and families are welcome to contribute informational links as well by sending an email to

Vista Center Help Line:  650-503-4258

A running list of restaurants offering food for pickup or delivery compiled by Palo Alto Weekly:

We’ve compiled this ever-evolving list of restaurants, cafes, breweries, wine shops and bakeries throughout the Bay Area that are providing takeout or delivery service while in-person dining has been suspended due to public health restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

San Mateo County

Dial 211 for Community Services


Samaritan House: 650-341-4081 Clients still need to apply and work with a case worker for services here.

Meals on Wheels: (650) 323-2022 - WAITLIST ONLY for San Mateo County-- Clients should still be encouraged to apply.

Zorba’s Pizza - FREE FOOD:  milk, eggs, bread, paper towels etc. Clients will need to call the number, explain they are visually impaired and cant access any apps for food delivery, and they can’t go out due to health vulnerability. They give them their address and the restaurant will set up and time to drop off the food.
South San Francisco Zorba’s:
106 Hazelwood Dr, South San Francisco

Millbrae Zorba’s
1567 El Camino Real, Millbrae

Self-Help for the Elderly (Chinese Community) in San Mateo north of HWY 92 -
(650) 342-0822  Deliveries ON HOLD, but call as they have other resources such as food distribution every 3rd Sat.

Mom’s Meals Nourish Care - Frozen home delivery at low-cost 1-877-508-6667
Two options: private pay or Medicaid.

Senior Coastsiders Senior Nutrition Site: (650) 726-9056 - Serving seniors on the coast.

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley / Food Bank: Delivery!  Anyone who is homebound or over the age of 65 with no one to trust to pick up food, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley / Food Bank will work to bring food home.  Please call 1 (800) 984 3663 or 650-610-080

Adult and Aging Emergency Hotline: 1-800-675-8437
HART (Food, Transportation and Shelter): 650-991-5558
COVID Hotline: 211

TIES Line 1800-675-8437
StarVista 650-579-0350

San Mateo Medical Center: (650) 573-2222
*Refer to Primary Care Dr. for health questions.

San Mateo Tax Collector: (866) 220-0308

CID San Mateo: (650) 645-1780
American red Cross: (650) 259-1750

Redi-Wheels: Continuing regular service but limiting to “essential” trips only such as medical and groceries.
San Mateo public buses are free until June 30th.

Santa Clara County 

Dial 211 for Community Services

Palo Alto: Call Center (650) 272-3181 ; call with your questions about COVID-19.


Cal Fresh (Food Stamps): 1-877-962-3633

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County 408-468-0100 or; help to low income seniors & caregivers such as hot meals & respite care

City Team Rescue Mission (San Jose) 408-288-2153 or

Meals on Wheels: 408-975-4860

Mom’s Meals Nourish Care - Frozen home delivery at low-cost 1-877-508-6667
Two options: private pay or Medicaid.

For people who are in the vulnerable population, the store is open from 7am to 9am Tuesdays and Thursdays; the general public are welcome rest of the time.

Second Harvest: 408-266-8866; 800-984-3663 or

Silicon Valley Strong - Resource guide during COVID-19

Sourcewise of Santa Clara County (formerly Council on Aging) (408) 350-3200 Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

Tony and Alba’s, 3137 Stevens Creek Blvd. San Jose, (408) 246-4605
Free pizza delivery.  For people 70 and over, free pizza.

Whole Foods Market
For people 60 and over, store is open at  8 am, general public store is open at 9 am

Zanotto’s Market  Sunnyvale and San Jose
For people 60 and over, store is open at 8am, general public, store is open at 9 am


Sourcewise Senior Hotline to connect with other resources: 800-510-2020

24-Hour Toll-Free Suicide Crisis Line: 1-877-ONE-LINE or 1-877-663-5433

SCC Mental Health Crisis hotline: 855-278-4204

Adult Protective Services:
1-800-414-2002 (After Hours Emergency only)



Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis Service:
North County: 650-494-8420
South County: 408-683-2482


Community Solutions (408) 842-7138   

Prevention, intervention & treatment for children, families & individuals battling mental health issues, substance abuse, trauma sexual abuse, domestic violence, or with severely dysfunctional families in Santa Clara and San Benito Counties.


Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (County Hospital)
751 S. Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128


**If they have Santa Clara Family Health plan (SCFHP), and they call the call center and tell them to call the call center and let the rep know they need to go to urgent care and SCFHP will try to accommodate.  If possible give about 3-4 hrs notice but they may be able to work something out for something 1 ½ to 2 hrs in advance.
Cal MediConnect
1-877-723-4795 or TTY 71

1-800-260-2055 or TTY 711

Via, reduced cost transportation in Cupertino, Senior, low-income, disabled, $1.75 per ride, for info. (669) 201-1892

VTA Access Paratransit and bus service **FREE: 408-321-2300

Marguerite Shuttle (650) 723-9362 
Stanford University Campus & Downtown Palo Alto 
Connections: Stanford Shopping Center, Downtown Palo Alto, California Avenue, Town & Country Village, and san Antonio Shopping Center

Mountain View Shuttle (855) 730-7433
Service Area: Mountain View
Connections: San Antonio Center, Senior Center, Teen Center, MV Transit Center, Civic Center, El Camino Hospital, Sylvan Park, Whisman Station, Computer History Museum, & MV Community Center

Palo Alto Shuttles  (650) 329-2520 weekday shuttle service, equipped with lifts & accessible for individuals with disabilities
Service Area: Palo Alto
Crosstown Shuttle: Main Library, Lytton Gardens, Channing House,Jordan Middle School,Mitchell Park, JLS Middle School, Stevenson House, Midtown Shopping District
Embarcadero Shuttle: Palo Alto Caltrain Station to Embarcadero Baylands


Community Transportation Services

American Cancer Society- Road to Recovery (800) 277-2345
Volunteer drivers pick up cancer patients at their homes & take them to anything cancer related, including doctor’s appointments, radiation treatments, & chemotherapy

Avenidas Door to Door   (650) 289-5411
Service Are: Palo Alto, Mountain View north of Grant Road, East Palo Alto, San Carlos, Redwood City, Atherton, Woodside, Menlo PArk & Portola Valley.
Cost varies: Call for more information
Provides transportation services for seniors that can be used for shopping,recreation, medical appointments & other needs. Rides scheduled 36 hours in advance.No wheelchair transport is available.

Heart of the Valley 408/241-1571
Hours: 9:00 a.m-9:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Provides seniors  aged 65 + with transportation & in-home services by volunteers & include minor gardening, computer assistance, small home repairs, cleaning out closets & sheds, and/or general companionship
*FREE* Donations welcomed

LOVE, INC. (Love in the Name of Christ)   (408) 723-9223
*FREE* Donations welcomed
This is a network of local churches & volunteers of all denominations that help people in need. Provides rides to doctor’s appointments & errands in the individual’s local community

Road Runners  (408) 940-7016
Call for information & requirements
Ten-mile radius of Middlefield Rd. & Oregon Expressway; 8-mile radius  from El Camino Hospital Los Gatos (excluding mountain geography)
This service is provided by


Note changes on March 23, 2020:

Santa Cruz County 

Dial 211 for Santa Cruz County Community Services

Coronavirus information:
or text the word “coronavirus” to 211211 for updates via text messaging.



Social Security: (800) 772-1213

Tax Assistance - Project Scout
114  East Fifth Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 724-2606


Community Bridges - Meals On Wheels: (831) 464-3180 ext. 100
Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County is operational - (updated March 23, 2020).

Food Stamps (Cal Fresh): (888) 421-8080;

Grey Bears: (831) 479-1055;  Accepting volunteers for food delivery (must be under 65 years of age during the current coronavirus crisis).

Mom’s Meals Nourish Care - Frozen home delivery at low-cost 1-877-508-6667
Two options: private pay or Medicaid.

Nob Hill (Raley’s) is offering a “Seniors essential bag of  groceries etc for $20.00:

Second Harvest Food Bank: (831) 662-0991 hotline M-F, 7:30 - 4:00 for individuals needing food.

Whole Foods Markets - open to customers 60 and older one hour before the general public.


Adult Protective Services (APS) - Santa Cruz
(831) 454-4101 or (866) 580-4357 Available 24/7



Watsonville Community Hospital
75 Nielson Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 724-4741

Domincan Hospital
1555  Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz CA 95065
(831) 462-7700

Diabetes Health Center
85 Nielson Street, Suite 201
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 763-6445

Homeless Persons Health Project
115-A Coral Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 454-2080
Provides basic medical services and referrals for homeless and uninsured persons



Mental Health Crisis Intervention: (800) 580-4357 Available 24/7
Suicide Prevention Crisis line: (831) 458-5300
Toll free Crisis line: (877) 663-5433

Senior Outreach Program - Volunteers trained to do peer counseling with seniors
104 Walnut Ave. #208
Santa Cruz, Ca 95060
(831) 459-9531

Suicide Preventiion Service - Volunteers trained for telephone crisis line and outreach
(831) 459-9376

Adult Mental Health Services
(831) 475-6117
(831) 763-8200


Metro Bus Service - Metro will continue to provide fixed-route and paratransit service for as long as possible during the pandemic and will continue to receive customer calls at 831-425-8600.

• Daily bus service will run on the Saturday-Sunday schedule until further notice, resulting in fewer buses running, less frequency of service, later start times and earlier end times.

• All School Term Service is suspended until further notice.

• Metro will suspend the collection of fares on buses and Para-Cruz paratransit services until further notice.