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COVID-19 (coronavirus) information and resources.


Information and help for people needing food during the coronavirus outbreak.

If you have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak and need food, you can get:

  • Groceries including fresh produce
  • Prepared meals
  • Other food related services

Find available food resources on our Open Businesses page. 

You can also check the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Food Locator to find food pantries, free groceries, and emergency food.

The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps, can add to your food budget to put more nutritious food on the table.

The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many Farmers’ markets and grocery stores. The amount of the benefit is based on the size of your household, your income, and your housing expenses.

CalFresh benefits come on a debit card, called the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which you can use just like a bank card at most food stores.

If you are sick, have chronic health conditions, or are over 60, stay home. Ask a family member, friend or neighbor to pick up supplies for you. If no one else is available, call 415-473-7191 for help. Phone calls will be answered Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm.

You can also contact us via email at

You can still get food at:

  • Grocery stores
  • Corner stores and convenience stores
  • Liquor stores that sell food
  • Farmers’ markets
  • Food banks
  • Farm and produce stands
  • Supermarkets
  • Food retail establishments
  • Big box stores that sell groceries and essentials

You can pick up, take out or get delivery from local restaurants and some bars. And you can feel good about supporting local small businesses. All restaurants and food establishments are closed for eating and dining.

While out getting food, wear a mask and practice social distancing measures and stay 6 feet away from other people.

If you are a senior or an adult with a disability and need assistance, you can get help with food delivery:

  • Home-delivered meals
  • Emergency food boxes
  • Support with online food delivery services
  • Grocery drop-off from volunteers
Marin County residents age 60 and older can call 415-457-INFO to access food services. The County’s home delivered meal program has been expanded to include those older adults who are now homebound as a result of the Coronavirus crisis and who do not feel safe going to the grocery store and may not have a friend, family member, or neighbor that can help purchase and deliver groceries.
Meal delivery services also exist for Marin residents of any age who have chronic medical conditions and need specialized menu items. Visit the SF – Marin Food Bank

San Rafael City Schools (SRCS) will be hosting a food pantry for SRCS families every Friday starting March 20th, 2020. Food distribution is being scheduled by school and families have been notified by San Rafael City Schools on scheduling and food distribution rules that follow guidelines for social distancing.

Information and updates are available at the SRCS website.


St. Vincent de Paul continues to serve free meals throughout this crisis
Free pre-packaged to-go meals:

  • 1 meal per person
  • Pick-up at 820 B Street, San Rafael
  • Breakfast is now available 6:30AM-8:00 AM
  • Lunch is now available  11 AM-1PM

Marin County WIC
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a supplemental food and nutrition program for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children under age five who have a nutritional risk.

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