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211 San Mateo County – Operated by United Way of the Bay Area

211 in San Mateo County can help you find food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid and more. 211 is free, confidential, multilingual, and available 24/7. If you are facing a challenge or need social service information, call 211 today. Can’t dial 211?

Call 800-273-6222 or visit www.211BayArea.org

Apply for the food stamp program.

The CalFresh (food stamp) program provides electronic benefits (like a debit card) for eligible low-income households. CalFresh benefits can be used to buy food at most grocery stores. They may also be used to buy seeds and plants for use in home gardens to produce food.

CalFresh Program Apply Online

Or call:

Central Region(Belmont, Burlingame, Coastside, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Carlos, San Mateo)
Belmont - 650-802-5018
San Carlos - 650-802-6470

Northern Region:(Brisbane, Colma, Daly City, Pacifica, San Bruno, South San Francisco)
Daly City - 650-301-8400
South San Francisco - 650-877-5608

Southern Region: (Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Woodside)
East Palo Alto - 650-363-4218
Redwood City - 650-599-3811

For pregnant women and families with young children, apply for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

WIC offers nutrition education and supplemental food to low-income women who are pregnant, post-partum and breastfeeding and children under 5.

WIC Information Links

Or call 650-573-2168 to apply for WIC.

Community Information Program (CIP) offers a list of Food Resources in San Mateo County

Food Connection (Second Harvest) Hotline

1-800-984-FOOD (800-984-3663)
Referrals in English, Spanish or Vietnamese for emergency food, meals and programs for families and seniors.
Monday - Friday, 8:30-4:00 p.m.

Second Harvest Food Bank food connection hotline information link