Bay Area Resources for COVID-19

Concrete resources across the Bay Area to support you & your family during COVID-19

Need help navigating resources? Call the TALK Line at 415-441-KIDS (5437) for help!

General COVID-19 Resource Lists

Bay Area COVID-19 Mass Resource List – updated regularly with most current information

Coronavirus Guide for Families & Children

San Francisco Community Resources in Response to COVID-19

Home Safety Plan Templates – Create your own family’s safety plan at home!

Basic information on coronavirus from Hesperian Health Guides (English, Spanish, Bengali, Chinese, Filipino, French, Urdu)

Parenting Through COVID-19

Report Any Anti-Asian Hate Crime in the wake of COVID-19

En Espanol: Recursos Sobre COVID-19 en español

Food & Concrete Needs

SFUSD Food Sites – free food with families with a child in PreK – 12th Grade

Food Pantries Across SF  

  • The Food Bank – updated list of current food pantries
  • The Women’s Building Food Pantry (3543 18th St. #8, SF 94110)
    • Monday 9:10-9:50amFood Pantry Sites
  • Glide and St. Anthony’s
    • Monday – Friday 
      • Breakfast: 7:30 AM for Seniors/ Adults w/ Disabilities, 8:00 AM – All
      • Lunch: only at St. Anthony’s: 150 Golden Gate Avenue 
      • Dinner: 4:00 PM – General Public 
    • Saturday – Sunday 
      • Breakfast: 7:30 AM AM for Seniors/ Adults w/ Disabilities, 8:00 AM – All
      • Lunch: clients will receive additional to-go bag lunches to take with them as they exit the breakfast line
      • Clients can access lunch at St. Anthony’s 
  • Mother Brown’s
    • Breakfast: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM 
    • Dinner: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
  • Martin de Porres
    • Tuesday to Saturday : Noon – 2pm 
    • Sunday and Monday: 9am – 10am 
  • Chinatown Community Development Center (925 Stockton Ave)
    • Saturdays 11am – 1:30pm , for seniors over 60+ years of age living in Chinatown area
    • Must register in person to receive benefits


Meal Delivery 


Preferential Shopping – The following grocery stores are offering special shopping times for “at-risk” shoppers:

  • Safeway invites “at-risk” shoppers from 7-9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday
  • Whole Foods invites customers 60 and older to shop one hour before opening to the public
  • Target reserves the first hour on Wednesdays to “vulnerable guests”
  • Dollar General reserves the first hour of every business day to senior shoppers.


SF Diaper BankDistributes free diapers to eligible CalWORKs and CalFresh families with children under 3 years old

Call ahead to pick up diapers from any of the places below: 

  • Child Care Resource Desk – 170 Otis Street, 1st Floor @, (415) 557-5100
  • Bayview Hunter’s Point YMCA – 1601 Lane Street, (415) 822-9404; current hours are 10am to 5pm, M-F
  • Compass Connecting Point: A Family Resource Center – 37 Grove St., (415) 644-0504 ext. 2320; current hours are Tuesdays: 9:00am-12:00pm and Fridays: 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • OMI Family Resource Center – 156 Broad Street, (415) 406-1370; current hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm, M and W-F (closed Tuesdays)
  • Alpha Pregnancy Center (APC) – 5070 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112. Main phone – 415-584-6800
  • Homeless Prenatal Program18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, Phone – 415-546-6756


Internet Access 

  • Comcast is offering the first two months free for new families. The Internet Essentials program is normally available to qualified low-income households in Comcast’s service area for $9.95/month (check for eligibility requirements)
  • EveryoneOn can help you find other low-cost internet services in your area. 
Parenting Support

TALK Line – 24/7 free parenting support line – 415-441-KIDS (5437)

Parentline University of San Francisco – Free counseling service for parents of children from pregnancy to 5 years old

Scholly is providing $200 cash assistance for students in need. Complete an application here. 

Rent & Tenant Support

Temporary Moratorium on Evictions 

Seasons of Sharing – provides housing & rental assistance for critical family needs 


Just Cause Tenant Phone Counseling415-487-9203 (Monday to Friday 1-5pm) 

  • Cambios en la Clinica de Derechos Inquilinxs de SF – 415-487-9203 (Lunes y Viernes de 1-5pm)

Governor Newsom issues Executive Order to protect Renters & Homeowners During COVID-19 until 5/31


For questions or concerns, contact these entities for support:

    • Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco: 415-703-8644
    • Chinatown Community Development Center: 415-984-2728
    • San Francisco Tenants Union: 415-282-6622.
Schooling & Education (For Kids)

SFUSD Family Technology – Complete a SFUSD Digital Distance Device Request Form to borrow a Chromebook 

SFUSD Learning Resources

Entire List of Education Companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings

E3: Education, Excellence & Equity has put together this Homeschool Guide

Scholastic has set up a “Learn From Home” website with categories for different grade levels.  There’s one week of content available now, with more on the way.

Wide Open School provides free tools from leading educational organizations to help students learn during COVID-19

See our Activities To Do at Home with Kids During COVID-19 page for more home learning and activities ideas! 

Shelter & Housing

Hamilton Families is continuing to provide support to unhoused families:

  • The Shelter Program in the Tenderloin provides safe shelter, three meals a day, and critical social services for 60 to 70 families a night for up to six months.
  • Transitional Housing provides housing and support for up to 20 families at high risk for chronic homelessness for 12 months.
  • Housing Services subsidy programs prevent homelessness whenever possible and assists families who have become homeless with housing search assistance, temporary rent assistance, case management, job search assistance, and other services for 12 to 20 months to help find and retain a permanent home.
  • The Real Estate professionals identify available housing and works with landlords to accept housing applications from housing subsidy participants. 
COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Families

On March 13, U.S. Customs and Immigration Services announced that testing, prevention, or treatment for COVID-19 will NOT be used against immigrants in a public charge test. This means that immigrant families should seek the care you need during this difficult time.