The City of San José is taking the lead in establishing a countywide food distribution system in response to County and State Orders to shelter-in-place. Through Silicon Valley Strong, the City is working with non-profit community partners, food delivery companies, faith-based and community-based organizations to ensure food security for our most vulnerable populations:
- Seniors (those over 60);
- Youth (18-and-under);
- People, regardless of age or housing status, with underlying health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, or chronic lung diseases like COPD, as well as those with severely weakened immune systems; and
- Anyone else in need.
On April 2, the City of San José launched a GIS Food Distribution Map with information on countywide senior nutrition sites and school cafeterias to ensure food security for those in need. In collaboration with our non-profit community partners, school districts, and faith-based organizations, the Silicon Valley Strong coalition now has a growing total of 129 food distribution sites operating Monday through Friday.
- SENIORS: 29 nutrition sites serving seniors Monday through Friday.
- YOUTH: 100 schools from 30 school districts serving youth Monday through Friday.
- FREE GROCERIES: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley offers a toll-free hotline that helps people in need of food find resources in their neighborhood. Individuals can call 800-984-3663 or text "GETFOOD" to 408-455-5181 to request assistance.
- VOLUNTEERS: Silicon Valley Strong now has 1,606 registered volunteers, with 1084 deployed volunteers leading face-to-face food distribution through non-profit partners, community-based, and faith-based organizations. Since mid-last week, an additional 522 volunteers have registered and are awaiting further instructions. Volunteer by signing up today.
Media Resources & Assets
||This media advisory is on the Mayor's Food Distribution Press Conference on April 2.|
|Facebook Live Stream||This is a Facebook live stream of the Mayor's Food Distribution Press Conference on April 2.|
Free Meal Flyers
These flyers are to provide information on free meals available to address the needs of vulnerable populations throughout Santa Clara County. Updates are made every Monday.
|Great Plates Delivered|
|Free Baby Formula, Diapers and Wipes Flyers||
These flyers are to provide information on free baby formula, diapers and wipes to address the needs of families throughout Santa Clara County.
|GIS Food Distribution Map||The GIS Food Distribution Map is updated daily. The shareable link of the map is bit.ly/SVStrongFood.|
|Graphics, Photos and Videos||
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Our platforms will post items every weekday at 8:30 a.m. Each day will promote resources for vulnerable populations. You can find social-media-friendly graphics to post and share above in our Media Resources & Assets under Graphics, Photos and Videos.
City staff are committed to serving the public amid the shelter-in-place order and we will continue to provide residents with the best possible information.
For more information on how to access food resources or to volunteer:
- Visit siliconvalleystrong.org
- Call 2-1-1 (a 24-hour multi-lingual service)
- Text your zip code to 89821
Together, we are #SiliconValleyStrong.