Food Distribution

Our Food Distribution program remains an “essential service” during the COVID-19 crisis. For more information about hours and locations, click here.

Hours of Operation

Our offices are currently closed but our team is still available by phone to assist you with any questions. Please call (650) 330-7472 and we will return your call within 24 hours. For 2020 Census questions and assistance please call (650) 330-7411. 

Where to Get COVID Testing

Adults and children can get a COVID-19 test at sites in either Daly City or San Mateo. Adult testing is also available at the following locations on a rotating basis: East Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, North Fair Oaks, and San Bruno. Appointments at ALL TEST SITES are STRONGLY encouraged as there is no guarantee you will be seen without one. For more information and to make an appointment, click here.

Housing & Other Community Resources

San Mateo County’s COVID-19 Call Center: Call 2-1-1 or 800-273-6222 for non-emergency, non-medical questions about COVID-19 and resources such as hotel rooms for isolation and quarantine.

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto: Check their website for updates on the availability of housing assistance for residents living in San Mateo Count and Santa Clara County. Struggling to pay rent? Find updates about help here

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County: Legal Aid posts regular updates on its website with the latest news on housing and the County’s eviction moratorium and the new state law.  

Samaritan House-South COVID-19 Changes: The Core Agencies are open but they prefer to be called for appointments: 650-294-4312.  Core Service Agencies provide safety net services to San Mateo County residents in need of food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter, and other basic needs. For information about their free medical clinic, click here.

What to do if you can’t pay rent

1) TALK TO YOUR LANDLORD: Ask for an extension and/or set up a schedule to make partial payments. Under the current circumstances, most landlords will be willing to work out a special arrangement.

2) KEEP INFORMED: Watch for state and local governments’ emergency actions relating to tenants’ rights and evictions. As of March 19, the San Mateo County Superior Court has ordered that all eviction cases are temporarily on hold, answer deadlines are extended, and courts will not enter defaults or give authority to the sheriff to do lockouts.  More relief could be coming regarding rent (and mortgage) payments.

3) IF YOU HAVE A HOUSING PROBLEM THAT YOU CANNOT DEAL WITH ON YOUR OWN: Call Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) at (650) 422-2885.