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What Resources & Support Are Available For People Affected By COVID-19?

Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle
Lina Gomez, Meals on Wheels meal assembler, wears a face mask as she packs meals into bags while working at Meals on Wheels on March 12, 2020 in San Francisco.

On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing community efforts and resources to help each other amid the COVID-19 crisis.

How are the elderly and most vulnerable coping with social isolation? What do they need and what is available? We’ll answer your questions and share resources about getting involved with local food banks, community groups, healthcare facilities, and more. We’ll also talk about financial relief, grants, and emotional support. What resources do you still need?


Veronica Chavez, staff attorney with Central Legal de la Raza working on the Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund

Jay Salazar,Disability Justice Culture Club

Yves Xavier, Neighborhood Services Program Manager of the Richmond Neighborhood Center

Alexis Cooke, team member with the Freedom Community Clinic

Web Resources:

Hotline for older Californians who need help and assistance: 833-544-2374

How to volunteer in your California community

SF Community Support Volunteer Form

Bay Area COVID-19 Mass Resource List 

Mercury News: Bay Area food bank opens pop-up pantries as demand rises

Eater: Coronavirus Has Made Tackling Food Insecurity in the Bay Area Far More Difficult