Community Resources

In an effort to support our community, SF State HR has assembled resources related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Community Basic Needs Resources

One degree is an interactive website that can connect you to basic needs resources in your area. Please visit to explore food, housing, and financial resources in your Community.

Community Food Resources

CalFresh provides qualified applicants with free money for groceries. To see if you are eligible start your application online today.

Visit our local food bank to access free food in your area.

SF- Marin Food Bank

  • San Francisco location: 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Marin Location: 2550 Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael, CA 94901

Second Harvest Food Bank

  • San Jose locations: 750 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125 & 4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134
  • San Carlos Location: 1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA 94070

Alameda County Food Bank

  • Oakland location: 7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

  • Concord Location: 4010 Nelson Avenue, Concord, CA 9452
  • Fairfield Location: 2339 Courage Drive, Suite F, Fairfield, CA 94533

Eviction and Utility Moratoriums

What is a moratorium? A moratorium stops an activity for an agreed amount of time. For example, the eviction moratorium prohibits property owners from evicting residential tenants who cannot pay rent due to COVID-19. Reasons include loss of income from work, childcare costs related to school closures, and healthcare costs.

On March 27, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. Renters must notify their property owner in writing within seven days of due rent. For more information, visit the Office of the Governor’s website.  Additionally, many California cities including San Francisco and San Jose have temporarily halted evictions. If you are experiencing fear of eviction, we encourage you to explore your city and county policy on temporary eviction moratoriums. Cities and counties may have different policies so it is important to check both.

There has been a temporary suspension of foreclosures and evictions for Federal Housing Administration insured mortgages; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac backed mortgages; and, USDA financed homes across rural America.

Economic Resources

For more information on COVID-19, health services, city services, and business and job services during the shelter-in-place implementation, visit the City and County of San Francisco.

Options for refunds on parking passes email

Domestic Violence

  • For survivors of domestic abuse, staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may further compromise survivors’ safety. The link above provides specific tips for survivors in regards to creating safety plans and reaching out for help

Mental Health Resources



Resources for Families with Children

Pick-up free diapers at five locations. Recommend calling prior to pick-up for hours.

  • 170 Otis Street, 1st Floor @Child Care Resource Desk, 415-557-5100
  • 1235 Mission Street, 415-558-4700
  • 3120 Mission Street, 415-401-4800
  • 37 Grove Street, 415-644-0504 ext. 2320
  • 156 Broad Street, 415-406-1370
  • Curriculum Resources via SF dept of children youth & their families for indoor activities
  • Parent Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19 Factsheet
  • BrainPOP video explaining covid19
  • Covibook for kids Spanish | English
  • Helpful hand-outs

Free WiFi & Computer Access

The City of San Francisco offers free Wi-Fi service in selected areas and parks of the City.