Food and Aid Resources

Resources in Union City

Food Resources for Seniors and At-Risk Populations:

Meals on Wheels delivers meals to home-bound seniors during weekdays and frozen meals for weekends, for a fee. Recipients must be age 60 or over and must make reservations in advance. Contact Tammy Duran for more information: or 510.574.2086.

TCV Food Bank delivers free bags of goods (fruits, vegetables, dry goods, and other items) to the Ruggieri Senior Center (33997 Alvarado Niles Rd) on the first and third Monday of the month at 1:30 pm. Contact Kellie Barron for more information: or 510.303.2349.

Spectrum Services Inc. delivers bagged lunches for seniors at the Ruggieri Senior Center (33997 Alvarado Niles Rd), Mondays through Thursdays at noon. A $3.75 donation is preferred. Recipients must be age 65 or older, and must make a reservation 24 hours in advance. For more information, contact or 510.675.5495.

Sikh Food Pantry is taking online food orders for home delivery. This service is for seniors. Order online at Contact for more information.

Senior shopping hours: Union City Safeway, Costco, Target, Smart & Final and Foodmaxx are offering special times for seniors to shop to avoid crowds. Check for times online or by phone as they vary.

Centro de Servicios provides free milk, eggs, and bread, upon availability, at 33750 6th St. Mondays through Fridays, starting at 11 a.m. For more information, call 510.489.4100.

Daily Bowl provides free fruits, vegetables, dry goods, and other various items. Contact Paddy Iyer for more information: or 510.599.6467.

School meals: New Haven Unified School District will have four sites available throughout the District for free “Grab and Go” breakfasts and lunches for all students. “Grab and Go” locations are: James Logan High, Cesar Chavez Middle, Alvarado Elementary, and Hillview Crest Elementary School, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m (English and Spanish pdf

Other Forms of Aid:

The CAREavan Program is now operating four nights per week at the Ruggieri Senior Center, two nights at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, and one night at Brown Temple. 

Filing for Disability, Paid Family Leave, and Unemployment Insurance benefits: visit the Employment Development Department website and check out this chart to understand what resources may be available to you.

A guide to Managing Emotional Health During Uncertain Times, published by Alameda County Behavioral Health.

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