Food Resources

  1. Food Distribution and Delivery
  2. CalFresh and Pandemic EBT

Food Resources for Seniors and At-Risk Populations:

County of Alameda COVID-19 Food Distribution and Services Map

Meal Deliveries:

LIFE ElderCare is a local non-profit that provides free services & support for Alameda County seniors. If you are 60+ and have no one to help you during the lockdown, LIFE can provide you with Meals on Wheels, deliver groceries from the food bank (bags delivered as-is; no specific requests or substitutions), match you with a volunteer “phone buddy”, or help out with other essential support.

Please call 510-894-0370, email info@LifeElderCare.org, or sign up at www.TriCityAtRisk.com to get started. 

Sikh Food Pantry is taking online food orders for home delivery. This service is for seniors and those who are unable to leave their homes. Order online at www.tinyurl.com/sikhfoodpantry. Contact tarun45@gmail.com for more information.

Senior Shopping Hours

Several stores in Union City are offering special times for seniors to shop to avoid crowds:

Costco: 8:00AM - 9:00AM; Tues, Weds, Thurs

Lucky’s: 7:00AM - 9:00AM; Tues & Thurs

Target: 8:00AM - 9:00AM; Tues & Weds 

Smart & Final: 6:00AM - 8:00AM; Tues & Thurs

FoodMaxx: 6:00AM - 9:00AM; Tues & Thurs

Food Distribution

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 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Pre-made bags are first come, first served. Contact Kellie Barron for more information: mobile@tcvfoodbank.org or 510.675.5495.

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 ruggieriseniorcenter@unioncity.org or 510.675.5495.

Centro de Servicios provides free milk, eggs, and bread, upon availability, at 33750 6th St. Tuesdays through Fridays, starting at 10 a.m. For more information, call 510.489.4100.

Our Lady of the Rosary (703 C St) is distributing bagged dinners on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

St Vincent DePaul (3777 Decoto Rd) opens their food pantry Monday through Friday. Call 510.706.5852.

Food Pantry/Urgent Living Resources (Food, Diapers, Hygiene Products, and more): Call Union City Family Center at 510-476-2770; Go to unioncityfamilycenter.org

Raja Sweets & Indian Cuisine (31853 Alvarado Blvd.): Free food for Union City seniors and families in need, every day from 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

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


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