Need a little help during the #governmentshutdown? Get free hot meals and healthy groceries!

Are you or someone you know affected by the #governmentshutdown?  Loaves & Fishes and Second Harvest Food Bank can help you get free hot nutritious meals and free healthy groceries.


Loaves & Fishes provides a free hot nutritious dinner, no questions asked, Monday - Friday at 4:30pm at the following location.

  1. Catholic Charities Eastside Neighborhood Center; 2150 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA

  2. Goodwill of Silicon Valley; 1080 North 7th Street, San Jose, CA

Second Harvest Food Bank can help you get free healthy groceries - Visit to learn more.

Nancy, Senior Manager of Community Partnerships at Second Harvest Food Bank informs us:

“Here’s what we’ve learned about changes to CalFresh during the government shutdown

o   For most CalFresh participants, February benefits will be issued early, between January 16-20. These are the benefits that normally would have been issued in February 2019.  Recipients should budget carefully. They are intended for the entire month of February and recipients will NOT get additional benefits in February if they exhaust all of their funds.

o   Participants who receive CalFresh and have a report due in January should complete the report ASAP. If they are still eligible, benefits will be issued February 1-10.

o   There are currently no changes for people applying or reapplying for CalFresh, but there will be a delay in receiving the benefits.

o   We do not yet know about March benefits. Our hope is that the government re-opens quickly and March benefits will be delivered on their normal schedule. We will keep you updated as we learn more.”

If you or someone you know is in need of healthy nutritious food, please reach out to Second Harvest "Food Bank and Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen

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