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Food Resources

NEW: Food Aid

Parents can apply for a Pandemic-EBT card, called P-EBT, if their children are eligible for free or reduced price school meals. Apply and get up to $365 per child to spend on groceries.

People already enrolled in CalFresh should automatically get their P-EBT card in the mail between May 11-May 22 without having to apply. https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/

Step 1: Go to the link for the application:

English Application

Spanish Application

Chinese Application

Step 2: Share some basic information:

  1. students’ names

  2. Student’s birthdate,

  3. Name of a parent or guardian

  4. The address registered at the school with.

Step 3: Eligibility

The Department of Social Services will check eligibility and check to make sure your family can get P-EBT.

Step 4: Get a P-EBT card in the mail.

If approved, the family will get a P-EBT card with money on it for groceries within 12 days. The card will be loaded with grocery money and come with instructions on how to use it.

First day to apply: May 22, 2020

Last day to apply: June 30, 2020

Grab & Go Food

In OUSD Schools: For all students in OUSD and any Oakland children under 18.

During the closure, our Nutrition Services Department will open twelve schools throughout the city where “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals will be available for our students. The sites listed below will be open at the following times and children will be able to pick up multiple days worth of food to take home.

  • Monday: 8:00-12:00 (3 breakfasts/3 lunches per student)

  • Thursday: 8:00-12:00 (2 breakfasts/2 lunches per student)

  • Food is available to all OUSD students, and any Oakland child 18 and under.

  • Please bring a grocery bag or cooler to bring food home for the week.

  • Northwest/West Oakland: Sankofa Elementary, West Oakland Middle School and Hoover Elementary

  • Central Oakland: Oakland High School and Garfield Elementary

  • East Oakland: Bret Harte Middle School, Life Academy/United for Success, Coliseum College Preparatory Academy, Madison Park Upper, Fremont High School, Castlemont High School and Elmhurst United Middle School

  • Student does not need to be present but family will need to provide student’s name, grade level, and school.


Points of Light will be delivering groceries to families with youth & children who do not have any means of transportation between the hours of 8:00am - 12:00pm.

Please call the designated youth director in your district:

To find out what city district your school site or home address is in:

District Locator

  • District 1: (850) 532 - 2376

  • District 2: (510) 798 - 9240

  • District 3: (909) 800 - 2245

  • District 4: (909) 800 - 2245

  • District 5: (650) 720 - 1171

  • District 6: (510) 384 - 9032 OR (626) 272 - 4477

  • District 7: (786) 474 - 5600 OR (415) 283 - 9173

CalFresh Food Stamp Program-

  • The Central Family Resource Center provides OUSD families health care insurance and CalFresh enrollment assistance, workshops for families, and capacity building resources for school sites. (510) 273-1516

OR: It is now easier to apply and receive benefits via GetCalFresh.org.

  • You do not have to interview in order to qualify (up until May), nor report your income (up until June).

  • The state is issuing additional emergency allotments (EA) on cards already active for March/April. If you meet CalFresh eligibility, the maximum benefit will be automatically loaded onto your EBT account. You will not have your benefit amount reduced due to income.

  • New applicants can fill out the online application that takes about 10 minutes. If someone needs assistance, the Berkeley Free Clinic has volunteers available to help Alameda County residents with the application process.

Food Resources For Senior Citizens

Town Fridge: Refrigerators around Oakland with free donated food. https://www.instagram.com/townfridge/

Financial Support & Filing for Unemployment

Housing Resources

For Emergency Shelter Call 211

Also: If you are in need of immediate emergency shelter and housing assistance, please contact: Eden Information & Referral at 510-537-2552 or the Bay Area Helpline at 1-800-273-6222.

Alameda County Season of Sharing: hotel vouchers/emergency housing (510) 272-3700

Catholic Charities of the East Bay


Permanent Housing

Bay Area Community Services: Housing Resource Center (Coordination of all Oakland housing resources)

Applying for Section 8 Housing: Oakland Housing Authority

Internet and Cell Phone Resources

Free OUSD Wifi Hotpots: Temporary free internet access if you park near the locations on the map.


Available Discount Internet Plans: Compilation of State-wide Phone and Internet Resources


Access from Sonic - Discount Internet Access + Home Phone

Three months free service - $40/month after three months

(up to 1GB speeds) CALL 888-766-4233

Lifeline Cell Phone Service--free to low income families

Assurance Wireless Contact Information ( also in-person booth near Eastmont Mall)

Legal Help

Legal Services of Northern California

LSNC.net (916) 551-2150

Updated, free legal help for issues related to housing, health, Calworks, CalFresh, Unemployment insurance, and General relief

Video about Eviction Protection: English and Spanish

Western Center on Law and Poverty- https://wclp.org/

Free Legal Advice for Youth: Bay Area Legal Aid Youth Justice Justice Project. Call (510) 250-5277 Mon-Thurs 9:30-1:00 Free confidential and legal advice for youth ages 14-25. Advice about housing/homelessness, foster care, guardianship and more.

Academic/Educational Resources (Ask your school for Continuity of Education Plan)

Free tutoring with library card. https://tutor.com/

Oakland Library Services: https://oaklandlibrary.org/online-services

Learning Lift Off: Resources for online education:


Open Culture: K-12 Educational Resources: http://www.openculture.com/free_k-12_educational_resources

Free Academic Resources During School Closures Free Learning Platforms during school closures

Trauma-Teaching and Learning Online: Practices During a World Health Crisis

Free E-Books:

Click here → FREE Capstone ebooks and PebbleGo.pdf

  • Capstone Interactive e-books: 3,877 high-interest books! Fiction and non-fiction at all levels. Read-aloud capability. Only 49 Spanish titles but they are popular choices like Sofia Martinez.

  • PebbleGo: Easy, fun database for K-3rd students. English & Spanish. Animals, Science, Biographies, Social Studies, Dinosaurs, Games.

  • PebbleGo Next: Database for 3rd-5th grade students. English only. Science, Social Studies, Biographies.

Please note this is just one resource to start with. Many online learning tools are offering free access during this time!