How can we help our neighbors who are experiencing hard times?
During crises like the Coronavirus pandemic, many of our neighbors need our help to stay healthy, put food on the table and a roof over their heads. Small businesses and nonprofits also need our support during difficult times.
Learn about simple actions we can take to improve the lives of our neighbors and protect our future. This guide covers various ways we can donate, volunteer, shop locally and provide relief to those who need it in our area.
Here are some local resources to help you support your neighbors in the Bay Area and beyond.
Marin and North Bay
Bags of Love
Give a weekly bag of groceries to low-income families of Marin City students.
Donate to help hardworking and vulnerable immigrants put food on the table, pay for rent and utilities, and cover other urgent expenses through their Client Support Fund.
Donate or volunteer to provide healthy meals to students, seniors, and other vulnerable people in Marin. Email them to get their “buy one, give one” farm box, for weekly pickup in Marin.
Help ExtraFood rescue excess fresh food from Marin organizations and deliver it to Marin’s most vulnerable communities — giving thousands of free meals during the Coronavirus crisis.
Fairfax Volunteer Match
Join this volunteer matching service to support and protect people in need during these difficult times.
Provide shelter and support to people experiencing homelessness in Marin.
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
Donate or volunteer for programs like morning snacks for students, farm to family, home-delivered groceries — and pop-up pantries that are open to anyone who is struggling to buy food.
California Food Banks
Help growers and packers receive a tax credit for donating produce to food banks or get reimbursed for special picking and packing costs.
Volunteer to connect residents, businesses, and organizations to safely unite in service.
Chefs to End Hunger
Help provide meals to the hungry by redistributing the excess prepared food that would normally go to waste in hotels, restaurants, and other foodservice operations to local charitable organizations to serve the meals.