Food Access Resources During Novel Coronavirus
We know many children rely on school for two meals a day. Our schools and Second Harvest are doing their best to make locations available for all kids to have access to food. Here is a list of Emergency School Food locations across San Mateo County. Our food bank, Second Harvest is changing locations constantly given cancellations but is doing it’s best to get food to anyone who needs it. If anyone is in need of food, please call the Food Connection Hotline (in any language) to get connected to a nearby distribution: 800-984-3663.
We know for those living paycheck to paycheck that it’s hard to have funds to do an extra few days or a week of food shopping. We have learned of a program offering up to $50 to SNAP recipients: Expensify.org is going to temporarily redirect all of its charitable funds to www.Expensify.org/hunger. Until today, this fund was focused on paying off kids’ lunch debts, but with schools closed around the nation, that isn’t the top priority. Instead, they’re devoting everything to a new program: matching SNAP grocery purchases up to $50 per family. It works like this:
- Purchase food as normal with your SNAP card
- Download Expensify on iOS or Android, for free
- Join the Expensify.org/hunger policy
- SmartScan the receipt, which will tell us how much you paid and show that it was paid for with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card
- Submit it to email@example.com
- Set up your bank account to receive the funds
- So long as we have funds available, we will reimburse up to $50 per family (one time), the very next day.