Housing & Basic Needs
We have food assistance resources for families to get access to fresh groceries.
Mercadito Food Distribution
In partnership with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, School of Arts and Culture at MHP distributes free groceries, including vegetables, fruits, and canned goods, to families in East San José. Please visit SOAC’s event page to learn more about their food distribution program, Mercadito and upcoming dates. Register in-person during Mercadito.
Veggielution Farm boxes
Veggielution distributes free organic fruit and vegetables to families every week at the farm. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application here, and someone will contact you to let you know if you qualify.
“In December 2020, my mother and I contracted COVID and we lost work and income while we were sick. I clean houses for a living, and when I recovered from COVID, I could only find part-time work. Life became very hard, as we struggled to pay the rent, bills, and buy necessary items to like groceries.
My case manager Margarita at Amigos de Guadalupe was so friendly and welcoming. She knew I was going through a hard time in my life, and was very patient and helpful in answering all of my questions and made sure I got the help I needed. I am so grateful to have received rental assistance to help me and my family stay in my home.”
There are many programs that can help you get financial assistance with:
- Baby Supplies
We help you identify the correct programs you can apply to and assist you in completing the applications so you don’t feel alone. We are with you every step of the way.