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COVID-19: Community Member Resources

City of Daly City has assembled a number of COVID-19 resources for our community members that provide local information on our business community as well as financial and technical assistance programs available to individuals.

San Mateo County Enters Stage 2 of COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap

On May 18, 2020, San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow issued a new shelter in place order to bring the County into alignment with early Stage 2 of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap.

The new order continues to restrict most activity, travel, and governmental and business functions to essential needs, outdoor activities, and outdoor businesses, but adds additional businesses and activities to the list of permitted functions. Social distancing measures and face covering requirements remain in effect.

Click here for more information on Stage 2 of the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap.

San Mateo County Launches Great Plates Delivered

Great Plates Delivered is a new service in San Mateo County that matches older adults at high risk from COVID-19 with local businesses to provide three nutritious meals a day. The program also provides an avenue for local food services and providers to continue operations and maintain their employees, softening the losses felt by the COVID crisis. 

Local restaurants, caterers and food providers are strongly encouraged to apply immediately for the program, titled ‘Great Plates Delivered SMC’, and administered by County Health. Click here for more information on this program and access to the Great Plates participation form. 

Essential Businesses in Daly City 

As Daly City shelters in place, a number of local businesses are remaining open to continue to provide essential services to the community. The City created this Resource Guide to identify essential businesses in the following sectors: healthcare and public health, food and food services, contracting (electrical, plumbing, pest, security), transportation and logistics, communications and information technology, financial services, cleaning and maintenance and more. Check out the Resource Guide here.

For a longer list of businesses registered in Daly City that fall under essential business categories, please review the Daly City Essential Business spreadsheets. Please note, this list does not represent all businesses and the City does not guarantee that the businesses on the list remain open. This list is provided as an additional resource for our residents. 

Open Grocery Stores in Daly City

Grocery stores are deemed essential businesses and remain open during the Shelter-in-Place Order. The City compiled a list of grocery stores with details on special senior hours and delivery services. Check out the Grocery Store Flyer here

Housing Resources

The City maintains a dedicated webpage for COVID-19 housing resources, including emergency rental assistance, details of the countywide eviction moratorium protections, legal and other tenant/landlord resources and mortgage relief and assistance for homeowners. Please find more information here

Providing Food Security for Seniors and Our Community 

If you are a Daly City senior, and you are feeling worried about your current access to food, we can connect you to food resources in our community. Call our hotline at (650) 991-8012. We do not want any members of our senior community to go hungry during these unprecedented times. If you know of a senior citizen in your neighborhood that might need help, check on them. Isolation is a difficult condition, especially for so many of our active senior adults. 

If you are not a senior citizen, but you are experiencing food insecurity in your household, you can call the Food Connection Line at Second Harvest Food Bank at (800) 984-3663 or text "FOOD" to 1-408-455-5181 or email

Food Assistance Programs through Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank is striving to meet the nutritional and sustenance needs of our community.

Family Harvest Program:

Bayshore School, 155 Oriente Street, Daly City, on the Fourth Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. 

Produce Mobile:

Families of students of Bayshore School can access the Produce Mobile and Kids Now programs EVERY Friday at the school from 10:30AM-12:30PM. Many schools in Daly City are continuing school lunch programs during the current school closures.

Registered participants can access the Produce Mobile Lincoln Park Community Center the second Wednesday of each month from 4:00-6:00PM.  The next Produce Mobile event at the Lincoln Park Community Center is Wednesday, May 13.

The Brown Bag Program for Seniors (age 60 years and older) will operate as a drive-     through only service at Westlake Park/Doelger Senior Center, 145 Lake Merced Blvd.,   each Thursday, from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.  No walks ups, please.  The distributions on the first and third Thursdays of each month are intended for clients formally served at Lawson Hall or the United Methodist Church.  The second and fourth Thursday distributions are intended for clients formally served at Lincoln Community Center and Teglia Community Center.

Concerns about food safety during the pandemic? Please check the US Food & Drug Administration website and this guide from Serious Eats for more information. 

Food Delivery Services 

Food Connection:  

Food Connection is delivering groceries to residents in need throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara County. Monday through Friday 8AM – 5PM. Call 1-800-984-3663. Services available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese with additional languages through phone translation. Residents just need to give their name and address to a specialist who will then schedule a delivery appointment. 

Safe Food Daly City:

covid19 Free deliveries for Daly City at risk residents that are sheltering-in-place. Visit or call (408) 780-8085 to request help or volunteer. After filling out the online delivery request, you will receive a call from a volunteer to confirm your requested items and decide payment options. The delivery is offered for free by volunteers, but you will still need to pay for the items. Items will be dropped at your door with receipt in the bag. 



Hotlines for Seniors

Older Adult Resource Hotline:

Peninsula Family Service is operating an Older Adult Resource Hotline. Call (650) 780-7542 Monday to Friday, 7:30AM – 4PM to talk with an experienced professional that will be able to connect you with a wide range of community resources including food services and a weekly well-being call with a Senior Peer Counselor. This time of isolation does not mean that you have to be disconnected from community. Peninsula Family Service is here to help you! Read more about the hotline on this flyer.

Friendship Line California:

Friendship Line California is a 24-hour, toll-free "life-line" that is dedicated to serving Californians over 60 who may be feeling anxious, fearful or lonely. The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. The phone line is staffed with specialists who provide emotional support, grief support, active suicide intervention, information and referrals. Call (888) 670-1360 to connect with someone who can provide a friendly, listening ear today. 



Need Help? Want to Volunteer? Let Us Know! 

There is a strong need for both medical and community volunteers to help get us through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all in this together! 



 Sign Up to Volunteer in Daly City   Need Help?


Our community – especially our most vulnerable residents – needs the help of volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to help, please fill out the form below. We’ll match you with local needs. At this time, we are only focusing on volunteers aged 60 and under based on recommendations from health officials.

Volunteers will engage in a variety of activities, such as delivering meals to those in need, helping with food distribution events, shopping and delivering medications for homebound seniors and much more.

Volunteer Sign Up Form 


We understand that COVID-19 and the state-wide shelter in place order has made life difficult for many Daly City community members.

If you are self-isolating, taking care of a sick family members, or in a high-risk group and need help with grocery or medication delivery, or anything else made more difficult during this COVID-19 pandemic, please fill out the form below and we will connect you with someone that can help. Volunteers may be able to deliver food, run errands for groceries, deliver medication and check in with you regularly over the phone.

Request Assistance Form


Daly City COVID-19 Assistance Hotline: 

Know someone who is self-isolating, taking care of a sick family members, or in a high-risk group and needs help but does not have computer access? Please give them this phone number to leave a message for assistance: (650) 991-5739.

They will receive a call-back within 24 hours.



Medical Volunteers:

Are you a healthcare provider with an active license, a public health professional, or a member of a medical disaster response team in California who would like to volunteer for disaster service? We need you! Please register online here

Donate Medical Supplies:

 covid19 The County is accepting donations of critical personal protective equipment (PPE). Supplies can be dropped off Monday to Friday 9AM -5PM. at:


Maple Street Correctional Facility
1300 Maple Street
Redwood City

** Only items listed here will be accepted:**

Businesses with medical supplies to donate should email


Are You a Non-Profit in Need of Volunteers?

Email to request volunteer assistance!

To join our Economic Development / Business mailing list, please click here. 

Questions? Please contact Brandon Phipps, Economic Development Specialist, at or at (650) 991-8162.