March 17, 2020

Last updated July 27 at 3 p.m.

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Official Public Health Organizations: 
Eviction help:
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that bans residential evictions statewide on Friday, March 27. Under the statewide moratorium, you must notify your landlord in writing no later than 7 days after rent is due, and many local ordinances geared toward both residential and commercial tenants require written notice before rent is due. Find info on the EO and more here:
 Food & Funds Assistance: 
  • United Way Coronavirus Relief Fund Application: 
  • he Central California Food Bank is preparing family size boxes with pantry goods. For locations, visit or call 559-237-3663 (you can send a friend or family member if you are unable to leave home). 
  • Catholic Charities will continue providing meals, diapers, and other essential supplies for those in need. Visit 149 N. Fulton St. from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 559-237-0851. 
  • For seniors, the Fresno-Madera Agency on Aging is coordinating meal and grocery delivery. For more information, call 559-214-0299.  
  • Vallarta Supermarket Special Hours for seniors, pregnant women, people with disabilities:
  • Fresno Unified School District is offering free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches for students and their families at all school sites on Wednesday from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. Starting on Thursday, food distribution will be available for students and their families at the following sites from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.:
    • Elementary Schools 
      • Addams
      • Colombia 
      • Figgarden 
      • Hamilton 
      • Lincoln 
      • Wawona
    • Middle Schools 
      • Ahwahnee 
      • Computech 
      • Cooper Academy  
      • Fort Miller  
      • Kings Canyon
      • Scandinavian 
      • Sequoia
      • Tehipite 
      • Tenaya 
      • Terronez 
      • Tioga
      • Yosemite 
  • In Clovis Unified, free breakfast and lunch will be available to anyone age 18 and under between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Walk-up and drive-through options are both available. For more information on bus delivery meals locations and times in the morning, visit the CUSD website.
    • Elementary Schools:  
      • Clovis 
      • Cole
      • Fancher Creek
      • Jefferson 
      • Mickey Cox 
      • Miramonte 
      • Mountain View 
      • Nelson
      • Pinedale
      • Sierra Vista
      • Tarpey 
      • Temperance-Kutner
      • Valley Oak 
    • Middle Schools  
      • Weldon 
      • Clark
      • Kastner 
    • High Schools 
      • Clovis West 
      • Clovis East 
      • Clovis North
      • Buchanan High School
  •  In Central Unified, free grab-and go breakfast and lunch will be available to anyone ages 1 to 18 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Children must be present to receive a meal. 
    • Elementary Schools 
      • Biola-Pershing 
      • Hanh Phan Tilley 
      • James K. Polk 
      • Teague 
      • William Saroyan elementary schools  
    • High Schools  
      • Central East
  •  In Sanger Unified, free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch will be available to anyone 18 or under between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m through April 3rd.
    • Elementary Schools 
      • Del Rey 
      • Wilson 
      • Sequoia 
    • Middle Schools  
      • Washington Academic
    • High Schools 
      • Sanger High 
  • Food Deliveries – If one cannot leave home or lacks transportation, there are some food delivery options: 
    •  Bitwise Industries has offered to provide free grocery delivery for elderly or sick people in Fresno, Madera, and Tulare counties. Send the recipient, address, and shopping list to or call 559-460-7809. 
    • Khalsa Aid International is offering grocery and meal delivery for seniors, immunocompromised people, and lower-income families in Central California. For more support, visit and send a private message explaining what is needed. 
    • The Fresno chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is organizing emergency COVID-19 aid, including meal preparation and delivery. To sign up for help, fill out this form. 
    • The Building Better Communities Foundation is offering a Free Hot Meal Program for Fresno County youth ages 0-18. There is no cost for your organization to run this program, all costs covered by BBC foundation. 1,200 meals a day sent out made by professional chefs from scratch. For more info, visit or call 888-622-0280.
Assistance with Utility Bills:
  • PG&E won’t shut off your power if you can’t pay, as of March 12th. Flexible pay plans will be available for people who are able to show they have been impacted by COVID-19.
  • For Fresno residents, the city has issued a 30-day moratorium as of March 16th on shutting off water or garbage services in case of non-payment due to COVID-19 impacts.
  • For Clovis residents, the city has suspended water shut-offs in case of nonpayment until further notice.
  • More info:
  • Internet Essentials: Free service for two months for new customers (low-income) –
  • Spectrum: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. To enroll call 844-488-8395. More info.
Mental Health: 
Undocumented/Immigrant/Refugee Community Help: 
Domestic Violence: 
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline800-799-SAFE (7233) 
  • Marjaree Mason 24-hour Hotline559-233-4357
  • Report price-gouging:; 800-952-5225; tell your local law enforcement

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