Fresno Community Resources (COVID-19)

Due to financial impact or hardship related to the pandemic, companies are offering services and payment extensions. A partial list is below. Please contact your service provider for details.

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Grocery

BITWISE INDUSTRIES – Bitwise Industries will deliver food to the sick and elderly.

  • Call (559) 460-7809 or email grocieries@bitwiseindustries. com with a list of items needed
  • Accepts cash, check, and mobile pay
  • Bitwise will cover the cost of the groceries if the individual is using an EBT card.

grocery hours (Elderly/Disabled)

Grocery stores in the Valley that are now offering special hours to help seniors and other vulnerable customers shop safely during the coronavirus outbreak.

Big Lots is reserving its first hour of shopping, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., for seniors citizens and others most vulnerable to COVID-19. The retailer is also doing curbside pickup outside the store for customers who order online and choose the pick up in store option.

Dollar General is dedicating the first hour of business to senior citizens. Hours vary by store, with most opening at 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. There are seven stores in Fresno and Clovis. Call your closest store for exact hours.

State Foods Supermarkets is setting aside the 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. hour daily for senior citizens, pregnant women, and shoppers requiring assistance. They will have extra workers available to help during that time. State Foods has locations in Sanger, Parlier, Madera, Avenal, Firebaugh, Riverdale, Woodlake, Chowchilla, and Dos Palos.

Vallarta Supermarkets are opening from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. daily for people age 65 and over, pregnant women and people with disabilities. Vallarta has three locations in Fresno: at Butler and Chestnut avenues, Cedar and Dakota avenues, and Weber and Clinton avenues. Visalia also has a store on Dinuba Boulevard near Riggin Avenue.

Vons stores are reserving the hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. for seniors every Tuesday and Thursday.

Target is devoting the first hour of shopping every Wednesday to vulnerable guests like the elderly and people with other health issues. For most stores, that’s between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Walmart stores are setting aside an hour before the stores officially open just for people age 60 and up to shop every Tuesday. Most stores open at 7 a.m., so seniors can shop starting at 6 a.m. on Tuesdays. Pharmacies and vision centers will also be open during that time.

Whole Foods is opening at 8:15 a.m. daily for customers age 60 and up. It opens to the general public at 9 a.m. Have your ID ready.

OTHER CHANGES:

Expect things to be a little different when you go to the grocery store.

Because stores have been so busy, they need more time to restock and clean. That means many stores are shortening their hours.

It varies by store, but many are closing an hour early. Target, for example, is now closing all stores at 9 p.m.

You also won’t find salad bars or self-serve options at places like The Market and Whole Foods. The stores are selling prepared foods like salads, soups, and olives already in packages.

Fresno Department of behavioral health

The County of Fresno Department of Behavioral Health has established a COVID-19 “Warm Line” to provide non-emergency emotional and coping support to community members. Warm line operators provide supportive listening, practical coping ideas, and information on how to get connected to behavioral health services.

DBH COVID-19 Warm Line:

Food distribution and Food BAnks

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

  • 149 N. Fulton
  • Monday-Friday 8:30-11am and 1pm-3pm
  • Must bring ID and medical cards of children if in household

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA FOOD BANK

  • 4010 E Amendola Dr, Fresno, CA 93725
  • (559) 237-3663
  • Closes at 4 pm

BULLDOG PARTY

  • 2311 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
  • (559) 224-9052

POVERELLO HOUSE

  • 412 F St, Fresno, CA 93706
  • (559) 498-6988
  • Closes at 6 pm

THE SALVATION ARMY FRESNO CORPS

  • 1752 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721
  • (559) 233-0139
  • Closes at 3 pm

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

  • 1343 E Barstow Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
  • (559) 224-1947

HANDS ON CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

  • 732 N Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
  • (559) 237-3101
  • Closes at 4 pm

LIFE CATHEDRAL

  • 6901 N Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93710 (Carden School of Fresno)
  • (559) 299-4747

HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH

  • 364 E Barstow Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
  • (559) 439-4320

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GREATER FRESNO AREA

  • 4991 E McKinley Ave #123, Fresno, CA 93727
  • (559) 237-4102
  • Closes at 5 pm

FRESNO STATE STUDENT CUPBOARD

  • Provides food and groceries for Fresno State students – Closes at 4 pm
  • 2255 E Barstow Ave, Fresno, CA 93704
  • (559) 278-6621

FRESNO RESCUE MISSION

  • 310 G St, Fresno, CA 93706
  • (559) 268-0839

UNITED WAY FRESNO AND MADERA COUNTIES

  • 4949 E Kings Canyon Rd, Fresno, CA 93727
  • (559) 244-5710

SCHOOL MEAL DISTRIBUTION

CENTRAL UNIFIED

  • Central Unified is offering a drive-thru and pick-up system for students to pick up lunch, and breakfast for the following morning, Monday through Friday from 11 am to 1 pm.
  • Children ages 1-18 are eligible to receive a meal. Children must be present to pick up a meal. Lunches will be distributed at these sites:
    • Biola-Pershing Elementary
    • Central High School East
    • Hanh Phan Tilley Elementary
    • James K. Polk Elementary
    • Teague Elementary
    • William Saroyan Elementary

CLOVIS UNIFIED

  • As of March 25, Clovis Unified will begin breakfast and lunch meal service Monday through Friday from 11 am and 12 pm
  • Children ages 1-18 are eligible to receive a meal. Children must be present to pick up a meal. Keep in mind that the meals are perishable and must be kept refrigerated. Ingredient and nutrition information for meals are available at cusd.nutrislice.com or through the school app.
    • Buchanan High
    • Clark Intermediate
    • Clovis Elementary
    • Clovis East High School
    • Clovis North High School
    • Cole Elementary
    • Francher Elementary
    • Jefferson Elementary
    • Kastner Intermediate
    • Miramonte Elementary
    • Nelson Elementary
    • Pinedale Elementary
    • Sierra Vista Elementary
    • Tarpey Elementary
    • Temperance-Kutner Elementary

As of March 17, meals will also be available for pick up at the following locations and times for bus delivery:

Clovis West
6:40 9360 Blackstone (Vin Rose LN @ N 41 Frontage Road)

Temperance-Kutner
7:27 6207 E Clinton
7:37 E Huntington & S Waverly
7:40 Belmont Frtg & N Sabre (Ponding Basin)
7:37 E Huntington & S Waverly
7:29 Fancher @ Turner
7:30 Mckenzie @ Rector Wy
7:32 Belmont @ Sanders CT
7:33 7902 E Belmont @ Dewolf
7:35 Locan @ Belmont
7:37 7261 E Tulare @ Dirt Field
7:40 6870 Kings Canyon Rd
7:42 N Douglas & E Kerckhoff
7:40 Inyo @ Shelly Golden Dawn
7:43 N Burgan & N Armstrong (Pump Station)
7:39 N Burgan & E Inyo
7:41 N Burgan & E Balch
7:50 Iowa @ Cimarron

Liberty
7:18 16088 N Friant Rd
7:24 Via Mira Bella
7:33 Bella Vista @ Mail boxes
7:45 Burroughs & Marcus
7:47 Flemming & Waldby
7:49 Friant & Root

 

FRESNO UNIFIED

  • Starting March 19, free meals will be distributed at several school sites Monday through Friday from 9 am to 11 am.
  • Students do not have to be enrolled to pick up a meal.
  • All students can pick up a meal at the following sites:
    • Addams Elementary School
    • Ahwahnee Middle School
    • Columbia Elementary School
    • Computech Middle School
    • Cooper Middle School
    • Figarden Elementary School
    • Fort Miller Middle School
    • Hamilton K-8
    • Kings Canyon
    • Lincoln Elementary School
    • Scandinavian Middle School
    • Sequoia Middle School
    • Tehipite Middle School
    • Tenaya Middle School
    • Tioga Middle School
    • Wawona K-8
    • Yosemite Middle School

For a full list of school districts throughout Fresno County and surrounding areas mentioned below, please click here:

Central Unified
Clovis Unified
Exeter Unified School District
Fresno Unified
Hanford Elementary School District
Kerman Unified School District
Lemoore Union Elementary School District
Los Banos Unified School District
Madera Unified School District
Mariposa County Unified School District
Pacific Union School District
Porterville Unified School District
Sanger Unified School District
Sequoia Union Elementary School District
Visalia Unified School District
Washington Unified School District
Yosemite Unified School District

UTILities

PG&E

  • Not disconnecting service.
  • Offering flexible payment plans “to customers who indicate either an impact or hardship as a result of COVID-19.”

PHONE / INTERNET

AT&T – If you are unable to pay your bill, AT&T asks that customers call (800) 288-2020.

  • Not disconnecting service
  • Waive any late payment fees
  • Keeping public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs them

COMCAST / XFINITY

Xfinity WiFi for everyone

  • Free access to its Xfinity WiFi hot spots for the 60 days
  • Unlimited data to customers for no extra charge
  • Not disconnecting internet service
  • Not charging late fees for customers who say they can’t pay their bills.

Internet Essentials Free to New Customers

  • Low-income families who live in a Comcast service area may sign-up
  • New customers receive 60 days of complimentary service
  • For more info: (855) 846.8376

T-MOBILE

T-mobile and Metro by T-Mobile

  • Free international calling to level 3 impacted countries
  • Current customers who have data plans will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming)
  • Additional 20GB of mobile hotspot/tethering service for the next 60 days – coming soon.

EmpoweredED

  • Increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students to ensure access to at least 20GB of data per month for the next 60 days

SPRINT

  • Not disconnecting service
  • Waive any late payment fees
  • Unlimited data per month for 60 days for customers with metered data plans
  • Additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data for 60 days

VERIZON WIRELESS

  • Not disconnecting service