Information on Unemployment Insurance 

Restaurants Care

Offers relief to restaurant workers 

Alcoholic Beverage Control

Relief from ABC

Health Insurance for CA Hospitality

Information and access on how to apply and obtain health insurance for those without it during Special Enrollment Process

Los Angeles Catholic Charities

Provides social services and self-sufficiency programs. Also focuses on food and medical needs including medical counseling and referrals to specialists, nutrition, etc. Has senior programs as well. List of centers in Southern California available 

Gas Assistance Fund

If you're having difficulty paying your gas bill during the winter, the Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) may be able to provide you, or someone you know, with a one-time grant for the amount of the gas bill, not to exceed $100.00. 

CARE and FERA Programs

CARE and FERA are two programs we offer that can provide you with a monthly discount on your bill. Simply complete our application and we'll let you know if you qualify. 
Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) - If you're not eligible for CARE, you may qualify for an 18% monthly bill discount through FERA. FERA is only open to households with three or more people. Qualification is based on income guidelines. 
California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) - Offers a 30% or more monthly bill discount. Qualification is based on participation in certain public assistance programs or by income guidelines. 
Energy Savings Assistance Program CA The Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESA) provides no-cost weatherization services to low-income households who meet the CARE income guidelines.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund and LIHEAP

The Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund - Provides up to $150 towards your SDG&E bill for customers experiencing temporary financial hardship, but who are not eligible for other state and federal assistance. 

LIHEAP - A federally funded assistance program administered by the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) that offers financial aid for SDG&E bills and home climate control. 

Jewish Family Service Food Pantry

Hand Up Food Pantry locations include our onsite Corner Market and distribution sites at Camp Pendleton, Murphy Canyon, Chabad Downtown, and the JFS College Avenue Center

Feeding San Diego

Map of all food distribution in San Diego. Also details on food stamps and additional resources 

90 Day Mortgage Payment Relief

Californians economically impacted by COVID-19 may receive 90-day grace periods to make mortgage payments

San Diego Food Bank

Database of emergency food, food clearinghouses, food outlets, meals and more

Legal Aid San Diego - Eviction

Access to legal aid in San Diego regarding evictions. Available by phone and physical walk-in locations. Can guide you through what to do if given eviction notices and such 

SDG&E Suspends Utility Disconnections

With the coronavirus pandemic causing a significant impact on the economy and people’s livelihoods, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced today that it will temporarily suspend service disconnections. The disconnection moratorium will remain in place until further notice. 

Mama's Kitchen

The Home Delivered Meal Program is designed for individuals that have been diagnosed with a critical illness and are unable to independently prepare their own meals. Please see the steps below to become a client. If you have any questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to call Client Services at 619-233-6262 

Community Food Resources

Google doc with a list of community food resource centers, addresses, hours, contact, etc. 

211 San Diego

As a local non-profit operating 24 hours a day, 365 days each year, 211 San Diego is the region’s trusted source for access to community, health, social, and disaster services. 


Online Application for Food Stamps


Trader Joe's Available Jobs

Many positions open at Trader Joe's 


Ralph's Available Jobs

Ralph's hiring many new employees 

Whole Foods

Whole Foods hiring many new employees


Amazon CA

Amazon said 3/16 that it needs to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. to keep up with a crush of orders as the coronavirus spreads and keeps more people at home, shopping online. 

Metl Bar & Restaurant - Industry Free Meals

The Gaslamp’s Métl Bar & Restaurant has been working to feed San Diego’s unemployed hospitality industry workers, including any family members they are also providing for through its Métl Meal Program.

Breakfast Republic - Free Meals

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Breakfast Republic location in Mission Valley at 1570 Camino De La Reina, unemployed workers can go pick up a pre-packaged comfort meal; the featured dish will change daily but might include meatloaf, roasted chicken, lasagna, or shepherd’s pie