Food Pantry/School Meals

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Great Plates Meal Delivery

Great Plates is a new program created by Governor Newsom that provides seniors and those vulnerable to COVID-19 with three free nutritious meals delivered daily. This new program is a great way to get healthy food, and it is currently operating through June 1, 2020. 

We have had a tremendous response to this program and are now at capacity. If you are a senior and need meal delivery, please contact Meals on Wheels at 916.444.9533.

Blessings in a Backpack

While schools are closed, Blessings in a Backpack will distribute weekend food packs from the St. John Vianney parking lot on Fridays from 9:30 AM to 1:20 PM.  Please stay in your car and drive-thru.

10497 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

California Department of Education's "CA Meals for Kids"

A mobile app to help students and families find meals during coronavirus-related emergency school closures.  It's available for download through iOS, Android, or Microsoft devices. 


California Department of Social Services Pandemic EBT

Due to coronavirus, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.


Rancho Cordova Food Locker

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:30 AM - 1:20 PM
10497 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Elk Grove Unified School District

EGUSD has expanded drive-up meal service to Rancho Cordova's Robert J. McGarvey Elementary School. The meals provided each day will include lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day. Meals are not for consumption on site and children should return to their residence once the meals are received. 

Monday - Friday, 10:30 - 11:45 AM
4350 Sophistry Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Free meals Monday - Friday, 11 AM - noon at six Rancho Cordova locations:

Cordova Meadows Elementary School
Cordova Villa Elementary School
Rancho Cordova Elementary School
Mills Middle School
White Rock Elementary School
Williamson Elementary School
Theodore Judah Elementary


Full Circle

Posts free items on social media, including food, household goods and clothing.


Khalsa Aid Coronavirus Emergency Outreach

Food pantry which mostly carries breads, grains, dairy and vegetables.  The target audience under the emergency outreach program includes senior citizens and immuno-compromised/vulnerable individuals.  The organization can provide groceries from their pantry and typically responds in 24 hours.  They will do their best to fulfill the requests but this is subject to availability.  They cannot guarantee deliveries.  They accept donations, but payment is not a requirement.  To sign up to request groceries please fill out the form at


Kiki's Chicken Place 

Kids meal for free when student presents a school ID for K-8th graders at all of their participating locations and from their food truck.

10394 Rockingham Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827

Meals on Wheels (Seniors, 60+)

As of May 21, this program is no longer accepting new applicants.  

Meals on Wheels by ACC is a non-profit organization serving Sacramento County seniors 60 years of age and better. Meals on Wheels helps keep seniors in their homes and communities by providing nutritious meals, safety net services, social contact, community resource information, and much more.

7375 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831

Sacramento City Unified School District

Free meals Monday - Thursday, 10 AM - 12:30 PM at 31 school sites

Beginning on Monday, April 20, we are making the following changes:

  • Reducing meal service days from five (5) to four (4) days, to Monday through Thursday (two meals provided on Thursdays).
  • Changing meal times to 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Students can pick up their breakfast and lunch, and now, a snack, during the morning pick-up hours. We will no longer offer an evening pick-up time.
  • To ensure equity and access for all students in need of a meal, we are implementing a limit of meals to eight children per vehicle.

At the site, please remain in your vehicle until you are directed by district staff. Please call Nutrition Services at (916) 395-5600 for more information. There is new information every day. For this reason, please check our website for possible changes in times next week.

See website for full list

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

200 partner agencies. Visit this website and search by zip code or a certain radius.

1951 Bell Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95838

The Way of Life Church

Bagged goods Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, 4-7 PM
10415 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, CA 95817



The People's Pantry

Food Available on third Tuesday, 10 AM – 11:30 AM and to-go dinners are available on the 3rd Wednesday at 5 PM
First-come, first-serve by car

2101 Zinfandel Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670


United Sikhs Emergency Response Team of Northern California

An emergency hotline for urgent assistance has been established to respond to needs in Northern California.  This includes grocery aid and delivery.  They can provide cooked meals as well as assist with grocery deliveries.  For delivery services call their hotline 1.855.878.6333.