Please Note: Snowline assumed no responsibility for the quality of services or costs involved with any of the entities outlined in this guide. Additionally, this does not represent a complete list of resources available in your community, and additional resources may be provided by your social worker. It is recommended that you complete your own screening with each entity prior to providing them with any of your private information.
Food banks receive donations from other non-profits, food retailers, manufacturers, growers, producers and the USDA Food banks collect, weigh, sort, pack, and distribute food to various community partners. These partners serve by operating as a distribution site where community members in need can visit during specific days and times to pick up food, and often, other essential supplies. Please call the food bank to confirm distribution site and schedule. The food/resource pick up line will be similar to a drive through.
El Dorado County: https://foodbankedc.org/ Phone number: 530-621-9950
Sacramento County: www.sacramentofoodbank.org/find-food
Senior Program Details: www.sacramentofoodbank.org/food-for-seniors Phone number: 916-456-1980
Placer County: www.placerfoodbank.org/get-food/ Phone number: 916-783-0481
Meals On Wheels
All dining hall locations for all counties are closed at this time. Program requirements include being 60+ years in age and homebound. A small donation is recommended to support MOW programs, but no one is ever turned away for an inability to pay. Fresh and frozen meal options are available at this time.
El Dorado County:
https://www.edcgov.us/Government/HumanServices/senior%20services/pages/senior_nutrition_services.aspx Phone number: 530-621-6160
https://www.mowsac.org/ Phone number: 916-444-9533
https://seniorsfirst.org/sf-programs/senior-nutrition/ Phone Number: (530) 878-5718
Assistance With Shopping
Connect Invisible Hands – 916-928-2422
New non-profit that arose in response to the pandemic. Sacramento based group that will do shopping for at-risk populations. Those in need of a delivery should call: 916-928-2422. This non-profit has some funds through donations and can provide essentials to those with an inability to pay. They also expressed a willingness to deliver to Placer and El Dorado Counties, though they are based in Sacramento.
Khalsa Aid – 916-865-7750
Khalsa Aid is a global humanitarian relief organization. This non-profit has a base of young volunteers from the Sikh community who are serving those in need by shopping and delivering groceries. Please call 916-865-7750, you will probably need to leave a message. This non-profit has some funds through donations and can provide essentials to those with an inability to pay. Based in Sacramento County, but organization representative Omar Singh expressed that he could likely find volunteers to deliver to Placer or El Dorado County.
Grocers/restaurants Offering Essential Packs/Prepared Meals
We recommend calling specific store location prior to traveling to store for pick-up to confirm that bags are still available that day. If you do not want to go inside the store, you can park in an E-Cart spot and call the store to request that they bring a bag out to your car.
Placerville Location: 530-622-6800
Roseville (Woodcreek Oaks Blvd) Location: 916-771-0880
Sacramento (Freeport Blvd) Location: 916-452-6861
Upper Room Dining Hall:
The Upper Room has been providing free meals to the hungry people of El Dorado County since 2002. They serve all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, income, or age 365 days a year. We are a non-profit (501.c3) charity that partners with more than 16 different faith based and civic organizations in the local community.
1868 Broadway, Placerville, CA 95667 – 530-497-5146
Take out dinners available daily from 4pm-5:30pm
Freshly cooked, heat-and-eat entrees and salads. Produce mix depends upon availability.
General Shopping/online Grocers
About: Online shopping service. Select from wide variety of items in online store. Instacart employee receives order, goes to grocery store or stores to gather items and deliver to residence. Also available as an app.
Service Area: Available in Sacramento, Placer, and some of El Dorado County.
Phone: (877) 505-4040
Services offered: Home delivery of chosen brand(s) of groceries from virtual grocery store
Fee: Depends on time slot and order size, from $6.95-$12.95.
Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Debit cards with Visa or MasterCard
Orders: Online only
Other information: Minimum order is $49. Orders may be placed 3 weeks in advance. Select delivery time available for desired dates. Orders can be tailored to suit personal preferences (ex: firm tomatoes, thick cut deli meat, etc.) by using the “Request to your personal shopper” feature.
Phone: (888) 724-9267
Services offered: Home delivery of frozen foods, also ships orders.
Must call first to confirm your area is serviced.
Fee: $1.75 delivery fee, $14.95 mail order fee or $4.95 mail order fee for orders that are $100. or higher.
Payment: Cash, Check, Credit card, EBT card, Schwan’s Debit Card
Orders: Straight from the delivery truck, phone, fax, email or online. Suggested order placement at least 3 days in advance to reserve product.
Other information: Schwan’s offers 350 items, including meat and fish, appetizers, desserts, sides, and complete meals. Offices are located throughout the area. Delivery trucks visit homes as often as every two weeks, at a convenient time and payment is made upon delivery.
Online Grocers That Accept Ebt/Snap
- Walmart – www.walmart.com/grocery
- Amazon Fresh – https://www.amazon.com/AmazonFresh/
- Safeway – www.shop.safeway.com
- EBT/SNAP program recently piloted. Statement released on website:
- “Any person with a disability who uses EBT benefits and needs to use Safeway home grocery delivery service, please call 1-877-505-4040 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org”