Community Resources

Donate Time and Resources

San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund – A coalition of philanthropy, government, and business partners has joined together to create the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund to rapidly deploy flexible resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in San Diego County. Click here to learn more and to donate.

San Diego Blood Bank – Blood donations are urgently needed as San Diego Blood Bank prepares for possible decreased blood donations as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions and additional challenges that may arise which could potentially reduce the number of eligible donors further. More information here. Volunteers are also greatly needed to help staff Blood Bank donation sites. Click here for more info on volunteering.

American Red Cross– Schedule an appointment to donate blood here.

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank – The Food Bank is continuing normal operations to support San Diegans in need. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, click here for a list of available distributions throughout San Diego County.

Volunteers and donations are greatly needed as the Food Bank works to meet the rising demand in our community. Click here to volunteer

San Ysidro Health Center COVID-19 Relief Fund– Requesting donations to help purchase needed PPE to protect doctors, staff, and patients against this highly contagious virus.

Donate to UC San Diego Health COVID-19 Emergency Response – Join UCSD Health in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can play an important role in addressing this emergency and helping those affected by it. There are many ways you can help, with a critical need for donation of protective equipment (PPE) and supplies. Click here to learn how you can help.

Biocom accepting Statewide Donations – Learn more about the specific supplies needed for healthcare professionals in San Diego.

San Diego Tourism Authority has compiled a list of San Diego-specific ways to help here.

Jewish Family Services has requested volunteers in their Safe Parking Program and Migrant Family Shelter. Information can be found here.

Feeding San Diego – Learn about how you can help find or donate food, and more.

San Diego County Health & Human Services is requesting volunteers with healthcare experience for the Reserve Medical Corps (RMC). Information/ Sign up can be found here.

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund – Providing grants to restaurant industry employees who have demonstrated financial impact by COVID-19. Click here to donate or apply for grant.

Operation Medical Shield –  Working to protect medical personnel in real-time by getting critical PPE to Hospitals. OMS will collect your PPE supplies (masks, gowns, gloves, face shields, etc) and distribute them to hospitals in need via air and ground support. Please email  or to donate PPE. If you don’t have supplies, you can still help with a tax-deductible donation. Donate to: “Operation Medical Shield”

Community Offers

YMCA – Offering enhanced child care referrals for health care professionals. Information is available here.

The San Diego Union-Tribune – The San Diego Union-Tribune has dropped the paywall on coronavirus-related coverage. In addition, if you’re not already a subscriber, you can get three months free of unlimited digital access to The San Diego Union-Tribune by going to:

San Diego Public Library FoundationSan Diego Public eLibrary Resources

San Diego Zoo Global Free Online Courses for Teachers & Students – Providing teachers and students ages 13 or above eight weeks of complimentary access to the Animal Species on-line learning modules, offering different topics every week. Visit:


Job Opportunities

VONS – Hiring for immediate openings. Apply at your local store or online.

Amazon – Opportunities for Delivery Service Partner (DSP) program and drivers.

  • The DSP program is for those interested in starting their own logistics company and delivering packages. Information at
  • Information on driving jobs available at Put “Amazon Driver” into the search field and San Diego for geography or apply through Amazon.
  • Get text alerts when positions open by texting AMAZON to 77088. If you are only interested in driver roles, text DRIVENOW to 77088

Instacart – Hiring 300,000 more full-service shopper roles across the country. Details here.

Zovio – Hiring 200 Enrollment Advisors

Seniors/ Veterans

Early Shopping for Seniorsclick here for a schedule of stores offering shopping hours specifically for seniors. Please call your local store to double-check their policy before going. This list is not comprehensive and there are other stores offering special hours as well. We recommend calling your preferred store for their specific hours and policies.

Meal Delivery for Seniors – The Aging and Independence Services Department of the County Health and Human Services Agency will be delivering meals to all seniors at home age 60 and above. To sign up for this service call or email at 619-236-6572 or

    • All drivers and food delivery staff will be wearing masks and gloves and following recommendations by the CDC
    • Food delivery staff cannot enter client homes
    • Food delivery staff will knock or ring doorbells and wait for clients to answer the door
    • Food cannot be left on a doorstep unattended. If no one answers, a notice will be left that a meal delivery was attempted

Seniors without access to a deliverable address are able to go pick-up “to-go” meals at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center at 1525 4th Ave. 92101. Breakfast pick-up will be Mon-Fri, 7-8 am. Lunch pick-up Mon-Fri, 11-1 pm.

Vets’ Community Connections – Dedicated support for Veterans, military, and their families is available by calling at 2-1-1 option 7, or 844-VET-CONX. VCC can also be contacted through their website:

Stay Home SD – If you are over 65, live in San Diego, and need basic necessities, fill out this form or call (619) 800-3252, and Stay Home SD will get them to you as best as they can. Donations can be accepted here.

Cross-Border Resources

Grupo Consultor EFE: Options (legal and tax) for companies established in Mexico to minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19

The COVID-19 Transfer Pricing Adjustment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection: CBP’s new COVID webpage will reflect the most current information available, including Cargo Systems Messaging Service communications related to COVID-19, as well as updates and announcements in trade programs and cargo security.