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COVID-19 - Community Resources

The City is responding to the changing needs in our community. Here, residents looking for support can find resources offered locally and throughout LA County. Please check back often and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to the COVID-19 hotline at 310-458-8400 or Stay calm, stay informed, and stay healthy. 

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Essential Services Map (Formerly Food Pickup and Delivery Map)

To connect residents with Santa Monica businesses that are open and providing essential services, we transformed the Food Pickup and Delivery map into the Santa Monica Essential Business Services Map. This multilayered interactive map includes critical categories such as food, medical care, and child care.

Click here for the mobile-friendly version of the map.

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Community Mental Health and Wellbeing

Start with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Access Hotline 800-854-7771. Available 24/7

Resources for Coping with Stress

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Local Mental Health Resources

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Food and Hunger

Grocery stores, restaurants, free or low-cost food options

Food Assistance

CalFresh is California’s Nutrition Assistance Program that can help people in low-income households purchase food by increasing their food-buying power. For program updates or to apply, visit 

Grocery Stores

  • Bob’s Market (Only Accept Orders via Phone) 
    • Offers delivery 
    • 1650 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica 90405, (310) 452-2493 
  • Co-opportunity Market & Deli 
    • Offers delivery via Instacart  
    • 1525 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404, (310) 451-8902 
  • CVS (Only Accepts Online Orders) 
  • Instacart 
  • Pavilions (Offers Delivery Service) 
    • 820 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403, 877-505-4040 
  • Postmates 
  • Ralphs (Only Accepts Online Orders) 
  • Tender Greens (Delivery and Pickup)
    • 201 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Vons (Only Accepts Online Orders, offers delivery) 
    • 710 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 260-0260 
  • Whole Foods Market (All Locations Accept Orders via Amazon Fresh) 
    • 1311 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403, (310) 394-1414 
    • 1425 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403, (310) 576-4707 
    • 2201 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403, (310) 315-0662 
    • 2121 Cloverfield Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404, (310) 752-1155
    • 225 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, (310) 566-9480 

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Farmers' Markets

Our farmers' markets remain open for the sale of fresh produce only. We will continue offering CalFresh/EBT for low-incomeshoppers. The market's continuation of service will also minimize economic impacts to participating small Farmers so they remain able to serve the market community in the months and years to come.
Market Staff is working to provide additional options for hand washing in addition to plumbed restrooms that are available on site. Any updates to market programming will be provided on both the City of Santa Monica & Santa Monica Farmers Market social media and website. (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram: @SMFMS)

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Free Food Resources

Student Meal Service

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District provides breakfast and lunch to all students under the age of 18, including over Spring Break (April 6 – 17). 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. 

Pickup Locations: 

  • Will Rogers, McKinley Elementary, and Webster Elementary: In front of the school, or in the usual drop off/ pick up drive through 
  • Samohi: 7th St. and Michigan Ave. gate. 

SMMUSD families may go to any of these schools even if not enrolled there. All students under the age of 18 will be served grab-and-go bagged meals. A parent or guardian must be present, except high school students may participate on their own. 

 Note: Meals will be unavailable on April 10 and April 13.  

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Access to Food for Seniors

Information about special hours and free meal services

What grocery stores are allowing seniors to shop early?

Some stores and delivery services are waiving their delivery fees.  Local nonprofits Meals on Wheels and WISE & Healthy Aging have both ramped up services to provide meal delivery or pickup for seniors.  If you must go out, call your local store to see if they offer special seniors-only shopping hours.  Remember that there may still be a long line to get in, as stores need to keep people inside at a safe distance.

Free Meal Services

WISE & Healthy Aging Members (WISE Diner Card members)

  • Location: Ken Edwards Center (KEC) - 1527 4th Street
  • Mondays and Thursdays, 11:30 am – 1 pm.
  • If driving to access free meals at KEC there is no need to park; meals will be brought to your vehicle. If there is a long line of vehicles, please park and enter the KEC center for your meals.

Meals on Wheels West

Salvation Army

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Restaurant Pickup and Food Delivery Guide

Santa Monica is a food-lovers destination with over 600 restaurants, café, bakeries and food retailers.  While our businesses have had to temporarily close their on-premise dining service, many still offer delivery, curbside pickup and takeout options. 

>>All of our restaurants open for takeout are now on our Essential Services Map!

We hope you will #EatLocalSM in support of our businesses in the comfort of your home.

To make it easier to dash in to pick up food, look for temporary 10-minute pick-up/delivery pickup zones in front of your favorite restaurant. Regular parking meter rates still apply.

Now through April 30, customers can order alcoholic beverages with their takeout or food delivery orders. More here.

Please note: This list is based on information submitted by the participating businesses and may not be all-inclusive. If you have a favorite Santa Monica restaurant or café who is currently offering these services and not yet included here, please encourage them to submit here so we can add them to the map. Businesses featured here may also need to change their hours or operations. To update the listing, a business should submit here.

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Seniors should follow the Governor’s stay at home order and reach out to family, friends, neighbors or their faith communities to help with food or prescription deliveries to limit their possible exposure to COVID-19.  If you must go out, call your local store to see if they offer special seniors-only shopping hours.  Remember that there may still be a long line to get in, as stores need to keep people inside at a safe distance.

Other Resources

  • Learn more about Senior Meal services and check out the Essential Services Map to find open stores and pharmacies. View a list of grocery stores offering special senior hours.
  • GoldenTalk(888) 604-6533. Available 24/7. Assists seniors facing social isolation through warm conversations and also provides referrals and works closely with multiple agencies within Los Angeles County in the event of a crisis.
  • The City of Santa Monica’s senior on-demand transportation service Mobility on Demand Every Day, operated through Big Blue Bus and Lyft, is experiencing changes to respond to the pandemic. For more details, visit or call 310-458-6633. 
  • If you need help or have a question, call the City’s COVID Customer Service Center and talk to a member of our staff at 310-458-8400 or
  • There is a moratorium on evictions effective March 14 – May 31. You cannot be evicted for non-payment of rent as a result of COVID-19. If you have a question, our City Attorney’s Office of Consumer Protection can assist you (310) 458-8336.

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People Experiencing Homelessness

The City and local homeless service providers are working closely with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and Public Health to continue serving our vulnerable neighbors experiencing homelessness.  For more information on these efforts, please visit

To submit an outreach request for someone experiencing homelessness in your neighborhood, please visit the Los Angeles County Homeless Outreach Portal at Please note that as outreach capacity is limited, requests for those with more serious medical and/or behavioral health needs may be prioritized.

Emergency Shelters

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Homeless Services

  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 FAQ – Guidance for People Experiencing Homelessness (pdf)
  • The People Concern Access Center
    • Services: Showers, restrooms and sack lunches
    • 503 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
    • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • St. Joseph's Center Family Resource Team
    • Phone: 310-694-6035 (voicemail only)
  • Salvation Army
    • Services: To-Go Meals and Services
    • 1533 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
    • Phone: 310-451-1358, general number with voicemail |
    • Hours:
      • Service window: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m. 
      • To-Go meals: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Westside Coalition
  • Safe Place for Youth
    • Services: Case management, housing referrals
    • 2469 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
    • Phone: 310-902-2283
    • Hours
      • Access Center Drop-in hours: Tuesdays and – Thursdays, 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
      • Office hours: Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Daniel’s Place (Youth and Young Adults)
    • 1328 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
    • Phone: 310-392-5855
    • Hours: Sunday and Monday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  

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Youth & Families

Talking to kids about COVID-19

Children will respond to stress in different ways, by being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated. Respond with love and attention. Listen carefully. Speak kindly. Kids are observing carefully – and listening to everything

Look for more information in this space soon.

Protecting Youth

There are services available to help parents and children in this incredibly stressful time. If you or someone you know is in need of extra support during this time of heightened uncertainty, please contact the Department of Children and Family Services to find out about local services. To learn more about child abuse prevention month in April and how you can help, please visit: childwelfare.govThe DCFS Child Protection Hotline may be reached 24/7 at 800-540-4000. Information about DCFS can be found at  

  •  For a free, 30-minute, online training on Protecting Children During a Crisis, visit

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Access Services (ADA Paratransit) 

  • Eligibility (800) 827-0829
  • Reservations: (800) 883-1295

MODE (Mobility on Demand Everyday)

  • Operating with temporary service modifications
  • Call Center: (310) 458-6633
    • Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7:30 am. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Riding Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday: DISCONTINUED

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Buses and Trains

  • Big Blue Bus
    • Service Adjustments: Fares not enforced. Rear-door boarding only (except for wheelchair and strollers). Full-service modification details
    • Customer Service: (310) 451-5444 or contact via Santa Monica Works app
      • Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
      • Blue: The Transit Store is Closed
  • Metro
    • Service Adjustments: Free rides. Rear-door boarding only (except for wheelchairs) Full service modification details
    • Customer Service: (323) 466-3876
      • Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Bike & Scooters

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Uber & Lyft

  • Uber and Lyft
    • Shared ride options suspended
    • Single rides option continues

New Parking Options for Santa Monica

Residents with a valid preferential parking permit on display can now park 24/7 in four city parking lots with no additional payment required.

Stay informed on what’s happening in Santa Monica

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