People on Cal Fresh or any other version of SNAP ("food stamps") who use Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Cards, now have some help getting to use their cards to obtain grocery delivery services. This is very important for reducing risk to already fragile populations.
for example, in West Oakland, CA Community Foods will take EBT for home delivery. To check their delivery area, go here
Other large commercial chains allow this at certain stores for certain people such as those with disabilities. Safeway (Von's in Southern California) do have the program for those with disabilities who are at high risk being inside stores. Raley's, a northern CA chain, does it for a broader category of people but at only certain stores, not all. Each store needs to be called to find out the exact location of the EBT/delivery options.
One thing congregations can do while members are in seclusion is call stores, large and small, in your area to find out who takes EBT for deliveries or at least pick up. Share your information with one another. Make lists of stores that offer this service, and duplicate it to put in places people still go - gas stations, clinics, bus stops, etc. It's something we an do in solitary work that can help lots of unseen and unknown people enormously.
People in need often have far fewer resources than we do. Let's give them the help with information they might not get on their own?