A mother of three called from Oakland searching for holiday food and toy assistance. She has limited income through CalWORKs and couldn’t afford any presents for Christmas. The caller stated she receives CalFresh, but the family didn’t have enough food to last them until the end of the month. 2-1-1 referred the caller to McGee Ave. Baptist Church for a holiday food basket and toy distribution; a holiday toy and hot meal event at City Team ministries; and The Alameda County Community Food Bank for a holiday food giveaway.
"I am really satisfied with the way 2-1-1 helped me. I give 2-1-1 a 10! Your employee gave me all the numbers to assist me with help, and I just got an apartment here in Hayward. I really appreciate your help, and thank you for all the information. Have a blessed holiday and a happy new year.”