Resources for Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis

Olivewood is here to support you and your family during this time of uncertainty and challenging circumstances. On this page, find resources for COVID-19 related updates and assistance programs, resources for parents to keep kids busy and learning while at home, resources for families to prepare healthy meals together, and more. If there’s something missing from this page, or your family needs support in an area not listed, please reach out to us and we’ll do our best to support you.



Assistance Programs

Food Programs 

Feeding San Diego Emergency Food Distribution for Families (No requirements)


San Diego Food Bank Emergency Food Assistance Programs


Meals for Students throughout SD County

  • Boys and Girls Club San Marcos (1 Positive Place) : 3:00pm, Monday – Friday
  • La Maestra Community Health Centers (4440 Wightman St) : 11:30am, Monday – Saturday
  • Mission Cove Apartments (3239 Conch Way) : 12:00pm, Monday – Friday
  • Ocean Discovery Institute (4255 Thorn St) : 3:00pm, Monday – Friday
  • Pro Kids City Heights (4085 52nd St) : 11am, Monday – Friday
  • Pro Kids Oceanside )821 Douglas Drive) : 11:00am, Monday – Friday
  • Sierra Vista Apartments (422 Los Vallecitos Blvd) : 12:00pm, Monday – Friday

Meals for National City children

  • SUHSD Spring Break Meal Service (April 1, 2020 at 11am)
    • Chula Vista Middle
    • Montgomery Middle
    • National City Middle
    • Southwest Middle
    • Hilltop High
    • Southwest High
  • Casa de Salud Youth Center (1408 E. Harding Ave): 1pm – 2:30pm, Monday – Friday
  • Las Palmas (1900 E 18th Street) : 10am – 12:30pm, Monday – Friday
  • National City Middle School (1701 D Ave): 11am – 3pm, Tuesday, March 31st each child will receive 4 breakfast & 4 lunch meals.

(Please note that the child must be present to receive the meals and all meals will be provided in bags for easy carrying and storage.)

Meals for seniors in National City:

  • The Senior Nutrition Center (1415 D Avenue) : 11am – 12:30pm, Monday – Friday

South Bay Community Services Distributions for Families:

  • Castle Park Middle (160 Quintard St) : Every Tuesday, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • South Bay Community Services (707 F St) : 2nd Wednesday, 3:00 – 5:00pm
  • Castle Park Elementary (25 Emerson St) : Every Thursday, 8:30am – 9:30am

Financial Relief Programs

Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act


Economic Assistance for San Diego Businesses Affected by COVID-19


San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative – Provides flexible resources to individuals impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours implemented by employers.


0% Interest Loans for South County Restaurants


SDG&E Updates

Sweetwater Authority Updates

Cox Communications – upgraded internet speed and other programs

How-To, Easy, Healthy Recipes

Adventurous Eating with Olivewood Gardens: A Healthy Cooking Series, Episode 2:

Episode 1: