Community Resources

We’re in the middle of multiple crises. Working families, students, and otherwise vulnerable communities are forced to face harsh realities and make difficult decisions. Our team compiled a list of resources for those who may need a helping hand, including links to free food and mutual aid projects. In the worst of our troubles, we take care of one another.

If you have resources you’d like to add or suggestions, please email

In love and solidarity,


Santa Cruz County Mutual Aid

A local network of mutual aid projects for
community members’ needs.

Instagram:  @santacruzmutualaid

Santa Cruz Community Fridges

A network of community fridges in Santa Cruz, CA – 218 Highland Avenue, 503 California St.

Instagram: @sccommunityfridge

Tenant Sanctuary

A tenant education service with the goal to empower tenants by educating them on their rights and providing the tools to pursue those rights.

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs

A volunteer-run program that shares free vegan meals, produce, and baked goods.

Meals On Wheels for Santa Cruz County

Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals to
seniors in Santa Cruz County.


A working document of resources gathered from informational posts about fire-related aid for folks impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex.

CZU FIre Resources

Compilation document with resources for evacuees, for children, food, laundry, and what to do if you’ve lost your home.