Sunnyvale Community Services helps Sunnyvale and Alviso residents to meet urgent basic needs.

If you need help paying rent, utilities, or other urgent expenses, or if you need food, please do not hesitate to call us.

Contact us today at 408-738-4321 during our hours of operation: Monday through Friday 9am - 12pm and 12:30pm - 4pm.

If you are a Sunnyvale Community Services client, and currently participating in our food program, you can view our food distribution calendar here or call our food hotline at 408-738-4321 ext. 2023.


Our donors and volunteers help us in so many ways, and we are grateful for every one of them. To learn more about how to donate, visit our Ways to Donate webpage.

We regret that we are unable to accept donated goods like toys and food at this time. Gift cards and monetary donations are greatly appreciated.

To learn about volunteer opportunities, email volunteer@svcommunityservices.orgPlease note that due to COVID, on-site opportunities are currently limited. Masks and proof of vaccination are required.


Sunnyvale Community Services receives support from a variety of sources, including government grants, corporate donations, foundation grants, and individuals who want to help make a difference for their neighbors in need.


Our agency relies on the amazing dedication of volunteers to deliver food and other services to Sunnyvale residents in need of assistance. Individual adults, corporate groups, and church and organization groups are all welcome.

Need Help?

If you are a resident of Sunnyvale, CA and are experiencing a financial emergency, or if you find that after you pay your bills you don’t have money left to buy food, we are here to help.


Important News

We're Hiring!

Click here to see all available positions.


CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program 

Rental assistance is available for low-income Santa Clara County residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Both renters and landlords can apply!

All new applicants should apply through the statewide CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program. For more information on eligibility criteria and to start an application, visit or call (833) 430-2122.

2021 Tax Benefits for Donors

Whether you plan to itemize your 2021 deductions or not, the extension of the charitable contribution provisions from last year’s CARES Act may benefit you. Read more on our Ways to Donate webpage.

Become a Community Leader!

Our FREE program will train you to make an impact and become a leader in Sunnyvale. Contact Naomy Valdiosera at or call (408) 738-4321x2012 or click here for details.

Know your rights!

Download this PDF and know your rights in the event Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) comes to your door.

Immigration Raid Response

SCS 2019-20 Annual Report

Click the button to view our most recent Annual Report.


More Information

Free COVID-19 Testing

Santa Clara County provides free COVID-19 testing in Sunnyvale. See this site for details.

Free Telehealth Counseling

La Selva Community Clinic's COVID Support program is offering free telehealth counseling to uninsured and under-insured individuals that live in Santa Clara County and have been impacted by the pandemic. This program is also open to uninsured healthcare providers. Services are short-term and available in both English and Spanish. If you are interested in receiving free telehealth services, please contact Karen Salas-Caballero, AMFT #94947 at (408) 757-8449.

Karen is supervised by Martha Zambrano, LMFT #84332.

Partner Agencies Still Offering Services 

Our partner agencies are still offering their services. Read below to learn how to access them.

PARS Immigration consultations are available via phone at 408-261-6405 and via email at You will be given instructions within 24-48 business hours to secure a consultation with a legal representative. You can also request
a consultation at If this is an urgent matter, please call the Rapid Response Network at 408-290-1144 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Project Sentinel will help protect you from evictions. Call 408-720-9888 or email for help talking to your landlord. For questions about the ordinance, email:

Senior Adult Legal Assistance (SALA) provides free legal advice, brief consultations and representation in a wide range of civil (not criminal) legal matters. Please call 408-295-5991 to speak to a legal representative.

Sobrato Philanthropies Continues Support for SCS Programs and Services

We are very thankful to Sobrato Philanthropies for its many years of significant financial support of our mission to prevent homelessness and hunger in our local community. Sobrato Philathropies' efforts are critical to aiding our ability to enable individuals to meet their basic needs in these challenging times.