Local Food Delivery, Transportation, Housing Referrals

Food Delivery

HIV Food Pantry- a program of Community Action Marin
408 4th Street, San Rafael, CA
(415) 457-9875
Offers free groceries for Marin residents with HIV or AIDS to be picked up at their location. Income-eligible, please contact their office for details.

Meals of Marin
1111 E. Francisco Blvd., Suite B San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 457-4666
A non-profit organization that provides home-delivery of hot, nutritious meals seven days a week to people living with a life-threatening illness.

Whistlestop Nutrition Services Department
Marin Senior Coordinating Council, Inc.
930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 456-9062
Group and home-delivered, nutritious meals are available to seniors in the community who are unable to maintain adequate diets on a daily basis. Hot noon meals served at several locations throughout the county.


American Cancer Society Transportation Program
25 Bellam Blvd. No 150, San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 454-8464
Volunteers provide rides for cancer related medical appointments.

DMV Disabled Parking Placard
State Department of Motor Vehicles
(415) 924-5560
Placard allows you to park in blue and green handicapped zones. People with disabilities that impair their ability to walk qualify, but a doctor must sign the application.

Health Express
Marin Senior Coordinating Council, Inc.
930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 457-1392
Medical transportation for those over sixty years of age or who have a disability living in the Novato area. For doctor or hospital appointments only in Novato area. Rides are free. Please book one to three weeks in advance.

Novato Human Needs Center
1907 Novato Blvd., Novato, CA 94947
(415) 897-4147
Rides for Novato seniors.

Regional Transit Connection Discount Card
Golden Gate Transit
(415) 921-5858 (call for application)
Whistlestop in San Rafael (415) 456-9062 (call for upcoming dates to apply)

Allows you to pay half-fare on public transit throughout the Bay Area. You must be disabled or over 65 years of age. Proof of disability required (medical certification, Medicare card, or DMV handicapped registration). Applications are submitted in person with photo ID. Please call the above numbers for further information.

Whistlestop Wheels
Marin Senior Coordinating Council, Inc.
930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 454-0964
Transportation for the disabled or elderly who are unable to use public transit. An application is required. No limit on type of rides requested. Fares are $1.25 within Marin County (call for fares to Sonoma and San Francisco Counties).


Ecumenical Association for Housing
2169 E. Francisco Blvd., Suite B, San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 258-1800
Develops and manages low and moderate-income subsidized housing in the Bay Area for families, individuals with disabilities, and seniors. Please note that there are waiting lists so do not wait to get on the lists.

Fair Housing Hotline
615 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 457-5025
A non-profit organization assisting people regarding housing discrimination issues.

Marin Housing
4020 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 491-2525 | 800-735-2929 | Waitlist Hotline: 446-7054
Manages housing programs and services for people with very-low income, low income, and moderate income.

Senior Housing Help
(415) 457-4636
Free copies of the new edition of Choices for Living, A Housing Resource Guide for Marin Seniors are available at the Division of Aging office, 10 North San Pedro Road, Suite San Rafael, 94903, or at Whistlestop.