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Providing grocery assistance to families and individuals in need.

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CALL Primrose is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing free grocery assistance to low income families and individuals in San Mateo County.


Founded in 1983 as an information and referral hotline for those in need within our community, CALL soon became a drop in location in downtown Burlingame for those  seeking emergency assistance.

Our mission is to compassionately address the issues of hunger and food insecurity within our community by providing free, healthy groceries to those in need.


In 2022 CALL Primrose was able to serve over 78,000 individuals in need by directly providing more than 106,000 bags of groceries. 


CALL Serves Individuals, Families, Seniors and those who are In Transition/Unhoused


Anyone in need of grocery assistance is welcome!

As an essential service provider, CALL Primrose is remaining open during regular grocery distribution hours:

 Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 2:45 pm.

For the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff we will be distributing outside.

Until further notice, CALL Primrose is not accepting any donations of food or other items. 


 We greatly appreciate financial donations so that we may continue to support community members in need.

Most Needed Items

What we need Now:

CALL Primrose is not accepting donations of food or other items at time. 


We do however need financial assistance.  ​Please consider a monetary donation. 

We appreciate the support of our community in helping community members in need.

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For information Regarding Volunteer  Opportunities
Please Contact our Volunteer Coordinator

"I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” 


– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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