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Providing grocery assistance to families and individuals in need.

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.

Pictures from our
Brunch in The Garden at Filoli

Thank you to everyone who joined us for ‘Brunch in the Garden’ at Filoli on June 17th, and to all who participated in helping us to reach our fundraising goals. We are grateful for the support and enjoyed having the opportunity to spread the word about the work we are doing here at CALL Primrose. 

Photos from the event are available through the link below, which will take you to a slide show created by CALL Primrose client, Michael, who shared his personal story with us that afternoon. Your support is what enables us to continue to help Michael, and others like him who are facing difficult times. You have made a difference!



Enjoy the photos!

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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 2023 CALL Primrose was able to serve over 74,000 individuals in need by directly distributing more than 94,000 bags of groceries. 


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


Anyone in need of grocery assistance is welcome!

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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