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40 years

Celebrating

Proudly Serving Our Communities

OUR PURPOSE

"To compassionately address the issues of hunger and food insecurity by providing free, healthy groceries to those in need."

No Appointment Necessary.

OUR PASSION

 

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!

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PODCAST

 

Terri Boesch, CALL Primrose's Executive Director was recently interviewed on the "Burlingame it's a Small Town" podcast. Click on the button below to learn more about CALL Primrose's History, missions, and who we serve.

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ABOUT US

 

What began in 1983 as an information and referral service is now a drop-in food pantry, providing grocery assistance to low income families and individuals. 

  

Over the past 40 years, thousands of people in need have come to CALL for assistance.  

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Funds and food donations are received from private foundations, businesses and service organizations, and through various Peninsula city and county grants.

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Additional support comes from schools congregations and individuals within our community.

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CALL’s administrative costs are kept very low, to ensure that the financial support we receive will go a long way in helping others.

 

 

 

 

CALL is able to assist those in need, due to the efforts of our roster of dedicated volunteers, without whom, we could not help so many in our community.

 

If you would like to volunteer, please let us know.

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HOW WE USE YOUR DONATIONS

 

Your donations help CALL provide more than 90,000 bags of groceries each year to those in our community in need.  Monetary donations help support the purchase of fresh produce and dairy as well as other grocery items as needed, and make it possible for us to keep our doors open and to remain a reliable source to those who need us.

How We Use Your Donations

OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORS

 

 

A special thank you to the many community organizations who support our commitment to providing free, healthy groceries to our neighbors in need.

 

If your organization would like to help support our communities through Call Primrose, please contact us. 

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Our Community Sponsors

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

"We believe that each and every human being has the ability to make the world a more beautiful place."

Our Board of Directors

OUR COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY

 

CALL Primrose is a 501(c)(3) California public benefit corporation, Tax ID# 47-2131340. We are committed to integrity and transparency in all our business and fiscal operations. View our most recent IRS 990 tax filings below. For more information, contact us.

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HOW TO GET HERE

 

We'd love to

see you.

No Appointment Necessary.

Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 2:45pm 

CALL Primrose

139 Primrose Road

Burlingame, CA 

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How to Get Here

BUS

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Sam Trans

Routes 292, 390, 391

TRAIN

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Caltrain

Burlingame Station

BART

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Millbrae BART Station then bus 397 to El Camino Real at Howard

AUTO

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Northbound - Peninsula Avenue

Southbound - Broadway/Burlingame

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