COVID-19 Resources

Updated January 28, 2021


We are posting a current link from the County of Monterey in regard to vaccination opportunities in Phase 1B, Tier 1: Individuals 75 years and older.

Vaccination Registration


Flu prevention & COVID-19

Here is some helpful information on influenza and its prevention alongside the COVID-19 pandemic. The links cover all of the essentials on the Flu shot during this pandemic, as well as some seasonal health information that may help in a more holistic way.


Food Options for Seniors

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley: We serve home-bound seniors, 60 and older, in the Salinas Valley who can no longer shop or cook for themselves. Please call 831.758.6325 for more information.

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley offers their HANDS Program to people who are under 60. Cost is $150 per month, pre-paid, for 5-7 meals delivered to your door every week.

Salvation Army is prepared to offer a meal to seniors who drive but don’t want to go out to restaurants or grocery stores. Please call 831.443.9655 ext. 2900 and let them know you’d like to be on the Senior pick-up list. Meals may be picked up at Salvation Army located at 2460 N. Main Street in Salinas. Please give them 24-hour notice.




Target – special hours on Wednesdays beginning March 18. First hour of shopping, 8 am – 9 am is reserved seniors and those with health conditions.


Raley’s/Bel Air/Nob Hill – offering Senior Essentials Bags for $20 placed in front of the store each day at 7 a.m. with mix of fresh items and pantry staples. First come, first served.


Whole Foods – individuals 60+ can visit the store one hour before it is open to the public. Monterey Whole Foods will open from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. on Wednesdays for seniors. Regular store hours are 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Safeway/Albertsons/Lucky – Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. for vulnerable shoppers.


Article about the shopping movement for elders and vulnerable adults: stores-introduce-time-for-vulnerable-elderly-pregnant/5074064002/ 


OTHER OPTIONS delivers for these grocery stores in Salinas:

Smart & Final   |  Costco  |  Safeway  |  CVS Pharmacy  |  BevMo!  |  Raley’s/Nob Hill  |  Food 4 Less  |  Foods Co.  |  El Super  |  Lucky  |  Food Maxx  |  Rite Aid offers “contactless” meal deliveries from many restaurants.


Smart & Final

319 E. Alisal St, Salinas    831.754.1068

Delivery: Must download app: Instacart > Available in Salinas.

Pick up: yes, with Instacart.

Nob Hill Foods

1320 S. Main St, Salinas    831.758.8481

Delivery & Pickup: Available @ (Instacart: Raley’s/Nob Hill)

  • Delivery available within 10 miles radius

Fees: disclosed at moment of purchase


1375 N. Davis Rd, Salinas    831.998.9080

Delivery: not available.

Pick up: Yes, must place order on-line or App

Fees: In addition to the price of goods, a delivery charge as shown at checkout. Customer service clerk quoted me: $30.00+ for free delivery

Safeway (Constitution Blvd & N. Main St)


Delivery: available > must register on (powered by Instacart)

Pick Up: couldn’t get confirmation > No Answer

Fees: free on 1st order $75 > promocode: SAVE20

Foods Co.

1030 E. Alisal St, Salinas    831.424.0455

Delivery: Available with Instacart.

Pick up: not available

Fees: $35+ free; $10/ Mo. After first 2 weeks. (Instacart)

*membership may be cancelled at any time after the first 15 days.


1150 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93901  831.758.8233

Delivery: Yes

Pick up: couldn’t get confirmation > No Answer

Fees: $35+ free; $10/ Mo. After first 2 weeks. (Instacart)

*membership may be cancelled at any time after the first 15 days.


1640 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-5102    831.422.0547

Pick up: available “Drive Up” Order online > Must create account


Article about the shopping movement for elders and vulnerable adults: 



The Salvation Army delivers food bags to seniors on Fridays in King City. Seniors who need food assistance can call Maria at (310) 753-6520 to schedule delivery. 



These restaurants may be open for take-out and/or delivery. Call for options & hours:

The Cork & Plough – call 831.386.9491 – Open 11 am-6 pm

Tacos La Potranca – call 831.385.7500 or order from Grub Hub online.

Castro’s Surf N Turf – call 831.525.8035 – Open 11 am–7 pm (menu on Facebook)

Castro’s Bakery – call 831.386.9632 – Open 5 am to 7 pm

Guadalajara Restaurant – call 831.385.4606 – Open 10 am -6 pm

La Plaza Bakery – call 831.385.8888 – Open 4 am – 8 pm

Wildhorse Cafe - call 831.385.4312 - Limited menu - Take out only - Open 7 am-2 pm

El Lugarcito - call 831.385.4521 for take-out - Open 10 am - 8 pm



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