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Marin Community Clinics Health Hubs

Multicultural Community Health Fairs

Marin Community Clinics (MCC) coordinates Health Hubs at the Novato and San Rafael Clinics! At our health hubs, we provide free and bilingual services such as food distribution, nutrition education, health screenings, and information about community organizations. Food pantry items are provided by the SF-Marin Food Bank and by the Program, and the health screenings are provided by our wonderful nurses! Everyone is welcome to attend the health hubs food pantry and to help us run it!

Health Hubs Food Distribution

-Every Wednesday at our San Rafael Clinic from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
-Every Thursday at our Novato Clinic from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Health Screenings (Temporarily Cancelled)

FREE blood pressure and glucose tests at both Health Hub locations on Wednesday’s & Thursday’s

Community Organizations

Community organizations are welcome to provide information about their services and events at the Health Hubs. The Health Hubs provide a great opportunity to reach out to the community, bring awareness about important topics and issues and promote services and events.

Building connections through healthy food choices.

Marin Community Clinics is seeking volunteers at our Health Hub food pantries. Most of our patients are low income families with socioeconomic and social stress. It is our priority to provide a safe, friendly, and culturally sensitive environment.

Health Hubs is an outdoor, community based, multicultural, and multilingual program that connects and engages more than 1000 people every week. Health Hubs provides access to healthy food and community resources that support the health and wellbeing of the community, regardless of race, age, income or place of residence.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis Health Hubs is following the CDC guidelines. Our goal is to strike a balance between keeping the community safe while also performing an essential service and getting food to those in need though our drive thru and walk up food pantry distribution. We reevaluate safety protocols daily. We maintain safe practices, reducing the risk of virus transmission by cleaning, practicing social distancing, and wearing facemasks.

Health Hub Volunteer Shifts

  • Wednesday’s at Marin Community Clinic (3110 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael): 11:30am – 3:30pm (shorter/longer depending on attendance and food supply)
  • Thursday’s at Marin Community Clinic (6100 Redwood Blvd, Novato): 11:30am – 3:30pm (shorter/longer depending on attendance and food supply)
  • Please note: Health Hub takes place outdoors, most often on the sidewalk or in a parking lot.

Volunteer service will include but is not limited to, unloading and sorting food supplies, packaging and organizing food bags, distributing and recording food to the community, monitoring pedestrian and vehicle traffic, as well as site set up and clean up.


What to Bring

To further protect the health of volunteers and participants we are asking volunteers to bring:

  • Mask/facial covering (one-way valve masks are not acceptable)
  • Wear closed-toe shoes
  • We will be outside, wear comfortable clothing (we recommend layers, a hat, and sunscreen due to the ever-changing weather conditions)
  • Be aware there will not be a place to store personal belongings, please do not bring valuables
  • Please bring a secure lidded water bottle and a snack
  • Volunteers must wear gloves at all times (provided by the Health Hub program at MCC)
  • We ask that any volunteer who does not feel well refrain from attending their volunteer shift
  • Volunteers should be able to lift 30 to 40 pounds

Length Health Hubs of food distribution is dependent on attendance – We currently provide food assistance to more than 1,000 people every week, but we do not know how many participants will arrive weekly or if they will all arrive early/late.

Thank you for your flexibility as we meet this emergent need.

We need your support for this essential program!

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