Find the Food Assistance You Need
Take a look at our maps to find food distributions and resources near you. Choose from options such as Food Pantries, Summer Meal Sites for youth, and other community resources like us that provide support with food insecurity. Scroll for more information!
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Food Pantry Locations
Child Nutrition Sites
Our food pantry, facilitated by Jacob & Cushman at San Diego Food Bank, distributes the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) food commodities funded by the USDA. These commodities are distributed monthly, with the amount depending on the zip code and the family size. Feeding San Diego also provides opportunities to receive donations of fresh produce and groceries from local stores.
Child Nutrition Sites
Heaven's Windows strives to end childhood hunger by providing kids balanced and healthy food. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program/At-Risk Sites (CACFP) were established by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to ensure that undernourished children receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals that meet federal nutrition guidelines are provided at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income families. Listed below are several sites that offer summer meal programs for those in need.
Spring Valley Library
836 Kempton Street
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Access Youth Academy
704 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114
Darnell Charter School
6020 Hughes Street
San Diego, CA 92115
Heaven’s Window serves as a platform to connect families and individuals with all the aid they might need. Heaven’s Window partners with a variety of charitable organizations to connect people with the right resources for them.
211 San Diego
As a local non-profit organization operating 24/7, 365 days a year, 211 San Diego is the region’s most trusted source for access to the community, health, social, and disaster services. Dial 211 and get access to 6,000+ services, resources, and programs available through our online database. Your call is free of charge and confidential, with more than 200 languages available.
San Diego Food Bank
The Food Bank operates a number of hunger relief and resource programs for our client population. The Food Bank receives food from a range of sources, including locally-run food drives, the USDA, growers, retailers, and wholesalers. Once the food arrives at our warehouse, we rely on volunteers to inspect and sort the food. Food is then categorized by food group and boxed and bagged for distribution to the community.
Feeding San Diego
Established in 2007, Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger relief and food rescue organization in San Diego County and the only Feeding America member in the region. Feeding San Diego is on a mission to connect every person facing hunger with nutritious meals by maximizing food rescue. Your support helps provide nutritious meals to people facing hunger.
Established in 1994, Senior Gleaners provides multiple benefits by harvesting and collecting food otherwise wasted to feed those needing it the most. Providing meaningful activity and social connections for volunteers. Helping residents (many of them seniors unable to care for their trees) harvest surplus crops—mostly citrus. Keeping tons of organic material out of landfills where it generates harmful methane gas.
Hands On San Diego
Hands On San Diego engages individuals as well as small and large groups by connecting them with local nonprofit organizations where they can donate their time and talent for a variety of projects and activities. Nonprofit organizations benefit because volunteer engagement increases their reach and capacity. Volunteers benefit because they witness first-hand how they are positively impacting the San Diego region.