Food Assistance


Resources for Food Assistance


Brother Benno’s Foundation
3260 Production Ave
Oceanside 92058
(760) 439-1244
Breakfast M-F 6:30-8:30am
Hot meal Saturday 10-11:30am

Hot meals are served and sack lunches are provided to the public six days a week. Low-income families with children in the household, senior citizens over age 60 or the disabled may register for monthly food packs.

Crossroads at New Covenant Church
2930 Howard Ave (corner of Howard and 30th in North Park)
San Diego 92104
(619) 563-0560

Three to five bags of groceries for $12. Usually includes produce, diary, bakery, and canned foods. Call on Thursdays between 9am and Noon to reserve groceries. Pick up same day between 4:30-5:30pm

San Diego Food Bank
9850 Distribution Ave.
San Diego, 92121
(858) 527-1419
Emergency Food Referrals: (866) 350-3663 (dial 211 for emergency food on weekends or after hours)

Through the Food Assistance Program, monthly food packages will be delivered to individuals and family who meet income guidelines.

San Diego Food Bank Distribution Sites and Times:
1st Tuesday 9:00am – until food is gone
LGBT Community Center
3909 Centre St.
San Diego, CA 92103

1st Friday 9:00am – until food is gone
South Bay Pentecostal
395 D Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

2nd Monday 9:00am – until food is gone
Teen Challenge
5450 Lea St.
San Diego, CA 92105

2nd Tuesday 9:00am – until food is gone
Hearts and Hands
2020 Alaquinas Drive
San Ysidro, CA 92173

2nd Friday 9:00am – until food is gone
Journey Community Church
8363 Center Dr, Ste 6C
La Mesa, CA 91942

3rd Monday 9:00am – until food is gone
St. Stephen’s
5825 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114

3rd Monday 3:00pm – until food is gone
Vista Spanish Church
254 W. Indian Rock
Vista, CA 92083

3rd Tuesday 4:00pm – until food is gone
El Cajon Seventh Day Adventist Church
1630 E. Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92019

4th Tuesday 9:00am – until food is gone
New Seasons
2300 Bancroft Dr.
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Last Wednesday 10:00am – until food is gone
Fallbrook Food Pantry
221 N. Pico Ave.
Fallbrook, CA 92028

Last Thursday 4:00pm – until food is gone
Bread of Life
1919 Apple St.
Oceanside, CA 92054

Last Friday 9:00am – until food is gone
Samoa Independent
2055 Skyline Dr.
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Interfaith Community Services

Escondido Office
550 West Washington Ave
Escondido, 92025
(760) 489-6380

Oceanside Office
4700 North River Road
Oceanside, CA 92057
(760) 721-2117

Veteran’s Service Center
1617 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92058
(760) 529-9979

Free breakfast and sack lunch M-F 6:30-7:30am, food pantry provides dry goods items on an emergency basis.

St. Vincent de Paul Village
1501 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, 92101

Hot meal service Monday to Saturday: 11 am, Sunday: 9:30 am

Golden Share Foods
(619) 590-1692

Golden Share is a food-buying club that offers products at a reduced cost. There are multiple distribution centers throughout San Diego County.

Western Eagle Foundation
40940 County Center Dr.
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 695-7206

Food boxes containing a supply of food that will feed a family of four, 2 meals a day each, for an entire week can be purchased for $25. Boxes can be picked up from 4:00-6:00 pm on the first Wednesday of every month.

CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps)

Call 211 for over the phone enrollment
The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. The amount of the benefit is based on the size of your household, your income, and your bills. CalFresh benefits come on a plastic card, called the Golden State Advantage Card, which you can use just like a bank card at most food stores.