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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Costa Mesa CA

Costa Mesa Church of Christ - Caring Kitchen
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Details: Caring Kitchen began in 1983, when a small group of ladies from the Costa Mesa Church of Christ studied their Bibles and realized: “You can’t say you’re a Christian and then turn your back on others.” They concluded that God wanted them to do something to help feed hungry people. So they made a few casseroles and the first week, only one person showed up. But word travels fast on the street, and soon Caring Kitchen grew. In 1984, Cheri Druschel started helping with the meals and has done most of the cooking ever since. Caring Kitchen serves an average of over 150 plates per week, with a record high of 400 at Thanksgiving time. Caring Kitchen is supported financially and prayerfully by the Costa Mesa Church of Christ and by grateful donors. Our workers are all unpaid volunteers. Caring Kitchen has been serving hot meals every Tuesday evening from 5:30-6:30 PM since 1983. We also make a Bible study and a movie available to guests who are interested.
Share Our Selves Food Pantry
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Details: Food items are purchased and donated by approximately 25 area restaurants, markets and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Food is picked up by volunteer drivers 6 mornings a week. The food is repackaged and distributed by volunteers to those in need. SOS distributes an average of 275 bags of groceries a day. Bags are filled with fresh produce, meats, dairy products, breads and assorted canned goods.
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Details: Someone Cares Soup Kitchen (Soup Kitchen) provides a daily nutritional meal to homeless, unemployed, working poor families, senior citizens, the unemployed or under-employed, the mentally and physically challenged and most important . the children. We believe that no one should go to bed hungry on the street or otherwise. Therefore, the Soup Kitchen provides meals seven days per week. Meals are served Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and a breakfast is provided every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 am.