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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Oceanside CA

Community Lutheran Church - Free Food Distribution
Oceanside, CA 92057
760.722.3337
Details: Each month we host a free food distribution to help families and individuals in need. This vital ministry is conducted in conjunction with the Bread of Life Rescue Mission and Generation Church North. By God's grace, this effort has blessed over 350 families totaling approximately 1,000 people with food in its first 6 months.
Hand Up Youth Food Pantry at Camp Pendleton
Oceanside, CA 92058
858.637.3088
Details: The Hand Up Youth Food Pantry provides supplemental food to military families, homeless people, older adults, pregnant and parenting teens, and low income families at 8 locations across 40 miles of San Diego County. In the last year the Hand Up Youth Food Pantry provided more than 349,309 pounds of food to over 8,500 people. Hand Up teen leaders tackle the issue of hunger by coordinating food drives and fundraisers, managing volunteers at Hand Up food distribution sites and in our food pantry, and engaging in hunger advocacy. Together, Hand Up teens coordinated 30 food drives, secured 10,000+ pounds of donated food, and raised more than $8,800 to support Hand Up Youth Food Pantry last year.
Interfaith Community Services - Food Pantry at Coastal Service Center
Oceanside, CA 92054
760.721.2117
Details: Lack of adequate food is often what brings people to Interfaith’s doors, so feeding the hungry has always been one of our core services. Interfaith began when a handful of people started mobile food pantries out of the trunks of their cars. Last year, we served more than 174,000 hot meals at our nutrition center in Escondido, and distributed more than 317,000 meals worth of groceries at our two food pantries in Escondido and Oceanside. Interfaith operates two food pantries, one at our Inland Service Center in Escondido and another in our Coastal Service Center in Oceanside. Both locations provide donated items from local food drives by our faith center network and other supporting individuals, businesses, schools, and community organizations. Food is provided through the pantries to individuals and families on an emergency basis, providing up to a three-day supply. Individuals and families working with Interfaith’s client advocate staff in our Family & Social Services programs and our Shelter and Housing programs benefit from more frequent support from the food pantry.