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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in San Diego CA

Being Alive - Daniel's Pantry
San Diego, CA 92103
619.291.1400
Details: Being Alive continues to offer the BASD commodities program to low income, HIV symptomatic persons. Current eligibility requirements for new clients of the commodities programs are similar to those for the previous Food Voucher program. Commodities are available to our clients each month. Shelf stable food items (canned goods, cereal, juices, pastas, etc.) and fresh produce items vary each month and are issued Monday through Thursday once each month. Occasionally we have nutritional supplements (ENSURE, BOOST) on a first-come, first served basis. Our clients can elect to use this benefit on a month-to-month basis. Program eligibility: A documented diagnosis of HIV by your physician is required; Proof of income; Photo Identification
Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego - Food Resource Center College Area
San Diego, CA 92115
619.286.1100
Details: Our Vision: To efficiently distribute food while recognizing the dignity of each person asking for assistance. To utilize donated items in a manner that ensures clients are receiving the freshest items possible. To assist clients to find resources needed and to advocate for those clients. Our Mission: To support families and individuals striving for personnel and economic self reliance. To encourage the identification and leveraging of resources. To engage families, individuals and the community in partnerships that promotes action on behalf of the poor.
Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego - Food Resource Center Downtown
San Diego, CA 92101
619.231.2828
Details: Our Vision: To efficiently distribute food while recognizing the dignity of each person asking for assistance. To utilize donated items in a manner that ensures clients are receiving the freshest items possible. To assist clients to find resources needed and to advocate for those clients. Our Mission: To support families and individuals striving for personnel and economic self reliance. To encourage the identification and leveraging of resources. To engage families, individuals and the community in partnerships that promotes action on behalf of the poor.
Christie's Place - Emergency Food Pantry
San Diego, CA 92101
619.702.4186
Details: All clients may access the food pantry on an EMERGENCY basis (maximum usage is twice per month).
Feeding America San Diego
San Diego, CA 92121
858.452.3663
Details: Founded in 2007, Feeding America San Diego is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. The non-profit organization, funded by philanthropic and community support, is devoted to feeding the hungry, advocacy, and education. FASD is committed to solving hunger in our communities and informing the public on the issues of food insecurity, nutrition, and poverty. We fight hunger locally by working hand-in-hand with partner agencies, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve 73,000 children, families and seniors in need each week.
God's Extended Hand
San Diego, CA 92101
619.237.0079
Details: God's Extended Hand is a place of evangelical ministry aimed at showing the homless population of San Diego the Love of God. We endeavor to do this by providing a gathering place where they can come and experience a sit down restaurant style meal in a peace filled Christ focused environment. All meals and services are offered free and without any charge on a first come first served basis. Morning Meal service doors open at 8:00 AM, message given at 9:30 AM, Breakfast served at 10:00 AM. Mission services close for the morning at 11:00AM. (closed Wednesday); Evening Meal service (weekdays) doors open at 4:00 PM, message given at 6:00 PM., Dinner served at 6:30 PM. Mission services close for the evening at 7:00 PM. (closed Wed.); Evening Meal service (Sat. & Sun.) doors open at 2:30 PM., message given at 3:00 PM., Dinner served at 3:30 PM. Mission services close for the evening at 5:00 PM. Donated clothing handed out 8-9:00 AM, and in the evenings from 4-5:00 PM (clothing room closed Wednesday and Sunday). Emergency winter over-night shelter. Prayer available before and after all messages and via our prayer box by staff intercessory prayer circle. Community aid bulletin board of helpful community services and referrals. Twice monthly free medical clinic (provided on site by Family Health Centers. Twice monthly free legal aid (specializing in disabililty assistance) provided by Jorgensen Law. Monthly free mental health / Addiction consulting provided by Family Health Cntrs. Community emergency aid free food pantry. Free haircuts provided by various churches and individuals.
Hand Up Youth Food Pantry at Murphy Canyon
San Diego, CA 92124
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.
Hand Up Youth Food Pantry at St. Paul's Cathedral
San Diego, CA 92103
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. St. Paul's Cathedral Distribution Dates: Every Thursday from 1:00–3:00pm
Horizon Urban Ministries
San Diego, CA 92101
619.236.8150
Details: HUM aids the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of urban residents by offering food, clothing, resources, acceptance, and love. Through service and love HUM is able to embrace individuals and lead them into a relationship with God. We love people in practical ways, share the gospel in ordinary ways and disciple in radical ways. Food and Raiment- We distribute clothes and food to needy families, single parents, and homeless in need. The distribution takes place every Sunday after our 10AM worship service; Street Outreach Teams- Groups go out on the streets to minister to the homeless’ physical and spiritual needs. With back pack filled with food, clothing and hygiene supplies, the group’s fellowship, encourage, and pray with the homeless. This outreach takes place every Friday at 6PM; Storefront- We provide a home cooked meal for homeless teenagers. Through this we are able to build relationships and show them real love; Community Dinners- A free, warm, dinner for the homeless in our community, designed to create a community or family feel. Thursdays at 5PM and Sundays at 4PM; Bless the City- Our Christmas outreach for needy families, we provide a Christmas meal and toys for every kid. This is a night of fun, family, friendship, worship, evangelism, and giving.
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
San Diego, CA 92121
858.527.1419
Details: The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed nearly 20 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank served, on average, 320,000 people per month in San Diego County. The Food Bank receives food from the USDA, food manufacturers, food retailers, the agricultural sector, food drives, and through financial contributions that enable us to purchase protein-rich foods, fresh produce, and dry staple foods such as beans, oatmeal, and rice. We also benefit from the generosity of more than 28,000 volunteers annually that help to sort and distribute donated and purchased food products. The Food Bank works to acquire, store, organize, and distribute food through a network of 330 nonprofit partner organizations that include food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless and residential shelters, youth programs, senior centers, and low-income daycare centers in communities throughout San Diego County. The Food Bank also distributes food directly to those in need at over 150 distribution sites throughout the county. In 2010, the families of Joan and Irwin Jacobs and Stephen and Marjorie Cushman donated $1.76 million to pay off the Food Bank’s mortgage on our Miramar warehouse making the organization effectively debt free. To honor the generosity and long-term support of both families, the Food Bank was renamed the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.
LSS Community Care - San Diego County
San Diego, CA 92117
858.483.4005
Details: Our Community Care Centers in San Diego County currently offer a range of programs for seniors, youth, and those in need of emergency services. We strategically partner with schools, churches, and other community locations to bring our services where they are needed most. Our Senior Companion Program operates throughout the county. We have two excellent student mentoring programs working in partnership with three high schools in the South Bay. Our emergency services are mostly concentrated in Chula Vista. This method of partnering allows us to provide service opportunities that are valuable for our clients as well as our volunteers.
Mama’s Kitchen, Inc.
San Diego, CA 92105
619.233.6262
Details: At Mama’s Kitchen we believe that every person is entitled to the basic necessity of life - nutritious food. As a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization, we prepare and deliver food to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS or cancer. Mama's Kitchen delivers three nutritional meals a day, seven days a week at no charge to men, women and children living with AIDS or cancer. Additionally, Mama's Kitchen provides pantry services (Mama's Pantry) to people affected by AIDS. Through these services, we are able to provide food, compassion and hope to over 1,300 people annually living throughout San Diego County.
Serra Mesa Food Pantry
San Diego, CA 92123
858.278.2633
Details: The Serra Mesa Food Pantry was created to provide food to individuals and/or families who live in the Serra Mesa area and who are experiencing temporary struggles in obtaining basic necessities during illness, unemployment, or other crisis. Our goal is to lessen the impact of hunger in our community. We regret that we are only able to serve residents in the zip code area of 92123. We are open on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The Saturday Distribution is on the 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:00am to 2:00pm. We have information available at the pantry regarding other places where people from other zip codes can go to get help.
So Others May Eat, Inc. At Sacred Heart Church
San Diego, CA 92107
858.414.8281
Details: It began as a small community dinner, and has been growing ever since. So Others May Eat, Inc. is dedicated to providing and feeding those who are in need. With the help and support of the community, S.O.M.E. has developed into an organization fulfilling its mission. Through a food rescue program, donations from local partners and the help of volunteers, hundreds are fed a hot meal and provided with non-perishables to go. More so, So Others May Eat, Inc. provides a place for community and fellowship among its attendants.
Special Delivery San Diego
San Diego, CA 92103
619.297.7373
Details: We are a non-profit organization and our staff is 100% volunteer. We cook and deliver fresh, homemade and nutritious meals to 130 + individuals and families five days a week. At Special Delivery we provide these meals to medically homebound people living with AIDS, cancer and other critical illnesses throughout the San Diego community. Our 100% volunteer staff helps us to keep overhead low so we can continue to guarantee that at least 91 cents of every dollar you donate is put directly into meals and care for our clients. HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8.00AM-5.00PM; PANTRY HOURS: MONDAY - THURSDAY 11 AM - 2PM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Food Pantry
San Diego, CA 92114
619.262.1089
Details: We know times are tough. Please allow us the pleasure of serving you. We can offer you and your family a 3-5 day emergency supply of food, depending on what is available. Our neighbors are able to use this service once every 30-days. We are also a referral service, so stop by and see what other resources might be available. The Pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday 9am-2pm. Please bring picture I.D. We kindly accept donations. Please help us help your neighbors!