There are dozens of food pantries in the San Joaquin County area. The centers will distribute free canned goods and other items, such as personal hygiene supplies and maybe even holiday meals or gifts, to low income families. While each location will try to support all from the county, regardless of religion, age, or income, due to limited resources some may have a formal application process.
There are food banks in all towns and cities, including Stockton, Manteca, and others. Each will have a limited amount of groceries to offer. Based on the generosity of donors, there may also be free baby formula or Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets passed out. Most of these locations are also considered to be non-profits.
If a pantry can't help, then they offer referrals or other forms of support. Whether it is a household item or maybe a senior that needs to enroll into Meals on Wheels, the locations can be turned to in an emergency.
These pantries serve the entire County. Whether it is food or items such as housing or cleaning supplies, the non-profits may be able to assist.
Salvation Army – ARC
Address is 1247 S. Wilson Way
There may be financial aid and case management for bills. Other resources include Meals on Wheels and food, such as rice and canned goods, from the free food pantry.
Stockton Shelter for the Homeless
411 S. Harrison Street, Stockton
Inquire into shelter as well as hot lunches or breakfasts and blankets for the homeless.
Human Services Agency (HSA) of San Joaquin County
Call (209) 468-1000
They can help families in poverty apply for food stamps or other government aid, such as free school lunches or weekend snack backpacks for students.
Assistance provided – Food pantry, gently used clothing, Christmas toys and more. The clearing house from this church based group can also offer information on food stamps, rent help, and more.
Telephone - (209) 825-9131
Manteca Pregnancy Help Center
Free formula for babies, diapers, and medical care is arranged.
Gleaning Interfaith Ministries
Phone - (209) 735-9604
Various low income programs and public benefits can be applied too.
Senior Services San Joaquin County
Dial (209) 538-4000
Runs the meals on wheels and congregate sites. USDA approved meals are served.
All of the following are base din Stockton and the zip code of 95202
Alpha Omega Ministries
Main address is 116 W. Willow Ave.
Catholic Charities Multi-Service
1106 N. El Dorado
There is free food, clothing, applications to Cal-Fresh food stamps, and financial aid provided.
Wings of Healing
840 E. Main
Call the pantry at (209) 948-5564
The zip code of 95203 locations are as follows
El Concilio Multi-Service
Address - 224 S. Sutter St.
Call the emergency pantry at (209) 644-2600
Gospel Center Rescue Mission
445 S. San Joaquin St.
Phone - (209) 466-2138
Free hot meals, including at Thanksgiving and Christmas, can be served.
Jesus Saves Ministry
Main address is 438 S. Sutter St.
Phone - (209) 463-4979
The pantry will have groceries. Seniors can also get help, including ensure and non-perishable items.
San Joaquin County zip code locations for 95204 include the following.
Bread of Life (Formerly Lifesong)
Address is 3034 Michigan Ave.
Temple of Grace Faith Center
2448 Country Club Blvd.
Telephone - (209) 623-9904
There is a free food pantry. Groceries, frozen food, formula, and more is passed out.
95205 zip code is below.
Good Samaritan Training Center Multi-Service
Main address is 1331 E. Fremont Street
A clothing bank and food pantry are on site. There may also be free Christmas meals and presents for children as well as toys. Other goods may be diapers, baby formula, and paper products.
Greater Christ Temple
1616 E. Main Street
Main phone - (209) 943-0353
A food pantry is on site for people of all ages in the zip code.
Hurricane Missionary Baptist
428 S. Ash Street
Main phone (209) 944-9688
An emergency food pantry is on site
New Beginnings Deliverance Center
Location - 571 Waterloo Road
For hours, call (209) 944-9328
S.D.A. – Stockton
115 W. Vine
Salvation Army- Stockton Multi-Service
1305 E Weber St
Telephone - (209) 948-8955
Numerous social services are run. There is of course an emergency food pantry for low income San Joaquin families. Other programs include Angel Tree Christmas help, assistance for single parents, toys, and more.
Trinity Full Gospel
Main address is 2393 Vail Ave.
Residents of Stockton and zip code of 95206 can call on the charity food banks below.
Faith Fellowship Christian Center
Main address is 1739 S. Union Street
The faith based pantry has a food pantry for needy and disabled. Case management and referrals to public aid, such as WIC, is also offered.
God’s Next Level Ministry
Location of the non-profit is 1607 Michael Ave.
Main phone - (916) 427-2333
Household of Faith Missionary Baptist Church
525 West 7th St
Telephone number is (209) 513-2740
Valley Community SDA
2929 B Street
Telephone number is (209) 915-1959
Free groceries, hot meals, and more are offered. The food will meet USDA requirements.
The zip of 95207 as well as 95215.
Restoration for Life
610 N. Hunter
Main phone number is (209) 463-4500
Eastside Church of Christ
3880 E. Fremont St.
Main phone - (209) 941-0697
St. Edward’s Church
731 S. Cardinal Ave.
Main phone - (209) 466-3020
The residents of the Manteca area as well as Lathrop can call on the food banks below.
Bread of Life
101 S. Fremont Street, Manteca, CA
The charity is only open on Tuesdays
St. Paul’s Methodist Church
Every Friday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Closed 1st Friday of the Month)
910 E. North Street
Dial (209) 823-7154 for information. The pantry is only open on Friday.
Calvary Community Church
815 West Lathrop Road, Manteca – between Raley’s and Highway 99
Fellowship Baptist Church food pantry
Main address is 1130 Pine Street
Phone - (209) 239-0508
Emergency supplies, such as food and groceries are provided. Rice, soups, holiday food baskets, and more is offered in San Joaquin.
Cornerstone Community Church
Location 17900 S Comconex Road
The center is open very limited hours. Volunteers may deliver meals. There are also snacks for children and surplus USDA commodities.
St. Vincent De Paul – St. Anthony’s
525 E North Street
Phone: (209) 823-8099
Free food from volunteers is combined with other support. There may be lunches for the elderly and free groceries available in a crisis.
A Place of Refuge
Address is 486 Button Ave.
Call (209) 239-1371 for an appointment.
Christian Worship Center
Address is 786 Button Ave., Manteca, California
Prayer Valley Family Worship Church
117 Manteca Ave
United Lutheran Church
649 Northgate Ave.
Main phone - (209) 823-1971
Low income families, the unemployed, and less fortunate can call on the pantry.
New Hope Church
17218 Comconex Road
Dial (209) 239-5711 for referrals from the pantry.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
16200 Cambridge Drive
Community of Hope
Address: 17270 Golden Valley Parkway
Phone - (209) 275-1588
Hope Family Shelter
520 S. Union Road
Dial (209) 824-0658
The regions on San Joaquin, including Escalon, Lockeford, Lodi, and Tracy, can call the organizations below.
1400 First Street
Main phone - (209) 404-3829
1900 California Street
Telephone - (209) 838-3000
A pantry may have fresh foods, fruits, and more.
Seventh Day Adventist Church
19900 N. Elliott Road
Phone - (209) 727-5108
Westside Assembly of God
Address is 75 North Crescent Ave.
The food pantry uses volunteers. Clients can get a box of food or other items, such as a winter coat for a child or school supplies.
Faith Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church
1700 Parker Ave
Interfaith Ministries- Tracy Multi-Service
311 Grant Line Rd.
Whether it is food or some other form of assistance, such as clothing or vouchers to a grocery store, this non-profit may be able to assist.
Solid Rock Christian Center
523 Larch Road, Suite D
Phone - (209) 815-3204
Whether it is food or other assistance needed, such as furniture or clothing, this charity may be able to assist.
Valley Community Baptist Church
903 S Corral Hollow Rd
Main number is (209)836-9227
An emergency food pantry is on site.
Feeding America also partners with various churches and government agencies in the area. Call 209.239.2091 for referrals. Whether it is applications to government food programs or an emergency bag of groceries needed, the organization may be able to help.
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