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Fresno County free food banks.

Free emergency food pantries in Fresno County California can provide help to low income and other families in an emergency. The centers may have free food for seniors, families and individuals in need of help. Many of the food pantries or soup kitchens near you will not only help someone facing an unexpected emergency, but they may also be able to provide groceries and support on an ongoing, weekly basis. This service will generally be for those Fresno residents who need some mid to long term support. Find details below, as well as a tool free referral number at the bottom of the page.

If you need food or meals for you or your family, the pantries, churches, charities, and food banks listed below may be able to directly provide you with assistance. If an agency can’t help, then they may be able to refer you to a government program such as CalFresh.

Most of the non-profit pantries in Fresno California partner with national distribution centers or other local charities. These relationships will help ensure that people can both find, and get, assistance when needed. If you need food and live in Fresno County, remember that a number of programs and resources are available to you, even including free Thanksgiving meals or Christmas food baskets.

Bethel Community Church
Address of the church is 946 Bathel Ave
Sanger, California 93657
Phone number - (559) 875-2378

Biola Community Center
 4925 N Seventh St.
Fresno, CA 93606
(559) 843-2657 Service/Intake number
In addition to offering food, groceries, government surplus items, they can also direct the low income to various social service programs, public aid, and other resources.

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Butler Pentecostal Church of God
Address - 3542 E Butler Ave
Fresno, California 93702
Dial the church at (559) 268-0094
Perishable items, blankets for the homeless, and special Thanksgiving or Christmas meals may be served.

Californian Hotel
Site Address:  851 Van Ness Ave.
Fresno, California 93721
(559) 485-8190

Calwa United Methodist Church - Bread for the Hungry
2540 South 10th St.
Fresno, California 93725
Dial the center at (559) 486-2061
The homeless and those in poverty can get meals, soup kitchen, and emergency food. There are also Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas meals.

Harmony Hope Chest Church
Location 5372 E. Belmont Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727
Call 559-251-5630

Mt. View Community Church
3600 N. Fowler Ave.
Fresno, California 93727
559-291-9199
A free food pantry. There may also be hygiene supplies, laundry detergent, soap, feminine items, and even diapers for new low income moms. Cereal, dry good groceries, pasta, peanut butter, and canned meat may be at the pantry too.

 

 

 

 

New Beginnings Baptist Church
5104 E. Clinton Way
Fresno, CA 93727
559-452-1100

Salvation Army food pantries and Family Stores
The Christian church offers many assistance programs. They include free food as well as boxes of groceries, baby formula, and even low cost furniture. Case workers also help clients apply for CalFresh, offer shelter to the homeless, and free holiday meals at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. More on Fresno County Salvation Army.

Jewels Baptist Community Church
2604 E. Dakota Ave
Fresno, CA 93726
Telephone number is 559-493-0265

Korean Presbyterian Church of Fresno
Location is 6515 N. Maroa Ave
Fresno, California 93704
559-431-6810
They focus on helping the Asian community in Fresno County. Rice, pasta, and free cultural meals. Or talk to case workers about ESL classes, unit pricing when grocery shopping, or cultural ingredients and groceries.

Fresno Westside SDA
2750 Martin Luther King Blvd
Fresno, California 93706
Main number is 559-233-3648

Community Action Agency
A leading non-profit. Most of the free food assistance is government affiliated, both state of California and federal. Learn about, and apply for free school lunches or breakfasts; Summer Food Service Program; WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children; Summer meals; and more. There is also financial aid, job programs, and other low income resources. Continue with Fresno County community action agency assistance programs.

South Point Church
Address is 5391 E. Tulare Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727
559-455-1119

 

 

 

 

Second Baptist Church - USDA
1041 E Jensen,
Fresno, CA 93706
Telephone 559-486-9993
They give  fresh produce or fruits to families living in poverty or a low income. There may also be free baby formula, ensure for seniors, and other free groceries as well as surplus USDA commodities.

The Bridge Evangelical Free Church
Main location is 3438 E. Ashlan Ave
Fresno, CA 93726
559-226-4100

Lifebridge Community Church
Food bank and soup kitchen is at 5125 N. Gates Ave
Fresno, CA 93722
Main number is 559-275-1972
The Fresno County pantry may have items like Canned beans, pumpkin, Rice, canned meat, dry goods as well as fruits or dairy. There are some basic clothes and hot meals served too.

Woodward Park Church
7886 N. Millbrook Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
559-446-2550

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church-USDA
2101 N. Fruit Ave
Fresno, California 93705
Main number is 559-237-7603
The free pantry may have groceries, toiletries, soap, cereal, detergent and other items. They also help Spanish speakers and immigrants (documented or not) at the pantry.

Hope Worldwide - USDA
The free food pantry is at 1009 S. Hazelwood Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702
Call 559-999-3966 for hours

Catholic Charities Fulton Street Office
Address 149 N Fulton St
Fresno, CA 93701-1607
(559) 237-0851
This charity can offer free food and other support. In addition, some limited financial assistance be offered for medications, utilities, and housing. They support immigrants, the low income, and even rural farm workers in Fresno County with food, clothes, and more. Continue with Catholic Charities assistance in Fresno.

Francis Xavier Singleton Emergency Food Program  - Laton Office
Address of office - 6320 E DeWoody St
Laton, California A 93242-9511
Dial (559) 923-1202

 

 

 

 

Christ Temple
Location is 2611 E Hammond
Fresno, California 93703
Phone number - (559) 266-8658

Coalinga Senior Center
220 E Forest Ave
Coalinga, CA 93210
A congregate meal site and Meals on Wheels are offered for the elderly in Fresno County. The disabled and homebound may also benefit from the low cost lunches or meal delivery service.

El Encino Baptist Church - Food Pantry
Address - 2033 S Cedar Ave
Fresno, California 93702
Church phone number - (559) 264-5330

Central Sierra Chamber
54120 HWY 245
Pinehurst, CA 93641
Call the pantry at (559) 336-2800
Canned goods, breads, fruits, and more is passed out in an emergency.

Full Gospel Tabernacle
Site Address: 519 E 11th St.
Reedley, CA  93654
(559) 638-2739
Distributes hot meals, canned goods, and emergency food boxes. May have baby formula and can meet other basic nutritional needs of children and others.

Good Neighbor Center
7061 N San Pablo Ave
Fresno, CA  93650
Telephone (559) 456-6184
The non-profit provides government commodities and shelf items like can goods, cereal, rice, box juices, and other foods to lower income and families in need.

Mt Olive Baptist Church
Food bank location is 101 W Clinton Ave
Fresno , CA  93705
Call for hours, and for when to stop by for groceries or perishable items. (559) 228-1880

Father Hannibal House
Address is 14th & O St.
Sanger California  93657
Phone number - (559) 875-0564

Firebaugh Senior Center - Food Pantry
1601 Thomas Conboy
Firebaugh, CA 93622
Call the center at (559) 659-3536

Glorybound Ministries
Address is 916 Waterman St.
Fresno, California 93706-3762
Dial (559) 266-8812 for more information or government food assistance.

 

 

 

 

Grace Community Church
Location 1620 Church Ave
Sanger, CA 93657
Dial the church at (559) 875-7567
Counseling, case management, meals, and food are provided.

Hope Lutheran Church
Address - 364 E Barstow Ave
Fresno, California 93710
Pantry phone number at the church is (559) 439-4320

Community Service Center
15101 W Kearney Blvd
Kerman, California 93630
(559) 846-9330
All Fresno County residents can call or stop by. Food can be offered in an emergency. Hundreds of Fresno individuals qualify for help. They can also assist with applying for food stamps, public assistance, and other aid.

Kerman Community Food Bank
Address is 14660 W D St.
Kerman , CA 93630-1845
Phone number - (559) 846-9855
The non-profit also works with local charities, soup kitchens, and other centers to feed the hungry.

Kingsburg Community Center
Address: 1139 Draper St
Kingsburg , CA 93631-2410
Main phone number - (559) 897-7961
Case management and free food distributed at certain hours.

Mennonite Community Church
Address - 5015 E Olive Ave
Fresno, California 93727
Call - (559) 251-5703

Open Door Ministries
Ministry location - 1649 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA 93703
Call (559) 266-1731
Inquire into food stamps or excess government commodities. Case managers also have WIC applications and other public aid or benefits.

The Potter's Church
Location is 2930 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA 93703
Dial (559) 221-0636
Bags of groceries or boxes of free food are passed out, including by volunteers.

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Sanger Bilingual SDA
Address: 738 West Ave
Sanger, CA 93657
(559) 875-4485

Sierra Lutheran Church
32410 Rock Hill Ln
Auberry, California 93602-9626
(559) 855-8989

Templo Bautista - Tulare Street Baptist Center  - Many Fresno families stop by every month for food assistance, meals, shelter. Homeless, low income, unemployed, and others can turn to the church for help.
819 W Tulare St
Fresno, CA 93706
Main number: (559) 266-2406

United Faith Christian
Address - 4410 E Grant Ave
Fresno, CA 93702
Dial - (559) 458-0229
Assistance is for low income families, children, and the poor. Boxes of food, rices, breads, and even Christmas meals or gifts are offered for children.

Veteran Outreach-Food Pantry  - Fresno Location
899 E Birch Ave
Fresno, California 93720
Main number - (559) 287-3456
Case managers can help with applications for VA benefits too as well as other social services.

Wesley United Methodist Church
Address of food bank at the church is 1343 E Barstow
Fresno, CA 93710
Dial (559) 224-1947

Westside Family Services
Location: 36618 S Lassen Ave Ste 2 & 3
Huron, California 93234
Main phone number is (559) 945-1022

 

 

 

 

Find additional free food or groceries in Fresno County

Additional food banks, pantries and soup kitchens operate in Fresno County that may be near you. Several dozen other churches, non-profits, and charity type organizations provide support to low income families. Call 559-237-3663 for information on these centers and meal sites, including canned goods, baby formula, holiday meals, and more. Or get help in applying for SNAP food stamps, USDA meals, school lunches and other support.

By Jon McNamara

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