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Free food pantries and groceries in Riverside County.

Find free food banks, soup kitchens and emergency pantries in Riverside CA that provide help to low-income families and individuals across the county. Locate groceries, hot meals, personal hygiene supplies and more items. A number of non-profit organizations, charities, churches, and government programs in Riverside County offer free food near you. There is help for seniors, migrant workers, and anyone in need. Find free food pantries in Riverside County, including many that are open today.

The resources vary. People in need can get free groceries, personal toiletries, baby formula, and sure and more. There is also a phone number at the bottom of the page for other free food programs in Riverside CA area. Many of the distribution centers partner together with government programs, national food banks, or local charities.

This allows them to help the greatest number of families in Riverside County. In addition, this also provides individuals the opportunity to gain other forms of assistance in addition to free food.

For example some of the food pantries near you may also provide clothing, have nutritional shopping classes or personal hygiene items. Or they serve Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas meals or provide turkey dinners. In addition they can also direct individuals to other local charities, or help people apply for low income government food programs such as TANF, WIC vouchers for formula or other social services. Other common request in the county is applications for CalFresh, and this can often by met by the non-profit organizations as well.

Where to get free food in Riverside County or meals

Arlington Seventh Day Adventist Community Services
8778 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, California 92503. Phone number - (951) 688-6632 or (951) 688-6630

Arlington Temporary Assistance
Address - 9000 Arlington Avenue, Riverside, California 92503. Dial (951) 689-5620
Get access to a pantry, and learn about California and federal government programs.




Banning Church of the Nazarene
500 N. 8th St., Banning, CA 92220. Telephone: (951) 849-5618
The location also has a soup kitchen for the homeless as well as any residents living in poverty that are facing hunger. they assist migrant workers, Hispanics, the elderly, and give free food or meals for different groups of riverside County individuals.

Blessed Kateri Tekawitha
157 West Nicolet Street, Banning, CA 92220. Dial (951) 849-2434

Blythe Emergency Food Pantry
181 S. Main St., Blythe, California 92226 . Phone number - (760) 922-8836
Families faced with a crisis may qualify for support, groceries, and meals from this non-profit.

Calimesa Seventh Day Adventist Church
391 Myrtlewood Dr., Calimesa, California 92320. Phone number - (909) 795-9741
An emergency box of food is passed out in Riverside County. Fruits, vegetables, baby formula, and other items may be included.

Community Action Partnership Agency in Riverside County
A leading poverty fighting organization. Everything from cooking classes to information on CalFresh, financial aid, grants for paying bills and more is offered. They also help the unemployed and low income get free food, health care, address employment and other needs. There are also free cooking classes, information ion shopping and saving money at the grocery store, and general budgeting resources. Continue with Riverside County community action agency assistance programs.

  • Another option is the Community Assistance Program of Moreno Valley
    Address - 24594 Sunnymead Boulevard, Suite W, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. For information, call (951) 485-7792. A food pantry is combined with emergency financial aid. Other resources are Emergency Food Assistance Program as well as groceries and more.

Movement Church - Palm Canyon Community Church
Location is 25550 Ironwood Avenue, Moreno Valley, CA 92557. Main number is 951-247-2273

Riverside City Mission
Location is 26200 Date Street, Highland, CA 92364. Main phone - 951-341-5055

San Gorgonio Catholic Church
Address of this church is 1234 Palm Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223. Food pantry phone number - (951) 845-9202 or (951) 845-2849
Free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are also served from the pantry.





Catholic Charities - Coachella Valley
1450 N D St, San Bernardino, CA 92405. (909) 388-1239 is the number to call.
This is part of the national not for profit Catholic Charity organizations, which includes thousands of locations across the nation. They offer food as well as financial aid or basic needs, such as clothing. Migrant and immigrant workers can get free sandwiches, hot meals, or shelf stable food. There are also holiday food baskets from the pantry.

James A. Venable Community Center
Main location: 50390 Carmen Ave, Cabazon, CA 92230. Call (951) 922-1097
Staff can help low income families and senior citizens apply for CalFresh, otherwise known as Food stamps. Many other government benefits are available as well, ranging from free school lunches to USDA commodities.

For the People Task Force
A food bank is at 510 West 6th Street, Corona, CA, 92882. Call 714-343-4280

Corona Main Seventh Day Adventist Church
Location is 2550 South Main Street, Corona, CA 92882. Dial 951-738-1255

Department of Social Services
There are a few offices of the government office. they offer government assistance for food, WIC vouchers, resources for single moms and the unemployed, cash aid and more. A focus is on CalFresh as well as hunger prevention. They have EBT cards for paying for groceries, baby formula and other programs. The offices are at below. Or learn more on Riverside county public assistance.

  • 10769 Hole Ave. Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92505, phone (1-877-410-8827
  • 561 N. San Jacinto Street, Hemet, CA 92544
  • 12125 Day Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92557, phone 1-877-410-8827
  • 1400 W. Minthorn Street, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530, dial 1-877-410-8827

Beaumont Presbyterian Church
Address - 702 Euclid Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223. Call (951) 845-1506 or (951) 845-9202

Senior Citizens Service Center and Food Bank
5 Town Sq, Murrieta, CA 92562. Telephone number is ((951) 304-7275
Groceries and boxes of food passed out are focused on special diets that seniors in Riverside may have. They also operate the free/low cost Meals on Wheels service for seniors, the elderly, as well as disabled. There is also pet food, cat supplies and other goods for the homebound.

Casa Blanca Home of Neighborly Service
7680 Casa Blanca Street
Riverside, California 92504
Main number - (951) 688-3043
Can refer individuals to other local Riverside charities and not for profits.

Anza First Southern Baptist Church
39200 Rolling Hills Road, Anza, CA, 92539. Call 951-763-0131

Inland Emperor Food Bank
2950 Jefferson Street, Riverside, CA  92504. (951) 359-4757
This is a Feeding America site. The non-profit gives referrals. They partner with charities, churches, and government agencies, all which provide free food, mobile pantries and other support. They offer school lunches/pantry, CalFresh Outreach, baby formula from WIC, free coupons, and other support.





Hope Lutheran Church
A free pantry is at 2882 Arlington Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506. Dial 951-684-2228

God's Helping Hand
Counseling can also be provided to the low income. There are also free groceries, personal toiletries, soup, snacks for kids and more. The homeless can be given a breakfast or meal, and there is a lunch and dinner program too.

  • Address - 631 West 4th Street, Perris, California 92570. Telephone: (951) 657-3041. Call for pantry hours
  • Another location is 13958 Old Highway 215, Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Lakeview Chapel
Address is 32700 Mission Trail, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. Main phone - 951-674-2825

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry Temecula has a pantry located at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church
41875 C Street, Temecula, California 92592. Phone number is 951 587 6752
The charity provides free food supply to families and individuals suffering from financial and/or food insecurity. The St. Vincent charity is made up of volunteers offering person to person service. There may be canned soup or meats, dairy, cheese, milk, and more.

  • Another location of Society of St. Vincent De Paul is at 601 West 6th Street, Corona, CA 92882 . Call (951) 715-4858 for hours of the pantry. Homeless prevention, case management, and other aid is offered. Meals can be provided around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the holiday timeframe. There is also a free non-food store, which may have household cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, soap, paper goods, and the like.

Elsinore First Assembly
Main location is 19740 Grand Avenue, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. Main phone - 951-678-1757

Bread Basket Food Bank
A soup kitchen is at 2385 South San Jacinto Avenue, San Jacinto, CA 92583. Main phone - 951-658-5098

Salvation Army - Riverside
A leading non-profit agency in Riverside County. Some of the resources provided include food pantry, thrift store, financial assistance programs for rent and utilities, and even referrals to government and public assistance. Also runs the Angel Tree program that offers gifts for children, and may have school supplies. There are also free Easter baskets, Thanksgiving turkey dinner and Christmas meals or food. Or get soap, toilet paper, applications to EBT CalFresh and other benefits.

  • 3695 First Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Dial (951) 784-4490
  • Salvation Army food pantry and soup kitchen in Hemet, Address: 1779 East Florida, Suite D-3 , Hemet, California 92544 , Main number is (800) 958-7825
  • Salvation Army - Murrieta, 40270 Los Alamos Road, Murrieta, CA 92562, Call - (951) 677-1324

Cathedral of Praise Church
1521 South Riverside Avenue, Rialto, California 92376 . Dial - (909) 874-8676 or (909) 474-1005

Inland Valley Regional Office
Address - 13563 Heacock St, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. Phone number - (951) 924-9964
A leading non-profit. Low income families, the working poor, and immigrants are some of the main clients. Food, applications to WIC or food stamps, and shelter may all be arranged.

Jurupa Valley Community Resource Center
11201 Harrel St, Jurupa Valley, CA 91752. Food pantry phone number - (951) 328-1575
Provides not only groceries and food, but also referrals to resources such as thrift stores, clothing, and much more.

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church
Address of food bank is 780 South State Street
Hemet, CA 92543
Phone number - (951) 924-9964







Perris Valley Family Resource Center
371 Wilkerson Avenue, Suite L
Perris, California 92570
(909) 388-1239

Lutheran Services
There are multiple sites. The charity has a free, emergency food pantry. It will have food for Mexicans and Hispanic migrant or immigrants, fresh produce, snacks for students on break, pasta, eggs, and other food items.

  • Lutheran Social Services - Myer - 4162 Rubidoux Ave, Riverside, CA 92506. Dial (951) 689-7847
  • Lutheran Social Services - Taft - 3772 Taft Street, Riverside, California 92503. (951) 689-7847
    Lutheran Services offer many forms of assistance, in addition to food, groceries, and meals. Apply for government aid, rent help, counseling, and other services.

Riverside Neighborhood Services
7209 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, California 92503
Call the food pantry at (951) 924-9964. Learn about government aid and how to get free food and groceries. Apply for programs such as CalFresh and WIC.

Lake Elsinore Senior Activity Center
420 East Lakeshore Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Phone number - (951) 674-2526
Meals on wheels are available for the disabled and senior citizens. There are also congregate meal sites for low income families.

Community First Church of God
Facility address - 31371 United States Highway 74
Homeland, California 92548
Dial the food bank at - (951) 926-1345
Meals are offered for the low income, homeless, and needy families and children. Emergency food boxes and perishable items are offered.

Community Pantry
521 N. San Jacinto St
Hemet, CA 92543
Call - (951) 929-1101

Community Settlement Association
Center address is 4366 Bermuda Avenue
Riverside, California 92507
(951) 686-6266

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
3760 McKinley Avenue
Corona, California 92879-6132
Food pantry phone number - (951) 272-9043

Fellowship in the Pass runs an onsite food pantry and thrift store.
650 Oak Valley Parkway
Beaumont, CA 92223
(951) 845-2693.

FISH of Lower Coachella Valley
52555 Oasis Palms
Coachella, California 92236
Call - (760) 398-1600. Supports the needy in California with perishable and fresh food items such as breads, vegetables, and meats. Or click here for more details on low cost and free California affordable food programs.





Food Now
Stop by 11555 Palm Drive or call the number below.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Dial the center at (760) 329-4100
A free soup kitchen (for breakfast, lunch, and dinner) is available as well as a food pantry.

Free Indeed Christian Fellowship
Location - 430 S. D St.
Perris, CA 92570
(951) 657-2449
Canned goods, paper items, and personal hygiene is available as well as a box of food.

Greater Works Church
25823 Jefferson Avenue
Murrieta, CA 92562

Helping Hands
500 N. 8th St.
Banning, California 92220
Dial (951) 849-5618. Can help people apply for social services in addition to distributing food to Riverside County individuals. The food bank may have Boxed or Canned Juices, Peanut Butter, Laundry Detergent, Canned Fruits, and other food.

Helping Our People in Elsinore
29885 Second Street Unit R
Lake Elsinore, California 92532
(951) 245-7510

Idyllwild HELP Center
26330 Highway 243
Idyllwild, California 92549
Programs include hunger prevention and home delivery of meals. Rice, pudding, fruits, and more are available from the Riverside County pantry.

Kansas Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Services
4491 Kansas Avenue
Riverside, California 92507
Telephone: (951) 682-9810

Community Services
Address - 4920 Sierra Vista
Riverside, CA 92505
Call the food pantry at - (951) 354-7095
Stop by the food pantry. Or call for information on other programs, such as coats for kids, perishable food items, baby meals and formula, summer food boxes, and other support.

Martha's Village and Kitchen
Address is 83791 Date Avenue
Indio, CA 92201
(760) 347-4741
Bag lunches are combined with low cost or free hot meals, including on the holidays.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Address - 5250 Central Avenue
Riverside, California 92504
Call (951) 689-8921 for hours.
Single parents and children are main users of the pantry.

P.W. Enhancement Center
Address - 24490 Sunnymead Blvd. Ste. 107
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
(951) 242-7001

Queen of Angels Church
Food bank address - 4824 Jones Ave.
Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 689-3674

Sacred Heart Church
9935 Mission Boulevard
Jurupa Valley, California 92509
(951) 685-5058

Set Free Christian Fellowship
Pantry location - 2511 Tenth St.
Riverside, CA 92507
Telephone: (951) 682-0960
Provides food to people, regardless of religion or faith.

Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Services
Center address is - 27025 Girard Street
Hemet, CA 92544
(951) 929-2632

St. Christopher's Church
Location - 25075 Cottonwood Ave.
Moreno Valley, California 92553
Pantry phone number: (951) 924-1968

St. Edward's Catholic Church
605 West Fifth Street
Corona, CA 92882-2155

St. Elizabeth Church
Address of food bank is 66-6700 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Main phone number to call for help is (760) 329-8794. Get the center’s hours and more information on their programs.

St. Martha's Thrift Store and Community Food Pantry
38444 Sky Canyon Drive, Unit 170-190, Unit 170-190
Murrieta, CA 92563
(951) 677-6347





Food for Families
Address is Main Office is at 114 E 6th Street
Corona, CA 92879
Phone number - (877) 421-0659
Boxes of groceries, meats, fruits, and more are available for working poor families.

Temecula Murrieta Community Pantry - Provides free food to people in the community facing a crisis.
28922 Pujol Street
Temecula, California 92590
(951) 676-8022

Well in the Desert - Service Center
Address - 555 Commercial Drive, Suite 10
Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone number - (760) 327-8577

Other free food assistance programs in Riverside County

Additional food pantries as well as soup kitchens that may be near you are in Riverside County as well. Call (951) 359-4757, 760.775.3663 or 323.234.3030 to get referrals. Or to learn about CalFresh application sites, free USDA school meals, or immigrant programs.

There is also resources from Feeding America Riverside. Or get Meals on Wheels deliveries near you or other programs such as Senior Brown Bag / Food Box Distribution. Many charity run food pantries near you are focused on addressing hunger in the region.


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