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Free food banks, groceries and pantries in San Diego County.

There are dozens of charity as well as church run free food banks and pantries to call or stop by at in San Diego County. Many also give a free box of groceries as well as household supplies, personal toiletries, hygiene stuff and more. A listing of free food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, and distribution centers open today are listed below. The low-income, seniors and people with no money, among others, will get help. Locate a free food pantry near you in San Diego County.

Also find information on food stamps/CalFresh, including where to apply. Many of the pantries near you, including a free drive-thru in San Diego CA, are run by charity organizations, or even churches in the region. Find information below, as well as a toll free number for referrals at the bottom of the page for food assistance programs.

Most of the pantries in San Diego provide free or low cost food boxes as well as meals. However they can also be a great place to call for information on other assistance programs, whether financial programs or not. Many in person or drive thru centers will also offer referrals to local charities and non-profits, as well as to the state of California federal government assistance programs such as CalFresh SNAP food stamps or WIC. They often serve special holiday meals, including free Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas dinners or lunches.

Typically anyone can get free or low cost food, meals or general support from the center, regardless of a family’s income. If a pantry or soup kitchen in the county of San Diego CA can’t meet the applicant's needs, then a referral is available. Many will also provide clothing, household products, and free Thanksgiving turkeys or Christmas meals. Rarely will anyone be turned away from a food pantry in San Diego.

Places for free groceries, food boxes or meals in San Diego CA area

Amity Foundation
2260 Watson Way, Vista, California 92083. Telephone: (760) 599-1892 or 760-599-1891

Anchor Church Lighthouse of Hope
Food pantry address - 1765 Pentecost Way, San Diego, California 92105. Dial 619-833-4778 or (619) 264-1166 for food or groceries.

Catholic Charities
A focus is on helping senior citizens and children in San Diego. Volunteers also offer the homebound a Meals on Wheels service, and the charity may also have Christmas and Thanksgiving food baskets. There are also drive-thru and mobile food pantries. All of this and more is available at the pantry. Provides meals, food, and other aid to San Diego families.  Find more details on Catholic Charity food programs in San Diego.

  • The main office - food bank and soup kitchen is at 349 Cedar St. Ste 102, San Diego, CA 92101. Telephone: 619-231-2828
  • Catholic Charities Mid City 6184 University Ave, San Diego, California 92115. Telephone: 619-286-1100. Various food items, meals, clothing, and maybe even financial assistance for bills and rent may be provided to San Diego County families.
  • Catholic Charities Vista - 917 E Vista Way, Vista, California 92084. Telephone: 760-631-4792. Thrift store, assistance for the homeless, shelter, and fresh hot meals are distributed.




Vista Samoan Church
1175 Melrose Way, Vista, CA 92081. Phone - (760) 758-8720.
The pantry distributes groceries on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of every month. items may be spaghetti, pasta, sauce, rice, cereal, and other items for the low income, including immigrants and Spanish speakers in San Diego County.

Bayside Community Center
2202 Comstock St, San Diego, California 92111. Phone number: 858-278-0771
The low income and San Diego residents in poverty can not only get food from the pantry, but also referrals to CalFresh or USDA feeding programs.

Bethal Evangelical Church
1200 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950. Dial 619-477-8092 for hours of food distribution.
The church will offer a hot meal to the homeless and other forms of free food assistance in the local San Diego area.

Birthline of San Diego County
Everything from diapers to free infant formula is offered. Baby formula, diapers, and other items targeted at children are offered.  There are multiple sites in San Diego County, including for single mothers or pregnant teenagers.

  • 3660 Clairemont Dr Ste 4, San Diego, California 921117. Telephone: 858-270-2497
  • 1220 Third Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911.

Bread of Life
Address is 1919 Apple St., Oceanside, CA 92054. Main telephone - 760-722-0800
Low income San Diego County families can receive emergency food from the pantry. The center will also have referrals to non-profits that offer surplus USDA commodities, or government agencies that can help with CalFresh applications.

Kids First Foundation
1025 Service Pl , Ramona, CA 92065. Telephone: 760-631-7550 x232
Supports children and immediate families. Applications for WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, baby formula, and more is passed out by the non-profit.

Ladle Fellowship - First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
Address: 320 Date St., San Diego, California 92101. Telephone - 619-232-7513
Call for details on the meals, food such as fruits and vegetables, and more aid that is offered. There are free brown bag lunches for the homeless or job seekers. Or get free holiday meals, clothes, boxes of groceries and other food programs.

Bridge of Hope
Address: 3406 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105. Dial (858) 380-7993
There may be holiday help too, such as meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Brother Benno Foundation
Food bank/meal center address - 3260 Production Ave, Oceanside, CA 92058. Telephone number: 760-439-1244
Meals, food boxes, and surplus government commodities may be distributed to the needy and less fortunate.





Calvary Chapel Fallbrook
488 Industrial Way Ste A1, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Telephone: 760-728-9138
Volunteers collect and sort surplus food and other goods, and there may be paper products or personal hygiene goods, among other items.

Jewish Family Service of San Diego
8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123. Telephone number: (858) 637-3000 or  858-637-3088
Everything from clothing to a box of food is offered. Most of the assistance is for the elderly in San Diego County. A major focus is on Meals for Wheels to the elderly as well as surplus commodities. Get free groceries, holiday meals, cereal, bread, cheese, vitamins, Ensure and more.

Casa de Amparo
103 Rancho del Oro Dr, Oceanside, CA 92058. Telephone: (760) 295-4600
Cultural meals and groceries are offered too. There are foods local to Mexico and Hispanic speakers. Or learn about housing and other aid. Call to apply for hot or cold meals and food assistance, such as emergency boxes, school meals, and SNAP food stamps.

Christies Place
2440 3rd Ave, San Diego, California 92101. Telephone: 619-702-4186

Church of St. Luke
1980 Hillsdale Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019. Telephone: 619-670-6121
Assistance, including food, clothes, groceries, and spiritual guidance is offered to families of all backgrounds.

Church of the Nazarene
4101 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105. Telephone: 619-516-1000
People regardless of income can be assisted. Single moms can also receive free food or paper products for their children and families.

Salvation Army Food Programs in San Diego
There are multiple sites. Each has free holiday meals, including for Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving. There are thrift stores, food pantries that are client choice, volunteers that deliver meals to the homebound and other assistance programs. Free emergency food pantries and soup kitchens are open most days, and they also provide free holiday meals or personal stuff such as soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper and more.

  • The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, 7455 Otay Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92154Telephone: 619-239-4037
  • The Salvation Army Centre City -  825 7th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Telephone number of this charity is:  (619) 699-2200
  • The Salvation Army Chula Vista has an office at 648 3rd Ave,  Chula Vista, CA 91910, dial  619-422-7027
  • The Salvation Army El Cajon - Branch address: 1011 E Main St., El Cajon, California 92021. Telephone: 619-440-4683 x404. All of the Salvation Army locations below and above offer some or all of these services. Thrift store, food banks, emergency rent and electric bill help, groceries, Angel Tree program, and holiday assistance.
  • The Salvation Army Escondido has a soup kitchen and food bank at 1301 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA 92026, Telephone: 760-745-8685.
  • The Salvation Army Family Services is at 825 7th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Telephone: 619-699-2200 x 2300. These various Salvation Army centers provide a number of services. They include LIHEAP application sites, food pantries, home delivered meals to seniors and the homebound, and work/school clothing. Other resources are offered for San Diego families, including information on financial and government assistance, such as food stamps and section 8.
  • The Salvation Army Joan Kroc Center address is 6845 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92115. Telephone: (619) 269-1472 or 619-269-1521
  • The Salvation Army STEPS - 2320 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101, Telephone: 619-699-2200 x2300. Can provide food, advice, and information on many assistance programs for bills, food, and meals.

Several additional Salvation Army centers are located around the San Diego County area. Social services, limited amounts of financial assistance for rent, medications, and bills, and other aid is offered. A thrift store and food pantry are also on site. May also have diapers and baby formula. Read more California Salvation Army locations.





New Hope SDA Church
2420 52nd St., San Diego, California 92105. Telephone number: 619-263-5660
Call the charity for referrals and intake. A free food pantry and soup kitchen are on site.

City Heights Assembly of God
3737 Wightman St., San Diego, CA 92105. Main telephone number (619) 281-4583 or 619-646-1838
there are a number of programs available at the charity. They include a soup kitchen for meals, free hygiene items, and groceries as well.

Mt Moriah Christian Church
Location is 7055 Carroll Rd, San Diego, CA 92121. Phone: (858) 695-9692
They have free emergency food, with applications in Spanish and for immigrants. Get bread, canned or fresh fruit, baby formula, meat, frozen items and more. A free food pantry in San Diego.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6840 Osler St, San Diego, CA 92111. Call (858) 569-1586

Imperial Beach Neighborhood Center
Main address is 455 Palm Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA, 91932. Call 619-947-6057

Stepping Higher Incorporated - Greater Apostolic Faith Temple
Address is 138 28th Street, San Diego, CA, 92102. Call (619) 232-3224
Get free Shelf-Stable Food, groceries, dairy, and occasional produce. There may be Peanut butter, Bread, Jelly, Soup, pasta and more free food for low-income or struggling families.

Ministerio Tiempo Nuevo at Bethel Baptist Church
The pantry is at 1962 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92105. Call  (619) 266-2411
Dry goods as well as free holiday meals. All assistance is in Spanish too.

Encanto Southern Baptist Church
6020 Akins Ave, San Diego, CA, 92114. Main phone -  (619) 264-8641

Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
The charity is at 3060 54th Street, San Diego, CA, 92105. For information, dial (619) 582-5581
The pantry may have items such as meat and poultry products, dairy products, cereal, free infant formula, fresh fruit and other groceries. Clients range from single mothers or fathers in San Diego to the unemployed and food insecure.

St Agnes Church
Address is 1145 Evergreen Street, San Diego, CA, 92106. Call (619) 223-2200

Potrero Community Center Foundation
24954 Potrero Valley Road, Potrero, CA, 91963

Interfaith Community Services
550 West Washington, Escondido, California 92025. Telephone: 760-489-6380 x236
Resources for local residents, including free food. A faith based charity for the disadvantaged.

Lutheran Social Services
580 Hilltop Dr., Chula Vista, CA 91910. Telephone: (619)425-4061
Housing, shelter, and a free, hot meal is available. There are fruits, blankets for the homeless, and more. The charity operates national. Read more on meal programs from Lutheran Services.

Fallbrook Food Pantry
Location of pantry is - 140 N Brandon Rd, California 92028. Telephone: 760-728-7608
Groceries, canned good, holiday food items, and much more. Also call for referrals to other non-profits and assistance programs.

Community Christian
4167 Rappahannock Ave, San Diego, CA 92117. Main number - 858-274-2271
Call for hours. Everything from groceries to meats and fruits are passed out.

Community Resource Center
650 2nd St., Encinitas, CA 92024. Phone number to dial for help - Telephone number: 760-753-8300
Clients can get a box of food, information on public aid such as Commodity Supplemental Food Program or SNAP, and more.

La Mesa SDA Community Services
Address is 4207 Spring Gardens Rd, La Mesa, CA 91941. Telephone: (619) 461-5703 or 619-461-8588
A leading non-profit. Among other services, senior citizens or the disabled can register for Meals on Wheels.

La Presa Community Church
9095 Jamacha Rd, Spring Valley, CA 91977. Telephone: 619-465-5205
Free meals, fruits, vegetables, rice, and emergency food may be provided. Other items can include baby formula, meals, and details on public aid.

In His Steps
1619 La Brea St., Ramona, CA 92065. Telephone: 760-788-4716
San Diego County families can give everything including free personal hygiene supplies (like shampoo or soap) to bags of groceries. Ensure for seniors, free baby formula, and more.

El Cajon SDA Church
1630 E Madison Ave, El Cajon, California 92019. Telephone: (619) 444-0763 or 619-405-0397
St. Vincent and its volunteers help families in poverty, whether they are seniors, disabled, or just going through a hard time.

Community Action Referrals in San Diego County
This is an anti-poverty fighting organization. Residents, including immigrants and Spanish speakers, can learn about food assistance programs, pantries near them, government benefits and other support. Continue with San Diego County Community Action assistance programs.

Samoa Independent
2055 Skyline Dr, Lemon Grove, CA 91945. Telephone: 619-251-6834

Foothills Christian Fellowship
315 Bradley St. El Cajon, California 92020 . Dial (619) 442-7728
The charity can be used once per month. Canned or fresh food, fruits, baby formula, and other free household supplies may be given out.

Uptown Faith Community Service Center
Address of food bank - 3725 30th Street, San Diego, CA, 92104. Call 619) 281-8411
Various assistance programs are offered. They include a free food pantry, Easter or Christmas meals, toys, clothes, and more. All clients are generally enrolled into case management services as well to help them become self-sufficient.

Crossroads Foundation
3594 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103. Telephone: 619-296-1151
Covers the San Diego California region. May also have information on programs such as holiday and Christmas meals too. More on holiday and Christmas assistance.







Crisis House
Address is 1034 N. Magnolia Avenue
El Cajon, California 92020
Phone - (619) 444-1194
Free food benefits are available at most twice per year to qualified, low income families with supporting documentation, such as ID. Canned fruit or meat, dairy, cereal, and more may be available.

Crosspointe Life Church
8809 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91941. Telephone: 619-464-3077

Deaf Community Services of San Diego
Center address - 3930 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
Telephone: 619-398-2441

Desert Chapel
718 Shooting Iron Trail
Julian, CA 92036
Telephone: 760-765-1041
Call for meals, social services, and referrals to local San Diego charities and non-profits.

East African Community And Cultural Center
4061 Fairmount Ave
San Diego, California 92105
Telephone: 619-501-0977

East County Transitional Living Center
1523 East Main St.
El Cajon, CA 92021
Telephone: 619-447-4498
Food, clothing, and other support.

Episcopal Community Services
Address is 3681 Fairmount Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
Telephone: 619-523-6060
A free food bank serves the needy. There are also cultural foods for Mexican speakers or immigrants. Get dairy, fresh fruits, baby formula, and many other items.

Ethridge Center Inc.
1053 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Call the San Diego food bank at - 619-231-6361

Faith Chapel Church
4999 Holly Dr.
San Diego, CA 92113
Telephone: 619-266-2626

Faith Tabernacle
3666 Madison Ave
San Diego, California 92116
Telephone: 619-282-3034
Free food, referrals, and support is available.

Fellowship of San Diego
4353 Park Ave
San Diego, California 92103
Telephone: 619-298-1125

First Baptist Church of Chula Vista
494 E St., Chula Vista, CA 91910
Telephone: 619-422-0121
Can offer free food and meals. In addition, Christmas and Thanksgiving meals and gifts may be offered.

Gleaning Field Foundation
Pantry location is 2220 Watson Way
Vista, California 92083
Telephone: 760-599-4282

Gods Extended Hand
1625 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: 619-234-3251

Grace Covenant Christian
2885 Clay Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
Telephone: 619-531-0901

Arabic Church of God
867 S Lincoln Ave. El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: (619) 444-7444
The food bank is open Friday evenings.

Heartland Community
Location is 1012 E Bradley Ave
El Cajon, CA 92021
Telephone: 619-204-4536
Meals, including Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving may be offered. Also call for hours on the food pantry.

Hearts to Hands Womens Shelter
5524 San Mateo Dr.
San Diego, California 92114
Telephone: 619-886-2652
Victims of domestic violence and single moms can get help with nutritional needs and a food box.

Helping Hand Church
Address of church is 6493 Imperial Ave
San Diego, California 92114
Telephone number - 619-263-1792. Call for hours.

Horizon Christian Fellowship
Location is - 5531 Mt Alifan Dr, San Diego, CA 92111
Number to dial for information on food and groceries  - 858-277-4991 x1235





Horizon Park Chapel
590 Fir St.
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: 619-236-8150
Regardless of religion or background, call this church/charity for free food. Items can help low income families, seniors, and others feed their families and receive other support.

Iglesia Camino de Fe
6353 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92114
Telephone: 619-527-2741

Isaiah Project
3911 Pacific Hwy
San Marcos, CA 92078
Telephone number: 760-855-4833
Emergency food boxes, perishable items, meals are offered. Seniors, low income families with children and the homeless are the main beneficiaries.

Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Address is 1042 South Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(866) 350-3663
The pantry only has food for people over the age of 60. Groceries, fruits, vegetables, and other items may be distributed by the non-profit.

Jamul Community Church
Address is 14866 Lyons Valley Rd
Julian, California 91935
Telephone number is 619-669-7203

Lakeside Christian Helps Center
Food bank address - 9931 Channel Rd
Lakeside, California 92040
Main phone number - 619-561-3488
Center administers holiday meals, Christmas baskets, gifts, and groceries.

Life Christian Center
336 Oxford St. Ste 105
Chula Vista, California 91911
Telephone: 619-585-3638
There may be free Easter food, Christmas meals, as well as seasonal assistance.

Living Word Christian
2650 Melbourne Drive
San Diego, California 92123
Telephone: 760-798-0494
Immigrants, the poor, single moms, Hispanic, and others can use the soup kitchen or food pantry. Frozen or fresh foods, feminine products, nutritional supplements and other items are passed out for free.

LJC Ministries Inc.
Main address is 1940 Akard St
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Telephone: 619-829-5919
Information on pantries and Human Services are offered.

MAAC Casa de Milagros
1127 S 38th St
San Diego, California 92113
Telephone: 619-262-4002

MAAC Project Nosotros
73 North 2nd Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Telephone: 619-426-4801

Mid City Christian Fellowship
Stop by the pantry at 4100 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105. Telephone: 619-944-1911
the faith based charity helps the low to moderate income in San Diego County. Canned groceries, free fruit, dairy, Ensure for senior citizens, and other items are given out.

Milestone House
1816 Portofino Dr
Oceanside, CA 92054
Main number - 760-433-6361
In addition to free food, a clothing closet and household items are offered.

Mission Village Christian
2650 Melbourne Dr
San Diego, California 92123
Telephone: 858-278-2633
Regardless of religion, may provide food, shelter, meals, and other aid.

Most Precious Blood Church
1245 4th Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911
Dial - 619-420-7096
Meals, food, and groceries can be offered.

Network for a Healthy California
4305 University Ave Ste 590
San Diego, CA 92105
Telephone: 619-243-7254
Free food as well as a bag of groceries for a few days is passed out.

New Life Church
402 E Washington Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
Telephone number: 619-444-3797

New Seasons Church
Location of free food bank - 2300 Bancroft Dr
Spring Valley, California 91977
Telephone: 619-463-0725

New Vision Christian Fellowship
4931 Logan Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
Phone number: 619-318-1441
They will try to offer a home delivery serve for frozen food and meals for the homebound. Summer snacks may be served to children on break as well.

Noah Homes Inc
12526 Campo Rd
Spring Valley, California 91978
Telephone: 619-660-6200 x18
Emergency food bank is run.

North County Life Line
Address is 200 Michigan Ave
Vista, CA 92084
Telephone: 760-726-4900
A referral system Learn about where to apply for CalFresh or other government aid.

OB Emergency Food Inc.
2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd
San Diego, CA 92106
Telephone: 619-222-0628
If you need food or meals for your family, and have no other options, call this pantry. Hours are limited.

Olamo Keriso Congregational Christian Church
1131 Five D Dr, El Cajon, California 92021
Telephone: 619-441-9795

On Your Feet Inc.
1727 Euclid Ave
San Diego, California 92105
Telephone: 619-269-8552

Otay Apolstolic Church
Food pantry location - 257 Tremont St
Chula Vista, California 91911
Telephone: 619-254-0041
Fruits, pasta, rice, and more is available.

Our Lady Mt Carmel
Address: 2020 Alaquinas Dr
San Ysidro, CA 92173
Dial 619-920-3755





Outreach 100 Our Saviors
4011 Ohio St., San Diego, CA 92104
Phone number to dial for information - 619-283-5936

Paradise Valley Community Center
2727 E 7th St
National City, California 91950
Telephone: 619-395-5088

4455 Euclid Ave
San Diego, CA 92115
Telephone: 619-297-7297

Pentecostal Church of God
3525 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
Telephone - 619-284-1574

Presbyterian Urban Ministries
Location is 2459 Market St.
San Diego, CA 92102
Telephone: 619-232-2753 x106

Project Self Sufficiency
6744 Pilot Way. San Diego, CA 92114
Call 619-269-5181 for information on meals and food.
The goal of the charity is to offer a hand up, and applications to government aid may be on site too.

Ramona Food and Clothes Closet
773 Main St
Ramona, CA 92065
Telephone number: 760-789-4458
This location only covers the rural towns and communities of Julian, Ranchita, Ramona and Warner Springs California.

Rejuve Nations OP Facility
4101 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
Telephone number: 619-602-9405

Restoration Ranch
Food pantry location - 940 Montecito Way
Ramona, CA 92065
Telephone: 760-787-9432
Perishable food stuffs, clothes, groceries, and other items are offered for the low income and homeless in the Southern California region.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego
2929 Childrens Way
San Diego, California 92123
Telephone: 858-292-7413 x2429

Rose House
1863 Dehesa Rd
El Cajon, CA 92019
Telephone: 619-447-5004
Free holiday meals for families, including a small gift, may be offered too.

Sacred Heart Church of OB
4776 Saratoga Ave
San Diego, California 92107
Phone number: 619-224-2746

San Diego Coalition Homeless
4101 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
Telephone: 619-281-1815
Blankets, information on shelters, and free meals may be served.

San Diego Fil Am SDA Church
3602 Bonita Road
Chula Vista, California 91910
Main phone number - Telephone: 858-603-4737
Clothing, shoes for children, backpacks, and a box of healthy food is passed out.

San Diego Freedom Ranch
1777 Buckman Springs Rd
Campo, California 91906
Telephone: 619-478-5696

San Diego Nashco Inc
Food bank address is 8705 Brady Ave
Spring Valley, California 91977
Telephone: 619-470-8118

San Diego Rescue Mission
5150 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
Telephone: 619-687-3720
Stop by the soup kitchen for a free, hot meal. Some food items may be distributed to people in need. Special holiday and Christmas food programs are offered too.

San Diego Spanish SDA Church
4222 Eta St, San Diego, CA 92113
Dial - 619-264-5384

Santa Sophia Conference
9800 San Juan St
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Main Tele: 619-463-6629
Programs for anyone who needs help.

Santee Food Bank
8824 Cottonwood Ave
Santee, California 92071
Telephone number: 619-448-4456

SAY SD FSS Program
4340 Genesee Ave Ste 207
San Diego, CA 92117
Telephone: 858-974-3603
Resources include USDA Commodities, emergency food, and more in southern California.

Second Chances Bread of Life
4764 Santa Monica Blvd
San Diego, CA 92107
Telephone: 619-886-4275
Meals and free food are offered.

Set Free Ministries North SD
Address of food pantry 1135 N Broadway
Escondido, California 92026
Telephone: 760-504-2552
A Summer Food Service Program is available for children in the community that no longer have free school lunches.

Society of SVDP Escondido
444 S Escondido Blvd
Escondido, California 92025
Telephone: 760-703-4477
A soup kitchen is also on site.

Society of SVDP St Kierens
1510 Greenfield Dr
 El Cajon, California 92021
 Telephone: 619-588-6881
Offers a number of social services, including limited help with bills, rent, and other housing needs. This is in addition to the food bank which is available. This is a regional church run network in San Diego County.

Society of SVDP St Stephens Conference
31020 Cole Grade Rd
Valley Center, CA 92082
Telephone: 760-749-3324

Sonshine Haven
772 S Johnson Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
Telephone: 619-440-1221

So Others May Eat Inc
Address is 7669 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Telephone: 858-414-8281
Emergency food is provided in the community.

Soteria Alliance Corporation
647 Amigos Rd
Ramona, California 92065
Telephone: 760-787-0935

South Bay Community Services
1124 Bay Blvd Ste D
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Telephone: 619-420-3620
Covers the southern region. If you need food, including information on CalFresh or school lunches, call this food pantry/social service agency.

South Bay SDA Church
Food pantry location - 2161 Avenida del Mexico
San Diego, CA 92154
Telephone: 619-423-2243

South Bay United Pentecostal Church
395 D St
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Call - 619-585-0600 x61

Southport Christian Center
142 E 16th St
National City, CA 91950
Telephone: 619-474-8234

Spanish Church of the Nazarene
340 S 3rd St
El Cajon, CA 92019
Call the church at 619-440-7339 for help.

Special Delivery San Diego
4021 Goldfinch St
San Diego, California 92103
Telephone: 619-297-7373

Spring Valley Community Church
Address of food bank  - 3845 Spring Dr
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Telephone: 619-303-1819
A free or low cost food bank is on site.

St Andrews Episcopal Church
Address - 890 Balour Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Telephone: 760-753-3017

St Francis Catholic Church
525 W Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083
Main Tele: 760-945-8017
Low income programs offer shelter, food, clothing closet and food bank, and information on public assistance such as food stamps in California.

St Lukes Refugee Network
3725 30th St
San Diego, California 92104
Telephone: 619-283-1337

St Marks Episcopal Church
Address of food bank - 4283 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92105
Telephone: 619-283-6242

St Peters Episcopal Church
334 14th St.
Del Mar, CA 92014
Dial - 858-755-1616
Volunteers operate at the center. Anyone in need can drop in for a bag of groceries. They help children, give blankets to the homeless, and provide other aid as well.





St Rose of Lima
Location of pantry - 278 Alvarado St
Chula Vista, California 91910
Telephone number: 619-427-7637

St Stephens Church
5825 Imperial Ave
San Diego, CA 92114
Telephone: 619-262-2671

St Vincent de Paul Villages
Location of food distribution - 3350 E St, San Diego, CA 92102
Telephone: 619-446-2182

Templo Evangelico Maranatha
853 4th Ave
Chula Vista, California 91911
Telephone: 619-527-7290

Third Avenue Charitable Organization
1420 Third Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: 619-235-9445 x2

4080 Centre St
San Diego, California 92103
Telephone: 619-295-8802

Tradition One Inc.
4104 Delta St.
San Diego, California 92113
Number to dial for information on food and groceries - 619-264-0141

Trinity Lutheran Church
7210 Lisbon St
San Diego, CA 92114
Phone number: 619-262-1605

Turning Point House
Address of center - 1315 25th St, San Diego, CA 92116
Telephone: 619-233-0067

United States Mission
637 B Quail St
San Diego, CA 92102
Telephone: 619-263-7003

Upper Room Pentecostal Church
631 12th St
Imperial Beach, California 91932
Telephone: 619-424-9784

Urban Youth Collaborative
4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, California 92117
Call 619-549-4953 for hours and more information.
There is also a thrift store at this non-profit site for families living in poverty.

Voices of Victory Christian Ministry
1033 W Washington Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
Telephone: 619-697-8597
Free food is available. Clients include the unemployed and working poor in the area.

Way Back Home
Primary address: 2516 A St.
San Diego, CA 92121
Telephone number for intake: 619-235-0592. Call for hours.

Word of Life Escondido
1815 E Valley Parkway Ste 10 & 11
Escondido, California 92027
Call 760-270-6150 for information on food programs.

Word of Life Worship Center
2701 Via Orange Way
Spring Valley, California 91978
Telephone number: 619-660-8600 x305

Additional free food programs in San Diego County and southern California

Dozens of other food pantries, soup kitchens as well as non-profit organizations support the needy, low income and vulnerable in San Diego County and southern California. Call 1-858-527-1419 or 858.452.3663 for more information on food pantries in the region near you. Or get details on WIC, free school lunches for students, help for Mexican legal or illegal immigrants, Cal Fresh applications and other help. Or try the countywide food bank system for referrals.


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