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Free food pantries, soup kitchens and groceries in San Joaquin County.

Get information on free food pantries in the San Joaquin County area. The distribution centers will giveaway free boxes of groceries, canned goods, baby formula and other items, such as personal hygiene supplies and even holiday meals to low income families. Find a free food bank or pantry near you in Stockton CA and San Joaquin County.

While each location of a soup kitchen or food bank that is open today will try to support all from the county, regardless of religion, age, or income, due to limited resources some centers may have a formal application process. Find locations of free drive thru pantries, Meals on Wheels for the disabled or seniors in Stockton CA as well as other programs. There is also a referral number at the bottom of the page for locations of other free food programs in the community.

Based on the generosity of donors, there may also be free baby formula, dairy products, meats or fresh fruit as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets passed out. Or get help in applying for CalFresh food stamp benefits, USDA programs or free school breakfast or lunch programs for kids. EBT cards are available for the low-income, immigrants or migrant workers and poor, and learn more on SNAP benefits.

If a pantrt or drive thru food bank open today can't help, then they offer referrals or other forms of support. Whether it is a household item such as toilet paper or household cleaning stuff or maybe a senior that needs to enroll into Meals on Wheels, the locations can be turned to in an emergency. But the goal is to help provide free groceries from a pantry to the low-income in  Joaquin County as well as serve a hot meal from a soup kitchen.

Free grocery boxes or meals in Stockton CA and San Joaquin County

Salvation Army – Food assistance programs
The San Joaquin County CA charity has a free food pantry as well as soup kitchen. There is also financial aid and case management for bills. Other resources include Meals on Wheels and free food boxes, such as rice and canned goods or bread. Free Thanksgiving turkey dinners, Christmas food baskets and even Easter meals are offered to single mothers or the low-income as well as migrant workers..




Stockton Shelter for the Homeless
411 S. Harrison Street, Stockton. Call (209) 465-3612
Inquire into shelter as well as hot lunches or breakfasts as well as blankets for the homeless. Free sandwich boxes, personal hygiene supplies including hand sanitizer or soap and other items are offered from the pantry.

Community Action Resources
Location is 1531 2nd St, Escalon, CA 95320. For hours, call  (209) 838-8472

Human Services Agency (HSA) of San Joaquin County
333 E Washington St, Stockton, CA 95202. Call (209) 468-1000

They can help families in poverty apply for food stamps (Cal-Fresh) or other government aid, such as free school lunches or weekend snack backpacks for students. They also partner with emergency drive thru pantries in San Joaquin County that are open today. Use an smart phone application or computer to get free food boxes, cooking utensils like pots or pans as well as other freebies from an app, and get freebies alert.

Valley Christian Church
903 Corral Hollow Rd, Tracy, CA 95376. Dial (209) 836-9227

St. Bernadette's Church
2544 Plymouth Rd, Stockton, CA 95204. Call (209) 465-3081

Love INC
965 E Yosemite Ave # 25, Manteca, CA 95336. Call Telephone - (209) 825-9131

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. Get free boxes of food such as cereal, bread, sauce, pasta, rice, beans, tuna, and/or potatoes. There is also tuna helper, spam and other shelf-stable groceries.

Manteca Pregnancy Help Center
The non-profit is at 401 N Main St, Manteca, CA 95336. Call (209) 239-9899
Free formula for babies, diapers, and medical care is arranged.

Gleaning Interfaith Ministries
The charity is at 120 Kerr Ave, Modesto, CA 95354. Phone: (209) 572-3117
The free, emergency food pantry will have items such as dry and canned goods, paper products, and personal toiletries to those in need. Various low income programs and public benefits can be applied too. Those include Cal-Fresh, free dog or pet food in Stockton CA, and other state benefits.





San Joaquin Department of Aging
Address: 102 S San Joaquin St, Stockton, CA 95202. Main Phone: (209) 468-1000

Runs the meals on wheels and congregate sites. USDA approved meals are served. There will be free Ensure, cat or dog food or litter for seniors, and nutritional support. Or apply for free commodities including cheese, bread, meat and other elderly programs.

River of Life - Food Distribution Center
Location is 136 Chung Wah Ln, Stockton, CA 95202. Call  (209) 609-0704

Radiant Life Church
Pantry address - 75 N Crescent Ave, Lodi, CA 95240. Main Phone: (209) 333-8491
Programs include a free pantry and Kids Cafe. Based on donations, get a free box of food or two, information on applying for CalFresh SNAP benefits, shelf stable items, bakery goods, fresh produce as well as vegetables, and meat.

Alpha Omega Ministries
Main address is 116 W Willow St, Stockton, CA 95202. Call (209) 547-9000

Catholic Charities Multi-Service
The free food distribution center is at 1106 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA 95202. Dial (209) 444-5914
There is free food, clothing, applications to Cal-Fresh food stamps, and financial aid provided. Migrants, Spanish speakers and the poor will get help. Get filling, shelf-stable foods, Christmas food baskets, sauce, cereal, and access to a soup kitchen.

Valley Ministries MCC
4118 Coronado Ave, Stockton, CA 95204. For hours, dial (209) 810-9500

New Heart Church of the Nazarene
Main address: 1647 Bessie Ave, Tracy, CA 95376. Telephone - (209) 221-0128

Eastside Church of Christ
The charity has a free Food Distribution Center at 3206 E Marsh St, Stockton, CA 95205. Phone  (209) 942-0220

Inner City Action Inc
Main address: 1800 N Wilson Way, Stockton, CA 95205. Phone: (800) 466-7205
The homeless, single moms with young kids, as well as families in poverty in the Stockton CA community will get help. Free hot or frozen meals, food, hygiene supplies, diapers and more. Or use the computer to learn about job programs, benefits including WIC, or nutrional education and grocery shopping classes.

Wings of Healing
840 E Main St, Stockton, CA 95202. Call the pantry at (209) 948-5564

El Concilio Multi-Service
Address - 445 N San Joaquin St, Stockton, CA 95202. Call the emergency pantry at (209) 644-2600

Gospel Center Rescue Mission
445 S San Joaquin St, Stockton, CA 95203. Phone - (209) 466-2138
Free hot meals, including at Thanksgiving and Christmas, can be served. The homeless, women facing DV, immigrants and poor will get free breakfast, lunch, or dinner meals. Or apply for meats, breads, fresh fruit and vegetables, and non-perishable foods from the Stockton CA area food pantry.





Jesus Saves Ministry
Main address is 438 S Sutter St, Stockton, CA 95203. Phone - (209) 463-4979
The pantry will have groceries. Seniors can also get help, including ensure and non-perishable items.

Good Samaritan Training Center Multi-Service
Main address is 1331 E Fremont St, Stockton, CA 95205. Dial (209) 469-7098
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. they also help people shot for groceries, hold nutritional and free cooking classes with Feeding America and arrange other support.

Manteca Presbyterian Loaves & Fishes
A free food bank and soup kitchen is at 275 N Main St, Manteca, CA 95336. Phone: (209) 239-3159

CL Chess Ministries
Address is 213 W 11th St, Tracy, CA 95376. Phone: (209) 831-2940

Tabernacle of Praise - United Pentecostal Church
Location is 10623 CA-120, Manteca, CA 95336. Telephone: (209) 239-4027

Greater Christ Temple
8800 Thornton Rd, Stockton, CA 95209. Main phone - (209) 943-0353
A food pantry is on site for people of all ages in the zip code. There is a free food pantry. Groceries, frozen food, formula, and more is passed out.

Hurricane Missionary Baptist
428 S Ash St, Stockton, CA 95205. Main phone (209) 944-9688
An emergency food pantry is on site

New Beginnings Deliverance Center
Location - 2571 Waterloo Rd, Stockton, CA 95205. For hours, call (209) 944-9328

S.D.A. – Stockton
115 W Vine St, Stockton, CA 95202. Main phone - (209) 465-0217
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, Stockton, CA 95205. Call (209) 465-5263

Faith Fellowship Christian Center
Main address is 1739 S Union St, Stockton, CA 95206. Main phone - (209) 464-1622
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. Free Christmas meals, small toys, turkey or ham dinners and iother seasonal aid is offered.

God’s Next Level Ministry
Location of the non-profit is 7298 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823. Main phone - (916) 427-2333

Valley Community SDA
2929 S B St, Stockton, CA 95206. Telephone number is (209) 915-1959
Free groceries, hot meals, and more are offered. The food will meet USDA requirements.

Restoration for Life
1234 E Anderson St, Stockton, CA 95205. Main phone number is (209) 463-4500

Eastside Church of Christ
 3880 E Fremont St, Stockton, CA 95205. Main phone - (209) 941-0697
A free, emrgency food pantry has stuff including Canned yams, dry or canned beans, stews, peanut butter or jelly as well as bread, stuffing, tuna in a can and other shelf stable groceries.







St. Edward’s Church
731 S Cardinal Ave, Stockton, CA 95215. Main phone - (209) 466-3020

St. Paul’s Methodist Church
A free emergency pantry is at 910 E North St, Manteca, CA 95336. Dial (209) 823-7154 for information.

Calvary Community Church
815 W Lathrop Rd, Manteca, CA 95336. Phone - (209) 239-1345

Fellowship Baptist Church food pantry
Main address is 1130 Pine St, Manteca, CA 95336. Phone - (209) 239-0508
Emergency supplies, such as food and groceries are provided. Rice, soups, holiday food baskets, and more is offered in Manteca as well as San Joaquin County. The disabled, kids, poor and others will get free laundry detergency, cereal, tacos, Cooking Oil, dry beans and other foodstuff.

Cornerstone Community Church
Location 17900 Comconex Rd, Manteca, CA 95336. Phone: (209) 825-1220
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 St, Manteca, CA 95336. 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. Free clothes, kitchen utensils, ingredients for a meal and baby milk for new or single moms will be given away. There are Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving programs too.

A Place of Refuge
Address is  486 Button Ave, Manteca, CA 95336. Call (209) 239-1371 for an appointment.

Christian Worship Center
Address is 786 Button Ave, Manteca, CA 95336. Phone - (209) 239-4512

Prayer Valley Family Worship Church
4172 Avon Ave, Lathrop, CA 95330. Main phone - (209) 662-4019

United Lutheran Church
649 Northgate Dr, Manteca, CA 95336. Main phone - (209) 823-1971
Low income families, the unemployed, and less fortunate can call on the pantry.

New Hope Church
17218 Comconex Rd, Manteca, CA 95336. Dial (209) 239-5711 for referrals from the pantry.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
16200 Cambridge Dr, Lathrop, CA 95330. Main phone - (209) 858-4466
Whether it is food or other assistance needed, such as furniture or clothing, this charity may be able to assist.

Hope Family Shelter
520 Union Rd, Manteca, CA 95337. Dial (209) 824-0658

Trinity Church
1900 California St, Escalon, CA 95320. Telephone - (209) 838-3000
A pantry may have fresh foods, fruits, and more.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Location is 19900 Elliott Rd, Lockeford, CA 95237. Phone -  (209) 727-5108

Westside Assembly of God
Address is 75 N Crescent Ave, Lodi, CA 95240. Dial (209) 333-8491
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
273 W Lowell Ave, Tracy, CA 95376. Dial (209) 836-0818





Interfaith Ministries- Tracy Multi-Service
Address: 311 W Grant Line Rd, Tracy, CA 95376. Main phone - (209) 836-5424
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.

Valley Community Baptist Church
A free pantry and soup kitchen is at 903 Corral Hollow Rd, Tracy, CA 95376. Main number is (209)836-9227
An emergency food pantry is on site.

Find additional free food or meals near you in San Joaquin County

Low-income families and people with money money will get help from other agencies. Feeding America of Stockton CA area also partners with various churches and government agencies in the area. Call 209.239.2091 for referrals to other free food pantries near you or government assistance programs. Whether it is applications to CalFresh or WIC government food programs or an emergency bag of groceries needed or Meals on Wheels, the organization may be able to help.


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