Food Distribution

Catholic Charities

Food Resource Center
College Area:
6360 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

Food Resource Center
349 Cedar St.
San Diego, CA 92101

  • Emergency food for families and individuals
  • Assistance with applying for CalFresh (Food Stamp) benefits

City Heights Community Development Corporation  

4372 Home Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
  • Emergency food for low income families and individuals
  • Food pantry 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:30pm-6:30pm

Crisis House

1034 N. Magnolia
El Cajon, CA 92024
English only
  Emergency assistance to the homeless and low income including:
  • Food pantry
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene kits
  • Mailing address
  • Free local phone calls
  • Daytime personal storage
  • DMV and SDG&E discounts
  • Referrals

Jewish Family Service

San Diego, CA 92105
  • Food Mobile - Provides hot, kosher, home-delivered meals to homebound older adults and younger homebound disabled adults.
  • Hand Up Youth Food Pantry - Led by a dynamic committee of teenagers, the food pantry delivers food throughout San Diego County while case managers at distribution sites provide support, referral, and assistance toward achieving a higher level of self-sufficiency. Food distribution locations and schedules found on the Jewish Family Service website.

St. Vincent de Paul Village

1501 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-233-8500 (Press "0" for assistance)
Spanish and Vietnamese
  • Homeless prevention services
  • Interim residential housing
  • Food/Meals
  • Family Health Center/Mobile Health clinic
  • Residential social services
  • Employment support