Non-Profit Food Assistance

Note, this information is subject to change. Be sure to check back regularly.


For older adults requiring food assistance during COVID-19, refer to the How Can Older Adults Get Food During COVID-19 flowchart to determine the most appropriate community resources.


Aging & Independence Services (AIS)

Call the AIS Call Center at (800) 339-4661 for further assistance


  • Pick-up and home-delivered meals are available for those 60+ for a suggested donation

  • When meals are available, no senior will be turned away for inability to donate

  • Home-delivered meals are delivered Mon – Fri, and between 5-7 meals are provided

  • Please contact your nearest site for meal service information, hours, and options 

  • Find a list of nutrition sites here


Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Miramar location: Call (858) 527-1419

Escondido location: Call (858) 527-1419


  • You can also call the Food Bank’s toll-free number: 1-866-350-FOOD (3663)

  • For a list of available distributions throughout San Diego County, please click here


Feeding San Diego

Call (858) 452-3663


  • If you or someone you know needs food assistance, a list of countywide food distributions is available on the Feeding San Diego website

  • A list of available emergency distribution sites, please click here

  • Text “food” or “comida” to 877-877 to find the nearest site


Meals on Wheels of San Diego County

Call (619) 260-6110


  • Program that delivers meals to individuals at home who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals

  • If you or anyone you know are over the age of 60 and in need of delivery services please click here


Mama’s Kitchen

Call (619) 233-6262


  • Home Delivered Meal Program is designed for individuals that have been diagnosed with a critical illness and are unable to independently prepare their own meals

  • A referral form must be completed by a medical case manager, medical social worker or provider (MD, NP, PA, RD, RN or LCSW)


Stay Home SD

Call (619) 800-3252

Call (619) 800-5432 (Español)


  • If you are over 65, live in San Diego, and need necessities, fill out the form at the bottom of the home page or call the phone number provided

  • This service uses donations from GoFundMe to purchase basic food and supplies, which are then delivered to the homes of elderly individuals throughout San Diego

  • Deliveries are dropped off on doorsteps, no face-to-face interaction needed



Call (619) 284-9281


  • Healthy volunteers will continue to deliver fresh groceries (at no charge) to maintain heathy eating habits


NPB Design Studio Food Giving Table


  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, where people are free to take what they need

  • Located at 1471 La Corta Circle, Lemon Grove, Ca 91945

  • To learn more, please visit NPB Design Studio’s Facebook Page


The Center (LGBT Community Center)

Call (619) 692-2077 x 101


  • If you are a senior who participates in the Senior Food Bank or need help getting groceries, please contact


Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Call (858) 367-3210


  • Foodmobile program will continue to deliver home-delivered meals with implementation of medical/safety protocol

  • For those in crisis, Jewish Family Services will be distributing pre-bagged food during designated drive-thru hours as part of the Corner Market and Emergency Food Assistance program

  • On the Go rides are limited to medical rides and grocery shopping only


Community Through Hope

Call (619) 915-7256


  • Community Through Hope will function as an Emergency Nutrition and Diaper Bank Site

  • Open for drive through emergency services only

  • Hours of operation will be Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00 am – 10:00 am, with the line starting to form at 7:30 am


Del Mar Community Connections

Call (858) 792-7565


  • Call or e-mail if you need help with grocery delivery, obtaining cleaning or hygiene products, or social interaction


Partner in Aging

Call (858) 480-1453


  • Call to learn more about pharmacy pick-ups and volunteer grocery shoppers


Coastline Dream Center

2215 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009


  • Coastline Dream Center is the outreach ministry center of Coastline Church in North County San Diego
  • Grocery distribution drive-thru on Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm for anyone in need
  • Providing a bag of food to any community member, student, family, or elderly person in need (until supplies run out)