Food Security and Assistance
WHERE CAN I FIND FOOD?
The San Diego Food Bank is operating during the crisis, and suggests San Diegans visit the 211 food map where you can find food in your area.
You can use the San Diego Unified School District coronavirus landing page to find food services and student learning options available in your local area.
If you are a student, San Diego Unified Food and Nutrition Services will be conducting a drive-thru/walk-up distribution of daily prepared meals, free of charge, to support those who rely on free and reduced-price meals. Information can be found HERE. Serving locations include:
Clark Middle School – 4388 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92105
Cherokee Point Elementary School – 3735 38th St, San Diego, CA 92105
Farb Middle School – 4880 La Cuenta Dr, San Diego, CA 92124
Kearny High School – 1954 Komet Way, San Diego, CA 92111
O’ Farrell Charter School – 6130 Skyline Dr, San Diego, CA 92114
Sherman Elementary School – 301 22nd St, San Diego, CA 92102
Walker Elementary School – 9245 Hillery Dr, San Diego, CA 92126
Zamorano Fine Arts Academy – 2655 Casey St, San Diego, CA 92139
Although not free, you can sign up for Meals on Wheels HERE.
If you are eligible for Mama’s Kitchen, they remain open and are working with clients to deliver up to 2 weeks worth of food – more information about how to be referred HERE.
For other options, please call 2-1-1 San Diego.
WHAT ABOUT CalFresh/SNAP BENEFITS?
While there is no expedited application process for CalFresh benefits at this time, the Families First package passed by the House would suspend work and work-training requirements for SNAP eligibility. This package would also add $500M to WIC, $250M for the Senior Nutrition Program, and would provide $400M to food banks.
To apply for CalFresh, please contact the County of San Diego or you can call 2-1-1 San Diego.