The Food Bank receives food from a range of sources including locally-run food drives, the USDA, growers, retailers, and wholesalers. The Food Bank distributes food directly to families and individuals in need at 183 distribution sites throughout the county every month, often in parking lots. They also have an Emergency Food Program: http://sandiegofoodbank.org/programs/emergency-program/
Here is a complied listed all of the San Diego food pantries. The centers can provide meals and food to San Diego area individuals and families.
GSF is a food buying club which offers individual families the opportunity to save up to 50% on their monthly grocery bill. Purchasing direct from the local merchants and vendors and eliminating employee costs as well as operational and facility maintenance expenses we are able to pass along a considerable savings to you the purchaser.
Founded in 2007, Feeding America San Diego is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. The non-profit organization, funded by philanthropic and community support, is devoted to feeding the hungry, advocacy and education. FASD is committed to solving hunger in our communities and informing the public on the issues of food insecurity, nutrition and poverty. We fight hunger locally by working hand-in-hand with partner agencies, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve 56,000 children, families and seniors in need each week.
CalFresh is new name for the Food Stamp Program in California. CalFresh is also known as the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). CalFresh is a federal supplemental nutrition program for low-income families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines. CalFresh benefits help supplement your food budget and allow families and individuals to buy nutritious food.