One in eight families doesn’t have enough food or struggles to find food.There are resources to help.
211 links families to resources in the community such as food pantries, food delivery services, and public benefits like SNAP andWIC. Visit 211oc.org or call 2-1-1 to speak directly with someone who can assist you.You may also text your zip code to 898-211 for referrals to free food programs in your neighborhood.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest can provide information regarding free groceries and meals in your area, offers food services via their food pantry, and also provides assistance applying for CalFresh (previously Food Stamps). Call the Second Harvest Helpline toll free at 855-2-FeedOC or 855-233-3362 for more information.
Community Action Partnership of Orange County
CAPOC provides food to non-profit agencies in Orange County that serve low-income families and individuals.Visit ocfoodhelp.org for an interactive map to find food near you. CAPOC can also provide low-income households with utility payment assistance on either their electric or gas bill in Orange County. Visit www.capoc.org/energy for more information.
Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)
WIC is a nutrition education program that also provides money for purchasing healthy foods.WIC helps pregnant women, women who just had a baby, and children up to age 5 eat well, be active, and stay healthy.WIC also welcomes dads, grandparents, foster parents,or guardians who care for eligible children.WIC services are provided at no cost to you.There are requirements for the program. To see if you qualify for WIC,visit m.wic.ca.gov. To find the nearest WIC office,visit www.myfamily.wic.ca.gov or call 888-WICWORKS (1-888-942-9675).
CalFresh (previously known as food stamps and also referred to as SNAP) helps low-income people and families by providing a debit-like card with money loaded every month to shop for healthy foods. Apply online at www.getcalfresh.org or BenefitsCal.org or find your county social services agency at www.cdss.ca.gov/county-offices to apply in person.
OC Food Help
Visit ocfoodhelp.org for an interactive map of local soup kitchens, food pantries, home delivered meals, and afterschool meals for yourself and the rest of your family
Food pantries in the Orange County, California region help thousands of families every month. People of all backgrounds and income levels have turned to local free food banks during difficult times.The type of services, resources, and hours will vary by center.Call the food pantry before you visit to confirm their hours and food availability. Visit 211oc.org or ocfoodhelp.org for additional programs and locations.
Abrazar, Inc.^* Westminster
Food Distribution: First and third Thursday of every month,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Catholic Charities of Orange County^ Santa Ana
Food Distribution:Tuesday,Wednesday, and Friday
7:30 a.m. to noon
EV Free Fullerton (Good Samaritan Center) Fullerton
Food Distribution: Monday – Friday 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Family Assistance Ministries* San Clemente
Food Distribution: Monday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Tuesday -Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday 9:30 to
Families Forward^* Irvine
Families Forward provides bags of food,school supplies, and career counseling. Call for information and food distribution dates.
Friendly Center* Orange
Friendly Center provides food boxes, tutoring for youth, senior services, family counseling, and housing. Call for more information about food distribution dates and other locations.
Friends Church^ Yorba Linda
714-777-2875; 714-455-4201 (Español)
Available for walk-ups Mondays and Wednesday 7 to 8 p.m.
Knott Avenue Christian Church Anaheim
Food Distribution:Thursday 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Pathways of Hope Fullerton
714-680-3691 Ext. 220
Food Distribution: Monday – Friday1 to 4 p.m.
Share Our Selves (SOS)^* Costa Mesa
SOS provides food bags, emergency funds, clothing and counseling. Call for more information.
Food distribution: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
South County Outreach*^ Irvine
Food pantry hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The Main Place Christian Fellowship Orange
Call for food distribution dates and times.
Vista Community Clinic: The Gary Center^ La Habra
562-264-6000 or 562-691-3263
Food Distribution: Friday 9 to 11 a.m.
Call for additional information.
Tustin Family &Youth Center^ Tustin
Tustin Family Senior Center Tustin
Food Distribution (both sites): Third Tuesday of every month 1 to 2 p.m.
Community referrals are available during distribution.
Your local Family Resource Center^
Visit www.factoc.org/locations to find a location near you for
assistance with food,WIC, and CalFresh.
* Thanksgiving and Christmas distribution events
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