Food

There are 48 programs in the Food Category.

A Place of Refuge
Eligibility: Anyone in need of food resources. Photo ID and proof of income required.
Fees: None

A Place of Refuge provides supplemental groceries to people in need. Please call to sign up. An appointment is required.

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA)
Eligibility: Youth under the age of 19 years.
Fees: None

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) is an educational, problem solving organization that provides leadership for Park Village residents by collaborating with the larger community to provide a safe, positive environment that promotes economic development and small business.APSARA works with other agencies to provide youth programs at Park Village Apartments and at neighboring communities. The programs include: after school tutoring, volunteer opportunity for high ...

Bread of Life
Eligibility: Photo ID is required.
Fees: None

Bread of Life is a non-profit outreach in northern San Joaquin county which provides supplemental groceries to people in need. Bread of Life has now expanded its outreach to the greater Stockton community and the cities of Lodi, Tracy and Manteca. Here's how it works: Bread of Life partners with other community-based organizations to bring the food to one central location in each city and distributes the food on the third Saturday of each month to thousands of needy families. Locations:Lodi Loc...

Calvary Community Church (Food Pantry)
Eligibility: Must bring photo ID.
Fees: None

Calvary Community Church provides a bag of groceries to those in need on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Individuals or families can receive assistance once a month.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

For over 70 years, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton has provided social services to people in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine, and Mono counties, and throughout the years, it has served as a sign of hope in local communities for people of all ages, religions, and races. Today, Catholic Charities administers direct social services and advocacy through the following programs: SERVICES FOR SENIORS AND CAREGIVERSCaregivers Respite: We assist caregivers of vulnerable...

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton (Nutrition Assistance Services)
Eligibility: Open to all San Joaquin County residents in need of food.
Fees: None

NUTRITION ASSISTANCE SERVICESCal-Fresh: Provides education and assists with the application process and case management to maintain benefits. Cal-Fresh formally known as the USDA’s Food Stamp Program) is the nation’s best defense against hunger and food insecurity.SNAP Education: This program provides food and nutrition education to Cal-Fresh eligible individuals to promote healthy food preparation through demonstration and education.The Food Bank Program: This program provides a temporary solut...

Center for Employment Opportunity
Eligibility: Clients are referred by the Human Services Agency/CalWORKs.
Fees: None

The Center for Employment Opportunity provides case management services to CalWORKs clients. Supportive services such as child care, transportation and cost of books are offered. Clients are assisted in the process of becoming self-sufficient. San Joaquin County Behavioral Wellness and Substance Abuse staff offer counseling services at the site, for CalWORKs participants. In addition, the Center for Employment Opportunity has food commodity, low-income utilities assistance, and immigration / ref...

City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department (Community Center)
Eligibility: Dependent upon program. Please visit website or call.
Fees: Vary

City of Lathrop Community Center offers the following services:School-age childcare, $2.50 per hour before and after schoolWeekly camp programs for year-round school children that are fee-basedYouth and adult enrichment classes that are fee-basedYouth and adult sports that are fee-basedSenior enrichment classes at center location that are fee-basedSenior nutrition lunch programFood commodities programFree breakfast and lunch program for those under 18 years of age. Breakfast is served from 7:00...

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Arnold Rue Community Center)
Eligibility: Ages 3 to 60 years old.
Fees: Vary

Arnold Rue Community Center provides youth and adults with an array of organized activities like indoor soccer, arts and crafts, basketball, dances, after school program and senior program. Many more classes available for all ages. Please call for more information. Facilities are available for rental.The Center provides hot lunches daily at 11:00 a.m. to seniors. Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance. Programs for seniors include needle craft, painting, tap dancing, pinochle and bri...

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Stribley Community Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

Stribley Community Center provides youth with an array of organized activities like indoor soccer, art contests, teen concerts, arts and crafts, basketball, dances and many others. There is also a Teen Advisory Board, a weight room and the After School Express Program.Senior program available for adults ages 50 and over. Programs offered include painting, crafts, bingo and cards. Seniors are provided with hot lunches daily from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for those 60 and older. Cost for lunch i...

Cornerstone Community Church (Helping Hands)
Eligibility: Residents of Manteca. Must bring photo ID, proof of address and proof of income.
Fees: None

Cornerstone Community Church Helping Hands Program provides supplemental groceries for those in need. Distribution is the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Delta Health Care
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

Delta Health Care and Management Services Corporation is a private non-profit community based organization dedicated to providing health, nutrition, wellness, breastfeeding, and health education outreach services to underserved families, women, adolescents, children and individuals in San Joaquin County.School-Based Health Programs: Delta Health Care operates the provision of services to students at Edison and Stagg High Schools. Please call (209) 444-8300 for more information.Education and out...

Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin County
Eligibility: Emergency food assistance is available twice per calendar month. To qualify for emergency food assistance, please bring current identification with proof of address in San Joaquin County. If ID is n...
Fees: None

The Emergency Food Bank, founded in 1968, is the largest direct provider of packaged emergency food in San Joaquin County. The mission of the Emergency Food Bank is to build a stronger community by providing a safety net of food, nutrition and health education, job training, and hope to residents of San Joaquin County who find themselves in an emergency situation.The Food Bank emphasizes health, nutrition, food economics, and education. The Food Bank provides classes in nutrition education and...

Escalon Ministerial Association (Community Action Resources of Escalon (C.A.R.E.))
Eligibility: Low income residents of Escalon and Farmington. Must show proof of residency at each visit.
Fees: None

Community Action Resources of Escalon (C.A.R.E.) provides weekly supplemental food for low-income residents of Escalon and Farmington. A bag of food is given for each household on Wednesdays between 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Senior Brown Bag Program offers people over 60 years of age on fixed incomes, one bag of food every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The fee is $12. C.A.R.E also distributes government commodities to low-income households on the third T...

Fathers & Families of San Joaquin (Elders Program)
Eligibility: Seniors
Fees: None

The Elders Program provides resources for seniors, free meals and inter-generational mentoring and socializing activities.

First Baptist Church (Food Pantry)
Eligibility: Manteca residents. Current photo ID, proof of income and address is required.
Fees: None

First Baptist Church offers supplemental food to those in need. Food assistance is based on family size. Please call to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are not available.

Good Samaritan Service Center
Eligibility: Low income resident of San Joaquin County. Must bring photo identification for head of household and Social Security Cards for each member of household.
Fees: None

Good Samaritan Service Center provides food and clothing for low income individuals in need. Referrals to shelters, low-income housing, other food banks, employment listings and free medical care is also offered. Their goal is to provide the basic needs for today and the necessary training for tomorrow.

Gospel Center Rescue Mission (Meals)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Gospel Center Rescue Mission provides dinner for any person in need. Meals are served at 5:30 p.m. Clothing is also provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed when the day falls on the first or third of the month.

Gospel Center Rescue Mission (New Life Program)
Eligibility: For men and women with any addiction. No addiction required for women in need of Life Skills. A 6 month residence on campus is required. Successful completion of the first 6 months of New Life Progr...
Fees: Paid by GR, SSI, Unemployment, Vocational Income, etc. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

New Life Program provides three daily meals, housing, clothing, chapel services plus addiction counseling. A supportive environment is maintained to assist in the restoration and rebuilding of lives. We offer Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Healing Damaged Emotions, Putting Away Childish Things (PACT), Boundaries, Learning Center, Parenting, Nutrition, Celebrate Recovery support groups and Bible Study. In addition to the aforementioned Boundaries and Re...

Harvester Farms Inc.
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Harvester Farms' mission is to help families in need, from going without fresh fruit, nuts and vegetables. There are far too many oranges, lemons, grapefruit, peaches, plums, figs, apricots, persimmons, walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc. going to waste in peoples' yards. They will pick surplus fruit and nuts from trees in peoples' front or back yards and donate it to the local food bank, Helping Hands, or directly to those in need. Help prevent good food from going to waste - give them a call if you...

Helping Hands (Community Outreach)
Eligibility: No ID is needed for food distribution on Saturdays.
Fees: None

Helping Hands provides a "hand up" to anyone in need. They provide food, but most of all, they offer Hope! Mission: To meet the physical and spiritual needs of the community through distribution of foodSaturdays Outreach 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Weberstown Park on Kentfield, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Union Park off East Hazelton Street & South Airport,12:30 p.m. 1:00p.m. Park and Lincoln, 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Conway Creative Child Care at 742 Dallas Avenue ...

Linden Food and Clothing Closet
Eligibility: Low income Linden residents and transient persons or families.
Fees: None

Linden Food and Clothing Closet provides emergency food assistance and clothing to qualifying individuals and families. To qualify, participants must complete a registration card and provide residence identification. Each client is eligible for food once a month, but may visit the clothing closet whenever facility is open.

one.TLC School (Transitional Learning Center)
Eligibility: Homeless children K-6 grade, whose family lives in a shelter within San Joaquin County and are without permanent housing or are in transition.
Fees: None

one.Transitional Learning Center (TLC) is a credentialed kindergarten through sixth grade school for homeless children. Its goal is to satisfy the physical, emotional and educational needs of homeless children in San Joaquin County. Utilizing a strong academic program, a school day includes standards based education, with a strong emphasis on literacy, math and second language acquisition. one.TLC provides children with breakfast, lunch, school supplies, clothing, personal toiletries, medical...

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Food Pantry)
Eligibility: Must be a resident of Lathrop or French Camp. Proof of income, photo ID and proof of address is required.
Fees: None

Our Lady of Guadalupe operates a food pantry and provides those in need with supplemental groceries. Distribution is every Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with the exception of the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month; distribution on those days are 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and to verify distribution dates, please call.

Raymus House (Project Hope)
Eligibility: Shelter for homeless single mothers with custody of at least one child. No drugs or alcohol. Must pass a drug test. Must have birth certificate for children and social security cards for all family m...
Fees: None

Raymus House provides shelter for single mothers with their children. Each family has a fully furnished bedroom and shares the living areas and essential chores. Food is provided at no charge. Counseling is available for all residents, including addictive behavior, adult and children’s psychological counseling and case management. Raymus House is part of "Project Hope". With individual and group counseling, residents are equipped with tools that help them become proactive in restoring their s...

Ripon Community Center
Eligibility: Individuals interested in surplus food program must be low income. Proof of income and residency is required.
Fees: None. A fee is required for the rental of the Center.

Ripon Community Center serves as a distribution center for the surplus food program for low income individuals. For specific distribution days and times, please contact Ray Garcia at (209) 450-7082. The Center may also be rented for community events or private gatherings. Please call for more details.

Ripon Interfaith Ministries
Eligibility: Low income resident of Ripon. Must provide proof of neediness and address i.e. phone bill.
Fees: None

Ripon Interfaith Ministries provides emergency assistance with food to low income families in crisis. Groceries are provided for about four days, once or twice per month. Clothing is provided once per month (five articles of clothing per person). As part of eligibility, individuals must provide proof of income as well as proof of Ripon residency. Holiday food boxes are distributed at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Salvation Army, Lodi (Food Distribution )
Eligibility: Residents living in Lodi, Galt, Acampo, Woodbridge, Clements, Lockeford, Rio Vista and Jackson.
Fees: None

Salvation Army Lodi provides emergency food on Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Assistance is offered once every 3 months. Sally bags are provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Please call to verify dates, times and documentation needed.

San Joaquin County (Commodity Program)
Eligibility: Low income San Joaquin County residents.
Fees: None

Commodity Program provides free food for low income individuals in 7 community centers and 8 volunteer sites throughout the county. Individuals must meet residence requirements, and distribution sites are determined by zip code. Eligibility is based on monthly income. No application is necessary, individuals must simply provide proof of residence (i.e. utility bill, rent receipt). Distribution occurs on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Please call (209) 468-3679 for more information.

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Boggs Tract Community Center)
Eligibility: To qualify for emergency food, must be low-income and bring in documentation for each family member. Please call for more information.
Fees: None

Boggs Tract Community Center serves qualifying individuals living in the 95201, 95202, 95203, 95204, 95207, 95209, 95211, 95219 and 95234 zip codes.Boggs Tract serves as a distribution site for the Government Commodity Program. Food is distributed on the third Thursday of the month to 95201, 95202 and 95203 residents starting at 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For individuals living in North Stockton, please contact St. Andrew’s at (209) 957-8750.Boggs Tract also provides emergency food to qualifying ...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Garden Acres Community Center)
Eligibility: Must be low-income (some programs are not income based). To qualify for emergency food, must bring in documentation. Please call to learn what documentation is needed for each family member.
Fees: None

Garden Acres Community Center participates in the government commodity program for individuals meeting income and residence requirements. Food is distributed on the third Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m. to qualifying individuals living in the 95212, 95215 and 95236 zip codes. Emergency food is distributed on Tuesday's from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Donated food is distributed on most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12:00 p.m. (or sooner).Other services:Free income tax preparation assistan...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Kennedy Community Center)
Eligibility: Must live in 95206 Kennedy Center boundary (East of El Dorado Ave). To qualify for emergency food, clients must bring in documentation. Please call to learn what documentation or identification is nee...
Fees: None

Kennedy Community Center offers emergency food to low-income individuals and families living in San Joaquin County. Emergency food distribution is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays (except 3rd Thursday of month) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Donated Food Distribution is Mondays and Fridays (except the Monday before Commodities on 3rd Thursday of the month). Food is given at 10:30 a.m. (when food is available).Kennedy Community Center also serves as a distribution site for the government commodit...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Larch Clover Community Center)
Eligibility: Tracy low-income residents only. To qualify for emergency food, clients must bring in documentation. Please call to learn what documentation or identification is needed for each family member....
Fees: None

Larch Clover Community Center provides needy individuals and families living in Tracy zip codes 95304, 95375, 95376, 95377, and 95378 with emergency food on Monday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. for the first 20 families. Commodities are distributed on the third Thursday of each month from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Lodi Community Service Center)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

Lodi Community Service Center provides families with emergency food on Tuesday and Friday 11:00 a.m.; serving 30 families. To qualify, must be a low-income resident living in San Joaquin County (Lodi, Galt, Thornton, Clements, Victor and Woodbridge). For emergency food, clients must bring documentation. Please call to learn what documentation and identification is needed for each family member. They also provide the following programs:After school program for children: Monday through Friday 3:30...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Meals on Wheels)
Eligibility: In order to be eligible, a person must be both 60 years of age or older and homebound.
Fees: None

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services Meals on Wheels (Home Delivered Meals) provides a nutritious meal and personal contact to homebound seniors in the San Joaquin County community. All menus are reviewed by 2 nutritionists to ensure compliance with Federal Guidelines. Meals are designed to be low fat, low salt, and low sugar. Click FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for additional information....

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Northeast Community Center)
Eligibility: Multiple County Resources Available
Fees: None

Northeast Community Center participates in the government commodity program for individuals meeting income and residence requirements. Food is distributed on the third Thursday of the month to qualifying individuals living in the 95205 zip code. Distribution starts at 8:30 a.m.The Center’s Emergency Food Bank distributes food to individuals living in the 95210 and 95205 zip codes Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. First-come, first-served basis for the first 30 people.The Northea...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Taft Community Center)
Eligibility: Low-income Stockton residents living in the 95206, 95231 and 95330 zip codes. Residents must provide picture identification and proof of residency (utility bill or a current bill).
Fees: None

Taft Community Center offers a wide range of services. Please see below:Food and Nutrition ServicesUSDA Commodity Food - every 3rd Thursday of each month for 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Donated Foods - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with exceptions. Donated Food is not distributed the week of commoditiesEmergency Food Assistance - Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.; once every 90 days. Emergency Food is not distributed week of commoditiesFarmer's Market ...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Thornton Community Center)
Eligibility: Vary. Please call for more information.
Fees: None

Thornton Community Service Center provides assistance to families primarily living in the Thornton/North San Joaquin County area. They offer the following services: Food giveaways on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Proof of residency in the area for new participants. Emergency food programClothes closetVITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) Farmers Market: 1st Monday of every month at 11:30 a.m.Youth Program Intramural Sports Program Computer Lab Recreation Games Arts & Crafts Classes Ho...

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC))
Eligibility: WIC serves babies and children up to age 5, pregnant women, and new mothers. Dads, grandparents, foster parents of young children, and working families are welcome at WIC too!
Fees: None

WIC helps families by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, vouchers for healthy foods, and referrals to healthcare and other community services. Sites:Stockton:620 North Aurora Street, Suite 2 (209) 468-3280. Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open two Saturdays each monthTracy:205 West 9th Street (209) 831-5930. Hours: Wednesdays only 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Manteca124 Sycamore Lane (209) 823-7104. Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open ...

Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties
Eligibility: All families and individuals in need.
Fees: None

Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties provides referrals to families and individuals in need of food assistance in their area. These referrals are given to those most at risk of going hungry.Food 4 Thought partners with existing tutorial programs at schools, community centers and youth organizations. The program provides a bag of supplemental groceries twice a month to the children and their families as a reward for good attendance at these tutorial programs.Senior Br...

Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties (Mobile Fresh)
Eligibility: Low income and food insecure families in Tracy, Manteca and Lathrop.
Fees: None

Mobile Fresh is a mobile produce pantry that distributes fresh food to communities that face barriers to obtain it. Families receive 20 to 25 pounds of fresh produce as well as other items. Mobile Fresh is held twice a month in Tracy, Manteca and Lathrop. To receive free produce, people who are low income or have difficulties putting fresh food on their plates need only to attend one of the distribution days and fill out a form. The program is also designed to educate individuals, seniors an...

St. Mary's Dining Room (Dining Room, Hygiene Center, Medical Clinic, Dental Clinic and Social Services)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

St. Mary's Dining Room responds to poverty in San Joaquin County by feeding the hungry, caring for health issues and restoring human dignity to over 700 individuals each day.St. Mary's Dining Room provides breakfast and a hot lunch 7 days a week, 365 days a year. A sack meal is also provided in the late afternoon. Medical and dental care is available to uninsured men, women and children. The hygiene center provides homeless individuals and families with the opportunity to shower, care for the...

St. Paul's Methodist Church (Food Pantry)
Eligibility: Residents of Manteca or Lathrop. Must bring photo ID, proof of income (if applicable) and proof of address. Please call to verify distribution dates and times.
Fees: None

St. Paul's Methodist Church provides food resources to residents of Manteca or Lathrop every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. except on the first Friday of the month. Residents can receive food assistance one time per month.

St. Vincent De Paul (Food Pantry/Clothes Closet)
Eligibility: Residents of Manteca, Lathrop and French Camp. Must bring photo ID, proof of address and proof of income for family.
Fees: None

St. Vincent de Paul provides supplemental groceries for individuals and families living in Manteca, Lathrop or French Camp. A Clothes Closet is also available. Distribution for food and clothing is Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Individuals and families can receive assistance once every 30 days.

State of California Department of Corrections Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) (Friends Outside Gathering Place)
Eligibility: Friend or family member of someone incarcerated at Deuel Vocational Institute (DVI), state men’s prison.
Fees: None

Friends Outside is a non-profit agency that assists families and friends of incarcerated men at DVI, at the Friends Outside Visiting Center. It serves the children and works to maintain family unification. Emergency clothing, food and shelter and children’s programs are also offered. Transportation from the Greyhound and Amtrack stations in Stockton is provided. Reservations must be made one week in advance. Child care for children ages 7 years and older is available.

The Bridge at Stockton (Food Bank)
Eligibility: ID with current address is required. Annual demographic form needs to be completed by each household to comply with Second Harvest Food Bank requirements.
Fees: None

The Bridge at Stockton provides a food bank that is open every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. It is a casual drop-in atmosphere where you will be greeted warmly and given whatever items are available each week. Commodity Food Distribution Program is held the third Thursday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Current ID with address is required.The "Bag Night" ministry is run by the Jr. & Sr. Youth Group (with support from adults). Grocery bags are filled and delivered to shut-...

Tracy Interfaith Ministries (Food Pantry and Clothes Closet)
Eligibility: Low or no income individuals and families (Tracy residents only). Must bring Social Security Card or other form of identification and proof of address.
Fees: None

Tracy Interfaith Ministries provides emergency food which is available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Emergency clothing is also provided for residents in need.Tracy Interfaith Ministries offers a Families-At-Risk program, designed to assist a family through a one-time financial emergency. It provides emergency funds to help a family meet household costs when the family is faced with a temporary job loss, a medical emergency or other financial crisis.

Women's Center-Youth & Family Services
Eligibility: Women's Center-YFS serves women, children, teens and men who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking as well as homeless and runaway youth.
Fees: None

Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services is San Joaquin County’s only provider of free, confidential shelter and services specifically designed to meet the needs of homeless and runaway youth and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The organization’s mission is to build a stronger community by fostering the strengths in individuals and by acting as a catalyst to end violence and youth homelessness. Women’s Center-YFS has a staff of 75 providing services at 10 sites throughout San ...