San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services

Garden Acres Community Center

(209) 468-3984

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.


Due to COVID-19, their services and hours are modified. Please contact the Center for most updated distribution days and times.

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:
  • Assistance with homeowners and renters assistance claims for disabled, low-income and elderly individuals. Please call ahead of time
  • Emergency assistance with PG&E bill (H.E.A.P). Applications only. Please call (209) 468-3988 for more information
  • Eligibility worker is available on Monday to assist with applying for Food Stamps and Medi-Cal benefits. Please call to schedule an appointment
  • Senior Exercise on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Senior Congregate Meals Monday through Thursday for seniors 60 and up. Please register ahead of time
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed holidays. Please see above for food distribution days and times.
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Main Location
607 Bird Avenue
Stockton, CA  95215
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