San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services

Taft Community Center

(209) 468-4168
(209) 932-2666

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).


Taft Community Center offers a wide range of services. Please see below:

Food and Nutrition Services:

  • USDA Commodity Food - every 3rd Thursday of each month from 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 Friday before the commodity week; the week of commodities; and last Wednesday of each month
  • Emergency Food Assistance - Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; once every 90 days; must have live in the service area; have proof of residence and have I.D. Emergency Food is not distributed week of commodities
  • Farmer's Market - every 4th Thursday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Food Baskets provided

Senior Program:

  • Brown Bag - a senior nutrition program for those 60 years and older; register once a year donation of $12 will go towards the program to get fresh fruits, vegetables and other food products; twice per month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.
  • Congregate Meals - senior lunch for those 60 years and older that provides a third of the daily nutrition allowance in one meal, Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Register to participate.
  • Dominoes - daily from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Youth Programs:

  • After-School Program - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) - 5 weeks summer program
  • Youth Snacks - every Tuesday at 1:40 p.m.

Additional Programs:

  • Clothes giveaway - each Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Taft-Net Employment Computer Lab - Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. except commodity day.
  • Annual Juneteenth Celebration - 3rd Saturday in June
  • Annual Cinco de Mayo - 1st Saturday in May
  • Annual Filipino Celebration TBA
  • Information and Referral Services

The Center is committed to providing community members with information and access to a variety of agencies that provide services in the areas of human services, employment, health, nutrition, housing assistance and education services. Community members are encouraged to visit the Center each day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for more information.

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please see above for food distribution days and times.
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389 West Downing Avenue
Stockton, CA  95206
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