City College Emergency Food Pantry

The San Diego City College Emergency Food Pantry supports enrolled students in need by providing   pre-packaged items suitable for an on-campus lunch or meal.  An example of a typical meal may be a pop-top can of soup or pasta, a fruit or applesauce cup or granola bar and bottled water.  A bowl and spoon are provided so students can microwave their meal in the cafeteria. 

The City College Emergency Food Pantry is a project operated by student interns and generously supported through kind donations from the staff and faculty of City College, community partners, private individuals, neighbors, and friends. This special program accepts donations of checks and grocery store gift cards. If you would like to donate lunch items: pop-top canned goods, granola bars, cases of water, fruit cups, or personal hygiene or care items, please contact Prof. Tania Serhan at tserhan@sdccd.edu 


Location and Hours

The pantry locationRoom BT 211 A
Business Technology Building
(16th and C Streets)
Hours of Distribution
(Fall & spring)
10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Hours of Distribution
(Summer)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
 The Pantry is closed on Fridays

 

1 in 7 Americans go to bed hungry

33% of American households experience food insecurity

One in Seven Americans are hungry - what can you do?

Golden Share Foods Program
is a co-op program, each month they offer different menus of food items.  You can pick and choose, pre-pay, and arrange to pick-up your groceries once a month.

SNAP - Food Stamps  use this tool to see if you are eligible 

Cal-Fresh, SNAP website for application and information
- Now students can qualify for food stamp benefits, if they work part time and meet other eligibility qualifications.  If you have applied and been denied, but your income or household composition has changed, it is recommended that you reapply. 

To locate your filing office,click herefor the HHSA site offices

San Diego Food Bank
This was the first donation received by the Food Pantry. Thanks to the Athletic department, we were able to feed our starving students - Go KNIGHTS!!! - please follow this link for specific qualification.

Jewish Family Services
 2728 6 thAve San Diego 92101 (St. Paul Cathedral), corner of 6 thAve and Olive. Phone (858) 637-3000 
Food distribution:
Thursdays


Feeding America San Diego- This is an organization, much like the SD Food Bank


If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, you may do so by making your check payable to City Food Pantry #377, a subsidiary of the
City College Foundation

Food donations can be made at room BT-211 or BT-313, City College Campus.


FOOD PANTRY RESOURCES

For more food and other resources call 211 or 858-300-1211

visithttp://www.211sandiego.org/   emailresourcecenter@211sandiego.org

Catholic Charities Food Resource Center
349 Cedar Street, San Diego 92101
Phone (619) 231-2828

Church of the Nazarene
4101 University Ave (corner of 41st St & University Ave)
Food distribution:
Tues 3PM to 5PM
Thursdays & Saturdays 9 AM

First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
320 Date Street, San Diego 92101 (between 3rd and 4th Ave. Downtown)
Phone (619) 232-7513
Food distribution (must arrive by 8:30 AM for pre-registration, bring proof of ID and address)

  • 2nd Saturday of the month: ONLYresidents of zip codes92101
  • 4th Saturday of the month:  Active Military ONLY (must have military ID)
  • Free lunch: Sundays at 2 PM (Good for anyone, but need to arrive by 1pm to get a meal ticket)

Salvation Army
825 Seventh Avenue, San Diego 92101
Phone (619) 699-2217
Grocery bag distribution: Monday-Friday 9 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 4 PM (closed Wednesday)
(ID, a rent receipt/current utility bill, and proof of income are required. Homeless ID’s are accepted)
For more locations, call (619) 699-2216 or (619) 699-2200 ext. 2300

Third Avenue Charitable Organization
1420 3rd Avenue, San Diego 92101
Phone (619) 235-9445
Free meals:

  • Mondays (4:00 PM)
  • Fridays (9:00 AM)

Uptown Faith Community Service Center
4101 30tth Street, San Diego 92101
Phone (619) 281-8411
Canned groceries bags:
Mon, Tue, Fri 9:00AM (Pre-registration required, bring ID and no appointment necessary anytime
9 to 3 PM

Special Delivery San Diego
4021 Goldfinch St., San Diego 92103
Phone (619) 297-7373
Food Pantry Distributionfor anyone who registers prior.
Need photo ID and proof of income.
Mon – Thurs  11 AM to 1 PM(pre-register between 10:30-11:00 AM by appt. only)
http://www.specialdeliverysandiego.com/

MEAL CENTERS

St. Vincent de Paul Village
1501 Imperial Ave. San Diego 92101
Phone (619)233-8500 ext. 1130
Lunch• Monday - Saturday 11:00AM to 12:30PM
Sunday Brunch 9:00AM to 11:30AM

Special Delivery San Diego
4021 Goldfinch St., San Diego 92103
Phone (619) 297-7373
Free meals for people with critical illnesses (HIV+/AIDS, cancer and others) • Delivery for homebound By referral from their physicians and case manager ONLY.
http://www.specialdeliverysandiego.com/

Southeast Church of the Nazarene
3605 National Avenue San Diego 92113
Phone (619) 262-1301
Free dinners every Friday 5PM-7PM

Salvation Army
825 Seventh Ave San Diego 92101
Phone (619) 699-2217
Dinners:Monday -Thursday 5PM

Rachel’s Women Day Center
759 Eighth Ave. San Diego 92101
Phone (619) 696-0873
Women only. Daily lunchat 11:30AM (must come and sign up prior to acceptance.
No ID or requirement other than pre-registering and female.  Lunches served 7 days/week.

First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
320 Date Street, San Diego 92101
Phone (619) 232-7513
Free lunchSundays at 2:00PM (must arrive at 12PM-1PM)

Bayside Community Center
2202 Comstock Street San Diego 92111
Phone (858) 278-0771

Free lunches (seniors only age 55+) Monday-Friday 11:30AM to 12:30PM
Emergency food pantry (all ages): Tues 2PM -4PM, Wed & Fri (8 AM-10 AM)  (ID required)
4thThursday9 AM (This day of the month is the large serving distribution)

If you, or someone you know is a gardener and has fresh produce to offer to the Food Pantry, please check out Ample Harvest.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, you may do so by making your check payable to City Food Pantry #377, a subsidiary of the
City College Foundation

Food donations can be made at room BT211, City College.

Special thanks to AFT (American Federation of Teachers Local 1931)for their continued generosity, to theAssociated Student Bodyand to everyone who gives from the heart!  We'd also like to thankQuantum Digital Imagingfor our graphic projects.

If you have any questions regarding the City Food Pantry, please contact us at cityfoodpantry@sdccd.edu , or call 619-388-4346