There are a variety of food assistance programs available in San Joaquin County for families, individuals, and seniors.
The Emergency Food Bank Main Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., excluding holidays.
- Emergency food assistance is available to San Joaquin County resident households twice per calendar month.
- To receive emergency food assistance, please bring current photo identification along with proof of San Joaquin County address if possible.
Other food resources include:
- 2-1-1 San Joaquin
For a comprehensive list of community resources, please visit 2-1-1 San Joaquin, at www.211sj.org. You can also dial 2-1-1, or (800) 436-9997, from your landline or mobile phone. Help is available 24 hours a day.
- Door Dash Program
The EFB distributes bags of food to over 500 Stockton residents doorsteps every Tuesday. Contact 2-1-1 Family Resource and Referal Center to enroll (see info above).
- USDA Commodities
Food and nutrition items provided by San Joaquin County are distributed at the Emergency Food Bank on the last Wednesday of each month (see Helpful Links below).
- Partner Pantries supported by the Emergency Food Bank
Several locations throughout the County distrubite emergency food. Times and dates varies by location, see Pantries page.
- Independent pantries and food programs
Offered by other agencies throughout San Joaquin County (see Helpful Links below).
- Meals on Wheels
Offered to seniors 60 and older at various dining sites and by home-delivery throughout the County (Meals on Wheels, USDA Commodities and other County food services).