About Us

What We Do

Main Food Pantry:  Families and individuals in need of emergency food assistance can visit the Emergency Food Bank’s on-site food pantry located at 7 West Scotts Avenue, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Food assistance is available twice per calendar month per household.  Please bring identification with proof of current San Joaquin County address.

Mobile Farmer's Market:  The Mobile Farmer’s Market travels to 62 sites throughout the county to reach under-served areas.  The program offers nutritious food to thousands of families and seniors.  Nutrition Educators provide fresh fruit and vegetables, nutrition education, and cooking demonstrations featuring a harvest of the month.

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“Nutrition on the Move" Educational Classes The Emergency Food Bank offers monthly classes at its Thomas F. Wilson nutrition Education Center where Families and individuals can learn about planning and cooking nutritious meals, how to prevent obesity and chronic conditions and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

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CalFresh OutreachIn an attempt to increase participation in CalFresh benefits and reduce the growing number of hunger and food-insecurity in San Joaquin County, the Emergency Food Bank, in collaboration with the Hunger Task Force for San Joaquin County, began CalFresh outreach and education to families, individuals and seniors.  An Emergency Food Bank and Family Services Outreach Worker is available on-site to assist clients with the CalFresh application process and has helped many households throughout San Joaquin County receive CalFresh benefits.

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USDA Commodeties Program: On the last Wednesday of every month the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works with the Emergency Food Bank to provide San Joaquin County Residents with nutritious USDA Foods.  A valid form of ID is required.

Partner Pantries:  The Emergency Food Bank provides food to partner pantries throughout San Joaquin County.  These pantries are located in underserved neighborhoods and serve as a resource to people in need.  To be considered as a Pantry Partner, CLICK HERE and fill out our Pantry Partner Application. For more information contact Megan Kenison, Program Coordinator at mkenison@stocktonfoodbank.org.

Job Training for the community:  Each day, the EFBS operates with as many as 25 community volunteers. Many of our volunteers are here to gain work experience in food handling, warehouse work, truck driving and office administration – and many go on to productive jobs at the Emergency Food Bank, and in the community.

To get involved in these programs, call the Emergency Food Bank, 209.464.7369.