The San Diego Food Bank can provide you with everything you need to host your own food drive!

If you are interested in hosting a food drive, please contact our Food Procurement Coordinator, Kimberly Castillo, at

Most needed items include canned tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter, canned fruit (in water or light syrup), canned soup, and wholegrain cereal. All items must be unopened. No home-made items or glass containers please.

Our walk-in donation hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 12 noon & 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. We are located in Miramar at 9850 Distribution Ave. San Diego, CA 92121.

You can also use these support tools to help you along the way.

Support Tools

PDF Icon Most Needed Food Items

PDF Icon 2017 Hunger Fact Sheet

PDF Icon Generic Food Drive Poster