Donation Drop Off

Have nonperishable food items to donate to help local families in need?

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF OUR MOST NEEDED FOOD ITEMS

Stop by our San Diego Food Bank’s warehouse in Miramar or our North County Food Bank chapter’s warehouse in Vista to donate. Drop-off hours and times are available below.  Please follow signs for Shipping & Receiving.

Location Address Days of the Week Drop-Off Hours
San Diego Food Bank
(Miramar)
9850 Distribution Avenue,
San Diego, CA 92121
Monday through Friday* 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
North County Food Bank
(Vista)
1445 Engineer Street, Suite 110, Vista, CA 92081 Monday through Friday* 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and
12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

*Both Food Banks will be closed on the following dates in 2021:
Jan. 1, Jan. 17, Feb. 15, Mar. 31, May 31, July 5, Sept. 6, Oct. 11, Nov. 11, Nov. 25 – 26, Dec. 23 – 24, Dec. 31

PUBLIC DONATION DROP-OFF SITES

If you are looking to drop off your donations at a site closer to your home or place of work, below is a list of public food drives currently taking place. Members of the public are welcome to stop by and drop off their food donations during the designated times listed below.

Please limit your donations at these sites to one or two bags of food. Many of our public donation drop off sites are small, local businesses with limited storage capacity and are not equipped to accept large amounts of donations. If you would like to drop off larger quantities of food, please do so at our Miramar or Vista distribution centers.

Also, if you are in need of a donation receipt, we ask that you please drop off your food donations with the Food Bank directly either at the San Diego Food Bank in Miramar or our North County Food Bank chapter in Vista. Our public donation drop-off sites are unable to provide receipts.

North County Drop Off Locations        
Location Address Dates Drop-Off Hours Additional Info/
On-Site Contact Person
The Elizabeth Hospice –
Carlsbad Office
5938 Priestly Drive, Ste. 103, Carlsbad, CA 92008 Ongoing Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
The Elizabeth Hospice –
Escondido Office
500 La Terraza Blvd. Ste. 130, Escondido, 92025 Ongoing Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
The Elizabeth Hospice –
Temecula Office
27720 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. 200, Temecula, 92590 Ongoing Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
 Lake San Marcos Club House  Intersection of Hermosita Dr. & Camino Lorado in San Marcos, CA  Ongoing  1st Thursday of every month

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 
Grace Episcopal Church 1020 Rose Ranch Rd
San Marcos, CA 92069
Ongoing Tuesday – Thursday

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 
Stroyer Brothers Autobody and Painting 360 N Hale Ave
Escondido, CA 92029
Ongoing  Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
The Hong Konger Club  4260 Calle Mejillones, San Diego, CA 92130 Jan. 22 Saturday, January 22nd 

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 
San Diego Ear Nose and Throat Specialists #101  2020 Cassia Rd, #101, Carlsbad, CA 92009 Ongoing Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 
Central San Diego Drop Off Locations      
Location Address Dates Drop-Off Hours Additional Info/
On-Site Contact Person
Dairy Queen – Carmel Mountain 11835 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92128 Ongoing Monday

2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday – Sunday

12 noon to 7 p.m.

The Elizabeth Hospice –
San Diego Office
8989 Rio San Diego Drive, Ste. 190, San Diego, 92108 Ongoing Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

North University Library
8820 Judicial Drive,
San Diego, CA 92122

Ongoing
M – Tu
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Th – Sat. 

9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday

CLOSED
Kellie
858-581-9637
Rancho Penasquitos Ranch Library 13330 Salmon River Road,
San Diego, CA 92129
Ongoing Monday-Tuesday

12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday – Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Long Huynh
858-538-8159
Crunch Fitness – Serra Mesa 3270 Greyling Dr, Santa Diego, CA 92123 Nov. 13 – Jan. 31 Daily

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 
East County Drop Off Locations        
Location Address Dates Drop-Off Hours Additional Info/
On-Site Contact Person
College-Rolando Branch Library 6600 Montezuma Rd, San Diego, Ca 92115 Ongoing Monday – Tuesday

11:30am – 8pm

Wednesday – Sunday

9:30am-6pm 

 
Starbucks – El Cajon 13616 Camino Canada El Cajon, CA. 92021 Ongoing Daily
5 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
 
Heaven’s Windows
(Food Bank Nonprofit Partner)
2820 Via Orange Way, Ste. W
Spring Valley, CA 91978
Ongoing Tuesday – Friday
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Angie Woodward
619-303-7806 or
angelaw@heavenswindows.org 
Church of Latter-day Saints – Lemon Grove 8472 Blossom Ln. Lemon Grove, CA  91977 Ongoing Sunday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
Starbucks – Lake Murray 6140 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942 Nov. 9 – Feb. 2 Monday – Friday
4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Sunday 
5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 
McGrath Family YMCA 12006 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, CA 91978 Jan. 17 – Jan. 31 Monday – Friday

8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

 
John A. Davis Family YMCA 8881 Dallas St, La Mesa, CA 91942 Jan. 17 – Jan. 31 Monday – Friday

8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday 

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 
Cameron Family YMCA  10123 Riverwalk Dr, Santee CA 92071 Jan. 17 – Jan. 31 Monday – Friday

8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday 

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 
South County Drop Off Locations        
Location Address Dates Drop-Off Hours Additional Info/
On-Site Contact Person
Church of Latter-day Saints – Chula Vista  790 Rancho Del Rey Pkwy. Chula Vista, CA 91910  Ongoing Sunday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Church of Latter-day Saints – Imperial Beach     1515 Elder Ave. San Diego, CA 92154   Ongoing Sunday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Church of Latter-day Saints – Bonita      3737 Valley Vista Way, Bonita, CA 91902 Ongoing Sunday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thank you for supporting the San Diego Food Bank’s mission to fight hunger and feed hope throughout San Diego County!

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Donating Homegrown Citrus Fruits: Can the Food Bank accept them?

Due to the current ACP Citrus Quarantine in effect in Southern California, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank can only accept citrus donations from noncommercial sources under the following conditions:

  • In order to donate directly to the Food Bank we must have a copy on file of your official “Cooperative Asian Citrus Phyllid and Huanglongbing Quarantine Program Compliance Agreement” with Exhibit ACP Citrus-FS

Should you not have the above document and are unable to file for one then in order to donate any citrus, we encourage you to contact one of the two organizations:

These organizations will send out volunteers to pick and inspect homegrown produce and deliver it to food banks in the area including the San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter.

To find more information about the citrus quarantine, please visit www.citrusinsider.org and to file for compliance agreements please contact the San Diego County Department of Weights & Measures. https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/awm/CQP.html