Donation Drop Off

ATTENTION! RESTAURANTS, HOTELS, AND FOOD SERVICE COMPANIES:

For those looking to donate unused food items, the Food Bank is asking you to deliver the food directly to our warehouses:  

San Diego Food Bank – Miramar 9850 Distribution Avenue, San Diego, CA 92081 Delivery Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
North County Food Bank – Vista 1445 Engineer Street, Suite 110, Vista, CA 92081 Delivery Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.


Due to the high demand for food assistance, our drivers and trucks are needed to distribute food to the community.

If you need to deliver outside of our delivery hours or have additional questions, please send an email to Kayla Thomson, Food Procurement Supervisor – KThomson@SanDiegoFoodBank.org.

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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

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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* 8 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 2020:
Jan. 1, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, May 25, July 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 11, Nov. 26 – 27, Dec. 24 – 25, 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.

Our public donation drop-off sites do not provide donation receipts at this time. If you are in need of a donation receipt, we encourage you to drop off your donations with the Food Bank directly at the San Diego Food Bank in Miramar or our North County Food Bank chapter in Vista.

 

Location Address Dates Drop-Off Hours Additional Info/
On-Site Contact Person
The Elizabeth Hospice –
Carlsbad Office
5938 Priestly Drive, Ste. 103, Carlsbad, 92008 Ongoing Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 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.
 
The Elizabeth Hospice –
Temecula Office
27720 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. 200, Temecula, 92590 Ongoing Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Greystar Construction/Development 444 S. Cedros Avenue, Suite 172, Solana Beach, CA 92075 Ongoing Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Erica Kicherer
858-480-3634
Heaven’s Windows
(Food Bank Nonprofit Partner)
8848 Troy Street, Spring Valley CA 91978 Ongoing Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 12 noon
Angie Woodward
619-741-3958 or
angelaw@heavenswindows.org 
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
North University Library
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
8820 Judicial Drive,
San Diego, CA 92122
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Ongoing
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
M/Th/F/Sat
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tu/W
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday
12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Kellie Durbin

858-581-9637
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Rancho Penasquitos Ranch Library
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
13330 Salmon River Road,
San Diego, CA 92129
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Ongoing
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
M/Th/F/Sat
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tu/W
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Long Huynh

858-538-8159
REEBPros at Keller Williams Realty 7777 Alvarado Road Suite 700, La Mesa, CA 91942 Ongoing Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Take elevator to the 7th floor and check in at suite 700
Geiger Law Office 1917 Palomar Oaks Way, Suite 160, Carlsbad, CA 92008 May 14 – August 10 Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Geiger Law Office is located in the back of the building.

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