Donation Drop Off

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


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
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
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. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 31, May 31, July 5, Sept. 6, Oct. 11, Nov. 11, Nov. 25 – 26, Dec. 23 – 24, Dec. 31


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
Charlie’s Foreign Car Car 751 2nd Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
Sept. 1 – Oct. 31  Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 –
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 –
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
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please schedule a drop off time by calling ahead at 
858-617-6730 or
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 
 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. 

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


M – Tu
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Th – Sat. 
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rancho Penasquitos Ranch Library 13330 Salmon River Road,
San Diego, CA 92129
Ongoing Monday – Saturday
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Long Huynh
REEBPROS at Keller Williams Realty 7777 Alvarado Road Suite 700, La Mesa, CA 91942 Ongoing Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take elevator to the 7th floor and check in at suite 700. Call 858-227-4676 for more information,
Starbucks – El Cajon 13616 Camino Canada El Cajon, CA. 92021 Ongoing Daily
5 a.m. to 10 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. 
Vollig Autowerks 9393 Trade Place
San Diego, CA 92126
Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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


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 and to file for compliance agreements please contact the San Diego County Department of Weights & Measures.