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 listed 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)
3030 Enterprise Court, Suite A, 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 2022:
Jan. 3, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 31, May 30, July 4, Sept. 5, Oct. 10, Nov. 11, Nov. 24 & 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 26 and Dec. 30

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
Ethan Allen 1040 Los Vallecitos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069 Oct. 17 – Nov. 20 Monday – Saturday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 
Javo Beverage/FFP
1311 Specialty Drive, Vista, CA, 92081 Oct. 17 – Nov. 7 Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Windsor at Aviara 6610 Ambrosia Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011 Nov. 8 – Dec. 8 Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 
Inspired Movement Dance 16089 San Dieguito Rd, H104, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067 Nov. 1 – Nov. 19 Monday – Friday
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 
The Elizabeth Hospice –
Escondido Office
500 La Terraza Blvd. Ste. 130, Escondido, CA  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.
 
The Elizabeth Hospice –

Carlsbad Office

2038 Corte de Nogal St, Ste.110, Carlsbad, CA 92008 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. 
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. 

 
San Diego Blood Bank – NCDC 358 W El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92026 Ongoing Tuesday-Thursday

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday – Saturday

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 
Greystar 380 Stevens Ave, Ste 305, Solana Beach, CA 92075 Ongoing Monday – Friday

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 
Off The Charts  1745 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084 Sept. 5 – Nov. 12 Daily 

9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Please do not park in the salon parking spots. They are the first four on the left. 
Rexel USA 361 North Andreasen Dr, Escondido, CA 92029 Sept. 12 – Nov. 14 Monday-Friday

6:30 a.m.-4:30 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.

San Terra Properties 10601-D Tierrasanta Blvd., San Diego, CA 92124 Oct. 14 – Nov. 18 Monday – Friday
9 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.

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

Ongoing
Monday – Tuesday
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday – Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please limit donations at this location to one or two shopping bags.
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
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library 10301 Scripps Lake Dr, San Diego, CA 92131 Ongoing Monday-Tuesday

11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday – Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 
The Emerson Group  1660 Hotel Circle North, Ste 205, San Diego, CA 92108 Sept. 1 – Dec. 31 Monday – Friday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 
Good Life Property Management 5252 Balboa Ave, #704, San Diego, CA 92117 Sept. 1 – Sept. 31 Monday – Friday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 
West Coast Family Meditation Center 445 Marine View Ave, Ste 305, Del Mar, CA 92014 Sept. 6 – Sept. 30 Monday – Friday

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 
The Shops at La Jolla Village  8801-8879 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037 Sept. 3

Sept. 10

Sept. 17

Sept. 24

Saturday

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Drop off between Rubio’s and Flame Broiler 

www.theshopsatlajollavillage.com

 

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 to 8pm

Wednesday – Sunday

9:30am to 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 Ongoing Monday – Friday
4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday 
5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Starbucks – Santee 9802 N. Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071 Ongoing  Daily

5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 
Starbucks – La Mesa 7966 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942 Sept. 12 – Jan. 1 Daily 

5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 
Stanton Optical  5464 Grossmont Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942 Ongoing Monday – Saturday

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

 
South County Drop Off Locations        
Location Address Dates Drop-Off Hours Additional Info/
On-Site Contact Person
Century 21 Award 860 Kuhn Dr., Ste. 200, Chula Vista, CA 91914 Oct. 7 – Dec. 2 Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
San Diego Blood Bank – SBDC 386 East H St, Ste. 210, Chula Vista, CA 91910 Ongoing Tuesday – Thursday

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday – Saturday

8 a.m. to 4 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