San Diego Food Bank – Food Programs Operating During the COVID-19 Crisis

Food Distribution Programs Operating During the Coronavirus Crisis

The San Diego Food Bank’s food distribution programs will continue to serve those in need throughout the duration of the Coronavirus crisis. Below are lists of our food distributions scheduled from Monday, March 30 to Saturday, April 4.


DRIVE-THROUGH FOOD DISTRIBUTION in Del Mar – Friday, April 3 at 10 a.m.
This Friday, April 3 at 10 a.m. the San Diego Food Bank will host a drive-through ONLY food distribution in the parking lot of the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Jimmy Durante Boulevard in Del Mar from 10 a.m. until the food is gone. The distribution can serve 1,000 vehicles. Food will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees are asked to stay inside their vehicles. Volunteers will place food packages in the trunk of attendees’ vehicles.

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Emergency Food Assistance Program

The San Diego Food Bank’s Emergency Food Assistance Program distributes emergency food packages at 90 different locations across San Diego County every month. The majority of the food distributed at these sites includes nonperishable and shelf-stable food items.  To qualify for this program, your household must meet federal income guidelines.
Please note: This is a self-certifying program. Proof of income and I.D. are NOT REQUIRED to receive food from the program.

Emergency Food Assistance Program Income Guidelines
Household Size      Monthly Household Income      Annual Household Income     
1 $ 2,445.96 $ 29,351.50
2 $ 3,311.54 $ 39,738.50
3 $ 4,177.13 $50,125.50
4 $ 5,024.71 $ 60,512.50
5 $ 5,908.29 $ 70,899.50
6 $ 6,773.88 $ 81,286.50
7 $ 7,639.46 $ 91,673.50
8 $ 8,505.04 $ 102,060.50
9 $ 9,370.63 $ 112,447.50
10 $ 10,263.21 $ 122,834.50
Over 10 add $865.58 each add $10,387 each

 Emergency Food Assistance Program Sites – Week of March 30 to April 4


Neighborhood Food Distribution Program

The Neighborhood Food Distribution Program distributes fresh produce and nonperishable food items at 19 distribution sites every month throughout San Diego County. The majority of the food distributed at these sites is fresh produce – fresh fruits and vegetables. ANYONE can receive food at a Neighborhood Distribution Program site. Identification cards ARE NOT required. There are NO INCOME restrictions for this program.

 Neighborhood Food Distribution Sites – Week of March 30 to April 4


Senior Food Program

The Senior Food Program provides a monthly 35-pound box of food and a 2-pound block of cheese to senior citizens aged 60 and over who meet income guidelines. The Food Bank distributes food to 13,000 low-income senior citizens at 65 sites throughout San Diego County every month. PLEASE NOTE: ALL 65 Senior Food Program distribution sites will remain open throughout the Coronavirus crisis. No Senior Food Distributions are scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays.

To qualify, seniors must meet the following income guidelines:

Household Size Gross Monthly Income* Gross Annual Income*
1 $1,383 $16,588
2 $1,868 $22,412
3 $2,353 $28,236
4 $2,839 $34,060
Each Additional Member $486 $5,824

*Income guidelines are provided by the USDA on a yearly basis and were last updated 2/12/2020.

 You must bring these documents with you when you sign up:

  • Valid I.D. with Date of Birth
  • Proof of Address (i.e. Utility, Water, Phone Bill)

 Senior Food Program Sites – Week of March 30 to April 3


Diaper Bank Program

The Diaper Bank Program is available for families struggling to make ends meet during this heightened time of need.

The Food Bank partners with nonprofit organizations throughout San Diego County to distribute emergency supplies of diapers to families with infants and toddlers who are facing financial hardship.

If you are a family in need of diapers for your infant or toddler, each distribution hub has different operating hours, and may have different eligibility criteria to receive diapers. Please reference our approved partner distributions sites list below.

2020 Diaper Bank Program Distribution List – English

2020 Diaper Bank Program Distribution List – Spanish


Additional Resources Available

If you are in need of additional resources such as help with housing or other food support, please connect with 2-1-1 San Diego, San Diego’s social services hotline, by calling 2-1-1 or visit