Food Bank Resources for Those Affected by the Recent Government Shutdown

While the government shutdown has ended, many federal workers who were furloughed during the shutdown continue to face financial difficulties.

If you or someone you know is in need of emergency food and resources, please review the programs that the Food Bank has available at sites throughout the county listed below.

Food Bank Programs and Services

The Food Bank offers many programs and services for those in need of emergency food assistance.  CLICK HERE for a link to our Programs page. For more information about programs and services available in your area, please call the county’s social services hotline, 2-1-1, from your phone, and a 2-1-1 operator will be able to assist you.

Zip Code Food Locator

CLICK HERE for 2-1-1’s zip code-based food locator. Simply click on the link and enter your zip code. Once you do this, you will be given a list of the Food Bank’s food distribution partners in your area.

Diaper Bank Program

The Food Bank’s Diaper Bank Program provides diapers to families with infants and toddlers who are facing hardship.

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter partner with 8 nonprofit organizations to distribute diapers throughout San Diego County.

Please note, each distribution hub location has different operating hours, and may have different eligibility criteria to receive diapers.

CLICK HERE for a list of diaper distribution hubs to find one in your area. 


CalFresh (Food Stamps) Outreach Program

Income eligible individuals and families can get help buying healthy food through California’s CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps. CalFresh can help stretch food budgets and ensure that families are able to access healthier foods. Households that qualify for the program receive, on average, $200 per month for food benefits in California.

To see if you qualify, CLICK HERE for more information about the program.