Foodmobile provides hot, kosher, home-delivered meals to homebound older adults and younger adults with disabilities. Friendly volunteers deliver meals daily and sometimes even deliver pet food when requested. All volunteers are trained to conduct a safety inspection and report any concerns back to our professional and caring staff.

Frozen meals are available for weekends and holidays, and for areas that do not receive delivery service on a daily basis. Meals are delivered between 10:30am–1:30pm.

For more information about Foodmobile or to receive services, call (858) 637-3230.

You Can Provide a Hot, Home-Delivered Meal
To a San Diego Senior Facing Hunger


Each weekday, JFS Foodmobile relies on the dedicated service of more than 50 volunteer drivers to deliver hot, kosher meals to local seniors.

These meals provide our older adults with vital nutrition, as well as a meaningful connection to our community. Many seniors say that receiving meals gives them a reason to get up and get dressed each morning, because "company is coming."

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Serve your community. Make an impact. Grow as a team.

Adopt-A-Route with Foodmobile!

All across San Diego, there are people who depend on Foodmobile. When older adults can no longer get out or cook for themselves like they used to, we show up at their door with a warm meal – and stay for a moment to see how they’re doing. We’d love for you to join us!

Make a difference on your lunchbreak

  • Perfect for Corporate Teams of 8-12 (traveling in pairs)
  • Lunchtime delivery hours, 11:00am to 1:30pm, M-F
  • Monthly commitment, with routes averaging 7-10 stops
  • A car and a few hours a month are all it takes
  • We provide onsite training for participating employees
  • Great opportunity for employers to promote civic responsibility and build employee relationships
Serving the Entire Community Jewish Family Services of San Diego
For more information or to sign up your team, call (858) 637-3050. 
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How much does Foodmobile cost?

Meals are $7 for a 3oz protein portion and $8 for a 5oz protein portion, including frozen meals. Meals must be cancelled by 8:00am to avoid charges. Fees are available on a sliding scale for those who qualify. For specific service regions and individuals who meet specialized criteria, the home delivered meals program is partially sponsored by the Older American’s Act with a grant from the County of San Diego, Aging & Independence Services. Those meals are provided for a suggested donation of $4 for adults 60+. 

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What areas are served?

Meals are delivered Monday through Friday to most areas in San Diego County. Please call to arrange your personal delivery schedule.

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How can I volunteer?

You can brighten the day of a homebound older adult or younger adult with disabilities by delivering a warm meal and a smile. Volunteers must be available to deliver food from 10:30am–1:00pm and have a valid California Driver's license.

Start the process online or contact Volunteer Engagement at (858) 637-3050 or for more information.

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Recipes from the LooNin Family Kitchen at JFS

Latkes are one of the most popular traditional foods to make and serve during Hanukkah. To make your Hanukkah celebration even brighter, we're sharing a couple of our favorite recipes from our JFS Nutrition Manager, Irina Kryuchkova. Happy Hanukkah and enjoy!

Traditional Hanukkah Latkes

  • 2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and grate 
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 large onion, finely diced 
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 1 cup matzo meal 
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper 
  • Vegetable oil, for frying 
  • Applesauce, sour cream 
  1. Working quickly, peel and grate the potatoes on the large holes of a box grater into a medium bowl. Press with a clean kitchen towel to remove excess moisture. 
  2. Peel onions and grate on the small holes of the box grater into a medium bowl. 
  3. Mix potato and onions with remain ingredients except applesauce and sour cream.
  4. In a large, heavy skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil until shimmering. Working in 3 batches, spoon 1/4 cup of the potato mixture into the oil for each latke; press slightly to flatten. 
  5. Fry over moderate heat, turning once, until the latkes are golden and crisp on both sides, about 7 minutes. Drain the latkes on a paper towel-lined baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with salt. Serve with applesauce, sour cream.

The fried latkes can be kept at room temperature for up to 4 hours. Reheat them on a baking sheet in a 375° oven for about 5 minutes, or until warmed through and crisp.


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, 1/4-inch dice
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. In a large bowl mix meat and wet ingredients, salt and pepper until well blended.
  2. Add remain ingredients and mix for 1 or 2 minutes more.
  3. Roll into small balls about the size of a ping pong ball or golf ball and place them on a baking sheets and bake for 20 to 30 min.
  4. Cook them for another 30 min in any marinara sauce 
  5. Serve meat balls on a bed of spaghetti or any pasta you desire.

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Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA  92123

All communication is strictly confidential.

This program is partially funded by:

The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation

Hervey Family Non-Endowment Fund at the San Diego Foundation