Nutrition Assistance - JFSSD
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Nutrition Assistance

Need help putting food on the table?

At JFS, we’re committed to helping our neighbors be food secure. Our reason for providing nutrition assistance is clear—we know that when people have enough to eat, they can more easily afford other necessities, fulfill their potential at work and school, and focus on long-term goals.

If you or someone you know needs help putting food on the table, we’re here for you.

Since the pandemic began, over one million San Diegans have experienced food insecurity. Today, rising inflation, higher gas and food prices, housing shortages and increasing rents are forcing people to make tough choices. Jewish Family Service offers a variety of nutrition assistance programs to help keep you moving forward. Choose the option that works for best for you:

Groceries and Produce

Nutrition Assistance Provided by the Hand Up Food Pantry

The Corner Market

A point-based grocery store, where shoppers choose items free of charge based on family size and need. It offers plenty of healthy choices, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and dairy, baked goods, prepared meals, hygiene, and baby items.

Community Distributions

Community Food Distributions are offered weekly throughout San Diego County and provide fresh produce, canned/dried goods, groceries, and pet food.

Hand Up Food Pantry

Need help now? Emergency Food Packages are available as well as Curbside Pickup for your online order. Order non perishable items online and also receive fresh produce when you pick up.

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Discover Additional Community Food Distributions & Pantries

Visit The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank GPS food locator map to learn about food distribution sites in your area.


Meal Programs for Older Adults

Home-Delivered Meals

A volunteer-supported delivery service, Foodmobile Home-Delivery provides nutrition assistance through kosher-style meals and wellness checks for older adults and adults living with disabilities.

Congregate Dining

Meet new friends and enjoy a hot meal on us! We offer congregate dining at three locations throughout San Diego. All lunches are served in a group setting.

CalFresh Enrollment Assistance

If you need help applying for CalFresh, also known as SNAP benefits, we can help walk you through the application process and assist with submitting supporting documentation and annual recertification. Email [email protected] for more information.


Volunteer Opportunities

Help keep San Diegans nutrition-secure by becoming a nutrition assistance volunteer! Nutrition assistance volunteers help package and deliver meals, sort donations in the Hand Up Food Pantry, and assist shoppers in the Corner Market.

Moving Forward Together

Nutrition assistance services are provided with the help of our local and national partners.

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Funded by a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) through California Climate Investments.