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Community Distributions

Nourishing Our Community

At JFS, we’re committed to fighting hunger and making sure that everyone in our community is food secure. Our reason for this is clear—we know that when families 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. Community food distributions are offered throughout San Diego County and offer fresh produce, canned/dried goods, groceries, and pet food (when available).

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“We weren’t prepared for San Diego’s higher cost of living. The food helped us make ends meet until we got back on our feet.”

– Community Food Distribution Participant

Diaper Bank

Thanks to a partnership with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and other community donors, we provide a weekly diaper distribution for families in our community. Families can receive 75 free diapers a month for each child in their family who requires them. Diaper pickup is every Friday from 10:00am–1:00pm. To request diapers, please call (858) 637-3027 or email [email protected] with your name, phone number, and sizes needed.

Community Food Distributions

Hand Up operates monthly food distributions at sites across San Diego. View our calendar for current information on the distributions happening this month.

For Older Adults

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank’s Senior Food Program
4th Monday of the month
Temple Emanu-El, 6299 Capri Drive, San Diego, CA 92120

Eligibility: For San Diego County residents ages 60+, meeting the monthly income guidelines (per household).
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To Sign Up: Apply in person at College Avenue Center during food distribution hours. Bring your ID or any documentation of your date of birth and proof of address.

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For Military Families

Camp Pendleton Neighborhood Exchange
Building 200090 Ash Road, Wire Mountain Road, Oceanside, CA 92058
Distribution date: 1/26, 2/23, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24, 6/28, 7/26, 8/23, 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/13

Eligibility: For active-duty military and their spouses, with a valid military ID.

For the Entire Community

Our Community Food Distribution (formerly known as St. Paul’s) has moved to Ohr Shalom Synagogue.

Ohr Shalom Synagogue
2512 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 (at the corner of Third and Laurel)
Distribution dates: 1/18, 2/15, 3/21, 4/16, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19

Eligibility: Open to any San Diegan in need of food assistance.


Chabad Downtown
Every Friday
275 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Eligibility: Open to any San Diegan in need of food assistance.

Learn More About Our Community Distributions

We’re here to answer your questions and help you get started.