Moving Forward Together

Hand Up Food Pantry

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.

Hand Up Food Pantry locations include our onsite Corner Market and distribution sites at Camp Pendleton, Murphy Canyon, Chabad Downtown, and Poway Senior Center. Here, you’ll find the nutritious foods you and your family need – and a connection to other resources here at JFS and in the community.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Hand Up Food Pantry Distribution Volunteer

Help community members get back on their feet by providing emergency food assistance and other resources.

  • Multiple locations throughout San Diego County
  • One-time or ongoing opportunities available
  • Must be 13 or older, under 13 with a parent

Drive-Thru Food Distribution

*New Food Distribution Times*
Our no-touch drive-thru food distribution is open to all San Diegans in critical need of groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00–4:00pm at our Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus (8804 Balboa Ave). No qualifications or pre-registration are required. Our distribution includes a variety of fresh produce, dried/canned goods, and other pantry staples (based on supplies). If you have questions, please call (858) 637-3210 or online by clicking here.

Learn More About Hand Up Food Pantry

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Food Rescue – Partnering to Fight Hunger

JFS collaborates with organizations across the public and private sectors to find the most innovative and effective ways to fight food insecurity in San Diego. In October 2016, we became one of the first organizations in San Diego to join the Starbucks FoodShare program.

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Starbucks Rescue Food in Corner Market

Moving Forward Together

These 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.