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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.

Take the Next Step

Emergency Food Assistance Packages are available to pick up from our main campus located at 8804 Balboa Avenue during the following times:

Monday – Thursday  |  10:00am – 5:00pm

Friday  |  10:00am – 4:00pm

JFS is proud to partner with the San Diego Food Bank to deliver this program which works to improve the health of low-income families by supplementing their diets with nutritious foods. The monthly menu includes a variety of canned foods, dry grains, canned proteins, and other nutritious items. Participants must be residents of San Diego County and meet the federal income guidelines provided by the USDA. No income documentation is required.

Household Size Monthly Household Income Annual Household Income
1 $2,855.25 $34,263
2 $3,861.83 $46,342
3 $4,868.42 $58,421
4 $5,875.00 $70,500
Each additional member +$1,006.59 per person +$12,079 per person

*Federal income guidelines are provided by the USDA. The guidelines were updated in March 2023.

Online ordering for curbside pickup at JFS provides an opportunity for individuals and families to select from a changing list of non-perishable food items, then choose a day and time to pick up your order. When you come to collect your order, you will also select from a variety of fresh produce to supplement your order.

Our goal is to provide access to nutritious food to help support those experiencing nutrition insecurity and reduce hunger in the community. Enrollment in this service would give you access to place monthly orders for up to six months at a time with the potential opportunity for re-enrollment. To learn more, or to enroll, or make changes to an existing order please email [email protected] or call us at (858) 637-3055.

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