Learn About Solutions to Hunger
The San Diego Hunger Coalition contracts with 15 local organizations with locations across the County to provide CalFresh application assistance. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance click on the link below to learn 3 ways to apply for CalFresh and other resources.
Learn more and apply today!
Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation when school meals are not available. Summer meals help keep youth fed all year long and give them the energy they need for active play and learning. There are more than 220 summer meal sites in San Diego County. To find a FREE summer meal site near you text 'FOOD' or 'COMIDA' to 877-877 or call 2-1-1.
Our CalFresh Alumni Project champions successful Americans who once received CalFresh/SNAP (food stamps) but who are now independent and thriving, as well as individuals who currently rely on the program during a time of need. They make San Diego stronger every day.
Read their stories; tell us yours.
Shifts in the current administration have created uncertainty and confusion in many immigrant communities leading many families to become more hesitant in seeking vital anti-hunger resources and/or voluntarily withdraw from government food assistance programs. We have compiled the latest information and resources available to help organizations and their clients.
We convened dozens of healthcare professionals to hear from experts at UCSD School of Medicine, Sharp HealthCare, Family Health Centers, 211 San Diego and Feeding San Diego and discuss our report, Launching Rx for CalFresh in San Diego: Integrating Food Security into Healthcare Settings.
Read the report.
Hunger in San Diego County
We often think about food in terms of individual choices, family celebrations, and our cultural heritage. Nearly 500,000 San Diegans (almost 1 in 6), however, have a relationship with food that is dominated by scarcity. These households—including families with children, veterans and military families, and senior citizens—do not have access at all times to enough food for an active healthy life. Why? Because of what they earn, where they live, or other gaps in our food system.
Federal nutrition programs are our nation’s most important direct defense against hunger, food hardship and unhealthy diets. When household incomes don’t provide enough to meet basic needs, programs such as CalFresh (food stamps) and school meals can bridge the gap and increase access to healthy food.
The San Diego Hunger Coalition conducts training and technical assistance for community-based organizations and schools; educates policymakers and the public about social, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to hunger; and advocates for legislative and administrative policies to end hunger, promote nutrition and protect public health.
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