3 simple ways to apply for CalFresh! 

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!  


Meet our CalFresh Alumni

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.  

Become a Hunger Free Activist

Help put food on the table for San Diegans struggling to feed themselves and their families. By becoming a Hunger Free Activist, you will have numerous opportunities to use your voice to strengthen food access in our community.  Learn more and sign up today!


 Oceanside to Expand Afterschool & Summer Meals

Oceanside children will soon have access to more food afterschool and during the summer thanks to a $20,000 grant awarded to the City of Oceanside by the National League of Cities. SDHC wrote the grant with the City. The funding will help expand existing meal sites and launch new ones as well as support the creation of the North County Youth Meals Task Force.
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Know Your Rights! Food Security & Immigrant Communities

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.


Rx for CalFresh

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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