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!  


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!

Find a FREE Summer Meal Site Near You! 

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. 


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.  

Join us for Hunger Free Fest

 Have fun for a good cause at our Hunger Free Fest on Saturday, September 23rd from 2- 5 PM. This family-friendly fundraising event takes place at SMARTS Farm in San Diego's East Village. Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, live music, and a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.
Click here to buy tickets.  


Food Security & Immigration

Shifts in the current administration have created uncertainty and confusion in many immigrant communities leading many families to become hesitant in seeking anti-hunger resources and/or voluntarily withdraw from government food assistance programs. We have the latest information and resources available to help organizations and their clients.

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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