Do you need help with your CalFresh application or benefits?

If you or someone you know is currently in need of CalFresh you can apply in the following ways:

By phone: Call 2-1-1

Online: Visit GetCalFresh.org

In person: Visit a local community organization. The San Diego Hunger Coalition contracts with 15 local organizations with locations across the County to provide CalFresh application assistance.

Below is a partial list of trusted contracted partners for additional community locations, call 2-1-1 to ask for other community partners. 


Alliance for African Assistance

Location: 5952 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego CA. 92115

Contact info: Sumaya Al Banna, CalFresh Outreach Coordinator - 619-286-9052 ext 240


BAME CDC

Location: 3085 K Street, San Diego, CA 92102

Hours: 9AM to 4PM

Contact Info: (619) 858-0563 


Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services

Location: 436 S Magnolia Ave # 2, El Cajon, CA 92020

Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM to 5PM

Languages: Arabic, Chaldean, English, Spanish, Somali

Contact Info: (619) 401-7410


Chula Vista Community Collaborative Family Resource Centers

Locations: Click here for a complete list of locations and hours. 

Languages at all sites: English, Spanish

Contact Info:  (619) 427-2119 (Administrative Office)


Community Resource Center

Location: 650 Second Street, Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Info: (760) 753-8300


Episcopal Refugee Network (Refugee-net San Diego)

Location: 4265 Fairmount Ave #130, San Diego, CA 92105

Contact Info: 619-283-1337


Feeding San Diego

Locations: Click here for more information on Feeding San Diego's CalFresh Outreach team.

Contact Info: To be pre-screened for CalFresh and get application assistance from Feeding San Diego please call 858.863.6635 or e-mail calfreshteam@feedingsandiego.org. 


Heaven's Windows

Location: 2300 Bancroft Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977

Contact Info: (877) 595-6059



La Maestra Community Health Centers

Locations: Click here for a complete list of locations and hours. 

Phone Number: 619-779-7900 (all locations)

Languages: English, Spanish (Mid-City and National City locations)
English, Arabic, Thoknath/Nuer (El Cajon location)



Neighborhood Healthcare

Locations: Click here for a complete list of locations and hours.

Contact Info: (760) 520-8300 (Administrative Office)

Languages: English, Spanish (Escondido location, Pauma Valley location)
English, Spanish & Arabic (El Cajon location, Lakeside location)


North County Health Services

Locations: Click here for a complete list of locations and hours

Contact Info: (760) 736-6791 (for all locations)


The San Diego Food Bank

Locations: Click here for a list of the locations, dates, and hours where the San Diego Food Bank's CalFresh Outreach Team will be each month.

Languages: English, Spanish

Contact Info:  To be pre-screened over the phone and get application assistance from the San Diego Food Bank, please call 1-866-350-3663.


San Ysidro Health Center

The San Ysidro Health Center offers CalFresh application assistance at their WIC sites and at the Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services.

Locations: 
Click here for a complete list of WIC sites and hours.
Contact Info: 888-942-7942 or wic@syhc.org

Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services (affiliated with San Ysidro Health Center)
436 South Magnolia Ave., Suite 201
El Cajon, CA 92020
Contact Info: (619) 662-4100
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.


Vista Community Clinic

Locations: Click here for a complete list of locations and hours. 

Contact Info: (844) 308-5003 (all locations)