Do you need help with your CalFresh application or benefits?

SDHC contracts with 12 local organizations to provide CalFresh application assistance. If you or someone you know is currently in need of CalFresh and the application seems confusing or difficult, we encourage you to seek one of our trusted partners for help. Our partners and their sites are listed below. These trusted partners can help you with the following:

If you would like to apply on your own for CalFresh, please click here

If you need legal help with your CalFresh benefits, please contact Legal Aid San Diego



Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services
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: 

Languages at all sites: English, Spanish
Hours for all sites: 8AM-5PM

Beacon Family Resource Center

Located on the campus of Vista Square Elementary School
540 G Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619-422-9208 Phone, 619-427-6954 Fax

Contact Info:
Rebecca Enriquez, Community Referral Specialist, rebecca.enriquez@cvesd.org
Mary Olivares, Service Coordinator, mary.olivares@cvesd.org
Joe Buselt, Service Coordinator, joe.buselt@cvesd.org  

New Directions Family Resource Center

Located on the campus of Rice Elementary School
915 Fourth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Contact Info:
619-691-5301 Phone, 619-425-7416 Fax
R. Elsa Servin, Community Referral Specialist, rosa.servin@cvesd.org
Angelica Ruiz, Service Coordinator, angelica.ruiz@cvesd.org

Fair Winds Family Resource Center

Located on the campus of Loma Verde Elementary School
1450 Loma Lane
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-420-0468 Phone, 619-420-5669 Fax

Contact Info:
Rosalba Anaya, Community Referral Specialist, rosalba.anaya@cvesd.org
Mary Olivares, Service Coordinator, mary.olivares@cvesd.org  

Rayo de Esperanza Family Resource Center

Located adjacent to Otay Elementary School
1671 Albany Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Contact Info:
619-425-4458 Phone, 619-425-0017 Fax
Maria Orozco, Community Referral Specialist, maria.orozco@cvesd.org
Mari Rios-O'Brien, Service Coordinator

Open Door Youth and Family Resource Center

Located on the campus of Palomar High School
480 Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Contact Info:
619-407-4840 Phone, 619-407-4841 Fax
Joanna Ramiez, Community Referral Specialist, joanna.ramirezdenis@cvesd.org
Joe Buselt, Service Coordinator, joe.buselt@cvesd.org 


Episcopal Refugee Network (Refugee-net San Diego)

4265 Fairmount Ave #130
San Diego, CA 92105

Contact Info: 619-283-1337


La Maestra Community Health Centers

Contact Info for All Locations: 619-779-7900

Main City Heights Location:

4060 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA 92015

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 5PM
Languages: Spanish and English

National City Location:

209 Highland Ave
National City, CA 91950

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 5PM
Languages: English, Spanish

El Cajon Location:

165 South First St.
El Cajon, 92019

Hours: 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 8:30AM-12:00PM
Languages: English, Arabic, Thoknath/Nuer


Alpine Location:

1620 Alpine Blvd., Suite 110
Alpine, CA 91901

Hours: Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM

Campo Location:

976 Sheridan Road
Campo, CA 91906

Hours: Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM

Escondido Location:

255 N. Ash Street, Suite 101
Escondido, CA 92027

Hours: 8AM-5PM

Santee Location:

120 Town Center Parkway
Santee, CA 92071

Hours: 8 AM-5PM

San Diego Location:

316 25th St
San Diego, CA 92102

Hours: 8AM-5PM

Contact Info: 
Ginette Gallego,  ggallego@mtnhealth.org
(619) 478-2384ex:509


Neighborhood Healthcare

Escondido Location:

425 N. Date St RM#154
Escondido, CA 92025

Hours: Mon 8AM to 6PM & Tues-Fri 8AM to 5PM
Languages: English & Spanish
Contact info: 
Jessica Franco (760) 520-8339
Maria G. Toledo (760) 520-8308 

El Cajon Location:

855 E. Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 440-2751

Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed for Lunch on Wednesday
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Tuesday (OPEN LATE)
8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday
8:00am – 12:00pm

Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic

Contact Info:
Maria Abarca (619)440-7616, ext. 1218
Rocio Abarca (619)440-7616, ext. 1203
Tonia Baba (619)440-7616, ext. 1204
Dolores Castanon (619)440-7616, ext.1217

Pauma Valley Location:

16650 Hwy 76
Pauma Valley Ca 92061

Hours: Thursdays only from 9am to 4pm
Languages: English & Spanish
Contact info: Damaris De La Torre (760) 690-5907 or (760) 742-9919

Lakeside Location:

10039 Vine Street
Lakeside, CA 92040
Phone: (619) 390-9975

Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Closed for Lunch
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Languages: Arabic, English, Spanish

Contact Info:
Maria Abarca (619)440-7616, ext. 1218
Rocio Abarca (619)440-7616, ext. 1203
Tonia Baba (619)440-7616, ext. 1204
Dolores Castanon (619)440-7616, ext.1217


Alliance for African Assistance

5952 El Cajon Blvd. 
San Diego CA. 92115
(619) 286-9052

Contact info: 
Harris Siddiqui
CalFresh Outreach Coordinator
619-286-9052 ext 251
harris@alliance-for-africa.org


BAME CDC
3085 K Street
San Diego, CA 92102

Hours: 9AM to 4PM

Contact Info:
Edgar Canchola
(619) 858-0563 


Heaven's Windows

2300 Bancroft Drive
Spring Valley, CA 91977

(877) 595-6059


650 Second Street
Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 753-8300

 


The San Diego Food Bank sends staff to help with CalFresh to the following locations:

Every Monday – North County Career Center Coastal

1949 Avenida del Oro
Oceanside, CA  92056

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Languages: English and Spanish

Every Wednesday – South Metro Career Resource Center

4389 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113

Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Languages: English and Spanish

Every Thursday – Metro Career Center

3909 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104

Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Languages: English and Spanish 

1st and 3rd Thursday – Interfaith Veteran Services

1617 Mission Avenue
San Diego, CA 92058

Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Languages: English and Spanish

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


Feeding America San Diego sends staff to help with CalFresh assistance to the following locations:

Main Distribution Site

9455 Waples Street Suite 135
San Diego, Ca. 92121

National City Family Clinic

1136 D. Ave
National City, Ca. 91950

Hours: Every Monday from 9-11AM

King Chavez Health Center

950 S. Euclid Ave
San Diego, Ca. 92114

Hours: Every Tuesday from 9-11AM

Scripps City Heights Wellness Center

4440 Wightman St. Suite #200
San Diego, Ca. 92105

Hours:
The First and Third Wednesday of each month from 9-4:30PM
The Second and Fourth Wednesday  of each month from 9-1:30PM

Contact Info for all locations:
Lourdes Gonzalez, 858-452-3663 x108
lgonzalez@feedingamericasd.org