Hunger is a problem we can solve. Join us to find out how.

At the 1st Annual State of Hunger Luncheon, the San Diego Hunger Coalition and Hunger Free San Diego Advisory Board will unveil a transformational approach to ending hunger in our region.

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CalFresh for College Students

College students have some of the most complicated eligibility requirements for the CalFresh Program. The San Diego Hunger Coalition is here to provide assistance and direction for service organization helping applicants, and students looking to apply.

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Food insecurity remains high in San Diego County

SDHC has released a new issue brief on food insecurity in San Diego County that discusses why food insecurity is so prevalent in San Diego County and the important role that food assistance plays in addressing hunger and moving people to self-sufficiency.

Click here to read about food insecurity in San Diego County.

Rx for Food Security

Together, San Diego Hunger Coalition and Sharp Healthcare announce a major step forward in eliminating hunger as an obstacle to good health.

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2019 Legislative Priorities & Congressional District Profiles

A #HungerFreeSD begins with good laws and smart policy. Each year the San Diego Hunger Coalition and Hunger Advocacy Network review and select legislative and budget priorities that will advance and protect our communities’ vulnerable low-income populations.

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3 simple ways to apply for CalFresh! 

The San Diego Hunger Coalition contracts with 14 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.
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Public Charge & Safe Food Assistance

Immigration policies have recently changed. San Diego Hunger Coalition has resources to help you navigate these changes and get the food assistance you need.

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Know Your Rights

With the changing policies, there may be an element of fear amongst immigrant and refugee communities. The best defense is to know your rights.

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Hunger Free Kids:Opportunities by District to End Child Hunger

The San Diego Hunger Coalition presents Hunger Free Kids: Opportunities by District to End Child Hunger. This report is the first to take a deep look at San Diego’s efforts to feed more kids through federally funded child nutrition programs.

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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 (1 in 7), 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 always have access 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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