Learn About Solutions to Hunger
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.
Learn more and apply today!
An important part of ending hunger in San Diego County is advocating for better policies statewide. Each year the San Diego Hunger Coalition and members of the Hunger Advocacy Network develop an advocacy agenda that protects and strengthens initiatives that support food security statewide. Click here for the State legislation the Hunger Advocacy Network has prioritized for 2018.
On November 1, we partnered with Alliance Healthcare Foundation to host a special convening of partners to preview our upcoming report - Hunger Free Kids: Opportunities by District to End Child Hunger. This report is the first to analyze our region’s implementation of federally-funded child nutrition programs by both school districts & nonprofits.
Preview the data & sign-up to receive the full report when it is released!
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. Use our easy web form to share your experience.
Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. Text the word 'FOOD' to 877-877, call 2-1-1, or download the "CA Meals for Kids" app to find a FREE Summer meal site near you. Most sites are open to children and youth under age 18. A partir de junio, Para localizar el sitio mas cerca de ud. mande un texto al 877-877 con la palabra 'COMIDA,' llame at 2-1-1, o descarga la app gratuita "CA Meals for Kids".
Click here to find resources & materials for summer meal sites & sponsors.
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. More than 500,000 San Diegans (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 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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