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

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 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

Chula Vista Community Collaborative

Locations in throughout the South Bay/Chula Vista area: 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

Feeding San Diego

Locations in National City, Chula Vista, San Diego, and CIty Heights: 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 

Home Start

Locations in East County and Central San Diego: Click here for a complete list of locations and hours.

The Communities in Action program office:

Jacobs Center For Neighborhood Innovation

Phone Number: (619) 229-3660

La Maestra Community Health Center

Locations in City Heights, El Cajon, Nation City, and Lemon Grove: 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)

Mountain Health and Community Services

Locations in Alpine, Campo, Santee, and City Heights: Click here for a complete list of locations and hours. 

Contact Info: Ruby Duran (619) 478-2384 ex: 509 or

Neighborhood Healthcare

Locations in El Cajon, Escondido, Lakeside, Poway, and Pauma: Click here for a complete list of locations and hours.

Contact Info: (760) 520-8100

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

North County Health Services

Locations in San Marcos, Ramona, Oceanside, Encinitas, and Carlsbad: Click here for a complete list of locations and hours

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

The San Diego Food Bank

Locations in North County, South Bay, and Chula Vista: 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 (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 through the southern San Diego region: 
Click here for a complete list of WIC sites and hours.
Contact Info: (877) 847-3663 or

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.

Somali Family Service

Location: 5348 University Avenue, Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92105

Contact Info: (619) 265-5821 ext: 209