You may be eligible to receive additional money for groceries!
CalFresh is a program that supplements the food budget of individuals and households.
We’re here to help you! On this page you’ll find resources, contacts, and helpful information to get your CalFresh application started.
Applying for CalFresh is easy and free!
Visit one of our nonprofit partners for in-person CalFresh Assistance!
CalFresh is a monthly financial supplement to a household’s food budget that allows low-income individuals and families to purchase additional nutritious food. To complete a CalFresh application, visit one of the organizations listed below.
CalFresh Application Assistance is available with these trusted partners:
CalFresh Application Assistance
Food Distribution Locations
Senior Congregate Meals
Food Pantries offer free food. Programs may have fluctuating hours of operation and food variety. For more information about service hours and the types of food available, please call each site. Emergency Food Assistance Program provides food packages once per month. Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a senior food box given once per month.
Food Distribution is available with these trusted partners:
Crossline, 1280 N Johnson Ave #102 | (619) 440.1136
El Cajon Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1630 E Madison Avenue | (619) 444.0763
Feeding the Flock, 470 N Mollison Avenue | (619) 631.8704
First United Methodist Church, 772 S Johnson Avenue | (619) 442.9491
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 405 Ballard Street | (619) 444.9425
Meal on Wheels El Cajon, 131 Chambers Street | (619) 447.8782
Saint Joseph Pantry of Saint Kieran Church, 1510 Greenfield Drive | (619) 588.6881
(EFAP) Bethlehem Food Pantry, 737 Grant Avenue | (619) 401.5278
(EFAP) El Cajon Church of Christ, 517 Pepper Drive | (619) 277.0209
(EFAP, CSFP) El Cajon New Season’s Church, 990 Naranca Avenue | (619) 440.7597
(EFAP) Meridian Baptist Church, 660 S 3rd Street | (619) 444.3171
(EFAP) Salvation Army El Cajon, 1011 E Main Street | (619) 440.4683
Senior Congregate Meals provide lunch for free or voluntary donation on varying days of the week. In some cases, senior sites may also offer home delivered meal services. For additional information about available services and schedule, please call the organizations below.