Where to Find Free Summer Meals

At Feeding San Diego, we know how stressful summer can be for families that rely on school meals. During the summer, we work with sites around the county to provide free summer meals. Prepared summer meals are available at Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites, and no-cost groceries are distributed at school pantries, mobile pantries, and other summer sites.

Days and times are subject to change, and additional sites will be added. Please check this page before attending.

SFSP Meal Sites

Through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), we provide free summer meals for children under 18 throughout San Diego County.

Meals come in boxes containing one week’s worth of prepared meals (e.g., five breakfasts and five lunches) to be consumed onsite or taken home. Parents or guardians can pick up meals without their kids present. Meals are served on a first-come basis.

Site Name and Address Meals Offered  Meal Service Days Pickup Times Time Frame
Julian Elementary
1704 Cape Horn St.
Julian, CA 92036
Pre-packaged Breakfast & Lunch Mondays 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 06/10/24 – 7/12/24
Mesa Grande Indian Housing Authority
27000 Black Canyon Rd.
Warner Springs, CA 92086
Pre-packaged Breakfast & Lunch Monday through Friday 12 to 1 p.m. 06/10/24 – 08/09/24
San Diego County Library – Jacumba Branch
Jacumba Community Park, 44605 Old Hwy 80
Jacumba Hot Springs, CA 91934
Pre-packaged Breakfast & Lunch Tuesdays 12 to 7 p.m. 6/11/24 – 8/20/24
Warner Springs Resource Center
30950 California Highway 79
Warner Springs, CA 92086
Pre-packaged Breakfast & Lunch Tuesdays 3 to 5 p.m. 06/17/24 – 7/31/24
Vista Library
700 Eucalyptus Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
Pre-packaged Breakfast & Lunch Tuesdays 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. 06/17/24 – 8/31/24
Valley Center Library
29200 Cole Grade Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082
Pre-packaged Breakfast & Lunch Tuesdays 1 to 3 p.m. 6/18/24 – 8/20/24
Ramona Community Library
1275 Main St.
Ramona, CA 92065
Pre-packaged Breakfast & Lunch Thursdays 12 to 1 p.m. 7/8/24 – 8/8/24

Summer School Pantries

Certain school pantries stay open through the summer months to continue supporting the community. School pantries provide various dry goods and fresh produce. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bags and method of transportation for the no-cost groceries.

Site Name Address Distribution Days Distribution Time Time Frame
El Cajon Valley High School 1035 E Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92021
2nd and 4th Tuesdays 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. 6/4/24 – 6/28/24
Howard Gardner Community School 647 E St.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
1st and 3rd Thursdays 3:30 p.m. until food runs out 6/6/24 until next school year
Pendleton Elementary 6506 Solita Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115
2nd and 4th Thursdays 12 to 5 p.m. 6/6/24 – 7/12/24
Warner Elementary 30951 CA-79
Warner Springs, CA 92086
2nd and 4th Tuesdays 3 to 5 p.m. 6/11/24 until next school year
Castle Park Middle School 160 Quintard St.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
2nd Wednesdays 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 6/12/24 until next school year
NHA Head Start 3770 Altadena Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105
Wednesday 6/12/24 and
Wednesday 8/21/24
1 to 3 p.m. 6/12/24 and 8/21/24
San Marcos Elementary 1 Tiger Way
San Marcos, CA 92069
2nd and 4th Wednesdays 12 to 1:30 p.m. 6/12/24 until next school year
Lincoln High School 4950 Holly Dr.
San Diego, CA 92113
2nd and 4th Fridays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 6/14/24 – 7/12/24
Borrego Springs High School 587 Palm Canyon Dr.
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
1st and 3rd Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 6/18/24 until next school year
Porter Elementary 445 South 47th St.
San Diego, CA 92113
1st and 3rd Wednesdays 9 a.m. until food runs out 6/19/24 until next school year
The Preuss School UCSD 3750 Voigt Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
2nd and 4th Fridays 2 to 4 p.m. 6/21/24 – 7/12/24
Lexington Elementary 1145 Redwood Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92019
1st and 3rd Thursdays 7 to 9 a.m. 6/26/24 – 7/31/24

Summer Mobile Pantries

Feeding San Diego has partnered with the San Diego County Library to host free food distributions at county libraries throughout the county during the summer months.

Summer mobile pantries provide various dry goods and fresh produce. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bags and wagons to carry the food, which includes pantry items and fresh produce.

Site Name and Address Type of Distribution Distribution Day(s) Distribution Time Time Frame
Imperial Beach Summer Pantry
810 Imperial Beach Blvd.
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Walk-Up Wednesdays 6/5, 6/12, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28
Thursday 6/20
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June – August 2024
Poway Summer Pantry
13137 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
Walk-Up Wednesdays 6/12, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. June – August 2024
Casa de Oro Summer Pantry
9805 Campo Rd. #180
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Walk-Up 2nd and 4th Thursdays 12:30 to 5 p.m. June – August 2024
Spring Valley Summer Pantry
836 Kempton St.
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Walk-Up 2nd and 4th Thursdays 12:30 to 5 p.m. June – August 8, 2024
Borrego Springs Summer Pantry
2580 Country Club Road
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Walk-Up Tuesday 6/18
Wednesdays 7/3, 7/17, 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18
12 to 1 p.m. June – September 2024
Lakeside Summer Pantry
12428 Woodside Ave.
Lakeside, CA 92040
Walk-Up 4th Fridays 1 to 2 p.m. June – August 2024

Parks After Dark

Feeding San Diego has partnered with Parks After Dark to provide no-cost groceries at their events. Members of the community can attend Parks After Dark and enjoy music, entertainment, arts & crafts, and other activities, as well as access a variety of community resources.

Assorted dry goods and fresh produce will be available every Friday during the event. There are no Parks After Dark events on the week of the Fourth of July.

Site Name Address Distribution Day Distribution Time Time Frame
City Heights Recreation Center 4380 Landis St.
San Diego, CA 92105
Fridays 5 to 8 p.m. June 20 – August 17, 2024
Linda Vista Recreation Center 7064 Levant St.
San Diego, CA 92111
Fridays 5 to 8 p.m. June 20 – August 17, 2024
Skyline Recreation Center 8285 Skyline Dr.
San Diego, CA 92114
Fridays 5 to 8 p.m. June 20 – August 17, 2024
Memorial Recreation Center 2902 Marcy Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113
Fridays 5 to 8 p.m. June 20 – August 17, 2024
Silver Wing Recreation Center 3737 Arey Dr.
San Diego, CA 92154
Fridays 5 to 8 p.m. June 20 – July 27, 2024

Additional Food Resources

In addition to its summer programming, Feeding San Diego provides no-cost food distributions throughout San Diego County year-round in partnership with other non-profits, faith-based, and community organizations. You can find other distributions near you on our Find Food Map. For additional resources, please call 2-1-1.