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About Us


The Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin, founded in 1968, is the largest direct provider of packaged emergency food in San Joaquin County.  We are a grassroots food bank that depends on the generosity of donors, supporters, and volunteers. An average of 275 households are served each day (M-F) at the EFB Main Pantry.  In addition to food distribution, the EFB provides classes in general nutrition education, healthy meal planning and food preparation.  We emphasize health, nutrition, food economics and education.


The EFB provides food products to partner pantries throughout the County, numerous non-profit agencies, community based organizations, and events related to healthy living and nutrition.  The EFB also provides a service to grocery stores, food processors, farmers and reclamation distribution centers by taking excess or usable foods that would otherwise be thrown away.  Additionally, the EFB serves as a job training site by providing a place for the community to learn basic job skills, including warehouse operations, truck operation, data entry, and clerical office skills.

The EFB is continually seeking volunteers, contributions and other forms of community support. Thanks for looking into the Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin.


Main Pantry/Food Distribution Hours:

Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



Food Donation Drop-Off Hours:

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

(other hours if prearranged with the warehouse manager.)


We are a proud member of the California Association of Food Banks.