There are a variety of food assistance programs available in San Joaquin County for families, individuals, and seniors.
CalFresh, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), was the former Food Stamp Program. The CalFresh Program provides eligible residents with an electronic benefit card that can be used to purchase food and nutritional items at your local grocery store. More information about CalFresh is available on the EFB CalFresh page.
Other food resources include:
2-1-1 San Joaquin: For comprehensive list of community resources, please visit 2-1-1 San Joaquin, at www.211sj.org. You can also dial 2-1-1, or (800) 436-9997, from your landline or mobile phone. Help is available 24 hours a day.
USDA Commodities (food and nutrition items) distributed by San Joaquin County the third Thursday of each month (see links to these programs on our Helpful Links page).
Partner Pantries supported by the Emergency Food Bank (several locations throughout the County, see Pantries page).
Independent pantries and food programs offered by other agencies (see Helpful Links page).
Meals on Wheels, offered to seniors 60 and older at varied congregate dining sites and by home-delivery throughout the county (Meals on Wheels, USDA Commodities and other County food services).