Within San Joaquin County are a variety of food assistance programs for families, singles and seniors alike. Tops among those programs area;
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly the Food Stamp Program is now called CalFresh in California. The CalFresh Program provides eligible residents with a electronic benefit card that can be used to purchase food and nutritional items at your local grocery store. The Emergency Food Bank can offer help in application and eligibility through its CalFresh Outreach Assistance Program.
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).
Food banks and satellite pantries run and supported by the Emergency Food Bank (several locations throughout the County, see Pantries page).
A variety of 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).