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Our Programs

Main Food Pantry:  Families and individuals in need of emergency food assistance can visit the Emergency Food Bank’s on-site food pantry Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Food assistance is available once per calendar month per household.  Please bring identification with proof of current San Joaquin County address.  

"Mobile Farmer's Market" (Click Here):  The Mobile Farmer’s Market travels to 62 sites throughout the county to reach under-served areas.  The program offers nutritious food to thousands of families and seniors.  Nutrition Educators provide fresh fruit and vegetables, nutrition education, and cooking demonstrations featuring a harvest of the month.

CalFresh Outreach (Click Here):  In an attempt to increase participation in CalFresh benefits and reduce the growing number of hunger and food-insecurity in San Joaquin County, the Emergency Food Bank, in collaboration with the Hunger Task Force for San Joaquin County, began CalFresh outreach and education to families, individuals and seniors.  An Emergency Food Bank and Family Services Outreach Worker is available on-site to assist clients with the CalFresh application process and has helped many households throughout San Joaquin County receive CalFresh benefits.

“Nutrition on the Move" Educational Classes (Click Here):  The Emergency Food Bank offers a monthly class at its Thomas F. Wilson nutrition Education Center.  Families and individuals can learn about planning and cooking nutritious meals, how to prevent obesity and chronic conditions and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

Partner Pantries (Click Here):  The Emergency Food Bank provides food to partner pantries throughout San Joaquin County.  These pantries are located in underserved neighborhoods and serve as a resource to people in need. 

CBO & Non-Profit Assistance:  When given the opportunity by our generous donors, we in turn donate food products to community based organizations and non-profit agencies who share our core mission to serve and feed the families in San Joaquin County.  For more information please contact (209)464-7369.

Healthy Living Newspaper:  With the support of more than 10 sister agencies, we began publishing a quarterly newspaper full of tips on good nutrition, healthy lifestyles, EFBFS events and happenings and community events several years ago.  We anticipate this newsy publication growing into the "best read" in the County to provoke thinking and discussion about how we can all take better care of ourselves and use basic food to make healthy meals for our families!  To be added to the mailing list please call EFBFS at (209) 464-7369.

Health and Nutrition Fairs:  Health and Nutrition Fairs give our clients and the community the opportunity to learn about the services offered at EFBFS and local community partner agencies.  Our first fairs assisted almost 250 families with the help of 30 service providers.  Our Christmas in July event now encompasses the health fair and a back-to-school backpack giveaway for students.  Please check our Events page for more information.

Job Training for the community:  Each day, the EFBS operates with as many as 25 community volunteers. Many of our volunteers are here to gain work experience in food handling, warehouse work, truck driving and office administration – and many go on to productive jobs at the Emergency Food Bank, and in the community.

To get involved in these programs, call the Emergency Food Bank, (209) 464-7369.