Food banks and pantries in Orange County

There are two food banks that distribute food to hundreds of pantries, kitchens and shelters throughout Orange County.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
8014 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618

Orange County Food Bank
12640 Knott St.
Garden Grove, CA 92841

PANTRIES – available to needy/low income families who live in the immediate area.  Registration required – contact pantry nearest you.

Abrazar, Inc.
7101 Wyoming St.
Westminster, CA 92683
Food Distribution: Friday 9:00am-12:00 pm

Anaheim Downtown Community Center
250 E. Center St.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Food Distribution: Call Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00pm

EV Free Fullerton (Good Samaritan Center)
2801 Brea Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835
Food Distribution: Monday-Friday 4:15 pm-5:15 pm
Community referral available on Thursdays

Family Assistance Ministries
929 Calle Negocio, Ste. G
San Clemente, CA 92673
Food Distribution: Mondays 9:00am-6:00pm; Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm; Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Families Forward
9221 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92618
Families Forward provides bags of food, school supplies, career counseling. Call for information and food distribution dates.

Friendly Center
147 W. Rose Ave.
Orange, CA 92867
Friendly Center provides food box, tutoring for youth, senior services, family counseling, housing.
Call for more information and food distribution dates.

Fullerton Interfaith Emergency
611 S. Ford Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Food Distribution: Monday-Friday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Knott Avenue Church
315 S. Knott Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92804
Distribution: Monday and Thursday 1:30pm to 3:30 pm
Community referrals available on Thursdays during the food distribution.

Main Place Christian Fellowship
1631 El Camino Real, Apt. 1
Tustin, CA 92780
1190 N. Tustin St.
Orange, CA
Both sites: Call for food distribution dates and time
The Gary Center
341 S. Hillcrest St.
La Habra, CA 90631
Food Distribution: Friday, 9:00am to 11:00am.Call for information to qualify for.

The Neighborhood Church
2147 Oak Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Monday and Thursday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Community referrals available on Thursdays during the food distribution.

Share Our Selves (SOS)
1550 Superior Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
SOS provides food box, emergency funds, clothing and counseling. Call for more information and food distribution dates.

Southwest Community Center (SMEDA)
1601 W. 2nd Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Food Bag Distribution: Monday & Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:00pm; Saturday: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Food Bags (Every 2 Months)
Senior Citizens “Brown Bags” (Every Month)
Homeless Food Bags (Every 2 Weeks)
Saturday Fruit/Vegetables Bags (Every 2 Weeks)

Tustin Family Youth Center
14722 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780

Tustin Family Senior Center
200 S. C Street
Tustin, CA 92780
Both sites: Food Distribution third Tuesday of every month 1:00-2:00 pm
Community referrals available during distribution

Yorba Linda Friends Church
5211 Lakeview Ave.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Available for walk-ups Mondays night, 7:00pm-8:45pm,
Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm-3:00pm,
and the 1st and 3rd Wednesday 7:30pm-8:30pm for families in crisis.


Someone Cares
720 W. 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Hot meal served everyday, no eligibility requirement. Opens at 12:30, lunch served from 1-4pm daily.

Southwest Community Center (SMEDA)
1601 W. 2nd Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hot meals: Breakfast Monday-Sunday: 8:00 a.m.
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 12: noon; Sunday: 1:00pm
Dinner: Saturday: 4:00 pm.