San Diego Food Bank
9850 Distribution Ave
San Diego, CA 92121
United States

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8AM-4AM

We Rescue From:
Farm, Packing & Distribution Centers, Grocery & Other Retailers, Restaurants, Food Service Providers, Farmers' Markets, Events, Run Logistics for Others to Rescue

We Donate To:
Food Bank, Food Pantry, Community Dining Room, Shelter, Faith-based Organization, Low-income or Transitional Housing, Individuals, Other Non-profits, Senior Programs, After School Programs

Schedule Type:
Regularly scheduled, Call-in


Type of Food(s) Rescued:
Fresh Fruit, Frozen Fruit, Prepared Fruit (hot or cold), Fresh Vegetables, Frozen Vegetables, Prepared Vegetables (hot or cold), Baked Goods, Canned & Boxed Goods, Frozen Meat, Raw Meat, Cooked Meat, All Foods

Food Donation Requirements:
Must have nutritional information label, Must be in original packaging, Must be sealed, Call for information

Additional Information:

The Food Bank receives over 23,000,000 pounds of food annually from a range of sources including locally-run food drives, the USDA, growers, retailers and wholesalers.

Once the food arrives at our warehouse, we rely on volunteers to inspect and sort the food.

Food is then categorized by food group and boxed and bagged for distribution to the community.

Approximately 25,000 people volunteer at the Food Bank’s warehouse every year – saving vast labor costs.

The Food Bank distributes food directly to families and individuals in need at 183 distribution sites throughout the county every month, often in parking lots.

The Food Bank also provides food to 370 nonprofits that operate feeding programs. Nonprofits pick up food from the Food Bank’s warehouse and distribute the food to people in need in their areas. These nonprofits include soup kitchens, shelters, churches with feeding programs, schools, senior and disabled living facilities, and food pantries.