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Food banks in Orange County

Food banks in Orange County and free food resources play a crucial role in supporting the community, especially for those facing food insecurity.

These organizations work tirelessly to ensure that no one goes hungry by providing nutritious meals, groceries, and essential supplies to individuals and families in need.

With a network of dedicated volunteers and partnerships with local businesses, food banks in Orange County are a lifeline for many, offering not just sustenance but also hope and dignity.

Food banks and free food resources in Orange County

Food Banks in Orange County

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
8014 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone : 949-653-2900
Web Site: http://www.feedoc.org/

Community Action Partnership of Orange County Food Bank
11870 Monarch St.
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Phone: (714) 897-6670
Web Site: http://ocfoodbank.org/

Food Pantries in Orange County

Second Harvest Food Bank partners with almost 300 Orange County nonprofits, churches, schools, colleges and universities, senior centers, etc. by providing them with food so they can give residents the help they need, when they need it most.

>> Click HERE for a current list of Second Harvest pantries and partners that can provide you with food free of charge.

Senior Meals Programs (60 years and older)

Pantry food pick-up

Each eligible person receives a box of food weighing approximately 32 pounds, including cereal, juice, peanut butter, milk, canned veggies, fruit, soup, and cheese.

>> Click HERE for eligibility and to find a site near you.

Meals on Wheels

Delivers three nutritious meals a day, five days a week by caring volunteers. Every meal is carefully prepared and packaged at our headquarters in Anaheim, CA, and then distributed to area seniors and community centers. Then, dedicated volunteers deliver them straight to the homes of older adults in Orange County.

>> Click HERE to sign-up and learn more about Meals on Wheels

Summer Meals Program (18 years and younger)

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County launched its 2024 Summer Food Service Program on May 28th. This program will help provide nutritious meals to address food insecurity among children in the Orange County community.

The FREE Summer Meals Program provides free meals to all children throughout Orange County who are 18 years of age and younger—without any eligibility requirements—to ensure they have access to nutritious food while school is out during the summer months. The program will operate at sites throughout the county, providing easy access for families in need. To find the nearest open site, individuals can call 211 or text 898211 to inquire about distribution hours.

>> Click HERE for a list of locations that are hosting the Summer Meals program.

Mobile Food Trolley

“Clementine” the Mobile Food Trolley is a customized mobile grocery store on wheels that serves low-income families throughout Orange County. Uniquely designed as a French Market, with affirmative hand painted messages throughout the trolley is intended to remove the stigma of shopping at a food pantry, while also traveling to food deserts to ensure nutritious, healthy fruit, vegetables and staple items are available to low income families and their young children.

>> Click HERE for a list of locations that will host the mobile food trolley.

CalFresh Assistance

For more food assistance locations and free CalFresh application help:

2-1-1 of Orange County will pick up the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can assist callers in multiple languages.

Whether you’re looking to donate, volunteer, or seek assistance, understanding the impact and reach of these vital resources can help make a difference in the lives of many.

Originally published on June 2, 2024. Last Updated on June 2, 2024 by Pattie Cordova

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