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If you or your family needs food or assistance applying for CalFresh, we are here to help.

Food Locator


Need food? Click Here

We partner with other Orange County non-profits by providing them with food so they can give you the help you need, when you need it most.

For food assistance locations and free CalFresh application help:

  • Call: 2-1-1
  • Text: 898-211
  • Go to the 211OC.org website

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.

*Please note: Second Harvest Food Bank doesn’t distribute food to individuals at its Irvine location. You must go to a food pantry to receive food. Call 211 for help or click here to find a food distribution near you.

Wondering if you’re eligible for CalFresh?

Call 211 to find out if you qualify for CalFresh (food stamps) and complete your application by phone. Ask about Medi-Cal, and other programs, too.

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After School and Summer Meals for Kids

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County provides Kids Cafes with healthy after school and summer meals.
You DO NOT need to be a member of the after school or summer meal program in order to receive the Kids Cafe meal. Any child 18 and under can receive a Kids Cafe meal. For After School Meal locations click here


Groceries for Seniors

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County provides twice monthly supplemental groceries to low-income seniors at nearly 40 sites around Orange County. You do not need to bring proof of income, age, or identification.

Mobile Pantry

Our Mobile Pantries offer a large variety of fresh produce and other groceries items completely free to the public. Just stop by any of our locations. We encourage you to visit only pantries located in the city where you live.For information regarding food distributions in your area and other direct food assistance in English and Spanish, please call our helpline at (855) 2-FeedOC