If you or your family needs food or assistance applying for CalFresh, we are here to help.
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:
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.
Update: In response the increased need due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Second Harvest is distributing bags of shelf-stable food at its Pop-up Drive Thru food distribution at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturdays from 9 am to noon until further notice. (Cars only – no walk ups)
*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.
Eligible for CalFresh? We can help you apply.
Meet with our CalFresh Application Assistors at a location near you! Our staff is located in nearly 20 locations throughout Orange County to provide convenient, friendly, and quick application assistance for CalFresh (food stamps), Medi-Cal, and other programs.
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
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.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County provides Kids Cafes with a 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.
Our School Pantries are open to the public and offer a variety of fresh produce and other healthy items.