Donation Drop Off

PLEASE NOTE: THE FOOD BANK WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH.  THE FOOD BANK WILL REOPEN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH.

Have nonperishable food items to donate to help local families in need?

Stop by our San Diego Food Bank’s warehouse in Miramar or our North County Food Bank chapter’s warehouse in Vista to donate. Drop-off hours and times are listed below. Please follow signs for Shipping & Receiving.

LocationAddressDays of the WeekDrop-Off Hours
San Diego Food Bank‍ (Miramar)9850 Distribution Avenue,‍ San Diego, CA 92121Monday through Friday*8 a.m. to 12 p.m.‍ and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
North County Food Bank‍ (Vista)3030 Enterprise Court, Suite A, Vista, CA 92081Monday through Friday*7 a.m. to 11 a.m. an d‍12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

*Both Food Banks will be closed on the following dates in 2023:
Jan. 2, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 31, May 29, July 4, Sept. 4, Oct. 9, Nov. 10, Nov. 23 & 24, Dec. 22, Dec. 25 and Dec. 29

Click here to view most needed food items

PUBLIC DONATION DROP-OFF SITES

If you are looking to drop off your donations at a site closer to your home or place of work, below is a list of public food drives currently taking place. Members of the public are welcome to stop by and drop off their food donations during the designated times listed below.

Please limit your donations at these sites to one or two bags of food. Many of our public donation drop off sites are small, local businesses with limited storage capacity and are not equipped to accept large amounts of donations. If you would like to drop off larger quantities of food, please do so at our Miramar or Vista distribution centers.

North County Drop Off Locations
LocationAddressDatesDrop-Off HoursAdditional Info/On-Site Contact Person
Red Lotus Wellness Center2890 Pio Pico Drive, Suite 104, Carlsbad, CA 92008October 10 – November 18Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Richard & Richard Construction Co., Inc.234 Venture Street, Suite 100,
San Marcos, CA 92078
October 16 – November 14Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunrise of La Costa7020 Manzanita Street,
Carlsbad, CA 92011
October 17 – November 15Daily
24/7
The Elizabeth Hospice – Escondido Office500 La Terraza Blvd., Ste. 300, Escondido, CA  92025OngoingMonday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Elizabeth Hospice – Temecula Office27720 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. 200, Temecula, 92590OngoingMonday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Elizabeth Hospice – Carlsbad Office2038 Corte de Nogal St, Ste.110, Carlsbad, CA 92008OngoingMonday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lake San Marcos Club HouseIntersection of Hermosita Dr. & Camino Lorado in San Marcos, CAOngoing1st Thursday of every month
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church1020 Rose Ranch Rd
San Marcos, CA 92069
OngoingTuesday – Thursday
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Stroyer Brothers Autobody and Painting360 N Hale Ave
Escondido, CA 92029
OngoingMonday – Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Blood Bank – North County358 W El Norte Pkwy,
Escondido, CA 92026
OngoingTuesday – Thursday  
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.    

Friday – Saturday    
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Greystar380 Stevens Ave, Ste 305,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
OngoingMonday – Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Central San Diego Drop Off Locations
LocationAddressDatesDrop-Off HoursAdditional Info/On-Site Contact Person
ASI Hastings4870 Viewridge Avenue, Suite 200,
San Diego, CA 92123
October 1 – November 30Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lynch Dance Institute12227 Poway Road,
Poway, CA 92064
October 13 – November 20Monday – Friday
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Being Fit4971 Clairemont Drive,
San Diego, CA 92117
October 15 – November 21Monday – Thursday    
6 a.m.  to 9 p.m.    

Friday    
6 a.m. – 8 p.m.    

Saturday – Sunday    
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ace Uniforms633 16th Street,
San Diego, CA 92101
October 17 – November 30Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Keller Williams San Diego Metro2250 Fourth Avenue,
Suite 100,
San Diego, CA 92101
October 17 – November 18Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Emerson Group4633 30th Street, Suite A,
San Diego, CA 92116
September 18 – January 10Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Precision Garage Door9030 Kenamar Drive,
Suite 305,
San Diego, CA 92121
October 2 – November 17Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Gomez Trial Attorneys755 Front Street,
San Diego, CA 92101
October 2 – October 31Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shore Point Real Estate928 Hornblend Street,
Suite 4,
San Diego, CA 92109
October 19 – December 19Monday – Friday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dairy Queen11835 Carmel Mountain Rd,
San Diego, CA 92128
OngoingMonday    
2 p.m.  to 7 p.m.    

Tuesday – Sunday    
12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Elizabeth Hospice – San Diego Office8989 Rio San Diego Drive, Ste. 190, San Diego, 92108OngoingMonday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Carmel Mountain Ranch Library12095 World Trade Drive,
San Diego, CA 92128
OngoingMonday – Tuesday    
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.    

Wednesday – Saturday    
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
North University Library8820 Judicial Drive,
San Diego, CA 92122
OngoingMonday – Tuesday    
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.    

Wednesday – Saturday  
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.    

Sunday  
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please limit donations at this location to one or two shopping bags.
Rancho Penasquitos Ranch Library13330 Salmon River Road,
San Diego, CA 92129
OngoingMonday – Tuesday    
12 p.m. to 8 p.m.    

Wednesday – Saturday  9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Long Huynh
858-538-8159
Rancho Santa Fe Library17040 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067OngoingMonday – Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library10301 Scripps Lake Dr,
San Diego, CA 92131
OngoingMonday – Tuesday  
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.    

Wednesday – Saturday    
9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
East County Drop Off Locations
LocationAddressDatesDrop-Off HoursAdditional Info/On-Site Contact Person
Keller Williams2494 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92020October 6 – October 28Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
College-Rolando Branch Library6600 Montezuma Rd, San Diego, Ca 92115OngoingMonday & Tuesday  
11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.    

Wednesday – Saturday   9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Starbucks – El Cajon13616 Camino Canada El Cajon, CA. 92021OngoingDaily
5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Heaven’s Windows
(Food Bank Nonprofit Partner)
2820 Via Orange Way,
Ste. W
Spring Valley, CA 91978
OngoingTuesday – Friday
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Angie Woodward
619-303-7806 or    angelaw@heavenswindows.org 
Starbucks – Lake Murray6140 Lake Murray Blvd,
La Mesa, CA 91942
OngoingMonday – Friday  
4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.    

Sunday    
5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Starbucks – Santee9802 N. Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071OngoingDaily
5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Starbucks – Santee9868 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA 92071OngoingDaily
5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Starbucks – La Mesa7966 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942OngoingDaily
5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Stanton Optical5464 Grossmont Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942OngoingMonday – Saturday
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
South County Drop Off Locations
LocationAddressDatesDrop-Off HoursAdditional Info/On-Site Contact Person
Realty One Group Pacific310 Third Avenue, #C3,
Chula Vista, CA 91910
September 1 – November 30Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
San Diego Blood Bank – Chula Vista386 East H St, Ste. 210,
Chula Vista, CA 91910
OngoingTuesday – Thursday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.    

Friday – Saturday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thank you for supporting the San Diego Food Bank’s mission to fight hunger and feed hope throughout San Diego County!

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Donating Homegrown Citrus Fruits: Can the Food Bank accept them?

Due to the current ACP Citrus Quarantine in effect in Southern California, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank can only accept citrus donations from noncommercial sources under the following conditions:

  • In order to donate directly to the Food Bank we must have a copy on file of your official “Cooperative Asian Citrus Phyllid and Huanglongbing Quarantine Program Compliance Agreement” with Exhibit ACP Citrus-FS

Should you not have the above document and are unable to file for one then in order to donate any citrus, we encourage you to contact one of the two organizations:

These organizations will send out volunteers to pick and inspect homegrown produce and deliver it to food banks in the area including the San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter.

To find more information about the citrus quarantine, please visit www.citrusinsider.org and to file for compliance agreements please contact the San Diego County Department of Weights & Measures. https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/awm/CQP.html