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Orange County California- Free Food pantries /Food Banks

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Free Food pantries /Food Banks

Food banks and free food pantries listed below help families that are facing hunger. The pantries are mostly located at churches and non-profits in the region. Most of the free food pantry locations may have an application process, which usually requires proof of income, residency proof etc. Using donations from the community, and relying on volunteers, the locations may pass out free boxes of food or serve a meal.

Families Forward
Address: 9221 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, California, 92618
Dial 949-552-2727
Provides non-perishable groceries. Some items distributed may not be suitable for those with health concerns such as allergies or diabetes. Baby formula and supplies such as diapers may be available.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Saint Thomas More
51 Market Place
Irvine, CA, 92602
Main number is 949-551-8601
Provides a food pantry for those in need and other social services, including information on financial assistance for bills, rent, and housing.

South County Outreach
7 Whatney, Suite B
Irvine, CA 92618
Telephone number: 949-380-8144
The center offers rental and utility assistance as well as groceries and support from a food pantry. Provides nonperishable and fresh food, rental and utility assistance, free computer classes, referrals and transitional housing for South Orange County persons and families. Also provides clients with holiday food and gifts.

Saint Cecilia Catholic Church
1301 Sycamore Avenue
Tustin, CA, 92780
Any emergency food is offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Tustin Family and Youth Center
14722 Newport Avenue
Tustin, CA, 92780
Dial the pantry at 714-573-3370
Students can learn about USDA free lunches and snacks during summer break.

King’s Way
Food pantry address is 714-730-4054
600 West Sixth Street
Tustin, CA, 92780
Provides free grocery services and emergency aid to persons in need across Orange County.

Saint Kilian’s Food Pantry
26872 Estanciero
Mission Viejo, California, 92691
Provides clothing and groceries when available.

El Modena Community Center
18672 East Center Street
Orange, CA, 92869
The needy and low income can get information and referrals, information on senior services, free groceries, and applications for WIC.

Trinity Guild Pantry
Orange, California, 92869
Call 714-633-5800 for intake
Applicants must live within parish boundaries.

Hills Community Church
Address: 5 Pursuit
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656

Santa Ana Saint Vincent De Paul Society
730 North Garfield Street
Santa Ana, CA, 92701
Offers emergency food boxes, holiday meals and clothing to those in need.

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana
Location: 600 North Main Street
Santa Ana, California, 92701
They run an assistance program that seeks to meet the basic nutritional needs of the low income in the community by providing improved access to support such as food and toiletry products.

First Presbyterian Church of Orange
191 North Orange Street
Orange, California, 92866
Telephone number – 714-538-2341
Offers bags of food.

Saint John’s Lutheran Church
Address is 154 South Shaffer Street
Orange, CA, 92866
Sack lunches and food is distributed to individuals in need. They also help Spanish speakers and immigrants.

Saint Joachim Catholic Church
1964 Orange Avenue
Costa Mesa, California, 92626
Call 949-574-7400

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
1100 South Center Street
Santa Ana, CA, 92704
Dial the pantry at 714-751-5335 for hours and intake

Saint Barbara’s Catholic Church
730 South Euclid Street
Santa Ana, CA, 92704
Free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, easter baskets, and other food is given out in Orange County.

Friendly Center, Inc.
Primary address: 147 West Rose Avenue
Orange, CA, 92867

Beacon of H.O.P.E.
1200 West Alvarez Avenue
Orange, California, 92868
Runs an emergency grocery assistance program in the county. Also provides residents with counseling, clothing and rent and shelter referrals.

Share Our Selves
1550 Superior Avenue
Costa Mesa, California, 92627
Main phone – 949-270-2100

The Salvation Army Southern California
1515 West North Street
Anaheim, CA, 92801
As funding allows, offers groceries, application for Calfresh, clothing, and much more. Christmas and Thanksgiving meal and gift programs also operate. Or apply for limited amounts of financial assistance.

Goodwill Industries of Orange County
Address: 410 North Fairview Street
Santa Ana, CA, 92703
Call 714-547-6301 for hours.
The homeless, families in poverty, and others can get help. Free groceries, job training programs, and information on food stamps is given out.

Vineyard Community Church
Location is 27632 El Lazo, Suite A
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677

San Antonio Family Assistance
5800 East Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim Hills, California, 92807
Call the program at 714-974-9728
Offers non-perishable food.

Saint Norbert’s Catholic Church
300 East Taft Avenue
Orange, CA, 92865
Offers free groceries 2 times per month, daily sack lunch, clothing, and government commodities.

Cool Water Ministries
515 East Almond Avenue
Orange, California 92866
The phone number is 949-292-6425.
The non-profit has a mobile food pantry. It goes across the community in southern California, and has fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, and more.

Tustin Foursquare Church
600 West Sixth Street
Tustin, CA 9278

Coast to Coast Foundation
1100 North La Palma Parkway
Anaheim, CA 92801
Free hygiene kits, clothes, and food is for the homeless and residents close to eviction.

Freedom Bible Church
121 West Cypress Street
Anaheim, CA 92805

Fullerton Community Center
Food bank and meal site is at 340 West Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Intake number: 714-738-6575

Orange Senior Center
Address is 170 South Olive Street
Orange, CA 92866
Services include Meals on Wheels and surplus commodities to the homebound as well as working poor older adults. Another location is the Tustin Area Senior Center at 200 South C Street, Tustin, California 92781. Call 714-573-3340.

Bethel Korean Church
117 West 5th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Homeless people can use the soup kitchen. Meals are servedon Sundays.

Southern California Indian Center
10175 Slater Avenue, Suite 150
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
Main number is 714-962-6673
Offers WIA services to Native Americans who are economically disadvantaged.

Anaheim Seventh-day Adventist Church
900 South Sunkist Street
Anaheim, California, 92806

Helping Others Prepare for Eternity
Address: 11022 Acacia Parkway, Suite C
Garden Grove, CA, 92840
Single mothers and disadvantaged children can get emergency food.

Garden Grove 7th Day Adventist
Community Service Center, 12702 Ninth Street
Garden Grove, CA, 92840
Dial – 714-534-4376
Provides the needy with services such as free food, clothing and personal hygiene supplies when available. Also, provides holiday food distribution during Christmas and Thanksgiving to residents of Garden Grove.

Mission Basilica
Address is 31520 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675
Food items may include meat, rice, beans, fruits, and vegetables.

Saint Vincent De Paul Society-Placentia
717 North Bradford Avenue
Placentia, California, 92870
Telephone – 714-528-1487

Saint Edwards Church
33926 Calle La Primavera
Dana Point, California, 92629
Provides USDA & FEMA government commodities, emergency groceries, school supplies, and clothing.

Faith Community Nazarene
Address of food bank is 16800 Imperial Highway
Yorba Linda, CA, 92886
Phone number is 714-993-5320

Yorba Linda Friends Church
5211 Lakeview Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA, 92886
Dial 714-777-7386
The charitable food bank may have peanut butter, jelly, dairy, yogurt, and much more. Information is in Spanish too.

Garden Grove Friends Church
Location is 12211 Magnolia Street
Garden Grove, California, 92841

Calvary Chapel-Garden Grove
12832 Knott Street
Garden Grove, CA, 92841
Main phone 714-897-8972

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Address is 14072 Olive Street
Westminster, CA, 92683
Telephone – 714-894-6959
Offers low income families and individuals within parish boundaries groceries and clothing.

First Presbyterian Church of Westminster
Address 7702 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA, 92683

Abrazar, Inc.
Main location is 7101 Wyoming Street
Westminster, CA, 92683
They administer a federal government funded program which works to improve the health of low-income families by supplementing their diets with nutritious surplus USDA foods.

Saint Mary’s by the Sea Catholic Church
321 10th Street
Huntington Beach, California, 92648
Telephone number of food pantry is 714-536-6913
Receive up to two boxes of food in an emergency.

Beach Cities Interfaith Services
Address: 525 Main Street, First Floor
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
Call 714-969-4462

Community United Methodist Church
Food bank address – 6652 Heil Avenue
Huntington Beach, California, 92647
Telephone number: 714-842-4461

Calvary Chapel – Huntington Beach
7800 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
Dial the pantry at 714-891-9495

Crosspoint Baptist Church of Huntington Beach
7661 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach, California, 92647

Justin Martyr
Location is 2050 West Ball Road
Anaheim, CA, 92804

Western Avenue Church of Christ
641 South Western Avenue
Anaheim, CA, 92804
Primary phone number is 714-821-6227

Saint Mark’s United Methodist
Location is 3700 West Orange Avenue
Anaheim, CA, 92804

Saint Vincent De Paul Society-Stanton
The pantry is located at 8100 Chapman Avenue
Stanton, California, 90680
Free emergency food and groceries are provided to general population and those without housing. Clothing provided as available.

First Evangelical Free Church
2904 North Brea Boulevard
Fullerton, California, 92835

Calvary Community Church
1465 West Orangethorpe Avenue
Fullerton, CA, 92833
Call 714-879-6672
Donations and volunteers run the pantry. They may also bring food or meals to the disabled and elderly in Orange County California.

Fullerton Seventh Day Adventist Church
2355 West Valencia Drive
Fullerton, California, 92833
Toiletries, clothing, small appliances may be distributed when available. Also offers donated and surplus nutritional food in shopping bags or other containers to supplement the diets of individuals in need. They partner with the Orange County Second Harvest Food Bank.

Hope Office of Saint Bonaventure Catholic Parish
Main address – 16400 Springdale Street
Huntington Beach, CA, 92649
Provides EFSP/FEMA, EFAP/USDA and purchased or donated emergency clothing, groceries and household items to low income individuals.

Saint Michael’s Society
107 West Marquita
San Clemente, CA, 92672

Christ Lutheran Church
820 West Imperial Highway
Brea, California, 92821
Primary phone number is 714-529-2984

Saint Irenaeus-H.O.P.E.
5201 Evergreen Avenue
Cypress, CA, 90630
Call 714-826-0760

First Southern Baptist Church of Orange
Provides food, groceries (including baby food) and clothing (including baby clothes) when available.

We Care of Los Alamitos
3788 Cerritos Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
People can apply for assistance and get food, clothing and personal care products. Also runs classes in resume writing, life skills, and ESL.

La Habra Community Resource Care Center
Address is 350 South Hillcrest Street
La Habra, California, 90631
Free groceries available for emergency only to La Habra residents, and there is also one time emergency assistance for food for those in need in Orange County. Other services offered include information and referrals to government aid such as CalFresh or LIHEAP. Clothing and hygiene items are available for those without housing.

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