HOW TO FIND FOOD NOW
We partner with other Orange County nonprofits by providing them with food so they can give you the help you need, when you need it most.
>>Click HERE for a current list of Second Harvest pantries and partners.
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.
*Please note: Second Harvest Food Bank does not 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.
CALFRESH ASSISTANCE & P-EBT
The CalFresh program or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), helps food-insecure individuals and families put food on their tables. CalFresh benefits alleviate financial stress and increase access to healthy food.
Call 211 to find out if you qualify for CalFresh and complete your application by phone or in person.
You may also book your own appointment with 211 by CLICKING HERE
A CalFresh guide for immigrants with answers to common questions can be found CLICKING HERE
END OF EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS: At the end of February 2023, CalFresh Emergency Allotments, which had been provided to all eligible CalFresh households on a monthly basis since March 2020, ended. More information can be found by CLICKING HERE.
PANDEMIC EBT: The pandemic has made it harder to feed the whole family. Pandemic EBT (or P-EBT) is a federal program that gives eligible families food benefits to replace meals lost at child care or school because of the pandemic.
All P-EBT 3.0 benefits have been delivered. P-EBT 4.0, the final round of P-EBT, is currently being developed. All P-EBT benefits will be delivered by September 30, 2023. More information can be found by CLICKING HERE.
AFTER SCHOOL AND
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 program in order to receive the Kids Cafe meal. Any child 18 and under can receive a Kids Cafe meal.