Food Assistance

The Imperial Beach Neighborhood Center strives to provide food security to members of the community through monthly mass distribution, a weekly food pantry, ready to eat meals for homeless individuals, and other services.

Mass Food Distribution

Working with the San Diego Food Bank, the IB Neighborhood Center distributes free food to low-income individuals and families on the Thursday before the Second Friday of each month between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. The distribution is held in the front parking area of the Center. All individuals will be attended to on a “first come, first serve” basis. Persons are encouraged to park off-site and walk to the distribution location at the Center. No identification is required for this; however, every person will be required to complete a “self-verification of need form” from the San Diego Food Bank. Should you have any questions, please contact us by phone at (619)947-6057.

COVID-19 No Contact Policy in place until further notice. Volunteers are required to wear face coverings & gloves. Participants are required to wear face coverings in order to receive food.

Food Pantry

From the generosity of the local Grocery Outlet, the Center provides a pantry in its main office (located at the back of the property at 455 Palm Avenue) to those in need. No identification is required to receive food. Appointments Required. Please call the IB Neighborhood Center Office at (619)947-6057.

COVID-19 No Contact Policy in place until further notice. Volunteers are required to wear face coverings & gloves. Participants are required to wear face coverings in order to receive food.

Food for Those Experiencing Homelessness

Continental style breakfast meals are provided to homeless individuals during the Center’s “Saturday Shower Program”. Please visit our homeless outreach page to learn more.

Community Garden

The Center currently has seven (7) raised garden beds available for community members to grow vegetables.

Nutrition Courses

Periodic free courses are offered to the community on preparing healthy meals.