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.

WEEKLY FOOD RESOURCE

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 rear 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 in the rear of 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 Contact Policy in place until further notice. Volunteers & Clients who are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a face mask.

The Neighborhood Food Pantry

The Neighborhood Food Pantry is a newer, improved pantry, offering healthier food options, nutrition education, safe environment, cultural/dietary accommodations, and community connections.  The Neighborhood Food Pantry has the goal of lessening the impact of food insecurity and obtaining basic necessities due to illness, unemployment, or other crisis to families, homeless people, older adults, and low-income families who live in the Imperial Beach area. As an Agency Partner with Feeding San Diego & The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, monthly food will be delivered. The Neighborhood Food Pantry is located in our Basement Hall. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. No ID required. For more information, please call the Center Office at (619) 947-6057.

COVID-19 Contact Policy in place until further notice. Volunteers & Clients who are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a face mask.

Food for the Housing Challenged

Ready-to-eat sack lunches 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. San Diego Co-Harvest has installed a sustainable home garden that will produce fresh food for The Neighborhood Food Pantry. Volunteers to help weed are always welcome. If you are interested in assisting with our Community Garden, please call the Center Office at 619-947-6057.

 

Nutrition Courses

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