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Food Resources for Families

Tustin Drive Through Food Drive

  • Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Families Together of Orange County Community Health Center, 621 West First St., Tustin CA, 92780

Saddleback Church: Peace Community Resource Center Food Pantry

  • Fresh and nonperishable grocery items, packages contain 5 days worth of food
  • Families may receive assistance once every 30 days
  • Locations: Anaheim, Irvine South, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Rancho Capistrano, San Clemente

Second Harvest Food Bank Drive Through

  • Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Honda Center parking lot: 2695 E. Katella Ave. Enter off South Douglass Road.

Christ Cathedral: Food Bank

  • Pre-bagged food distribution: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: 13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840 by front gate of the property

Salvation Army Orange County: Drive Through Food Distribution

  • Canned foods, produce, frozen goods
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • For residents of North and Central Orange County – Bring ID
  • May receive food once monthly
  • Must meet low income guidelines (TEFAP)
  • Location: 1515 W. North Street, Anaheim, CA

Families Forward: Drive Through Food Bank

  • Drive-thru service including food and diapers
  • Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: 8 Thomas, Irvine, CA 92618

Food for Christ at the Rock: Drive Through Food Bank

  • Hours: Drive-thru will be 7:00 am – 9:00 am on Saturday.
  • Phone: (714) 331-6311
  • Location: 101 East Orangethorpe Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92801

Southwest Community Center

  • Hot Meals 12:00 pm Monday-Sunday, but the meal must be consumed off-site. The food pantry is offered 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.
  • Phone: (714) 547-4073
  • Location: 1601 West Second Street, Santa Ana CA 92703

South County Outreach: Appointment Online Food Pantry

  • Food distribution will be by appointment only. Any shopper coming without an appointment will be directed to call the hotline.
  • Phone: Pantry Hotline at 949-380-8144 ext. 207
  • Location: 7 Whatney, Suite B, Irvine, CA 92618

Food Resources for Children

OC School Grab and Go Meals: Comprehensive list of all OC Schools

  • Orange County Department of Education has prepared a master list of all school locations in Orange County where families can pick up food.

Tustin Community Foundation: Grab and Go Food

  • Grab and Go lunch and breakfast at no cost to children 18 and under
  • Children must be present at pick up
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. weekdays
  • Robert Heideman Elementary School, 15571 Williams Street
    A.G. Currie Middle School, 1401 Sycamore Avenue
    Tustin High School, 1171 El Camino Real

Food Resources for Seniors

Meals on Wheels Orange County: Meals for Seniors

  • Up to 7 grab and go lunches to take home once a week. Must bring ID, or ID for individual who will receive the meals.
  • Locations: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, La Habra, Orange, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Westminster

Age Well Senior Services: On the Go Food for Seniors

  • Senior Center Grab and Go Lunch
  • Can get up to 3 meals
  • Locations: Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach/Corona Del Mar, San Clemente

Irvine: Meals on Wheels

  • Irvine Meals on Wheels provides nutritious, healthy, great tasting meals to senior residents or other individuals who cannot prepare or shop for meals themselves.
  • Food for an entire day is delivered Monday through Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Phone: (949) 724-6927
  • Location: 20 Lake Road Irvine, CA 92604

Alzheimer’s Orange County: Grocery Stores with Special Senior Hours

Senior Services

Office on Aging: Seniors with any need, please call 1-800-510-2020

Council on Aging Southern California

  • Health Insurance Counseling, Concierge Care Navigators, Answer Resource Guides, Senior Protection Program, etc.
  • Phone: (714) 479-0107
  • Location: 2 Executive Circle, Suite 175, Irvine, CA 92614

Age Well Senior Services

  • Provides services that promotes health and well being for seniors
  • Phone: (949) 855-8033
  • Location: 23101 Lake Center Drive, Suite 325, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Braille Institute

  • Services for blind and visually impaired adults. While their classes and services are temporarily suspended, they are here to provide support during the “safer-at-home” mandate by phone or online.

Covia’s Well Connected Program

  • In this time of separation, Well Connected and Well Connected Español are here to provide support—to provide laughs, intellectual stimulation, inspiration, conversation and more, all via groups you can join from home, by phone or online.
  • Phone: (877) 797-7299

Helping Hands Senior Foundation

  • Offer free care planning service to seniors of any income, insurance, and/or health condition.
  • Help people learn about great healthcare resources, housing with assistance for low income/disabled seniors and many great programs to seniors improve their quality of life.

Mental Health Services

CDC’s Mental Health Page

Center for Workplace Mental Health

CHOC Children’s: 7 Ways to Help Kids Cope with COVID-19 Anxiety

National Alliance on Mental Health: COVID-19 Guide

Mental Health America:

  • Tools and information on anxiety; resources for immediate response; how-to articles; webinars and workshops; articles specifically for parents, caregivers, older adults, domestic violence survivors, LGBTQ+ individuals, and veterans.

Girls Scouts of Orange County: Girls Scouts at Home

  • Online resource to serve all K-12 girls at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The resources include access to Girl Scouts of the USA’s new online platform, featuring free, self-guided activities for K-12 girls and local activities from Girl Scouts of Orange County.

Active Minds: Resource Supporting Mental Health

  • Resources for students, young professionals and parents

Sanvello: App Offering Free Premium Access

  • On demand help with reducing stress and anxiety.

Pet Services

The Courtyard of Santa Ana

  • Pet food is usually available on Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at the Courtyard in Santa Ana.
  • Phone: (714) 451-6198
  • Location: 400 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, 92701

Calvary Chapel West Grove in Garden Grove

  • Pet food available at Bread of Life Pantry, Thursday’s and Friday’s from 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Phone: (714) 897-8972
  • Location: 12832 Knott St., Garden Grove, 92841

Illumination Foundation in Stanton

  • Pet food is available in the food pantry, Monday Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Phone: (714) 507-2459
  • Location: 7855 Katella Ave., Stanton, CA 90680

Community of Christ Church in Anaheim

  • Pet food available through Paws for Peace pet food pantry. Open most Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Phone: (714) 535-1675
  • Location: 827 S Walnut St, Anaheim, CA 92802

RSM Food Pantry in Rancho Santa Margarita

  • Open on the first and third Wednesday’s of the month from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., located at Shepard of the Hills United Methodist Church
  • Phone: (714) 282-3097
  • Location: 30605 Avenida de las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita, 92688

Christ Cathedral Community Outreach

  • Open on the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Phone: (714) 282-3097
  • Location: 13280 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking for ways to give back to the community, the organizations below are looking for volunteers.

*Please note that dates and times are subject to change.

This article was released by the Orange County Business Council.

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  1. The Salvation Army is also running a drive through food distribution at Tustin – 10200 Pioneer Road Tustin on Tuesday to Friday 1-4pm

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