San Diego Community Resources

Community Resources

A community of support

Below are ways you can access food, financial support, mental health services and more from other community organizations.

Community Resources:

Updates & Information
Community Food Resources
Resources for Foster Youth
Other Community Resources
24-Hour Helplines & Emergency Resources
Updates & Information

Local Information Hubs

  • 2-1-1 San Diego: 2-1-1 San Diego is a free, 24/hr confidential phone service and searchable online database for services
  • LiveWell @ HomeLiveWell @ Home is a free resource from Live Well San Diego to help community residents find tips and strategies to stay healthy in both mind and body while staying at home.
  • Mental Health Support:  Mental health resources and self-care tools compiled by the County of San Diego for parents, families and caregivers.

Community Food Resources

Community Food Resources

Youth, infant – 18:

Any youth 18 or younger can receive food at dozens of schools throughout San Diego County. These are packed meals to take away during the school closures. See an updated list of sites and details from the County of San Diego Office of Education.

Feeding San Diego offers special meal distributions for children and teens at sites across San Diego County. Free meals are available for children Monday through Friday and at one site on Saturdays. Some sites also offer boxed dry goods and staple items. Visit or call (858) 452-3663.

Get help buying food while schools are closed. COVID-19 Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits are available for CA families with students who received free or reduced-price meals before schools closed. Learn more at

All ages:

Drive-through emergency food distribution
: This service is offered by Feeding San Diego and community partners at multiple sites across the county.

South Bay: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8am
Community Through Hope
Eucalyptus Park
436 C St, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Southeastern: Every Tuesday, 3pm
Jacobs Center  for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114

North Coastal: Every Thursday, 10am
Brother Benno
3260 Production Ave, Oceanside, CA, 92057

North Inland: Every Friday, 1pm
First Congregational Church of Ramona
404 8th St, Ramona, CA 92065

Central: Every Saturday, 9am
San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council
SDCCU Stadium, Northeast Lot
9499 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Additional food sites for all ages: More food sites, including San Diego Food Bank locations, can be found here. Community members can also text “food” or “comida” to 877-877 to find the nearest Feeding San Diego site. (

Resources for Foster Youth

Resources for Foster Youth

Technology Help: iFoster provides free cell phones and laptops to current and former foster youth. Contact

Other Community Resources

Other Community Resources

  • Childcare Services & Information: See the YMCA’s special page for resources and information about childcare during COVID-19.
  • San Diego Peer-to-Peer Warm Line: Call (619) 295-1055 or (800) 930-WARM (9276) 3:30pm – 11pm 7 days/week to speak to a Peer Support Specialist.

24-Hour Helplines & Emergency Resources

24-Hour Helplines & Emergency Resources

  • San Diego Access & Crisis Line: Free, 24/7 confidential service through the County of San Diego. (888) 724-7240. CHAT services are also available Monday through Friday (4pm-10pm)
  • California Peer-Run Warm Line: Free, 24/7 non-emergency emotional support and referrals. (855) 845-7415
  • California Youth Crisis Line: 24/7 statewide emergency line for youth (12-24) and families in crisis. Call or text (800) 843-5200.
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: Reports can be made 24/7. (800) 344-6000
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 24/7 support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence. (800) 799-7233
  • National Human Traffficking Hotline: 24/7 support for you or someone you know who is a victim of human trafficking. (888) 373-7888. You can also text “HELP” or “INFO” to 233733.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. (800) 273-8255