Food Resources

Food Resources for Families

RSM Cares Food Pantry

  • First Wednesday and third Wednesday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
  • No minimum or financial qualification required 
  • Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 30605 Avenida de Las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita 92688

Age Well Senior Center Lunch Grab and Go and Meals on Wheels

  • Bell Tower Regional Community Center - 22232 El Paseo, RSM 92688
  • Grab and Go Hours 12:00 noon  - 1:00 p.m.
  • Meals on Wheels call (949) 709-7592

Saddleback Church: Peace Community Resource Center Food Pantry

  • Fresh and nonperishable grocery items, packages contain five (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 the 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 from 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

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

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.

Food Resources for Seniors - South Orange County


Age Well Senior Services: On the Go Food for SeniorsSenior 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.

STATE EMERGENCY FEEDING PROGRAM - Great Plates Delivered

On April 24, 2020, Governor Newsom announced that California would use FEMA funds to offer restaurant delivered meals to seniors and those at high risk for COVID-19. 

Orange County (Info/Referral Contact Center): call 714-480-6450 

Great Plates Delivered has two purposes:

  1. Help seniors and other adults at high risk from COVID-19 to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day, and 
  2. Provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.

In addition to other criteria that must be met, individuals receiving meals through other federally funded nutrition assistance programs such as CalFresh or Meals on Wheels are not eligible for this program.  Additionally, restaurants that already participate in the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program are not eligible to participate in this new program. 

Those interested in receiving meals, or restaurants that want to participate should contact OC Community Resources at 714-480-6450.