East County Food Resources Information

Crisis House Food Pantry Hours
Monday & Friday 8:30-11:15 am and 1-3:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30-11:15 am

San Diego Food Bank is on site to enroll eligible clients for these

services. 1st and 3rd Mondays  8:30 – 11:30 am.


Food Pantry

Provides individuals in crisis with 2-3 days of emergency food

product. Participants are eligible to receive 12 emergency

food requests per year. (one request every 30 days) 


Childrens' Pantry

Infant care products:  baby food, formula and diapers are available

to East County residents who qualify for emergency services. 



Other East County Food Resources




Salvation Army

1011 East Main St.

El Cajon, CA 92020

(619) 440-3579 ext.103

Mon, Tues & Thurs 

10:30-Noon & 1:30-4 pm

Wed 1:30-4  pm

Fri 9-12 & 1:30 – 4 pm

Proof of residency (utility bill, etc.)

Picture ID and proof of reason assisstance is needed medical bill, eviction notice, lost job, etc.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

405 Ballard St.

El Cajon, CA 92019

(619) 444-9425

Mon thru Fri

10 am-11 am










El Cajon Residents Only

Proof of Residency and Picture ID










Victory Chapel 4

Square Church

1012 East Bradley

El Cajon, CA 92021

(619) 449-3000










3rd Tues

10 am to 12 pm










Picture ID, SS Card, or Medi-Cal Card, or birth certificate, etc.










Santee Residents Only. Must show proof of residency









ST. Martin's Church

7710 El Cajon Blvd. 

La Mesa, Ca 91941

(619) 465-5334

Lakeside Residents Only. Must show proof of residency.








Wed & Fri 9 am - 11 am


1st & 3rd Saturday

9 am- 11 am




















Tues & Wed

10:00 -12:00 pm and

1:00 pm-2:30 pm










We do not guarantee any services by any agency listed.

La Mesa Welfare & Thrift Center

8340 Lemon Ave.

La Mesa, CA 91942

(619) 466-6678










La Mesa Residents Only. Must show proof of residency.










Lakeside Christian Help Center

9931 Channel Road 

Lakeside, CA 92040

(619) 561-3488










Santee Food Bank

10925 Hartley Road, Suite J

Santee, CA 92071

(619) 448-4456










Santa Sophia Catholic Church

9800 San Juan

Spring Valley, CA 91977

(619) 463-6629

Mon- Fri 9:30 am -11 am










Spring Valley Residents Only.










Seventh-day Adventist Church
4207 Spring Gardens Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91941
(619) 461-5704

Mon, Tues, Thurs.

9 am-noon











Located off Spring St. Bring SS card.










Mon.-Fri 10 am-noon

La Mesa Residents Only. Picture ID, proof of residence.