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Location, Hours and Services

UPDATE: Due to the recent Executive Order per Governor Newsom, the Food & Nutrition Center is currently closed. We apologize for this inconvenience but here is a list of resources that are available in the Quick Guide to Student Services. In addition, please reference the Community Resources COVID-19.

Contact Information

Pippa Pierce at or (760) 744-1150 x2529

Latest Updates

North County Food Distribution: Saturday, October 17th: 8:30am-10:30am = Palomar College Parking Lot 12 (enter at Comet Circle).  Drive-up, Contact-less Distribution. *Brought to you by the San Diego and Imperial County Labor Council and the Unions of North County.

Students Get CalFresh  “With new COVID-19 measures, it’s now easier than ever for eligible California community college students to sign up and receive money every month to help buy groceries. The average eligible student receives $150 each month and it only takes a couple of minutes to apply. Call 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD) or click here to fill out an application.” (CCC COVID-19 Updates: July 27, 2020 – COVID-19 Update No. 78)

Hunger Free Kids (Pandemic-EBT Information through San Diego Hunger Coalition)

Community Corner

Food Distribution Resources (local): Updated Weekly
Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)
Diaper Distribution Information:  (Spanish) (English)
California Association of Food Banks (local and Statewide)
Great Plates Program (San Diego County Aging and Independence Services) (local safe child care providers)

CalFresh Updates

CalFresh Application Assistance Request Form
Apply for CalFresh
CalFresh Benefits and Response to COVID-19
CalFresh EBT Toolkit Mini Course (recipes and nutrition information)
Leah’s Pantry YouTube (online food education and ideas)

The Food and Nutrition Center Services

All on-site services below are temporarily not available as of 3/19/20

  • Assists with resource referrals
  • Free diapers for students and staff 
  • Free hygiene products
  • Grab ‘n’ Go Cooler Locations
  • Provides Calfresh information and assistance
  • Serve our other campuses such as Escondido, Fallbrook and Rancho Bernardo
  • Students and Staff can receive 15lbs of free food per month
  • Weekly farmer markets (Free Food Events)

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