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    Programs offered by churches, restaurants and other organizations that provide meals in a central location for people who lack the resources needed to buy and prepare food. The food may be distributed to people who line up for the meal or may be served to people seated in a dining hall setting, and participants rarely need to establish eligibility for the service.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Basic Needs Walk-In Service, Interfaith Community Services, EscondidoProvides social service crisis intervention, emergency food, day bus passes or gas voucher for documented medical or job needs (limit 2 per year), clothing voucher to thrift store, partial financial assistance for prescriptions, assistance to pay for drivers license, ID and birth certificates. Staff and volunteers also provide community referrals. Diapers and formula are provided when available. Family Self Sufficiency program offers case management focused on families, but will also serve individuals and couples (including homeless). Breakfast and sack lunch is available everyday for sober clients. Offers shower facilities, laundry facilities, and mail/message.North InlandBasic Needs Walk-In ServiceInterfaith Community Services
    Bread Day Program, Third Avenue Charitable OrganizationProvides two meals per week; anyone is welcome.CentralBread Day ProgramThird Avenue Charitable Organization
    Brother Benno's Center, Brother Benno FoundationA drop-in center that provides services to homeless AND low-income people. Offers meals, including breakfast and sack lunch, during the week, and a Saturday brunch. Distributes clothing and basic toiletries, and provides shower, laundry facilities (must do 2 hours worth of volunteer work per load of laundry), and haircuts. Also offers assistance to veterans by a representative of the Veterans Homeless Outreach. The Center can be used as a mailing address for homeless individuals. Provides bus passes for verifiable medical or court appointments only. Food packages are provided to low-income families with children younger than 18 years of age. Offers prescription medication assistance for the uninsured to families with children, seniors 60 years and older, and to disabled individuals who live in Oceanside only. Also provides case management.North CoastalBrother Benno's CenterBrother Benno Foundation
    Community Nutrition Program, Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMSProvides a free healthy breakfast to the community Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-11:00 am. CentralCommunity Nutrition ProgramTrinity Lutheran Church, LCMS
    Congregate Meal and Food Distribution, Second Chances Bread of LifeProvides congregate meals, bags of food and hygiene/grooming products. Also accepts volunteers during their Saturday morning congregate meals. North CentralCongregate Meal and Food DistributionSecond Chances Bread of Life
    Congregate Meal, Bay Boulevard, South Bay Community ServicesProvides congregate hot meals along with milk for children. Also makes referrals to social services.SouthCongregate MealSouth Bay Community Services
    Congregate Meal, Bread of Life Rescue Mission, North CountyOffer a congregate meal to low income residents of North County. December to March 7 nights out of the week meal is served. April to November 6 nights out of the week meal is served. Saturdays closed April 1 to November 30.North CoastalCongregate MealBread of Life Rescue Mission
    Congregate Meal, Chula Vista Church of God, South Bay Community ServicesProvides congregate hot meals along with milk for children. Also makes referrals to social services.SouthCongregate MealSouth Bay Community Services
    Congregate Meal in Downtown San DiegoServes an evening meal (dinner) to anyone in need. Line up at 5:00 pm and numbers are passed out at 5:45 pm on a first come first serve basis.CentralCongregate MealSalvation Army, Sierra Del Mar Division (Headquarters)
    Congregate Meal, International Christian Center, South Bay Community ServicesProvides hot meals along with milk for children. Also makes referrals to social services.SouthCongregate MealSouth Bay Community Services
    Congregate Meals, So Others May Eat IncorporatedServe hot home made meals.CentralOcean Beach Sacred Heart Community DinnersSo Others May Eat Incorporated
    Co-Op Cafe, Wesley Community Services CenterProvides hot meals, produce (fruits/vegetables) and showers to anyone on need during select days of the week. See below for details. Meals and Showers are provides on Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 am-12:00 pm. Produce distribution on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 5:00 pm. A hot meal is provided on Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. CentralCo-Op CafeWesley Community Services Center
    Doors of Change Meal Service, Loving Spoonfuls Inc.Provides the Sunday evening meal service for the Doors of Change "Taking Music & Art to the Streets" program held at the Episcopal Church Community Center. Meal service is at 5:30 pm. North CentralDoors of Change Meal Service, Loving Spoonfuls Inc.Loving Spoonfuls Inc.
    Doors of Change Taking Music and Arts to the StreetsProvides homeless youth (ages 12-24) with free music and art lessons (8 instruments to choose from). Participants also receive a hot meal, clothes, shoes, chiropractic care, and social services (ID, food stamps, health insurance). Once a month, medical evaluations and haircuts are offered. Youth are given the incentive to return; if they come for 6 classes, they earn an instrument or $50 in art supplies of choice.North CentralDoors of ChangePhotocharity (DBA Doors of Change)
    Food Service, Urban AngelsProvides food for the homeless and hungry of San Diego.CentralFood ServiceUrban Angels
    Franklin Antonio Public Lunch Program, Father Joe's VillagesProvides a nutritious, well-balanced lunch-time meal to neighbors in need. This goal is achieved by providing a meal service seven days a week, 365 days a year. Meals are served from 11:15 am-12:30 pm on Monday-Saturday and from 9:30 am to 11:00 am on Sundays.CentralFranklin Antonio Public Lunch ProgramFather Joe's Villages
    Friday Lunch, St Andrew's Episcopal ChurchProvides a hot lunch for anyone in need. The doors open on Friday at 1:00 pm. Offers an extensive salad bar including hot rolls and fruit. Servers deliver a choice of two homemade soups. The main course complete with meat, starch and vegetable.North CoastalFriday LunchSt Andrew's Episcopal Church
    Homeless Services, Spread the Love CharityProvides case management, State ID's, meal program, clothing closet, food pantry, Wellness Zone, assistance filling out applications for services and jobs and giving out referrals.Homeless ServicesSpread the Love Charity
    Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, PATH San DiegoConnects veterans with resources, job training, and skills workshops needed to successfully re-enter the workforce. They personalize their programs to fit the needs of the veteran, and work to connect them with many other supportive services within the local community. Assists with housing assistance, professional clothing, transportation, alumni clubs. meals, and networking with fellow veterans.CentralPATH San DiegoUnited States Department of Labor
    Hot Meal & Bible Study, Urban RefugeOffer a hot meal for the homeless at 6 pm sharp and an optional Bible Study for interested individuals.CentralHot Meal & Bible StudyUrban Refuge
    Hot Meal, Heavens Windows, New Seasons ChurchCooks and serves a hot meal every Wednesday to homeless and families in need. Meals are served with prayer, devotion, information on resources, and clothing as needed.EastHot MealHeavens Windows
    Ladle Fellowship, First Presbyterian Church of San DiegoProvides a congregate meal for homeless and poor individuals in the downtown San Diego area (pastoral counseling services are available). Also offered on Sundays (except the first week), emergency clothing and personal grooming supplies (Blankets in the winter only).CentralLadle FellowshipLadle Fellowship of First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
    Mid-City Christian FellowshipProvides hot meals every Sunday afternoon and a food distribution to anyone in need.CentralMid-City Christian FellowshipMid-City Christian Fellowship
    Mobile Food Pantry, So Others May Eat IncorporatedOffers perishable and non perishable food items and personal hygiene items. Will also provide a hot lunch to go. EastMobile Food PantrySo Others May Eat Incorporated
    Mobile Food Pantry, So Others May Eat Incorporated, AlpineOffers perishable and non perishable food items and personal hygiene items. Will also provide a hot lunch to go. EastMobile Food PantrySo Others May Eat Incorporated
    Mobile Food Pantry, So Others May Eat Incorporated, CampoOffers a mobile food panty to those in need of food assistance and may also provide lunch to go. EastMobile Food PantrySo Others May Eat Incorporated
    Monarch Schools Meal Service, Loving Spoonfuls Inc.Provides a Friday family meal service at Monarch Schools-a school for homeless children in downtown San Diego. Meals are provided on a quarterly basis and coordinated with the onsite Volunteer Coordinator for Monarch Schools. Meal service starts at 5:00 pm and include a hot, nutritious entrée, a salad with dressing, bread or roll with butter, a dessert, and milk or other beverage. CentralMonarch Schools Meal ServiceLoving Spoonfuls Inc.
    Morning Breakfast Services, Interfaith Community ServicesBreakfast and sack lunch is available everyday for clients. Offers shower facilities, laundry facilities, and mail/message. Laundry and showers begin at 5am, not available on weekends. Breakfast at 6:30 am – 7:30 am Monday-Sunday North InlandMorning Breakfast ServicesInterfaith Community Services
    Nutrition, Sabroso ProjectProvides meals to the homeless citizens of San Diego. Is supported primarily by Active Duty service members and veterans. In addition to feeding services, also provides seasonal requirements of distributing blankets, coats, towels, health and beauty aids and gently used clothing and shoes.EastNutritionSabroso Project, The
    Opening Doors: VI-SPDAT Assessment, Crisis House, IncAssessment site for the Opening Doors Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement (CAHP) system administering the Vulnerability Index and Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT). The VI-SPDAT is an evidence based assessment tool that is used to determine the most appropriate housing intervention and enables providers to fairly and uniformly provide resources to those in need based on: 1. Level of need 2. Score on the assessment 3. Available housing resources What happens after the assessment? After completing a VI-SPDAT, an individual or family may be assigned to a Housing Navigator based on scores, priorities, and room on staff caseload. In order for homeless residents of the County to participate, they must complete a Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Tool (VI-SPDAT). CentralOpening Doors: VI-SPDAT AssessmentCrisis House, Inc
    Project Care and Share of Ramona, Light of the Lamb, an Intercessory MinistryProvides food distribution to San Diego county residents twice a week and a free meal once a week.North InlandProject Care and Share of RamonaLight of the Lamb, an Intercessory Ministry
    Rachel's Women's Center, Catholic CharitiesProvides a safe and sober seven days a week drop-in day center for homeless and very-low income women. Provides lunch for 60 females. Offers bathroom, shower, lunch service, replacement clothing, alcohol/drug recovery services, mental health consultations, socialization activities, education, resources to aid in finding locations. CentralRachel's Women's CenterCatholic Charities
    So Others May Eat IncorporatedOffers community dinners are held on a weekly basis, alternating between La Jolla and Mariners Point. Dinners in La Jolla are at Mary, Star of the Sea every other Tuesday and at Mariner’s Point every other Sunday. Dinners in La Jolla are served in doors while Mariners Point provides an outdoors, barbecue style environment. North CentralSo Others May Eat Incorporated La Jolla Community DinnersSo Others May Eat Incorporated
    Soup Kitchen, Samoa Independent Full Gospel ChurchOffers a hot meal on Monday nights from 5-7 pm to anyone in need.EastSoup KitchenSamoa Independent Full Gospel Church
    Soup Kitchen, St Francis of AssisiOffers a hot meal every Monday to anyone in need.North CoastalSt Francis of Assisi Soup KitchenSt Francis of Assisi
    Transitional Living, East County Transitional Living Center, IncOffers extending housing, case management, clothing and meal opportunities to homeless families and/or individuals in East San Diego County. Also, offers both secular and non secular based services.EastTransitional LivingEast County Transitional Living Center, Inc

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