Updates and Information


Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 3:00pm

CLOSED on Friday, February 16 for Lincoln’s Day Observance and Monday, February 19 for Washington’s Day Observance

Please go to San Diego Food Bank for Neighborhood Distribution Sites

Appointments/Locker Pick-up: Please contact Pippa Pierce at ppierce@palomar.edu for appointment information or if you would like to arrange for a locker pick-up for a pre-order.

Contact Information

Pippa Pierce at ppierce@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x2529
Monday – Thursday = 7:30am-4pm (Friday – 7:30am-2pm)

Latest Updates

HIRING Federal Work Study Students

Hiring Flyer
Federal Work Study Student Handbook

San Diego Hunger Coalition

Learn about the current state of hunger in San Diego County, where investments are urgently needed and how we can move forward together with solutions through and beyond the pandemic.

Community Corner

Food Distribution Resources (local): Food Locater (enter your city/town in the search bar)
General Food Assistance (English) (Spanish)
Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)
Diaper Distribution Information:  (Spanish) (English)
California Association of Food Banks (local and Statewide)
Find Help (a variety of community resources can be found at this site)
Great Plates Program (San Diego County Aging and Independence Services)
Chidcare.gov (local safe child care providers)
Family Support Program (No Cost)
San Diego County Health and Human Services

CalFresh Updates

CalFresh Ambassador: Joenetta Benjamin, jbenjamin@palomar.edu  760-744-1150 x2822 (Monday – Thursday 8am-4pm)  SU-22

NEW:  Stop in to see your Palomar College CalFresh Ambassador for application assistance or benefit updates!

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


  • CalFresh Guide for Immigrants here
    • Summary of participation of non-citizen in CalFresh here
  • Webinar: Get the Facts about Public Charge & Immigration here
  • CalFresh Student Exemption Checklist here
  • Work Study Verification Letter Sample here
  • How to be a CalFresh Advocate here
  • CalFresh and Student FAQ here
  • CalFresh social media toolkit here
  • Restaurant Meal Program (for older adults 60+, homeless persons and people with disabilities) information here

The Food and Nutrition Center Services

  • Assists with resource referrals
  • Diaper Program for Students with Dependent Children (50 per/month for each child)
  • Free hygiene and feminine hygiene products
  • Grab ‘n’ Go Cooler Locations
  • Provides Calfresh information and assistance
  • Weekly service to Escondido, Fallbrook and Rancho Bernardo Educational Centers
  • Students and Staff can receive 20lbs of free food per month
  • Farmer Markets (Free Food Events)