Food Assistance

Not being able to pay for food can be taxing on a family or individual. We provide food assistance  for individuals, seniors and  families to ensure  no one goes hungry.

Child Nutrition 

We are working to end childhood hunger by ensuring that kids get food they need to grow up healthy.  Our program provides meals to kids when school is out at no cost to families.

Community Resources

It takes a community to address the issues that plague those in need. We value collaboration with agencies and organizations in meeting that challege to bring real change into their lives.

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Our warehouse facility is our centralized Food Distribution Program and administrative offices.  We process and distribute over 788,000 pounds of donated fresh, frozen, canned, and prepared food partnering with Feeding San Diego. Through our partnership with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank as a Produce Retribution Hub, we distributed over 134,000 pounds of produce to food bank partner agencies. East County agencies have the convenience of receiving food bank produce at our warehouse instead of the Food Bank’s Miramar facility.  Heaven’s Windows also operates a Diaper Bank providing free diapers to families striving to make ends meet at the warehouse facility.

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry distributes the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) food commodities funded by the USDA and facilitated by Jacob & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Commodities are distributed monthly, based upon family size and zip code. We collaborate with agencies that provide available resources such as healthcare, rental assistance, and homelessness services.

 

Hot Meals Program

Donated prepared food is collected and stored for distribution from food service organizations to be used in our Hot Meal Program. We provided prepared meal supplies to partner agencies that serve congregate meals which served over 4,000 meals served to families, seniors and the homeless in the community. 

CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child Adult Care Food Program/At Risk Sites (CACFP), was established by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, to ensure that low income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals that meet Federal nutrition guidelines are provided to all children at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

 

The SFSP and the CACFP provides meals and snacks to give a nutritional boost to children, under the age 18 years, in areas where there are 50% or more of children eligible for free or reduced school lunch. During the summer months when school is not in session, the SFSP provides meals at community sites where children congregate. CACFP/At Risk sites provide educational or enrichment activities in an organized, structured, and supervised environment after the end of the school day, on weekends, or on holidays during the school year.

Heaven’s Windows sponsors sites in the whole of San Diego County. Our sites consist of but not limited to, community centers, public libraries, recreation centers, churches, preschools, and educational centers and apartment complexes.

                                                      “This institution is an equal opportunity provider”

 

  • Casa de Oro Library, 9805 Campo Rd. Spring Valley, 91977 - Supper 3:00 pm
  • Spring Valley Teen, Center 838 Kempton St. Spring Valley, 91977-  Supper 3:30 pm
  • Lakeside Teen Center, 9911 Vine Str. Lakeside, 92040  -Supper 3:30 pm
  • Project Access, 378 Meadowbrook Dr. San Diego, 92114 - Lunch 1:00 pm

         Find out where meals are being served in your area. Text "Summer Meals" to                 97779 or call 1 866 348-6479

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

As a local non-profit operating 24 hours a day, 365 days each year, 211 San Diego is the region’s trusted source for access to community, health, social, and disaster services. By simply dialing 211 the call is free, confidential and available in more than 200 languages. 211 provides access to 6,000+ services, resources and programs through our online database.  

                                                                             211 San Diego

Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, and provides monthly food benefits to low-income individuals and families. CalFresh benefits add to food budgets, so individuals and families can afford more nutritious options, including fruit, vegetables, and other healthy food. The goal of the program is to improve quality of life for Californians by helping more families have access to healthy and nutritious foods.

                                                                   

                                                                        My Benefits Calwin

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 28 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank serves, on average, 350,000 people per month in San Diego County.

                     

                                                                                 San Diego Food Bank

Feeding San Diego works to provide healthy meals to families across the county through nonprofit partnerships and direct-to-client distributions. Through research conducted by Feeding America, we continue to learn more about the families we serve and work to alleviate struggles families are facing today.

                 

                                                                                      Feeding San Diego

Aging and Independence Services (AIS) provides services to older adults, people with disabilities and their family members, to help keep clients safely in their homes, promote healthy and vital living, and publicize positive contributions made by older adults and persons with disabilities. 

                                                                       

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    Many thanks to our sponsors