ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 28, 2020) — Anaheim is providing free grab and go meals and food bags for seniors and families in need during the coronavirus crisis.
Anaheim Community Services is partnering with Meals on Wheels OC, Renewable Farms, and Second Harvest Food Bank OC to provide food distribution programs available during the week at various times and locations.
Find a list of available locations below. To find an up-to-date interactive map of food resources in Anaheim, click here.
In addition to programs for seniors and families in need, there are many nonprofits in our area that are distributing food.
Grab and go meals at schools
Anaheim Elementary and Anaheim Union High School Districts
All Orange County School Districts
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress
Manzanita Park: 1260 N. Riviera Street.Tuesdays, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28; from 4 to 5 p.m.West Anaheim Youth Center: 320 S. Beach Blvd.Wednesdays beginning 4/15/20 from 4 to 5 p.m.Anaheim White House: 887 S. Anaheim Blvd.Fridays, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8; from 3 to 5 p.m.
California Free Meals app
The state also offers free meals through a mobile app. Click here to download it.
Orange County food resource guide
Orange County provides a guide showing different food sites and resources for families, youths and seniors. Click here to view it.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Food Distribution every Saturday at the Honda Center, 2695 E Katella Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon. Click here for more details.
Saddleback Food Pantry
A drive and park pantry is available at Saddleback Church, 2095 E. Katella Ave. on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will bring the food directly to your car, and walk-up options are available. Click here for more details.
Emergency Food Service Assistance
If you are in emergency need of food resources, you can call 211 or visit OCfoodhelp.org. Apply for food benefits over the phone through the Cal Fresh Program at (800) 281-9799 or visit Mybenefitscalwin.org.
Waste Not OC Coalition
Find a list of food pantries and meal service facilities near you at Wastenotoc.org.