Inland Empire Food Assistance

Help for Students

Inland Empire food assistance is available to students in need.


  • Download the CA Meals for Kids mobile app to quickly locate school meal distribution sites in the Inland Empire.   
  • In addition to the resources below, many Inland Empire college campuses have food programs available for currently enrolled students. Check with your campus administrators to see what options may be available to you.

Inland Empire Food Assistance, Programs, and Services Near You

Feeding America Inland Empire 

Feeding America IE has multiple food banks located across the Inland Empire.

So, click on the link and scroll to the tab Get Help to get CalFresh application assistance or find a local food pantry.

High Desert Food Collaborative 

If you live in the high desert, then the High Desert Food Collaborative has compiled a list of food pantries.

So, click on the link to find a list of food pantry locations and hours of operation. 

California Association of Food Banks

Search for a food bank near you! 

Click on the link, type your zip code in the search bar and press GO to find the closest food bank to you.   

CalFresh Food Stamps SNAP Program

You can receive up to $204.00/month per household in food assistance. 

If your household income has been financially impacted by the pandemic, then click on the link to apply for CalFresh.

CA Meals for Kids 

The California Department of Education has created a mobile application to locate school lunch program distribution sites.

So, click the link to download the application to your smart phone and search the location of school meal sites.

Aunt Bertha

Aunt Bertha locates food pantries and other free or reduced cost services.

Type your zip code in the search bar and press search to find assistance near you.