The patron saint of those suffering from malnourishment is St. Martin of Tours.
“He said to them in reply, ‘Whoever has two tunics should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.'” – Luke 3:11
Loaves and Fishes
Address: 1250 Adams Ave Apartment P103, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Loaves and Fishes, work hard to help end waste and stomp out hunger. One way they are doing this is through ongoing gleaning and harvesting projects. In partnership with local farmers such as Dan Manassero of the Original Manassero Farms and A.G. Kawamura of the Orange County Produce, pantries around Orange County are arranged to glean and harvest free, fresh produce for the low income communities they serve.
OC Catholic Worker
Address: 316 S. Cypress Avenue, Santa Ana, CA, 92701
The Catholic Worker is an organization that has been running for over 15 years; this house serves the homeless of Orange County. Meals are available several times a week. The Catholic Worker also houses single women.
Bread of Angels: St. Angela Merici
Address: 585 S. Walnut Avenue, Brea, CA 92821
This parish organization serves a hot meal to those who are homeless or are in need every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Christian Service Food Distribution at St. Norbert
Phone: 714-637-4360 Ext. 113
Address: 300 E. Taft Avenue, Orange, CA 92865
Each Saturday between 12 PM and 1 PM we distribute rice, beans, produce, meat, and bread to families in need living within the parish boundaries. Once a month we have government food. Used clothing is also distributed when available. We also provide sack lunches for the homeless and emergency grocery bags for the needy families every day in the Ministry Center.
Hope: St. Bonventure
Address: 16410 Springdale Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92659
Hope is an all volunteer program that provides food, clothing, household items and limited health supplies to those in need- senior citizens, families, and homeless living in the city of Huntington Beach only.
- Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the HOPE office: the office provides food (EFAP/USDA, EFSP/FEMA and purchased/donated), clothing, household items, and limited health supplies
- 1st Wednesday of each month – Senior Bag Program. Once a month seniors (60+), who meet the financial requirements, can participate in this program sponsored by HOPE. Each household receives a free supplemental bag of groceries
- 2nd Saturday of each month – CSFP (Commodities Supplemental Food Program). Sponsored by Community Action Partnership of Orange County aka. Orange County Food Bank, this program takes place once a month. The program is for seniors (60+) who meet the financial requirements. Each registered individual receives a supplemental box of food and a two-pound block of cheese.
[If you know of other parishes within the Diocese of Orange that provide assistance with food please contact the office of Youth and Young Adults to be added to this list.]
Someone Cares Kitchen
Address: 720 West 19th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen provides a daily nutritional meal to homeless, unemployed, working poor families, senior citizens, the unemployed or under-employed, the mentally and physically challenged, and children. The Soup Kitchen provides meals seven days a week. Meals are served Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and a breakfast is provided every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
OC Rescue Missions
Address: 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, CA 92782
OC Rescue Missions seeks to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the least, the last, and the lost. We provide meals, shelter, clothing, health care, education, counseling, and job training.
Family Assistance Ministry
We provide groceries, job search assistance, shelter, and living assistance for those in need within the South Orange County area.
Weekday Distribution at San Clemente: 1030 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, CA 92673
Wednesday Distribution at San Juan Capistrano: 32202 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Friday Distribution at Dana Point: 23010 Domingo Ave, Dana Point, CA 92624