How to Get Food Help in OC Resources

The Orange County CNAP has put together these resources to help find Federal Food Programs that you may be eligible for.
How to Get Food Help in Orange County Presentation – Updated 3/18
How to Get Food Help Quick Reference Guide – Updated 3/18

Orange County Farmers’ Markets

Many farmers’ markets in Orange County accept CalFresh EBT and currently two of our markets have Market Match programs. Market Match is California’s healthy food incentive program, which matches customers’ federal nutrition assistance benefits to be able to purchase additional fruits and vegetables. The Thursday Downtown Anaheim Farmers’ Market matches at $10 and the Sunday Downtown Santa Ana Farmers’ Market matches at $15.

Download a list of OC Farmers’ Markets that accept EBT as well as the ones that have Market Match.

Second Harvest Food Bank Food Assistance Helpline

To learn about free groceries and meals in your neighborhood, or to make an appointment to meet with one of our CalFresh Application Assistors, please call our Helpline toll free: (855) 2-FeedOC or (855) 233-3362. Additionally, you can search with their online map.

211 Orange County

To find emergency food resources in your community, dial 2-1-1 from any phone and you will be routed to the 2-1-1 Orange County resource hotline.

2-1-1 Orange County is the comprehensive information and referral system for Orange County, connecting people to existing health and human services and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via a searchable online resource database and a confidential multi-lingual hotline.

Searching the 2-1-1 website can also help you locate food resources.