Interfaith meets the basic needs of vulnerable and low-income households by connecting them with nutritional assistance and comprehensive social services to achieve healthy and thriving lives. With 1 in 4 children in San Diego County as-risk for hunger, along with an estimated 9,000 homeless residents living without permanent shelter, the basic human need for food has never been greater. Last year alone, Interfaith Community Services was there to help by providing over 330,000 meals for hungry children, struggling families and the homeless. Click here to download more information on our Nutrition and Basic Needs programs.

NUTRITION SERVICES

The most basic human need is for food. Interfaith helps our clients get nutrition assistance is a variety of ways. Please click the "+" icon below to read more about each of the nutrition services Interfaith offers our clients.

Interfaith provides customized emergency food supplies to clients at both our Betty & Melvin Cohn Center in Escondido and our Coastal Service Center in Oceanside. Individuals and families working with Interfaith's client advocate staff benefit from more frequent support from the food pantry.

Each morning at our Betty & Melvin Cohn Center in Escondido, Interfaith serves a free, hot breakfast to the homeless and low-income in the area. Held from 6:30 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. every day of the week, we typically serve between 100 to 150 meals each morning. To-go sack lunches are also provided to attendees of the morning meal.

BASIC NEEDS

The goal of our social services program is to return our clients to a life of self-sufficiency, starting with the ability to shower, wash their clothes, make phone calls and more. Please click the "+" icon below to read more about each of the nutrition services Interfaith offers our clients.

Each weekday morning at our Betty & Melvin Cohn Center in Escondido, individuals have access to showers and laundry facilities, starting at 6:15 a.m.

Clients are able to use Interfaith's Betty & Melvin Cohn Center in Escondido's address for receiving mail and phone messages. Additionally, they are able to use our fax and copy machines, as well as a phone for making business-related calls within area codes 760, 858 and 619.