Drive-Thru Food Pantry

The Super Pantry at the North County Food Bank is currently only offering ‘drive-thru’ food distribution services for low-income and economically impacted families.

This food distribution is “contactless”. Attendees are asked to stay in their vehicles throughout the whole process. Upon arrival, a volunteer will register each car verbally through the car window and provide further instructions.  Attendees visiting the distribution for the first time will be asked to complete an intake form.  Volunteers will place food items directly in the trunk of the vehicle. Please inspect the trunk of your vehicle before arriving to make sure there is enough room for the food to be safely and securely placed.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Regular drive-thru service hours are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at our newly leased warehouse located at 3030 Enterprise Court, Suite A, Vista, CA 92081. No appointment is necessary. 

If these hours do not work with your schedule, we encourage you to use the Food Bank’s Food Locator Map to find a distribution site that fits your availability.

Holiday Closures: Please keep in mind that the pantry will be closed on the following federal holidays. Please plan accordingly should you need food assistance around these dates.

2022
Monday, Jan. 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, Feb. 21 Presidents’ Day
Thursday, March 31 Cesar Chavez Day
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day
Monday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, Sep. 5 Labor Day
Monday, Oct. 10 Indigenous People’s Day
Friday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, Nov. 24 & Friday, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, Dec. 23 & Monday, Dec. 26 Christmas Holiday
Friday, Dec. 30 New Year’s Eve

 

Each household will receive a variety of nonperishable food items and fresh produce. Please inspect the trunk of your vehicle before arriving to make sure there is enough room for the food to be safely and securely placed.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: “CARPOOLING” HOUSEHOLDS MUST SHOW I.D.

If more than one household “carpools” in one vehicle to pick up food, each household in the car must provide their food bank issued card or an I.D. in the form of a drivers’ license, state-issued ID, or piece of mail with the current address on it to receive food for each client household.

ATTENDEES MUST “SELF-VERIFY” THAT THEY MEET INCOME GUIDELINES:

This will be a ‘self-certification’ food distribution, meaning that families will not need to show proof of income or provide ID to receive food assistance. Families simply need to verbally verify that they meet the income guidelines (below) by signing the intake form on their first visit to the distribution.

Emergency Food Assistance Program Income Guidelines
*Federal income guidelines are provided by the USDA.

Household Size Monthly Household Income Annual Household Income
1 $2,522.33 $30,268
2 $3,411.42 $40,937
3 $4,300.50 $51,606
4 $5,189.58 $62,275
5 $6,078.67 $72,944
6 $6,967.75 $83,613
7 $7,856.83 $94,282
8 $8,745.92 $104,951
Each Additional Member Add $889.08 each Add $10,669 each

FOOD ITEMS THAT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED:

Food items that will be distributed include a variety of nonperishable food items and fresh produce.

Diapers and period supplies are also available upon request.