Fostering Opportunity Scholarship Fund’s (FOSF) goal is to expand the educational opportunities for foster students by providing financial support for their higher education endeavors. We pair our scholarship recipients with mentors, who can lend supportive ear and offer advice, as each student transitions into their new environment and meets the challenges of higher education.
Three times each year on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, San Diego Rescue Mission opens its doors to the homeless, poor and lonely men, women and children in the San Diego Community. These special events offer hundreds of home-cooked meals and entertainment for those who might otherwise have no food, companionship or celebration during the holidays. In addition to meals, guests are provided praise and worship music and small care packages. Items for children include toys, hygiene products and clothing.
Food Pantry. Bring your own bags. No ID verification needed.
Thursday: Co-op 20lbs of meat for 20$ (pre-order 9am-11am) pick up: 4:30-6pm
Friday: $2 pick up (12:30-2pm)
Sunday: 3$ pick up (11:15am)
Using hands-on experiences to combat the epidemic of hunger, malnutrition, obesity and chronic disease, our Food Security programs give our at-risk community access to education, food distributions, and hot meals. CalFresh (SNAP) outreach and enrollment is also built into every food program.
(Bayside’s Supplemental food distribution days and hours: Tuesdays from 12-2pm and Thursdays from 10-12pm)
This website is a fast and easy way for California residents to learn about and apply for medical, food, and cash assistance programs. MyBenefits CalWIN also provides ongoing access to secure and private benefit information.
SnapFresh is a website that helps you find the closest places that accept EBT cards (Food Stamps/SNAP). Enter your address and zip code or cross streets and city to find stores nearby.
The Golden Hill Farmers Market is mainly frequented by locals meaning you’ll get to beat most of the crowds and long lines that are characteristic of some of the other San Diego Farmers markets. The vendors provide basic offerings such as fresh organic and locally grown produce, tasty snacks and meal options such as hummus and pita chips, kombucha, crepes, tamales and grilled meats. Some popular vendors with the locals are those cooking up filipino and New Orleans inspired dishes. There is even a stand geared towards dogs where they sell a lot of treats, making this perfect for a Saturday morning stroll with your dog.
(Open Saturdays from 9:30am -1:30pm)
San Ysidro Health Center (SYHC) is a non-profit organization fully committed to providing the highest quality, most compassionate, easily accessible and affordable health care services for the entire family. SYHC’s unique services include the San Diego Children’s Dental Center at Rady Children’s Hospital offering oral care for medically fragile children, the Adult Special Needs Dental Clinic housed within SYHC’s King Chavez Health Center, Urgent Care services located at Chula Vista Medical Plaza, and Mi Clinica – SYHC’s retail clinic at Northgate Gonzalez Market. Sites are located throughout the South Bay (National City, Chula Vista and San Ysidro), Southeast San Diego, and El Cajon.
California Youth Connection was founded in 1988 by a group of foster youth and supportive adults to provide a vehicle for California foster youth to learn leadership and advocacy skills and to engage directly with policymakers to improve the foster care system. Founded on the model of youth empowerment, CYC maintains a dual focus on policy and youth development.
CYC is the only organization in California to engage foster youth in the policy making process. Our foster youth leaders have created a fundamental paradigm shift in child welfare policy in California, ensuring that foster youth are at the center of child welfare policymaking for the first time in history.
The Common Scholarship Application uses one online application to access more than 100 scholarships.