All our distributions are drive-through service. Please remain in your car and follow directives from the Food Bank personnel. We will provide pre-packed bags only. Remember to arrive on time, because once the line has been helped, the Food Bank will close.
Please note Holiday Schedule for 2024: No food distribution on 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day (Nov 28th), Christmas Day (Dec. 25th), and Dec. 26th.

We are in need of food donations. Please consider donating, we have collection bins outside our office and Twice Treasured.


It is our mission to bring Christ’s hope and compassion to our neighbors by providing food to the congregation and community.

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Monthly Distributions

We have four monthly distributions with a mix of non-perishable items and fresh foods. The Friday distribution is produce only. Please be in line by the start time and bring bags. Anyone is welcome, there are no income requirements.

1st Thursday

First Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM.

2nd Friday

Second Friday of the month at 9 AM, produce only.

3rd Saturday

Third Saturday of the month at 8:30 AM.

4th Thursday

Fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM

Senior Distribution

2nd & 4th Wednesday
of the month from 10 AM to 12 PM

Please bring ID to show proof that you are 62 or older.  

Diaper Distribution

2nd Friday 9 AM
3rd Saturday 8:30 AM
(during those food distributions)


Each month the Journey Food Bank serves:



Kids at a TJ orphanage


The Journey Food Bank relies on your donations of non-perishable food items. Help us keep our shelves stocked. Pick up a few extra items when you grocery shop and drop them off at Journey. We can’t do it without you!

Donations are accepted in front of Twice Treasured Thrift Store and in front of the church office during business hours and during weekend services. Please place donations inside of the bins/carts marked “Food Bank.”

Journey’s Office Foodbank Bins:

Sunday: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Twice Treasured Foodbank Bins:

Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm


•    Canned meats (tuna, ham, chicken)
•    Canned soup
•    Canned or dried fruits
•    Canned vegetables
•    Rice
•    Cereal
•    Peanut butter (and Jelly)
•    Powdered milk
•    Packaged nuts and seeds
•    Dried pasta
•    Pasta sauce / tomato sauce

We are unable to accept home canned or baked products. Please do not donate any expired or already open food packages.


Have a heart for serving our community?
We need volunteers at our four monthly distributions.
Set up starts 1.5 hours before distribution times.

Our Location

The Journey Food Bank is located on the campus of Journey Community Church at 8363 Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942.

Look for the Journey Food Ministries sign on the southwest corner of the shopping center at the corner of Center Drive and Hercules Street.


Need more information or have a question? Want to find out about volunteering? Get in touch with us!

Journey Food Bank

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