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Food Pantry

Catholic Charities has been serving low-income families throughout the eight-county Diocese of Fresno since 1968. Our Food Pantry is our largest program, serving nearly 208,000 individuals every year.

Only 10% of those visiting Catholic Charities are homeless, meaning that 90% are families in search of help to put food on the table at home.

Through this program, clients can receive meal boxes that consist of canned vegetables, pasta, rice, beans, cereal, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, bread, protein, and more. It’s enough nutritional food to sustain a family for approximately one week.

Homeless individuals distributed travel packs containing food they can eat on the go that don’t require an oven or stovetop for cooking.

Our sites also operate USDA Commodity distributions, Healthy Neighborhood Markets, Senior Distributions, and more. Check our Facebook page for upcoming food distribution events and daily Food Pantry services.

Did you know that Fresno’s Catholic Charities Food Pantry holds a Gold Certification from Leah’s Pantry?

Catholic Charities is proud to be 1 of 65 Gold Certified Food Pantries in California recognized by Leah’s Pantry.

Leah’s Pantry certification entails cultivating nourishing communities; we take this role very seriously. Our volunteers check the sugar content in the products we provide to our clients. We ensure our products do not exceed 7 grams of natural sugar per serving, allowing us to be part of the solution of nourishing communities in a healthy and equitable system.

We are proud to be part of improving communities’ health, wellness, and resilience through informed nutrition security.

Click the City below for the latest Food Distribution Calendar.

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Monday – Friday

8:30AM – 3:45PM
Closed for lunch from 12:15PM – 1:00PM

149 N Fulton Street
Fresno, CA 93701


Monday – Friday

8:30AM – 3:30PM
Closed for lunch from 12PM – 1PM

825 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301


Monday – Friday

8:30AM – 3:30PM
Closed for lunch from 12PM – 1PM

336 W Main Street #1
Merced, CA 95340