Food distribution to nourish our community.

Every Friday, the Neighborhood Enterprise Center (NEC) distributes free food to City Heights and the larger San Diego community. Thanks to Feeding America, we give away thousands of pounds of much-needed food each week. We’ve also educated the community on COVID-19 precautions, the 2020 Census and more.

Through this program, our youth engage with their community in a new way, including our kitchen staff, who have learned how to prepare nutritious food at scale.

2020 Program Results:


Of Food Staples Distributed


Warm Family-style Meals Served


Diapers Distributed to Families


Reached with COVID-19 Resources

See how CARE Boxes, our food distribution program, supports San Diego.

Thank you to our CARE Box partners.

Blue Shield Of California
City National Bank
CARE Box Food Distribution
CARE Box Food Distribution
The San Diego Foundation

Sign up for your CARE Box.

If you and your family could use free food and other supplies, please reach out to our team and request a CARE Box.

Call us today: (619) 500-1128

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Equip local youth with skills for today—and greater success tomorrow.

Meaningful employment. Deeper connection with their community. Practical skills for the future. As our local youth collaborate and learn together at the NEC, your donation or purchase ensures this space – and opportunity to learn – is here for them.