Imperial Beach Hunger Collaborative

City-Wide Food Pantry – Imperial Beach Hunger CollaborativeImperial Beach Hunger Project

The Imperial Beach Hunger Coalition’s Citywide Food Pantry is a collaborative effort of local organizations working together to address the issue of hunger in Imperial Beach.  For nearly twenty years, the IB United Methodist Church has served those with food insecurity through their food pantry.  But the need is great.

In Imperial Beach, one fourth of the households earn less than $2,000 per month. While many struggle to pay rent, bills, and gas, food often is at the bottom of the list.  This is a reality for young and old, singles and families and even the military.  And assistance from the government fails to fill the gaps.  Consequently, shelves are bare and people are hungry.

Believing a larger effort is needed, the IB Hunger Coalition was created, meeting every second Wednesday at 9am at the Imperial Beach United Methodist Church.  All interested with this issue are encouraged to attend.

Donation drop-off sites may be found throughout the city on the third week of every month to receive contributions.

Open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-11am.  The food pantry serves the Imperial Beach community.

Non-Perishable needed items include:

  • Beverages (Bottled water, fruit & supplement drinks),
  • Cake or Baking mixes
  • Meat & Canned fruit with pop tops
  • Canned Vegetables & Beans
  • Cereal and Crackers, Granola-type bars
  • Cooking Oil
  • Jelly, Jam and Peanut Butter
  • Pancake mix and Pancake syrup
  • Pasta and Rices
  • Powdered Milk & Chocolate Milk
  • Sauces  (Spaghetti, Tomato and Gravies), Soup
  • Diapers, wipes and formula.

Donations will be received at all times at the Imperial Beach United Methodist Church at 455 Palm Avenue.

For more information, you may also contact or drop off donations at any of the following partners in the collaborative:

Imperial Beach Boys & Girls Club    

Imperial Beach Sports Park

Imperial Beach Health Center  /  Nestor Community Health Clinic  

Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce  

Spirit Realty   

Golden Financial Services

YMCA Camp Surf 

West Coast Cafe