There are a number of place in Milpitas that offer free and low cost meals for those having difficulty meeting their nutrition needs.
Community Food Drop Off Locations
If you have excess fruit and are physically able to harvest it, the following agencies accept and distribute fruit and produce donations to the hungry in their communities.
Park Victoria Baptist Church, Operation Share.
Drop Off Days and Hours: Tu-Fr 9 am – 12 pm / 2 pm – 5 pm at the church office
875 S. Park Victoria Dr.
Food Assistance: Applying for CalFresh
If you believe you may be eligible for Food Stamp benefits, you may apply at any Social Services Agency Intake Office. You may also apply online via the Benefits CalWIN website. If you submit your application online, you will receive an appointment letter for a face-to-face or phone interview. Be aware that there are scam sites online. These are the official Santa Clara County and California sites.
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen
Serving the working poor, families, homeless and seniors living in and around the downtown and East Side of San Jose for more than 25 years. Sobrato Foundation center, off Abbott.
Santa Clara County Food Pantries
Information and contact information on programs that provide boxes of free groceries in Milpitas and Alviso.
Santa Clara County Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites
Information and contact information on programs that provide free meals.
Seniors 60 years and older, suggested contribution is $3 per meal.
Guests 50-59 years, $6 per meal.
A reservation is required to guarantee a meal. Reservations must be made by 12:00PM the day before(or Friday for a Monday meal). Reservations can be made by notifying the Nutrition Desk staff or by calling the Lunch Reservation Hotline at 408-586-3413
Menus are included in the Senior Newsletter.