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We serving the  San Diego community with healthy food, sustainability education, financial literacy, and more

Porchlight Community has been serving San Diego with dignity since 2016

We are a grassroots community of volunteers who rescue food and re-distribute it to our neighbors. It started in 2016 by a single parent with the support of her like-minded neighbors to help provide a dignified experience so that others can get the help they deserve. 
From our humble beginnings of porches and driveways to our small Kearny-Mesa office, our dual food rescue and food pantry program offers a market-style shopping experience and emergency food baskets.

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we're building a thriving community for you and by you

some of the opportunities we provide:

Your Dietary Needs Met

We offer food for special diets, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-based diets.

Reduce Food Waste

We recapture fresh, less-than-perfect food before it reaches the landfills. We also provide mouth-watering recipes to help you make the most of your grocery budget and reduce food waste at home.

Build Financial Confidence

Financial literacy education is coming soon!

Hours of Operation

Volunteering :  Sunday ~ Saturday

9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Food Distribution Event :

(by appointment only)

Thursday 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sunday/Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Our Address: 

8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Suite F,
San Diego, CA 92123

Questions or comments?

Email us at

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