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Holiday Assistance Programs

Let 2-1-1 San Diego help you connect to holiday assistance programs in your area.

Many of our community partners are offering Christmas Meals; holiday baskets, toys, and gifts.

Please dial 2-1-1 or click on one of the sections below.

Programs available during November

Thanksgiving Programs – Programs that provide assistance for low-income community residents to facilitate their ability to celebrate and enjoy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Baskets – Programs, generally supported by donations from the community, that attempt to facilitate enjoyment of Thanksgiving by low-income community residents through distribution of food baskets which usually contain a ham, turkey or other meat and all of the trimmings for a Thanksgiving dinner (or vouchers to purchase these items).

Thanksgiving Meals – Programs that provide assistance for low-income community residents to facilitate their ability to celebrate and enjoy Thanksgiving.

 

Programs available during December

Christmas Meals – Programs that provide a hot Christmas meal in a congregate setting for low-income and homeless individuals and families who might otherwise have no opportunity to celebrate the holidays. Also included are programs that deliver Christmas meals to people’s homes.

Christmas Tree Recycling – Programs that recycle Christmas trees following the Christmas season by grinding them up and using them as compost and mulch.

Holiday Gifts/Toys – Programs, generally supported by donations from the community, that provide gifts such as clothing, toys and other items to help low income individuals and families, older adults, hospital patients and others celebrate any of the annual holidays.

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