2-1-1 CALL ME

Brother Benno’s Center, Brother Benno Foundation

Brother Benno Foundation

General Information

Description of Service

A drop-in center that provides services to homeless AND low-income people. Offers meals, including breakfast and sack lunch, during the week, and a Saturday brunch. Distributes clothing and basic toiletries, and provides shower, laundry facilities (must do 2 hours worth of volunteer work per load of laundry), and haircuts. Also offers assistance to veterans by a representative of the Veterans Homeless Outreach. The Center can be used as a mailing address for homeless individuals. Provides bus passes for verifiable medical or court appointments only. Food packages are provided to low-income families with children younger than 18 years of age. Offers prescription medication assistance for the uninsured to families with children, seniors 60 years and older, and to disabled individuals who live in Oceanside only. Also provides case management.


North Coastal

Geographic Area(s) Served

Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Marcos, Valley Center, Vista

Facility/ADA Access

Wheelchair Accessible.

Intake Procedure

Call or walk in.

Intake Requirements

A Brother Benno card is required for all services except meals and case management. Walk in to receive Brother Benno card. Families must show birth certificates for children under 18 to receive food packages.

Contact Information

Physical Site Address 1

3260 Production Avenue

Physical Site City, State, Zip

Oceanside, 92054

Main Phone

(760) 439-1244

Web Address


Client Information

Target Population


Intended Participants

Homeless Individuals, Families

Age Group

All Ages



Languages Spoken


Driver's License

Not Required


For emergency food, no age limitations; however, shirt and shoes are required to receive meal. Individual must also be sober. For prescription medication assistance must be uninsured families with children, seniors 60 years and older, or disabled individuals who live in Oceanside only.

Fees or Charges

Types of Fees

No fees.


Hours of Operation

6:30am-12:00pm Monday-Friday/Breakfast, sack lunch, laundry. 6:30am-9:00am Mon-Fri/Showers, clothing room. 10:00am-11:30am Saturday/Brunch and children's reading room. Center closes at 1:00pm

Categories of Service