Need Help?

Do you need help? No matter what your situation, we have a program to help fit your needs – we will even help feed your pets with our Paws to Feed Program.

Backpack Program (K-12)
HHP Healthy Living Project
Living on the Streets
Paws to Feed
Student Food Assistance Program (for College and Grad Students)


Volunteers packing bags - Need help?The Pantry fits most people as a place you can come once every week and pick up a couple bags of groceries. Our Pantry is open to all who need them. You will need to fill out a questionnaire and sign a release the first time you come, and we will visit your home sometime after that, but you will receive food that day and once every week for as long as you need it.

San Bernardino
Norton Distribution
1455 E Third St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

*The Norton facility is located on the south side of 3rd St. just east of Tippecanoe. It is located in the beige buildings farthest from the street on the campus.

*Omnitrans route 8 stops in front of the clinic just across the parking lot from our facility.

Hours of operation:


*Except the first Friday of each month. Regular distribution is done for everyone and USDA distribution for San Bernardino and Highland residents only.

Backpack Program (K-12)

The Backpack Program is by referral only through the school system.

HHP Healthy Living Project

Fresh fruits and vegetables - need help?The HHP Healthy Living Project will start in the near future to provide information and training on how you and your entire family can live healthier lives. This will include healthy cooking classes, and classes and seminars on other health issues. From time to time, other products that can assist in healthy living will be made available to the members of this project.

Living on the Streets

Living on the Streets logo - need help?Your needs are different when you are Living on the Streets. We recognize this, so starting in late April 2012 we brought what you needed to you 7 days a week with our mobile food pantry.

Location Name
Location Address
Aesthetic Skin and Laser Medical Center415 Orange Street, Redlands in the parking lot on the Stuart Street side7:10am7:20am
Redlands SDA520 Brookside, Redlands in the back in the parking lot7:30am7:35am
Elks Lodge663 New York Street Redlands7:39am7:49am
1600 Block of W. Redlands Blvd7:54am7:59am
2000 Block of W. Redlands Blvd8:06am8:16am
Crosswalk Church10421 Corporate Drive, Redlands, in the front parking lot8:22am8:32am
Computer Store164 W Redlands Blvd, San Bernardino8:40am8:50am
Camping World/BKRedlands Blvd, San Bernardino8:52am9:02am
ReLive Thrift StoreCorner of Anderson and Redlands Blvd, Loma Linda9:12am9:22am

Paws to Feed

Paws to Feed Logo - Need help?When you sign up for the Pantry and mark that you have pets on the questionnaire, you are automatically signed up for Paws to Feed. We also have a program for the pets of the homeless. Contact us for more information.

Student Food Assistance Program (for College and Grad Students)

College student listening to lecture - Need Help?This program is for college and university students (undergrad or graduate) who do not have enough food. It can be tough to buy food after you’ve paid for rising tuition, textbooks, parking fees, and all those other college expenses. Sometimes student aid isn’t enough to feed yourself, too, and it’s tough to concentrate on classes when you’re hungry.

The San Bernardino area, home to several colleges and universities, has a high rate of students who are struggling to get by. Helping Hands Pantry’s Student Food Assistance Program is here to help. Contact us and a sign-up form will be sent to you, or download the College and Grad Student Assistance Program PDF.


USDA - Need Help?This program works with the USDA to provide food to San Bernardino residents on the first Friday of every month. We distribute USDA commodities to 504 families in San Bernardino on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t worry, if you miss out on the USDA commodities, you can still sign up and get food from the pantry.