Food Distribution

Backcountry Communities Thriving supports the local food pantries and distribution opportunities within the Julian area. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to donate to the food pantries. Below is a list of the local food distribution opportunities and their schedules. Please note that schedules will change to accommodate holidays and if inclement weather occurs. 

Backcountry Food Distributions

Feeding San Diego's Julian Mobile Food Pantry

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 9:30 am-10:30 am 

4355 Highway 78

Julian, CA 92036

Feeding San Diego's Shelter Valley Mobile Food Pantry 

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm 

7217 Great Southern Overland Trail

Julian, CA 92036

Feeding San Diego's Butterfield Ranch Community Mobile Food Pantry 

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm - 2nd Tuesdays are produce only.

 14925 Great Southern Overland Stage Route

Julian, CA 92036

Mountain Manna

4th Saturday of the month, 8:00 am-10:30 am

Community United Methodist Church of Julian

2898 Highway 78

Julian, CA 92036

(In November & December, distribution will be the 3rd Saturday of the month)

Feeding San Diego's Ranchita Produce Pantry 

            2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

37370 Montezuma Valley Road

Ranchita, CA 92066

Feeding San Diego's Santa Ysabel Mobile Pantry

 4th Tuesday of the month,  10:00 am - 11:00 am

110 School House Canyon Road

Santa Ysabel , CA 92070

Recipe Ideas

15-Minute Holiday Recipes 

Holiday Recipes 

Sweet Potatoes: Just one sweet potato gives you 400% of the vitamin A you need each day. This helps keep your eyes healthy as well as your immune system, your body's defense against germs.

60 Sweet Potato Recipes That Spotlight The Super Spud 

Cantaloupe: The water, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in cantaloupe can provide a variety of health benefits.

20 Cantaloupe Recipes for Refreshing Meals 

Onions: Onions are a nutrient-dense food, meaning that they are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants while being low in calories.

15 Onion Recipes to Try 

Bananas: Bananas are one of the most popular fruits worldwide. They contain essential nutrients that can have a protective impact on health.

25 Recipes for Ripe and Overripe Bananas 

Plant-Based Meatballs: Though plant-based meats still contain saturated fat, they contain far less saturated fat than animal meat on average. Plant-based meats also contain some fiber and plenty of protein, if not just as much protein as animal-based meats.

Super-Easy Weeknight Dinners That Start with Meatballs  

Past Recipes