Groceries (produce, dairy, canned, dried, and frozen goods) are distributed between 1:00 & 2:00 pm on every other Sunday. No hot meals are served.


The Heart of Downtown Food Co-Op is a ministry of Wilshire Avenue Community Church, located in the heart of Downtown Fullerton. We are a non-profit organization that is supported by the church, individuals, and businesses throughout Orange County.

We operate as a cooperative, allowing beneficiaries to give back to this ministry by serving through it. We rely solely on the volunteering efforts of others who would love to see hunger eradicated throughout the region.


The mission of the Heart of Downtown Food Co-op is to improve the quality of life of those individuals and families in need who may not be able to provide adequate food and necessities for themselves.  As a non-profit organization, we network with local food providers and community agencies in order to provide the best services possible. We help people achieve self-sufficiency by providing temporary food to individuals or families regardless of race, age, disability, gender, immigration status, national origin, or religious belief.


Our vision is to alleviate hunger in Fullerton and the surrounding communities. We accomplish this with a dynamic group of volunteers who source donations, package nutritious food to stretch a family’s food supply and distribute that food to qualifying residents in the Fullerton area.  We exist to meet the current and future hunger needs of our neighbors in need and ensure client self-sufficiency through active partnerships with other Orange County organizations.



Open Monday – Friday
9:00a – 4:00p
* Please note the office does not
give out food during office hours.

212 East Wilshire Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832


Open every other Sunday
Volunteer Set Up at 12:30p
Food Distribution from 1:00 – 2:00p
* Closed on holidays.

223 East Wilshire Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832


Give Time

We always welcome new volunteers to help prepare bags and pass out food during pantry operating hours.

Donate Canned Food Items

Year-round, the office accepts donations of canned, boxed, or dried food items like peanut butter and jelly; canned meat, beans, or vegetables; canned soup; canned pasta meals; cereal; crackers; and granola bars.  For fresh produce, meats, or dairy items, please contact the office first to keep your donation from spoiling.

Play Golf

Each year in mid-November, Wilshire Avenue Community Church with local sponsors hosts a golf tournament and banquet to benefit the food cooperative.  Contact the office to get specific date and location details.

Support Us Financially

Along with the basic grocery staples, there is also a need to purchase fresh produce, meats, and dairy when the opportunity arises.  All financial contributions are tax-deductible.



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