Emergency Services backup

Neighborhood House Association’ s Emergency Services program offers short-term emergency food and San Diego Gas & Electric utility bill assistance, free of charge, to qualifying individuals and families. Food is distributed on a walk-in basis every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30p.m.-4:30p.m. Each household can receive emergency services three times per year or once every four months.


To qualify to receive emergency services, monthly income guidelines must be no more than the following:

  • Family of one: $1,354
  • Family of two: $1,821
  • Family of three: $2,289
  • Family of four: $2,756

Commodities distributed as part of the Emergency Services program are determined by strict government guidelines and depend on family size. Food items distributed usually include:

  • Four to six cans of vegetables
  • One or two bags or boxes of staple items such as rice, macaroni or beans
  • A protein such as peanut butter or canned meat
  • Loaf of bread
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables, as available