Food Services seeks to bridge the gap between those in need and a reliable source for food access.  Our mission is to provide individuals, children, and families with vital food resources when facing food insecurity, allowing our community to lead a healthier and productive lives.  We hope to move towards a more equitable and sustainable food supply system in our community.

Together, we fight poverty by eliminating the issue of hunger in our communities.

Free Meals For Kids

We help provide meals all year

Cafe EOC Catering

Let us cater your next event

Food Distributions

Times & locations for all in need

Nielsen Conference Center

On-site chef available when using our venue

Home Delivery

Available to a wide range of residents

Cafe EOC Downtown

Visit our convenience store downtown

About Fresno EOC Food Services

Fresno EOC Food Services Program provides healthy and nutritious meals to pre-school and school-age children, youth and young adults, seniors, and organizations requiring catering services. We have an excellent team that includes a registered dietician and a chef.

Fresno EOC Food Services established operations in 1965. At its inception, Food Services served lunches to Head Start children and later added the National Meals on Wheels Program in 1972. In the beginning, meals were prepared in satellite kitchens within the City of Fresno, but by October of 1985, the vision of constructing a central kitchen was realized and the state-of-art Food Preparation Center (FPC) was opened. Food Services served 2,000 meals a day when the FPC opened and has grown to over 7,000 meals daily today.

Fresno EOC prepares and provides healthy lunches which meet strict United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and California Department of Education (CDE) nutrition guidelines.

Food Services Stories

Free Meals for Kids, Summer 2023

Free meals are being provided for kids in Fresno and the surrounding rural communities! Come and enjoy healthy meals from a variety of locations and times, including our Food Express Bus. Learn more about these meal locations and times by visiting our Free Meals for...

Free Meals for Kids During the Winter Break

Fresno EOC Food Services will soon launch its Winter Meals for Kids program, providing free meals for children at various locations during the winter break from school. Starting December 19, we will deliver to 5 locations in rural areas of Fresno County and 5...

Fighting Food Insecurity

The San Joaquin Valley is getting nearly $1 million in emergency grants to tackle food insecurity. Fresno EOC Food Services will collaborate with Central California Food Bank to help make sure food supplies get to those who need them most.On August 18, Congressman Jim...

Opportunities for Youth – Fresno EOC Offering Free Meals and Paid Internships

This is the time of year when kids face the most food insecurity. Schools are closed and many children lack access to nutritious meals. According to Feeding America, 22-percent of children in Fresno County are living in households that are unable to put food on the...

Free Meals for Kids as the Summer Food Service Program Rolls On

This is the time of year that kids face most food insecurity. Schools are closed and children lack access to nutritious meals. Fresno EOC Food Services wants to make sure youth continue to get fed.Food Services is catering to 29 fixed sites in Fresno. Plus, they...

Fresno EOC Serving Food with a Purpose

From a turkey sandwich to a 9-course meal, Fresno EOC Food Services serves up tasty menus for individuals, organizations, and large events across the Central Valley. The kitchen is staffed by a talented and hardworking team of 50 people, and they are all led by Chef...

Feeding Local Families – Passing the Love with Waffles + Mochi

Photo courtesy of The AMOR Wellness Center.
Popular characters on a Netflix cooking show are sending care packages to the Central Valley. Waffles + Mochi are putting together meal kits for families, complete with ingredients and recipes inspired by their streaming series. Read how Fresno EOC is teaming up with the puppet pals, and other community partners to be part of the Pass the Love with Waffles + Mochi campaign, providing families in need with healthy meals and taking them on a food adventure.

Free meals for kids during winter break

All aboard! Fresno County children can get free meals on Fresno EOC Food Express Buses during the winter break. Learn when the meals are available and when the buses will roll into a city near you.

Café EOC Catering Custom Culinary Creations

Custom Culinary Creations

One might say the most essential item at any social gathering is the food. Café EOC Catering has been behind the scenes at numerous events in the Central Valley over the past 15 years—serving up phenomenal flavors and flawless designs. New to the Café EOC Catering...


Food Services Food Preparation Center is located at

3100 W. Nielsen
Fresno, CA 93706
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F

(559) 266-3663 (FOOD)

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