Food for those in Need

The City is concerned about the significant impacts that COVID-19 is having on the community.  Below is information about food distributions.  Please check back as this page is updated often.


  • MPUSD - Marina Preschool Students
    Free breakfast and lunch available for Marina PRESCHOOL students starting March 16 through March 27th drive-thru 10 a.m. to noon each weekday at • @Marina Child Center 3066 Lake Drive, Marina, in Bus Parking Lot.
  • MPUSD – Marina Students 0-18, beginning Monday, March 30th school by school distribution.
                Click here for information in English                Click here for information in Spanish


  • MPUSD and Monterey County Food Bank food distribution “drive through” on Fridays beginning March 20th between 1-3 pm at Los Arboles Middle School for Marina students and families.
  • City of Marina and Monterey County Food BankSenior 55+ “drive through” Tuesdays, beginning March 24th from 2-4 p.m. at Los Arboles Middle School.
  • Thomas Carman Food Pantry Food Bag Distribution – Tuesday 5-7 p.m. and Saturday 9-11 a.m. Drive Through only.
  • Marina Farmers’ Market on Sundays: Hours?
    An ‘essential business’ providing nutritional heath to our community.


  • Food Bank for Monterey County, beginning Monday April 6th and the First Monday of the month thereafter.  - 10 a.m.
    • Distribution Location: Marina Library 188 Seaside Ave., Marina, CA. 93933
    • People can start lining up at 8:00 AM. Food Bank contact number is (831) 758-1523.
  • Veterans Transition Center and Food Bank For Monterey County Family Market Program 20204th and 5th Wednesdays: April 22 and 29; May 27, June 24, July 22 and 29, August 26, September 23 and 30, October 28.

Seniors Only Special Hours – Grocery Stores to accommodate seniors and those with compromised health

  • Target and Whole Foods – 8am - 9am daily
  • Lucky - Tuesdays & Thursdays 6am - 9am 
  • Grocery Outlet Marina – Wednesday, 9 am to Noon
  • WalMart – 6am – 7am Tuesdays