The Salvation Army of Southeast Communities Huntington Park location offers food assistance and a soup kitchen for those in need.
A four-day supply of groceries is available for families with children, single women, disabled people, and people aged 55 or older. The amount given depends on family size. The usual bag of food contains USDA food items and canned goods. Assistance can only be received once a month.
The brown bag program for seniors provides monthly groceries for seniors aged 62 and older. Calling each month to verify availability of food is recommended.
There is a soup kitchen which provides a hot lunch four days a week. The kitchen is targeted (but not restricted to) homeless people.
Volunteers are appreciated.
Food Assistance Program
Intake hours are Wednesday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Distribution hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00pm to 3:30pm.
Tuesday through Friday 11:30am to 12:30pm.
For families, couples and individuals who live in Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Downey, Huntington Park, Maywood and South Gate. Services include emergency food assistance and a brown bag program for seniors (62 years old and older).
Both food programs are offered monthly upon registration. Seniors should call monthly to verify availability of food.
Soup Kitchen service is targeted, but not restricted, to people who are homeless. There are no geographic restrictions.
ID for the head of the household; ID such as birth certificate, School ID or social security cards for all family members; proof of residence such as a current utility bill; and proof of income are required.
The Eastmont Community Center provides a food pantry where they give out groceries that last about two days, and baby food and formula are sometimes available. People can be assisted once a month.
There are volunteer opportunities available for anyone who wants to help.
Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 5:30pm; Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm.
Ongoing Food Pantry Assistance
Fridays, 9:00am - 11:00am (with appointment only) and emergency food for first time walk-ins Monday- Thursday from 9:00am-11:00am.
Call Thursday to confirm the food distribution for Friday.
Primarily for people who live in East Los Angeles zip code 90022 and a food program for people living in East Los Angeles, Commerce and Montebello including people who are homeless or undocumented. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to the low-income Spanish-speaking community.
For the ongoing emergency food program, picture ID and proof of residence, such as a rent receipt or utility bill, and proof of income, are required.
For the food line, no ID is required.
Los Angeles County
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries
Heart Of Compassion Distribution, Inc
600 S Maple Ave Montebello, CA 90640 (323) 727-7997
The East Los Angeles Center gives out boxes and bags of free food to low-income people that are eligible. People get food on a monthly basis, but if you're not eligible, they can provide some food once and a referral.
For people who'd like to help, volunteer opportunities are available.
Tuesday 11:00am – 2:45pm
Thursday 12:00pm – 1:45pm, 3:00pm – 4:45pm
1st and 4th Wednesday of each month 10:00am – 12:00pm
*Closed on the 5th Tuesday and Thursday of each month
Clients must be involved in a case management program in order to be eligible. Income restrictions apply; services are restricted to residents of SPA 7.
The City of Paramount Community Services & Recreation Department provides food for seniors aged 60 and above in Los Angeles County.
The program offers boxes of food which may include canned and dried goods, and also fresh fruit and vegetables. Services can be received only once a month.
There is also another program where hot lunches are also available at the center, and home-delivered meals are available for home-bound
seniors or seniors who have difficulty preparing their own meals. Eligible people can apply for the weekday home-delivered noon meal service, and frozen meals are delivered on weekdays for weekend and holiday use. Participants can also attend social and recreational events.
There is a suggested donation of $2.25 per meal for the meal programs, but no one is turned away because of an inability to pay.
Volunteers are accepted and appreciated.
Food Distribution: 2nd Monday of the month 1:00pm
Nutrition Program: Monday through Friday, 12:00pm, seniors must arrive by 12:30pm to be served.
Food Pantry: For older adults age 60 and older in Los Angeles County. Age restriction, no geographic restriction. Individuals must be registered with the Regional Food Bank in order to receive services.
Nutrition Program: For seniors age 60 and older who reside in Paramount and the surrounding areas. A reservation is required for the meal.
Food Pantry: ID, proof of income, and a utility bill are required.
The Salvation Army of South Central Los Angeles offers free food for low-income individuals and families, regardless of immigration status.
The typical bag of food usually contains boxed and canned goods. The amount given depends on family size. Assistance can only be received once a month.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00am to 12:45pm and 2:15pm to 5:45pm.
For low-income individuals and families, regardless of immigration status, residing in zip codes 90001, 90002, 90003, 90011, 90037, 90044, 90059 and 90061. Services include ongoing emergency food. Age restrictions apply for some services; there are geographic restrictions. Homeless individuals are welcome.
FIRST TIME CLIENTS, please bring the following:
* A valid picture ID
* Proof of Income, e.g. Check Stubs, SSA, GR, Calworks/Calfresh
* Proof of Address
RETURNING CLIENTS, ages 18+
* A valid picture ID
CHILDREN & YOUTH, ages 17 & Under
* Immunization Record
• Birth Certificate
• Benefits ID Card
Clients that are homeless or are not in possession of their ID are still welcome.
Annual Food Program with LA Clippers Foundation (in October)
Pre-registration in person is necessary, call for information on Feed the Community Program.
Applicants will need to bring the following:
• Proof of Address (Current Bill or Mailing)
• Valid Photo ID
Plus, one of the following for children 17 & under:
• Child's Birth Certificate, Child's Immunization Card OR Child's Medical Benefits ID Card
Los Angeles County
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries
Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) - Oasis Clinic
1807 E 120th St Los Angeles, CA 90059 (213) 201-1433 (213) 201-1635
The Necessities of Life Program provides free food to low-income people with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County.
The program is ongoing emergency food assistance, and the typical bag of groceries include items such as frozen meat, fresh produce, fresh dairy, canned and dry goods, as well as hygiene and cleaning items.
NOLP clients may also receive bilingual, one-on-one nutritional counseling and nutrition classes. Fact sheets about a range of nutrition topics and recipes for use with NOLP products are available in all NOLP locations.
The program actively recruits volunteers to work with the food distribution program.
Thursday: 10:30am - 1:00pm
Low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. Clients must have a monthly income of less then $1,700. Services are restricted to Service Planning Areas (SPAs) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8.
ID, proof of residency in Los Angeles County, proof of income, and a nutrition screening completed by a dietician or medical provider at their own health care facility or have a signed nutrition education form from AIDS Project Los Angeles.
First-time clients must provide a medical diagnosis form.
The Salvation Army of Compton provides no-cook food in the form of snack packs. Fruit, cereal and other snack foods are included in the snack packs. Ongoing emergency food assistance and a soup kitchen is also available. The service area for the no cook food and soup kitchen is restricted to Compton, Lynwood, Paramount and South Gate residents.
Hot meals are provided one night a week for families, couples and individuals who are homeless or without cooking facilities. The meal is prepared and served by members of neighborhood churches. People may receive this service as often as needed.
They also provide a bag of food once every 30 days that consists of canned goods and dry goods such as cereal and pasta.
Volunteer opportunities are also available.
Wednesday, 9:30am to 12:00pm, and the soup kitchen is on Mondays, 6:00pm, but closed on holidays.
For people who live in Compton, Lynwood, Paramount and South Gate.