417 S Tamarind Ave Compton, CA 90220 (323) 774-0181
The Seventh Day Adventist Church offers a food pantry for people in need. They can be helped with perishables once a month, but non-perishables are available five days a week.
Office hours are Tuesday, 9:00am to 12:00pm; Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3:00pm to 6:30pm.
Perishable groceries are distributed every 4th Tuesday of the month, 9:00am to 11:00am. Non-perishable groceries are distributed Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm. Call to verify if food is available.
Low-income people in Compton zip codes 90220, 90221 and 90222. Services are available for people who are undocumented; people who are homeless or who are in an emergency situation and live outside of the service area may be assisted if no other resources are available and if food is available.
15116 S Atlantic Ave Compton, CA 90221 (310) 603-7401
The East Rancho Dominguez Service Center offers free food to the needy, including the undocumented and/or homeless. Services include a food line, a commodity supplemental food program for seniors, and ongoing emergency food assistance.
The Five Loaves and Two Fishes program offers groceries such as eggs, bread, canned and dry goods, sandwiches, salads, and other groceries. The program operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
The ongoing food assistance program offers items such as USDA surplus goods, canned goods, and packaged goods. Powdered milk is sometimes available. The amount given varies on family size and typically lasts three to four days. Assistance for this program can only be received once a month.
The commodity supplemental food program is for seniors 60 and older. The program provides 2 bags of groceries. Participants must register for the program. A hot, congregate meal is also available with a suggested (but not forced) donation of $2.25.
Volunteers are appreciated.
Senior Meal Program: Monday through Friday 11:00am – 12:30pm.
Five Breads abd Two Fish Program: Every Monday (except holidays) 2:00pm - 4:30pm.
Food Pantry Program: 2nd and 4th Friday of every month 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program: 4th Tuesday of the month 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
For people who live in Compton, East Rancho Dominguez, Lynwood and Paramount, including people who are undocumented or homeless.
For the ongoing emergency food program (once a month), service is restricted to residents of Compton, East Rancho Dominguez, Lynwood and Paramount. People who live outside of the service area are assisted once and referred to a resource in their area.
Food lines through the Five Loaves and Two Fishes programs, ervice is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no geographic restrictions.
Commodity supplemental food program for seniors age 60 and older, the income guidelines for the program are - 1 person $1316/mo., for 2 people $1784/mo. There are no geographic restrictions for this program.
For the ongoing food program, walk in for service. Picture ID for head of household and proof of residence are required. Seniors may be asked to present proof of age. Individuals need to bring bags for the food.
For the Five Loaves and Two Fishes program. ID is not required.
For the commodity supplemental food program for seniors, walk in to apply, ID is required for registration and there are income guidelines.
Compton, East Rancho Dominguez, Lynwood and Paramount.
736 E Compton Blvd Compton, CA 90221 (310) 639-0362
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.
1807 E 120th St (parking lot) 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.
Antelope Valley SPA 1 (SP1), San Fernando SPA 2 (SP2), San Gabriel SPA 3 (SP3), Metro SPA 4 (SP4), South SPA 6 (SP6), South Bay SPA 8 (SP8)
10957 S Central Ave Los Angeles, CA 90059 (323) 563-5639
The Bradley Senior Citizen Center provides a congregate lunch five times a week. Donations are recommended, but not mandatory.
Monday through Friday, 11:30am to 12:30pm.
Adults 60 years and older who live in the South Central area of Los Angeles.
Zip codes: all of 90001, 90002, and 90003 and parts of 90044, 90047, 90059 and 90061. The boundaries for service are roughly north to Slauson Ave., east to Central Ave., south to 120th St. and west to Vermont Ave. Geographic restrictions apply for services.
South Central area of Los Angeles - District 08 (008), District 15 (015)
10122 Compton Ave Los Angeles, CA 90002 (323) 567-1439
The St. Lawrence of Brindsi Catholic Church provides free groceries for families, seniors, and people with disabilities. Services include government surplus food distribution sites, ongoing emergency food assistance, and sack lunches/dinners.
The bag of groceries contains USDA surplus food, canned vegetables and fruit, and packaged goods. The amount of food given varies on family size but typically lasts three days.
Sack lunches and beverages are offered three days a week and is targeted, but not restricted, to homeless people.
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00am to 8:30am.
Families, senior citizens and people who have disabilities who live in Los Angeles zip codes 90002 and 90059, including families who receive government assistance.
Adults 52 years and older qualify as seniors.
Ongoing emergency food assistance is restricted to residents of zip code areas 90002 and 90059. There is no geographic restrictions for sack lunch services.
Proof of residence such as CADL, a CAID, a current utility bill and birth certificates for each child are required. People with disabilities must show proof of SSI or disablity papers.
City of Paramount - Community Services & Recreation Department - Senior Services
14400 Paramount Blvd Paramount, CA 90723 (562) 220-2090 (562) 806-5400
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.
13000 S Van Ness Blvd Gardena, CA 90249 (310) 516-6457
The Hollypark United Methodist Church offers free food to the less fortunate, including those who are homeless and/or undocumented. Food given typically includes canned goods, potatoes, and sometimes meat. Only one bag is given per family or person.
Every second Saturday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
People in Los Angeles County, including people who are undocumented or homeless. Services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.