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Food Assistance In The Los Angeles Region

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Florence / Firestone Service Center


Contact
7807 Compton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(323) 586-6502


Description
The Florence/Firestone Service Center provides free food for anyone who lives in Los Angeles, including the homeless and/or undocumented. Services include ongoing and occasional food assistance. Ongoing food assistance provides a bag of canned and packaged goods; the amount given depends on family size, and people can only be assisted once a month. Occasional food assistance is targeted at people who are in urgent need of food and is provided based on availability; assistance is available only once.

The congregational meal program provides services for adults 60 years and older. Services include a congregate meal five days per week, public access computers and exercise classes/groups. The center also provides an exercise and fitness gym for seniors. There are age and geographic restrictions for some services. There is a suggested donation of $3.25 (optional).

Volunteers are appreciated.

Hours
Center Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Ongoing Emergency Food Assistance Program
Intake and distribution hours are the second Tuesday of the month, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Occasional Emergency Food Assistance Program
Intake and distribution hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm; must be at Center by 4:30pm.

Congregate Meals
Monday through Friday breakfast, served at 8:30am and lunch served at 11:30am.

Eligibility
For anyone who lives in Los Angeles including people who are undocumented or homeless.

Occasional emergency food is available for people in dire need of food and is provided based on availability. Occasional food assistance is available only once. Provision is based on availability.

People who need ongoing food assistance can receive food at the agency's ongoing program which occurs once a month.

Congregate Meals
For adults 60 years and older who live in the Florence/Firestone area. Applications must be resubmitted every 6 months.

Documents Required
Emergency Food Assistance Program
ID for head of household, proof of income and residence are required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

Salvation Army of South Central Los Angeles - Siemon Family Youth & Community Center


Contact
7651 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(323) 904-9931
(323) 586-0288


Description
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.

Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00am to 12:45pm and 2:15pm to 5:45pm.

Eligibility
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.

Documents Required
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

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

WLCAC - Estelle Van Meter Multipurpose Center


Contact
7600 Avalon Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90003
(323) 305-1711


Description
The Estelle Van Meter Center provides congregate lunches five times a week on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations are recommended, but not mandatory.

Hours
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm.

Soup Kitchen: Monday through Friday, 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Eligibility
Adults 60 years and older who live in the South Central area of Los Angeles.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Filed Under
Soup Kitchens

WLCAC - James E Slauson Recreation Center


Contact
5306 Compton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(323) 233-1174


Description
The James E Slauson Center offers congregate meals five times a week on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations are recommended, but not necessary.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Eligibility
Adults age 62 and older.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Filed Under
Soup Kitchens

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St Matthias Social Services Center


Contact
2780 E Gage Ave
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 585-8254
Description
The program provides emergency food for individuals, couples and families who live in the cities of Bell, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood, South Gate, and Walnut Park. Assistance may be in the form of bags of groceries or sack lunches, depending on the situation. People who are homeless are not eligible for the groceries but are assisted with a sack lunch. Services are restricted to Bell, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood, South Gate, and Walnut Park. People may receive a bag of groceries which contains canned and packaged dried goods, vegetables and fruit, when available. The type and amount of food provided depends upon donations and items available from the food bank. People may be helped as often as needed. Senior citizens who receive social security regularly are assisted once per month unless there are special circumstances which increase the need. People who are homeless or have no cooking facilities can come to the center for a sack lunch. The sack lunch contains items like dried instant soup or noodles, cookies and fruit. People may use this resource as often as necessary.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm; 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Eligibility
Walk in to Apply for emergency food. Walk in for the sack lunch. ID or registration is not required.

Documents Required
ID for the head of the household, ID such as birth certificates, social security cards or immunization cards for all children, proof of income and residence are required; in most instances, people are seen and assisted the same day as they apply. Walk in for the sack lunch. ID or registration is not required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Salvation Army of Southeast Communities - Huntington Park


Contact
2965 E Gage Ave
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 587-4221


Description
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.

Hours
Food Assistance Program
Intake hours are Wednesday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Distribution hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

Soup Kitchen
Tuesday through Friday 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Eligibility
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.

Documents Required
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.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

St. Lawrence of Brindsi Catholic Church


Contact
10122 Compton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90002
(323) 567-1439


Description
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.

Hours
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00am to 8:30am.

Eligibility
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.

Documents Required
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.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank


Contact
1734 E 41st St
Vernon, CA 90058
(877) 295-3745


Description
The agency provides emergency food services to low income older adults age 62 years and older, pregnant breast feeding women, and postpartum mothers with up to one year postpartum and children up to the age of six who meet income eligibility requirements. Services include ongoing emergency food assistance. Income restrictions apply. There are no geographic restrictions.

Hours
The food bank's administrative hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Dispatcher trucks pick up donations Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 4:00pm. Member charities have weekly appointments for food pick-up during distribution hours which are Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm. Volunteer activity hours vary.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

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WLCAC - Bradley Multipurpose Senior Citizen Center


Contact
10957 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 563-5639


Description
The Bradley Senior Citizen Center provides a congregate lunch five times a week. Donations are recommended, but not mandatory.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Eligibility
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.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Filed Under
Soup Kitchens

WLCAC - FamilySource Center


Contact
10950 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 357-6262


Description
The FamilySource Center provides a food pantry where they give out two bags at most to people in need.

Hours
Every 1st and 3rd of the month Wednesday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Eligibility
Open to the community of Los Angeles.

Documents Required
Call for information.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Filed Under
Food Pantries

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