7807 Compton Ave Los Angeles, CA 90001 (323) 586-6502
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.
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.
Monday through Friday breakfast, served at 8:30am and lunch served at 11:30am.
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.
For adults 60 years and older who live in the Florence/Firestone area. Applications must be resubmitted every 6 months.
Emergency Food Assistance Program
ID for head of household, proof of income and residence are required.
Los Angeles County
Salvation Army of South Central Los Angeles - Siemon Family Youth & Community Center
7651 S Central Ave Los Angeles, CA 90001 (323) 904-9931 (323) 586-0288
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
Salvation Army of Southeast Communities - Huntington Park
2965 E Gage Ave Huntington Park, CA 90255 (323) 587-4221
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.
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.
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.
1101 E Washington Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90021 (213) 741-0213
The Christian Food Center offers a food pantry for low-income people once a week. 200 pounds of food is given each week, and it doesn't vary with family size. Donations are recommended, but not necessary.
822 E 20th St Los Angeles, CA 90011 (213) 747-6357
The All Peoples Community Center provides a food pantry where they give boxes and bags of food to people in need.
Volunteer opportunities are available for anyone who wants to help.
Intake and distribution hours are Friday, 9:30am to 1:00pm.
For low-income families in South Central Los Angeles. Services include a Commodity Supplemental Food Program and an ongoing emergency food program. Services are restricted to 90001, 90002, 90003, 90004, 90005, 90010, 90011, 90016, 90018, 90019, 90037, 90043, 90044, 90047, 90058, 90061, 90062 Los Angeles zip code residents.
CAID, proof of income and proof of residence are required.