Food Assistance (Food Pantries) In The Los Angeles Region

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Florence / Firestone Service Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

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

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

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

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

Salvation Army of Southeast Communities - Huntington Park

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

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

St. Lawrence of Brindsi Catholic Church

Filed Under
Food Pantries

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


WLCAC - FamilySource Center

Filed Under
Food Pantries

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

St. Philip's Episcopal Church

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

Contact
2800 Stanford Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(323) 232-3494

Description
The St Philip's Episcopal Church offers a food pantry and people can receive assistance two times every month.

They also provide a soup kitchen twice a month to anyone who needs a meal.

Volunteer opportunities are available for anyone who wants to help.

Hours
Food Pantry: The second and fourth Tuesdays of each month 6:00am to 10:00am. The agency does not provide services during June and July.

Soup Kitchen: First and third Saturday of the month at 12:00pm.

Eligibility
Low-income families and individuals who are Los Angeles zip code 90011 residents.

The program will provide service to people outside the service area one time only.

Documents Required
ID or registration is not required. Additional information will be requested for USDA food recipients.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) - Oasis Clinic

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
1807 E 120th St
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(213) 201-1433
(213) 201-1635

Description
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.

Hours
Thursday: 10:30am - 1:00pm

Eligibility
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.

Documents Required
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.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Christian Food Center

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
1101 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 741-0213

Description
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.

Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00am-2:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm

Eligibility
For low-income people who live in Los Angeles County, including veterans.

There is an initial annual membership of $10 to receive ongoing food assistance.

Documents Required
Non-veterans call for information.

Veterans must show proof of military service, such as a military ID or discharge papers, to receive discounted fee rates.

Area Served
Los Angeles County


All Peoples Community Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
822 E 20th St
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(213) 747-6357

Description
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.

Hours
Intake and distribution hours are Friday, 9:30am to 1:00pm.

Eligibility
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.

Documents Required
CAID, proof of income and proof of residence are required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Saint Mark United Methodist Church

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
8305 S Gramercy Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90047
(323) 753-3535

Description
The Saint Mark United Methodist Church offers boxes and bags of free food for people in need.

Hours
First and third Wednesday of the month, 10:30am.

Eligibility
Individuals who live in Los Angeles County.

Documents Required
Call for information.

Area Served
Los Angeles County