Food Assistance (Volunteer Opportunities) 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. 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

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

City Of Cudahy - Clara Park

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

Contact
4835 Clara St
Cudahy, CA 90201
(323) 773-5143

Description
The Clara Park provides a food pantry on a first-come, first-served, basis.

They also offer congregate meals for seniors five days week. Donations are recommended, but not mandatory.

Volunteer opportunities are available for those who want to help.

Hours
Food Distribution: 4th Thursday of the month 9:00am.

Soup Kitchen: Monday through Friday 12:00pm.

Eligibility
Low-income Cudahy residents.

Food is distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Soup kitchen is for seniors 60 and older.

Documents Required
Proof of residence is required. People may self-verify income status.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

First New Christian Fellowship Baptist Church - Food Distribution Ministry

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
1555 W 108th St
Los Angeles, CA 90047
(323) 756-2541

Description
The Food Distribution Ministry provides a food pantry on a first-come, first-served, basis. They give a bag of groceries and people can apply for service once a week. Perishables are sometimes available.

There are volunteer opportunities available for those who want to help.

Hours
Every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Eligibility
People of all ages who live in the Athens and Westmont communities of Los Angeles.

Service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Documents Required
Driver's License or other Photo ID is required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County


Faith in Christ Ministries

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

Contact
4501 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90062
(323) 291-9636

Description
The Faith in Christ Ministry provides a food pantry where they give boxes and bags of free groceries on a first-come, first-served basis.

They also offer a free breakfast once a week for people in need.

Volunteer opportunities are available for anyone who wants to help.

Hours
Food Pantry: Tuesday, 8:00am to 9:00am.

Soup Kitchen: Saturday, 8:30am to 9:30am.

Eligibility
For people in South Central Los Angeles.

Documents Required
ID is not required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

St Francis Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

Contact
1835 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 747-5347

Description
The St. Francis Center provides occasional food assistance where they give a bag of free groceries to people in need.

Their soup kitchen offers free hot breakfast five days a week for homeless people, single men, and single women.

For anyone who wants to help, there are volunteer opportunities available.

Hours
Intake hours for Food Assistance: Tuesday, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Food Distribution: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11:00am to 12:30pm.

Brown Bag Program: Friday 11:00am – 1:00 pm [for senior guests over the age of 60]

Soup Kitchen: Monday 7:30am-8:00am; Tuesday-Friday 7:30am-9:00am & Saturday 8:30am-10:00am

Eligibility
For low-income families who are in downtown Los Angeles, including people who are homeless. Service is restricted to the following zip codes for groceries: 90006, 90007, 90011, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90021, and 90057, 90220, 90221, 90222, 90223 and 90224; there are no geographic restrictions for the breakfast program.

Documents Required
Food Assistance: ID, proof of residence and proof of income are required.
Senior Brown Bag Program: ID, proof of age and proof of residence are required.
Soup Kitchen: ID or registration is not required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County