2420 Pacific Coast Hwy Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 (310) 374-4673
The Hope Chapel provides free food for the needy who live in the South Bay area, include the homeless. The program offers enough canned and packaged food to last the average family three days. Baby food/formula is available if donations allow. Assistance can only be received once a month.
Volunteers and donations are appreciated.
Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
For people who live in the South Bay area, including those who are homeless. Services are restricted to Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance and Wilmington residents.
ID for the head of household and proof of residence are required.
Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance and Wilmington.
1900 S Prospect Ave Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 540-0329
The St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church provides free groceries for people who live in Redondo Beach and Torrance, including the homeless. Services include an ongoing emergency food program and sack lunches/dinners.
For the ongoing program, people receive a bag of groceries that contains canned and packaged dried goods; the amount of food provided depends on donations. Homeless people receive non-cooking food items.
Sack lunches are available for homeless people during the week.
Donations and volunteers are appreciated.
Intake hours and distribution hours are Saturday, 8:00am to 10:00am.
People who live in Redondo Beach and Torrance, including people who are homeless or undocumented.
Picture ID for the head of the household and proof of residence are required; driver's license or utility bill are accepted.
4046 Marine Ave Lawndale, CA 90260 (310) 675-6412 (310) 644-9301
The House of Yahweh provides two food pantry programs. Donations are recommended, but not necessary.
The occasional emergency food assistance offers bag and boxes of free food to last three or four days, once a month.
The ongoing food assistance provides about $50 of free groceries each week; however, there is a waiting list.
For anyone who wants to help, there are volunteer opportunities available.
Intake hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00am; the agency will only assist the first 10 callers. Distribution hours are Monday through Saturday at 2:00pm to 3:00pm. There is a waiting list for the weekly food program.
For people who are in the general area of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox and Torrance, including people who are homeless or undocumented.
A picture ID must be provided.
South Bay Area: Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox and Torrance
Recreation and Community Services Department - Senior Center
3901 W El Segundo Blvd Hawthorne, CA 90250 (310) 965-8848 (310) 412-4380
The Recreation and Community Services Department offers a soup kitchen for lunch five days a week for people 60 and older. They also do home delivered meals for people 60 and older who can't shop or make food for themselves.
There are volunteer opportunities available for anyone who would want to help.
Congregate meals are served Monday through Friday at 12:00pm.
Adults 60 years and older who live in Hawthorne and the surrounding areas.
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.
14112 S Kingsley Dr Gardena, CA 90249 (310) 217-7300
The Asian Service Center provides free groceries for low-income people who live in Los Angeles County. Services include government surplus food distribution sites, occasional emergency food assistance and ongoing emergency food assistance. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to residents in the area of Gardena and the Asian/Pacific Islander community. Assistance can be received only once a month.
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
For low-income families, individuals and seniors who live in Los Angeles County. Services are targeted, but not restricted to residents in the area of Gardena and the Asian/Pacific Islander community. There are no geographic restrictions.
Assistance can be provided to people from outside the Gardena area, but on a one-time only basis.
ID or registration is not required.
Wilmington Jaycees Foundation - Normandale Recreation Center
20413 Berendo St Torrance, CA 90502 (310) 316-7074
The Amigos Sin Barreras provides free food for people with HIV/AIDS who live in the South Bay area.
The typical food items given are fruit, vegetables, juices, soup, canned tuna, pasta, and grains. The amount of food given depends on family size. Groceries typically last one to four weeks. Powdered milk and diapers may be available, if donations allow. The program caters to special dietary needs such as vegetarian, high-protein, low-salt, or low-fat. Services can only be received once a month.
A hot meal is served once a week.
Donations are appreciated.
Food Pantry: First Saturday of the month 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Soup Kitchen: Every Thursday at 12:00pm.
For low-income people with HIV or AIDS living in the South Bay area (SPA 8).
Food Pantry: Call to set up an intake interview.
Soup Kitchen: Call to arrange an interview for eligibility.
ID, proof of residence, income, and HIV/AIDS diagnosis are required.
For soup kitchen service, you must bring proof that you have either HIV or AIDS.
The Wayside United Methodist Church offers free food for low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles County.
The typical bag of groceries contains canned goods, rice, beans, pasta, powdered milk, oats, dates, and juice. The amount given depends on family size and usually lasts about two to three days. Assistance can only be received once a month.
Intake and distribution is the second Saturday of the month, 9:00am to 11:00am. People can line up beginning at 7:00am.
For low-income families and individuals in Los Angeles County. People who are undocumented are also assisted. Services include ongoing emergency food assistance. There are no geographic restrictions.