Food Assistance In hermosa beach, CA And Vicinity

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Hope Chapel

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
2420 Pacific Coast Hwy
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 374-4673

Description
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.

Hours
Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Eligibility
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.

Documents Required
ID for the head of household and proof of residence are required.

Area Served
Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance and Wilmington.

St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
1900 S Prospect Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 540-0329

Description
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.

Hours
Intake hours and distribution hours are Saturday, 8:00am to 10:00am.

Eligibility
People who live in Redondo Beach and Torrance, including people who are homeless or undocumented.

Documents Required
Picture ID for the head of the household and proof of residence are required; driver's license or utility bill are accepted.

Area Served
Redondo Beach and Torrance.

House of Yahweh

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
4046 Marine Ave
Lawndale, CA 90260
(310) 675-6412
(310) 644-9301

Description
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.

Hours
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.

Eligibility
For people who are in the general area of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox and Torrance, including people who are homeless or undocumented.

Documents Required
A picture ID must be provided.

Area Served
South Bay Area: Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox and Torrance

Recreation and Community Services Department - Senior Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens

Contact
3901 W El Segundo Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 965-8848
(310) 412-4380

Description
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.

Hours
Congregate meals are served Monday through Friday at 12:00pm.

Eligibility
Adults 60 years and older who live in Hawthorne and the surrounding areas.

Area Served
Los Angeles County


Hollypark United Methodist Church

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
13000 S Van Ness Blvd
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 516-6457

Description
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.

Hours
Every second Saturday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Eligibility
People in Los Angeles County, including people who are undocumented or homeless. Services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Documents Required
ID is not required.

Asian Service Center

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
14112 S Kingsley Dr
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 217-7300

Description
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.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Eligibility
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.

Documents Required
ID or registration is not required.

Wilmington Jaycees Foundation - Normandale Recreation Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens

Contact
22400 Halldale Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 856-2796

Description
The Normandale Recreation Center provides a congregate meal for seniors. Donations are recommended, but not necessary.

There are volunteer opportunities available for anyone who wants to help.

Hours
Monday through Friday 11:00am.

Eligibility
Seniors 60 years and older who live in the cities of Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, San Pedro, Torrance and Wilmington.

First time guests are asked to call 24 hours in advance.

Area Served
Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, San Pedro, Torrance and Wilmington

Amigos Sin Barreras / Friends Without Barriers (Amigos)

Filed Under
Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

Contact
20413 Berendo St
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 316-7074

Description
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.

Hours
Food Pantry: First Saturday of the month 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Soup Kitchen: Every Thursday at 12:00pm.

Eligibility
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.

Documents Required
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.


St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
25511 Eshelman Ave
Lomita, CA 90717
(310) 326-3364

Description
The St Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church provides a food pantry and people can be helped as many times as necessary.

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

Hours
Every Wednesday, 8:30am to 10:00am.

Eligibility
People who live in Harbor City, Lomita, Torrance and Wilmington, including people who are homeless or who are undocumented.

Documents Required
CADL or CAID for head of household, ID for children, proof of residence are required.

Area Served
Carson, Harbor City, Lomita, Torrance and Wilmington

Wayside United Methodist Church

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
25904 Cayuga Ave
Lomita, CA 90717
(310) 326-4541

Description
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.

Hours
Intake and distribution is the second Saturday of the month, 9:00am to 11:00am. People can line up beginning at 7:00am.

Eligibility
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.

Documents Required
No ID required.