Food Assistance (Food Pantries) In los angeles, CA And Vicinity

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Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
535 N Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 629-3101

Description
The Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church provides free food for families and adults aged 55 and over. Services include groceries and a meal. Services are targeted, but not restricted to, the Spanish-speaking community.

The typical bag/box of groceries contains items such as rice, beans, butter, flour, powdered milk, and bread. Canned and boxed goods, formula, and baby food are sometimes available. The amount given depends on family size. The frequency of service is based on individual and family need and usually ranges from weekly to monthly.


Hours
Intake and distribution hours for emergency food assistance are Monday through Friday, 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

Eligibility
Low-income people, families and seniors, ages 55 and older, who primarily lives in the 90012 zip code area, including people who are homeless.

People who live outside of 90012 are given emergency groceries on a one-time only basis and referred to a resource in their area.

Documents Required
Picture ID for the head of household and proof of residence, such as a utility or rent receipt, are required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

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.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Holman United Methodist Church

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
3320 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 703-5868

Description
The Holman United Methodist Church offers a food pantry for people of all ages, where they give out bags of free food that typically lasts five to seven days. People can apply for assistance every 30 days, depending on the situation.

Hours
Intake hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30am;
Distribution hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Eligibility
Low-income people of all ages who live, primarily, in the central Los Angeles area, including people who are homeless or people who are undocumented.

People who walk in without a referral or who are homeless and do not have ID are assisted on a one-time only basis until they are able to meet program requirements.

Documents Required
ID for the family member listed on the appointment and proof of residence are required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

St. Thomas The Apostle Church

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
2727 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(323) 737-3325

Description
The St. Thomas the Apostle Church provides ongoing and emergency food assistance. The contents of the bag vary, but each family receives about 50 pounds of food. Individuals and people with fewer than three children are served once a month, but people with three or more children receive assistance twice a month. People outside the service area can be helped once and then given a referral. Hygiene items such as soap are sometimes available.

Hours
First Three Saturdays of the month 6:00am - 8:30 am

Families with children older than 16, and families with no children are served on the first Saturday of every month, 6:00am to 8:30am. Senior citizens and families with senior members are served on the second Saturday of every month, 6:00am to 8:30am. Families with children younger than 16 are served on any Saturday, 6:00am to 8:30am

Eligibility
People who are homeless or undocumented are eligible for service. People who receive government assistance are served only in an emergency. Service is restricted to people within the parish boundaries; zip codes 90006, parts of 90007 and 90019. Services include occasional and ongoing emergency food assistance.

Individuals and families with fewer than three children may be served one time per month. Families with three or more children may be served two times per month. People who live outside the service area will be served one time only and be given a referral to a food agency closer to their residence.

Applicants are given a number as they arrive and food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Documents Required
ID for all family members and proof of residence are required. ID is not required for homeless people.

Area Served
Los Angeles County


East Los Angeles Service Center

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
133 N Sunol Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 260-2801

Description
The East Los Angeles Service Center offers a food pantry where they give about a week of food that varies, depending on family size.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Intake and distribution hours for emergency food are Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9:30am to 12:00pm; 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Assistance may be available at other hours in cases of extreme emergency.

Eligibility
People who live in East Los Angeles zip codes 90063, 90033 and portions of 90023, including residents who are undocumented or homeless.
Services are targeted, but not restricted, to the Spanish-speaking community.

Documents Required
Proof of residence is required; residents who do not reside in the service area will be served on a one-time basis.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

East Rancho Dominguez Service Center

Filed Under
Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

Contact
15116 S Atlantic Ave
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 603-7401

Description
The East Rancho Dominguez Service Center offers free food to the needy, including the undocumented and/or homeless. Services include a food line, a commodity supplemental food program for seniors, and ongoing emergency food assistance.

The Five Loaves and Two Fishes program offers groceries such as eggs, bread, canned and dry goods, sandwiches, salads, and other groceries. The program operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

The ongoing food assistance program offers items such as USDA surplus goods, canned goods, and packaged goods. Powdered milk is sometimes available. The amount given varies on family size and typically lasts three to four days. Assistance for this program can only be received once a month.

The commodity supplemental food program is for seniors 60 and older. The program provides 2 bags of groceries. Participants must register for the program. A hot, congregate meal is also available with a suggested (but not forced) donation of $2.25.

Volunteers are appreciated.

Hours
Senior Meal Program: Monday through Friday 11:00am – 12:30pm.

Five Breads abd Two Fish Program: Every Monday (except holidays) 2:00pm - 4:30pm.

Food Pantry Program: 2nd and 4th Friday of every month 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program: 4th Tuesday of the month 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Eligibility
For people who live in Compton, East Rancho Dominguez, Lynwood and Paramount, including people who are undocumented or homeless.

For the ongoing emergency food program (once a month), service is restricted to residents of Compton, East Rancho Dominguez, Lynwood and Paramount. People who live outside of the service area are assisted once and referred to a resource in their area.

Food lines through the Five Loaves and Two Fishes programs, ervice is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no geographic restrictions.

Commodity supplemental food program for seniors age 60 and older, the income guidelines for the program are - 1 person $1316/mo., for 2 people $1784/mo. There are no geographic restrictions for this program.

Documents Required
For the ongoing food program, walk in for service. Picture ID for head of household and proof of residence are required. Seniors may be asked to present proof of age. Individuals need to bring bags for the food.

For the Five Loaves and Two Fishes program. ID is not required.

For the commodity supplemental food program for seniors, walk in to apply, ID is required for registration and there are income guidelines.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Community Assistance Department

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
3045 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 733-8300

Description
The Community Assistance Department provides free food to individuals and families once a month, but if the circumstances are extreme, they will receive food more often.

Hours
Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Documents Required
ID Required

Area Served
Los Angeles County

First Unitarian Church

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
2936 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 401-1191
(213) 401-1190

Description
Provides bags of groceries which usually include canned fruits and vegetables, packaged dried goods, and staple items although each site may vary the contents slightly. Infant formula and baby food may be available. The amount of food usually does not vary with size of family.

Sack lunches are provided at most sites for people who are homeless and usually include easily opened canned meat, fruit, and vegetables; cheese and crackers; and instant soup.

Hours
Saturday 8:00am-10:00am

Eligibility
No restrictions.

Documents Required
The program can assist people who are undocumented or who are homeless.

Area Served
Los Angeles County


First Baptist Church of Los Angeles

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
760 S Westmoreland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 384-2151

Description
Provides bags of groceries which usually include canned fruits and vegetables, packaged dried goods, and staple items although each site may vary the contents slightly. Infant formula and baby food may be available. The amount of food usually does not vary with size of family.

Sack lunches are provided at most sites for people who are homeless and usually include easily opened canned meat, fruit, and vegetables; cheese and crackers; and instant soup.

Hours
Friday 8:30am - 9:30am

Eligibility
No restrictions.

Documents Required
The program can assist people who are undocumented or who are homeless.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

First United Methodist Church Of Compton

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
1025 S Long Beach Blvd
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 639-0775

Description
The First United Methodist Church of Compton provides a food pantry where they give out boxes and bags of food that usually lasts three to four days.

Hours
Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Food Pantry: The second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Eligibility
Individuals and families who live in Carson, Compton, Gardena and Long Beach, including people who are homeless.

Documents Required
People must bring their own bags for the food.

Area Served
Los Angeles County