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

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Recreation and Community Services Department - Senior Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
400 W Beach Ave
Rogers Park
Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 965-8848
(310) 412-4380

Description
The Recreation and Community Services Department Senior Center distributes FREE food through LA County Regional Food Bank once a month.

There are volunteer opportunities available for anyone who would want to help.

Hours
Food Pantries Hours: 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm till 3:00pm

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

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Eastmont Community Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
701 Hoefner Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 726-7998

Description
The Eastmont Community Center provides a food pantry where they give out groceries that last about two days, and baby food and formula are sometimes available. People can be assisted once a month.

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

Hours
Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 5:30pm; Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Ongoing Food Pantry Assistance
Fridays, 9:00am - 11:00am (with appointment only) and emergency food for first time walk-ins Monday- Thursday from 9:00am-11:00am.

Food Line
Call Thursday to confirm the food distribution for Friday.

Eligibility
Primarily for people who live in East Los Angeles zip code 90022 and a food program for people living in East Los Angeles, Commerce and Montebello including people who are homeless or undocumented. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to the low-income Spanish-speaking community.

Documents Required
For the ongoing emergency food program, picture ID and proof of residence, such as a rent receipt or utility bill, and proof of income, are required.

For the food line, no ID is required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Good Shepherd Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

Contact
267 Belmont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-5241

Description
The Good Shepherd Center offers breakfast, lunch, and a food pantry at their drop-in center for homeless women.

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

Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:45am to 2:00pm.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
3300 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 389-3191

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
Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 am

Eligibility
No restrictions.

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

Area Served
Los Angeles County


Centro Maravilla Service Center

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
4716 E Cesar E Chavez Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 260-2804
(323) 260-2805

Description
The Centro Maravilla provides a food pantry every 30 days for people in need.

Hours
Five Breads Two Fish Food Program
Thursday 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)
Intake and distribution hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Individual MUST bring their own BAGS for the food. Days and hours might vary, call to verify.

Eligibility
Five Breads Two Fish Food Program
No restriction

Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)
For low-income people who live in East Los Angeles zip code area 90022. People may apply for assistance once every 30 days; and service is restricted to Los Angeles zip code 90022. Referral might be required, please call for information.

Documents Required
Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)
Picture ID for head of household; any form of ID for all family members; current proof of income and proof of residence is required. Individuals MUST bring their own BAGS for the food.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) - Los Angeles, Mid-City

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
The David Geffen Ctr
611 S Kingsley Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 201-1600
(213) 201-1433

Description
The Necessities of Life Program offers food assistance for low-income people, where they give out bags and boxes of free groceries.

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

Hours
Wednesday / Friday: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1:30-5:30 p.m.
(Closed the first Friday of the month.)

Eligibility
Low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. Services are restricted to Service Planning Areas (SPAs) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. People must have an income of less than $1,700.

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

Bienestar Human Services - East Los Angeles Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
5326 E Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(866) 590-6411
(323) 727-7896

Description
The East Los Angeles Center gives out boxes and bags of free food to low-income people that are eligible. People get food on a monthly basis, but if you're not eligible, they can provide some food once and a referral.

For people who'd like to help, volunteer opportunities are available.

Hours
Tuesday 11:00am – 2:45pm
Thursday 12:00pm – 1:45pm, 3:00pm – 4:45pm
1st and 4th Wednesday of each month 10:00am – 12:00pm
*Closed on the 5th Tuesday and Thursday of each month

Eligibility
Clients must be involved in a case management program in order to be eligible. Income restrictions apply; services are restricted to residents of SPA 7.

Documents Required
HIV Status
Proof of Income
Proof of Residence

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Islamic Center of Southern California

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
434 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 382-9200

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 10:30am - 11:30am

Eligibility
No restrictions.

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

Area Served
Los Angeles County


St. Athanasius Episcopal Church

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

Contact
840 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 482-2040

Description
The St. Athanasius Episcopal Church offers free food for those in need, including the homeless and/or undocumented. Services include ongoing food assistance for low-income people or seniors in Los Angeles County.

A bag or box of groceries contains enough canned, frozen, and dried goods to last two weeks. The amount given varies on family size. Baby food/formula is sometimes available if donations allow. Assistance can only be received once a week.

There is also another program which provides a bag of groceries for seniors aged 60 and older with juice, cereal, canned milk, bread, and more once a month.

Donations and volunteers are greatly appreciated.

Hours
Food Pantry: Intake and distribution hours are Friday, 8:00am; clients start lining up at 7:00am.

“Feed the Hungry” (hot meal) program: Wednesday 12:00 pm

Eligibility
For people (low-income and seniors) who live in zip codes 90012, 90026, 90027, 90029, 90031, 90039 and 90057, including people who are homeless or undocumented.

Documents Required
Food Pantry:
ID, proof of residence and proof income are required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

City of Paramount - Community Services & Recreation Department - Senior Services

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

Contact
14400 Paramount Blvd
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 220-2090
(562) 806-5400

Description
The City of Paramount Community Services & Recreation Department provides food for seniors aged 60 and above in Los Angeles County.

The program offers boxes of food which may include canned and dried goods, and also fresh fruit and vegetables. Services can be received only once a month.

There is also another program where hot lunches are also available at the center, and home-delivered meals are available for home-bound
seniors or seniors who have difficulty preparing their own meals. Eligible people can apply for the weekday home-delivered noon meal service, and frozen meals are delivered on weekdays for weekend and holiday use. Participants can also attend social and recreational events.

There is a suggested donation of $2.25 per meal for the meal programs, but no one is turned away because of an inability to pay.

Volunteers are accepted and appreciated.

Hours
Food Distribution: 2nd Monday of the month 1:00pm

Nutrition Program: Monday through Friday, 12:00pm, seniors must arrive by 12:30pm to be served.

Eligibility
Food Pantry: For older adults age 60 and older in Los Angeles County. Age restriction, no geographic restriction. Individuals must be registered with the Regional Food Bank in order to receive services.

Nutrition Program: For seniors age 60 and older who reside in Paramount and the surrounding areas. A reservation is required for the meal.

Documents Required
Food Pantry: ID, proof of income, and a utility bill are required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County