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

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Metropolitan Community Church

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
4607 Prospect Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 669-3434

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 8:30am - 10:15am

Eligibility
No restrictions.

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

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Amigos Sin Barreras / Friends Without Barriers (Amigos)

Filed Under
Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries

Contact
20413 Berendo Ave
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.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

St. Augustine Volunteer Emergency Services

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
3850 Jasmine Ave
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 838-2702

Description
The St Augustine Emergency Services offers a food pantry for individuals, couple, and families, where they provide a bag of groceries.

There are volunteer opportunities available if anyone wants to help.

Hours
Intake and distribution hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am to 11:45am.

Eligibility
Individuals, couples and families who meet federal poverty guidelines and who live in Culver City, and portions of Los Angeles zip code 90034.

Documents Required
ID for all family members, proof of income and proof of residence are required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Silverlake Community Church

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
2930 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 663-3151

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
Wednesdays, 5:00PM-6:15PM

Eligibility
No restrictions.

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

Area Served
Los Angeles County


SOVA Community Food & Resource Program - West

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
8846 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(818) 988-7682

Description
The SOVA Community Food & Resource Program provides free food for low-income people (including the homeless or undocumented), who live in or near West Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley zip codes. Services include ongoing food assistance, occasional food assistance, and baby food/formula.

The food programs include a five-day supply of canned and packaged food, bread, produce, meat, and dairy. Kosher, vegetarian, low-sodium, and low-sugar items are available for those who request them. Baby food and formula are not always available. Participants receive assistance once a month.

If a person registers with the SOVA program they can also receive secondary services, which include case management, counseling, financial assistance, and information and referrals to other social services and legal services. Farsi, Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian are also spoken at the food pantries based on availability, and Spanish is spoken at the administrative office.

Volunteers are appreciated and donations are most welcomed.

Hours
Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 1:30pm;
Sunday, 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Eligibility
People with low income, who live in or near West Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley area zip codes including people who are undocumented, homeless or who receive public assistance.

Documents Required
Official picture ID for all adult family members; birth certificates are required for children. Proof of residence also required.

First time clients must be at the food pantry half an hour before the pantry opens with an ID and proof of residence.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

St. Gerard Majella

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
4439 Inglewood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 390-5034

Description
The St. Gerard Majella offers a food pantry for low-income people. People can get what they want from the shelves, but there is a set limit.

Hours
Intake hours for new participants are Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am to 12:00pm; distribution hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am to 12:00pm; 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Eligibility
People who live within the boundary area of West Los Angeles, including people who are undocumented. Boundaries are north of Jefferson Blvd.; south of Venice Blvd.; west of Sepulveda Blvd.; and east of Lincoln Blvd. Services are restricted to people who live within the West Los Angeles boundaries of zip codes 90066 and 90230.

Documents Required
ID and an utility bill for proof of residence are required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Blessed Sacrament

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
6657 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-6311

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 until noon.

Eligibility
No restrictions.

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

Area Served
Los Angeles County

St. Philomena Catholic Church

Filed Under
Food Pantries

Contact
21900 Main St
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-5294
(310) 835-7161

Description
The St. Philomena Catholic Church provides a food pantry for people in need. Services are usually given once every six months, but depending on family size, sometimes people can be helped more often.

Hours
Intake and distribution is the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:30am to 9:30am.

Eligibility
Residents of Carson, Torrance zip code 90502 or Long Beach zip code 90810. Individuals, couples, and families can be assisted.

Documents Required
Proof of residence and proof of income are required. People complete a detailed application and staff makes a subsequent home visit to evaluate the person's eligibility for the ongoing food program.

Area Served
Los Angeles County


Interfaith Food Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Food Pantries

Contact
11819 Burke St
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 903-1478

Description
The Interfaith Food Center provides a food pantry where they give out groceries once or twice a week, depending on household size, on an ongoing basis.

They also offer sack lunches for homeless people four days a week, and personal care items when available.

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

Hours
January and February: Intake hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30am to 11:30am.
March through September: Intake hours are Monday and Thursday, 8:30am to 11:30am.
Distribution hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30am to 12:00pm; Tuesday, 4:30pm to 7:00pm.

Sack lunch is provided daily; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Eligibility
Low-income families and individuals who live in Whittier, La Mirada and Santa Fe Springs or unincorporated Los Angeles County with a Whittier zip code.

The sack lunch program serves the homeless population of Whittier, La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, and the surrounding communities, and individuals must live on the street, motel, car, and or shelter to qualify.

Documents Required
Food Program: CADL or CAID for head of household, proof of address (current utility bill or rental agreement), proof of income and proof of the number of household members. Identification and utility bill must have the same address.

Sack Lunch: CAID or CADL

Area Served
Los Angeles County

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
Los Angeles County