Food Pantries

Los Angeles
Food Pantries

Los Angeles Food Pantries

All Peoples Christian Center

822 E. 20th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(213) 747-6357

Services

The program provides an ongoing food program consisting of supplemental food for low-income families in South Central Los Angeles. Eligible people may apply to participate in the program at a time when there is an immediate need or before a crisis occurs. The program provides bags of USDA surplus commodities and other staples and canned goods. The program is unable to assist people who are homeless, however, depending on individual crisis situations food may be provided.

Documents

CAID, proof of income and proof of residence are required.

Hours

Intake and distribution hours are Friday, 12:00 noon to 5:00pm.

Area Served

Services are restricted to 90001, 90002, 90003, 90004, 90005, 90010, 90011, 90016, 90018, 90019, 90037, 90043, 90044, 90047, 90058, 90061, 90062 Los Angeles zip code residents.

Southeast Churches Service Center

2780 E. Gage Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 585-8254
(323) 585-8294

Services

The program provides emergency food for individuals, couples and families who live in the cities of Bell, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood, South Gate, and Walnut Park. Assistance may be in the form of bags of groceries or sack lunches, depending on the situation. People who are homeless are not eligible for the groceries but are assisted with a sack lunch. Services are restricted to Bell, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood, South Gate, and Walnut Park. People may receive a bag of groceries which contains canned and packaged dried goods, vegetables and fruit, when available. The type and amount of food provided depends upon donations and items available from the food bank. People may be helped as often as needed. Senior citizens who receive social security regularly are assisted once per month unless there are special circumstances which increase the need. People who are homeless or have no cooking facilities can come to the center for a sack lunch. The sack lunch contains items like dried instant soup or noodles, cookies and fruit. People may use this resource as often as necessary.

Eligibility

Walk in to Apply for emergency food. Walk in for the sack lunch. ID or registration is not required.

Documents

ID for the head of the household, ID such as birth certificates, social security cards or immunization cards for all children, proof of income and residence are required; in most instances, people are seen and assisted the same day as they apply. Walk in for the sack lunch. ID or registration is not required.

Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm; 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Area Served

Bell (BE) Cudahy (CT) Huntington Park (HU) Walnut Park (HUW) Lakewood (LH) Maywood (MD) South Gate (SU)

Holy Cross Community Center

104 W. 47th Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 232-3333

Services

The program provides emergency food for low-income adults 60 years and older and low-income families. The service area includes Los Angeles that is bounded by Martin Luther King Blvd. on the north, Slauson Ave. on the south, Hoover St. on the west and Avalon Blvd. on the east. The area served includes portions of Los Angeles zip code areas 90037 and 90011. The program provides bagged groceries which contain canned and packaged dried goods, bread and fruit. The amount of food provided varies with family size. People may be assisted once per month, if necessary. People who are already being helped by the program may also receive special assistance during the holiday season.

Eligibility

Low income. Walk in or call for service. People are screened and assisted the same day.

Documents

Some recent form of ID which documents name and address, proof of residence, such as an utility bill or similar document. People line up to receive numbers at 8:00am.

Hours

Intake: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:00am to 11:00am; Distribution: 9:00am to 11:00am

Area Served

ZIP 90011 (90011) ZIP 90037 (90037)

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

1734 E 41st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
3232343030147

Services

The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in their community.To fulfill their mission we: Source and acquire food and other products and distribute to people in need through charitable agencies or directly through programs; Energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief; Conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger.Their vision is that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County.   The Food Bank, founded in 1973, provides food and other products to people seeking food assistance throughout Los Angeles County. They also energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief through volunteerism, food and fund drives, financial and in-kind support. The Food Bank also conducts hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocates for public policies that alleviate hunger. With the help of 31,000 volunteers and financial supporters, the Food Bank distributed over 60 million pounds of food in 2011 including 14 million pounds of fresh produce. They serve over 1 million individuals throughout Los Angeles County each year.   The Food Bank also has nutrition education classes for local schools. Additionally, they make every effort to educate the public about the problem of hunger.

The BackPack Program provides hungry children with a backpack full of food on a Friday to provide nutrition during the weekend. This program is fully funded by private donations, which allows the Foodbank to control the nutrition content of the food the children receive. Each Backpack contains enough food for at least six meals and also contains vouchers/certificates for dairy products, fresh produce and bread that can be redeemed by their parents at a local grocery store.Program:Kids Cafe Snack Program and Summer Feeding ProgramBudget: NaNCategory: Population Served: Program Description: This program addresses the needs for proper nutrition and quality day and after school care in low-income communities.Program:Distribution of Food & Grocery ProductsBudget: $22,368,000Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: Distribution of Food & Grocery Products to more than 500 charitable organizations serving 900 sites throughout Los Angeles County.Program:"Just in Time" programBudget: $11,397,615Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: "Just in Time" program distributes fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishable food items to agencies for rapid food distribution.Program:Emergency Food Assistance ProgramBudget: $6,672,568Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) provides commodities received from the USDA to low income families and individuals.

St. Francis Center - Los Angeles

1835 S. Hope St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 747-5347

Services

The program provides emergency food for families who are in downtown Los Angeles, including people who are homeless. Service area is bounded by 9th Street on the north; Adams Blvd. on the south; Hoover on the west; and Central on the east. There is also a small service area in 90007 bounded by Olympic on the north; Adams on the south; Hoover on the west; and Central on the east. Services include bags of groceries, meals, sack lunches and a brown bag program. Service is restricted to the service areas for groceries; there are no geographic restrictions for meals. The program provides a bag of groceries for families. Food items include canned and dried goods. People who reside outside the service area are served once only and then referred to an agency in their area. A brown bag program is also available for seniors; the program provides groceries for adults 65 years and older. The program provides hot breakfast three days per week for homeless individuals, single men and single women. Sack lunches are available five days per week.

Eligibility

Call to apply; an appointment is required; 211 referrals for emergency food, call with client's name and number of family members. ID, proof of residence and proof of income are required. Seniors may walk in to register for the brown bag program; proof of age and proof of residence are required for the brown bag program. Walk in for meals and sack lunches. ID or registration is not required.

Documents

ID, proof of residence and proof of income are required.

Hours

Intake and distribution hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11:00am to 12:30pm.

Area Served

ZIP 90007 (90007) ZIP 90011 (90011) ZIP 90015 (90015) ZIP 90021 (90021)

Los Angeles Mission

303 E. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 629-1227

Services

The program provides a hot meal for anyone in Los Angeles County who attends a mandatory chapel service. Services include meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The mission primarily serves homeless people in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. There are no geographic restrictions.

Eligibility

Walk in for service. People line up at meal times. ID is not required. People line up as early as 30 minutes before the meals are served.

Hours

Breakfast is served Monday through Saturday, first come, first served, to 100 people at 5:00am; lunch is served Monday through Saturday, 12:00 noon; dinner is served Monday through Saturday at 6:00pm.

Area Served

Countywide - All Zips

Fred Jordan Mission

445 Towne Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(626) 915-1981

Services

The program provides emergency food to anyone in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles, including people who are undocumented. Services include groceries and a hot meal. Attendance at a religious service is required to receive the hot meal, but not for the groceries. Services are held in English and in Spanish. People may apply for assistance as often as necessary. There are no geographic restrictions. Groceries (Emergency Food Bags) consist of a two to three-day supply of packaged goods and fresh produce. The amount given varies with family size. Infant formula and baby food are sometimes available depending on donations. The soup kitchen serves lunch. There are no geographic restrictions.

Eligibility

Walk in for food services. People must attend a religious service to receive the hot meal.

Documents

ID is not required.

Hours

Intake hours for groceries are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 10:00am.

Area Served

Downtown Los Angeles

Ascension Lutheran Church - My Friend's House

3533 W. 58th Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 292-4939

Services

The agency provides emergency food for people in Los Angeles County, including people who are homeless and people who are undocumented.

Documents

ID or registration is not required.

Hours

Wednesday, 9:00am to 11:00am.

Area Served

Countywide - All Zips

Trinity Baptist Church

2040 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 735-0044

Services

The program provides emergency food for people who are in Los Angeles County, including people who are homeless. Service include a hot meal and bags of groceries through the food pantry. Assistance is provided once a month. There are no geographic restrictions.

Documents

Walk in to apply for emergency food. Applicants are given a form to fill out to receive food for the following week. Walk in for the meal. ID or registration is not required.

Hours

Intake and distribution hours for emergency food are Wednesday, 9:30am to 10:30am.

Area Served

Countywide - All Zips

White Memorial Sda Church

401 N. State St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 264-2170

Services

The program provides emergency food to people who live in East Los Angeles, including people who are undocumented. The program provides a month's supply of groceries which includes beans, rice, macaroni, canned vegetables, bread and cereal. Baby food may be available depending on donations. People may apply for assistance once per week. Service is targeted, but not restricted, to Los Angeles zip codes 90022, 90031, 90032, 90033 and 90063 residents. There are no geographic restrictions.

Eligibility

Walk in to Apply for service.

Documents

CADL or CAID and proof of residence are requested, but not required; documentation requirements are determined on a case by case basis.

Hours

Intake and distribution hours are first and third Tuesday of the month, 10:00am to 12:00 noon.

Area Served

ZIP 90022 (90022) ZIP 90031 (90031) ZIP 90032 (90032) ZIP 90033 (90033) ZIP 90063 (90063)

Food Pantry Lax Area

355 E. Beach Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 677-5597

Services

The program provides emergency food for people. The agency is only able to assist the first 100 people who line up. The program provides a two-day supply of groceries which contains, canned food and packaged dried goods. Powdered milk is occasionally available. The amount of food varies with family size but is enough to last approximately two days. People may be assisted Tuesday or Friday.

Documents

Picture ID for the head of household, ID for all family members including children and proof of residence are required.

Hours

Tuesday and Friday, 10:00am to 12:00 noon.

Area Served

Services are restricted to El Segundo, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale and Los Angeles zip codes 90001, 90002, 90003, 90006, 90007, 90008, 90011, 90013, 90016, 90018, 90019, 90037, 90043, 90044, 90045, 90047, 90056, 90059, 90061, 90062, 90245, 90247, 90249, 90250, 90260, 90293, 90301, 90302, 90303, 90304 and 90305 residents.

Our Lady Queen Of Angels Catholic Church

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

Services

This program provides emergency food for anyone in Los Angeles 90012. The program serves families and seniors, ages 55 and older. Services include groceries and a meal. People who live outside of 90012 are given emergency groceries on a one-time only basis and referred to a resource in their area. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to the Spanish-speaking community. The program provides occasional and ongoing emergency food assistance for people who have cooking facilities. It provides a week's supply of groceries that includes staples such as rice, beans, butter, flour, powdered milk and bread. Canned and packaged dried goods, infant formula and baby food are occasionally available. The amount of groceries given varies with family size. The frequency people are served is determined on a case-by-case basis and may range from weekly to monthly.

Eligibility

To apply for ongoing emergency food assistance, specialists call to verify availability of food and arrange for same day assistance during the intake hours. Program staff interview applicants to assess their need and determine how often they can receive assistance.

Documents

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

Hours

Intake and distribution hours for ongoing emergency food assistance are Friday, 8:00am to 11:00am.

Area Served

ZIP 90012 (90012)

Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels Charities Program

555 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 680-5231

Services

The program provides emergency food services for families with children in the greater City of Los Angeles area. Services include occasional and ongoing emergency food assistance. The service area is the general Cathedral boundaries, which include L A City zip codes: 90005, 90006, 90007, 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90021, 90026, 90029, 90031, 90032, 90033, 90042, 90057, 90065 and 90071. Geographic restrictions apply. The amount of food varies with the size of the family and level of income. The program will determine on a case by case basis how often a family is eligible to receive groceries. The center provides daily sack lunches five days per week to surrounding community providers.

Eligibility

An appointment is not required.

Documents

First time applicants are required to bring ID for all adult family members; birth certificates for children 18 years and younger; proof of residence, including a rental contract or lease, a current rent receipt and a utility bill; and proof of income. A current rent receipt from an applicable zip code to be presented each time the family comes for assistance.

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30am to 12:00 noon.

Area Served

90005, 90006, 90007, 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90021, 90026, 90029, 90031, 90032, 90033, 90042, 90057, 90065 and 90071

Salvation Army Corps Community Center - Inglewood

324 E. Queen St.
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 677-3375

Services

The agency provides emergency food for people in the Inglewood area. Services include occasional emergency food and a sack lunch program offered daily. Occasional food include canned and dried goods. Emergency food assistance is available once every 30 days. The sack lunch program is intended for local people in need, including homeless individuals. There are no geographic restrictions. As a support service, the agency also provides access to a donated clothes closet program. The service is dependent on donations.

Eligibility

Walk in for emergency food. Walk in for sack lunch. ID or registration is not required.

Documents

ID is required. Walk in for sack lunch. ID or registration is not required.

Hours

Monday through Friday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Area Served

El Segundo (ES) Inglewood (IN) Lennox (INL) ZIP 90045 (90045) ZIP 90230 (90230) ZIP 90233 (90233) ZIP 90250 (90250)

Each One Teach One Inc

Tom Bradley Youth & Family Center
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 692-0113

Services

Each One - Teach One, Inc. founded in May 2002 grew out of the need to provide food to the growing numbers of low income families in the Los Angeles County. Also to educate them on Nutritional benefits of making healthy choices in food preparation.

They distribute food to the the poor and needy also to families infected or affected with HIV/AIDS and provide Nutrition Education through classes and literature.

Epiphany Episcopal Church

2808 Altura St.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 227-9931

Services

The program provides emergency food to residents of Los Angeles County, including people who are homeless or undocumented. People may apply for ongoing assistance. Service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. People line up for a ticket at intake hours for the bags of groceries at distribution time. Two bags of food is provided. Emergency food consists of a bag of canned goods and a bag of fresh vegetables. Diapers are available on a limited basis depending on donations. A nurse is available for general health information for participants on Fridays, 8:00am to 5:00pm. There are no geographic restrictions.

Eligibility

Walk in during intake and distribution hours.

Hours

Tickets are distributed during intake hours. Intake hours are second and fourth Friday of the month at 10:00am and 1:00pm. Distribution is the second and fourth Friday of the month at 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Area Served

Countywide - All Zips

Catholic Charities Of Los Angeles - St. Mary's Center

4665 Willow Brook Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 662-4392
(323) 662-4391

Services

The agency provides emergency food services for families with children living in the Hollywood/Downtown and Central areas of Los Angeles. Services include government surplus food distribution sites, occasional emergency food assistance, and soup kitchens. Services are restricted to the agency service area: 90004, 90005, 90006, 90007, 90012, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90020, 90026, 90027, 90028, 90029, 90031, 90036, 90039, 90040, 90041, 90042, 90046, 90048, 90063, 90065, 90069, 90071. Services include a sack lunch program for the homeless. Single adults may be served if no other resources are available. The occasional emergency food assistance program provides a bag of groceries that contain canned foods and USDA food. The amount varies with family size.

Eligibility

Call to arrange an appointment and to verify availability. Families may receive a bag of groceries once per month per family.

Documents

Picture ID is required for all family members, proof of residence and income are required. People who receive CalWorks or GR must provide letters or notice of action print out, and the name and phone number of their eligibility worker.

Hours

Monday, Wednesday through Friday, 10:00am to 12:00pm; 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Area Served

90004, 90005, 90006, 90007, 90012, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90020, 90026, 90027, 90028, 90029, 90031, 90036, 90039, 90040, 90041, 90042, 90046, 90048, 90063, 90065, 90069, 90071

Sova Community Food And Resource Program

1140 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(818) 988-7682

Services

The program provides emergency food assistance for people with low income, who live in or near West Hollywood, West Los Angeles, and in the San Fernando Valley. Services include formula/baby food, occasional emergency food assistance, and ongoing emergency food assistance. The agency serves anyone, including people who are undocumented, homeless or who receive public assistance. Services are targeted, but not restricted to West Hollywood, West Los Angeles, and San Fernando Valley residents. There are no geographic restrictions. Emergency food includes a four to five day supply of canned and packaged food, bread, produce, and often, meat and dairy. Kosher, vegetarian, low salt and low sugar foods are available for those who request them. Formula and baby food are sometimes available.

Eligibility

Low income or anyone in need of assistance.

Documents

First time applicants should arrive half an hour before the pantry opens. Bring an official picture ID for all adult family members; birth certificates are required for children.

Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00am to 1:30pm; second and fourth Sunday, 9:00am to 12:00 noon. First time clients must be at the food pantry half an hour before opening.

Area Served

Countywide - All Zips

Joy Community Outreach To End Homelessness

5730 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(323) 939-5808

Services

The program provides emergency food for anyone in Los Angeles County. Services include bag of groceries and a weekly meal. Infant formula, baby food and diapers are occassionally available, depending on donations. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to people who are homeless, low-income families with children and older adults. There are no geographic restrictions.

Eligibility

Walk in for emergency food service. ID or registration is not required to receive groceries from the agency. Walk in for the meal. ID or registration is not required for any of the meals served.

Hours

Wednesday, 1:30pm to 4:00pm; fourth Saturday of the month, 9:00am to 2:00pm; every Sunday, 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

Area Served

Countywide - All Zips

Sova Food Pantry And Resource Center - West

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

Services

The program provides emergency food assistance for people with low income, who live in or near West Hollywood, West Los Angeles, and in the San Fernando Valley. Services include formula/baby food, occasional emergency food assistance, and ongoing emergency food assistance. The agency serves anyone, including people who are undocumented, homeless or who receive public assistance. Services are targeted, but not restricted to West Hollywood, West Los Angeles, and San Fernando Valley residents. There are no geographic restrictions. Emergency food includes a four to five day supply of canned and packaged food, bread, produce, and often, meat and dairy. Kosher, vegetarian, low salt and low sugar foods are available for those who request them. Formula and baby food are sometimes available.

Eligibility

Low income and anyone in need of assistance.

Documents

First time applicants should arrive half an hour before the pantry opens. Bring an official picture ID for all adult family members; birth certificates are required for children.

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00am to 1:30pm; third Sunday, 9:00am to 12:00 noon. First time clients must be at the food pantry half an hour before opening.

Area Served

Countywide - All Zips

My Friend's Place

5850 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 908-0011

Services

The program provides homeless support services for people 12 through 24 years who are in the Hollywood area. Services include certificates and forms assistance, clothing, sack lunches/dinners, specialized information and referral, and temporary mailing addresses. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to people in the Hollywood area. There are no geographic restrictions. Certificates and forms assistance includes assistance with obtaining birth certificates, ID's, and social security cards. Legal counseling is provided once a week by attorneys from Public Counsel. Specialized information and referral is provided and includes referrals for medical services, shelters and additional support services. A mobile health clinic is available weekly; this service is provided by Children's Hospital and Saban Free Clinic. A meals and a snack are provided daily; individuals may come every day.

Eligibility

Walk in for service, or to get a lunch or dinner.

Documents

Proof of age is required; ID cards and drivers licenses are accepted. Staff assist in obtaining ID's, social security cards and birth certificates if necessary.

Hours

Services are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm; Thursday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Area Served

Countywide - All Zips

Food On Foot

1625 N. Schrader Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(310) 442-0088

Services

The program provides emergency food for people of all ages in Los Angeles County. Services include a weekly meal and clothing. There are no geographic restrictions. The program provides a weekly meal for people that includes a hot chicken meal with corn, rice and tortillas, a granola bar, crackers, baby carrots, an apple, orange and banana, bread, water and milk for children. The program also provides clothing, shoes and blankets, based on availability. The agency has a Work for Food program where individuals demonstrate reliable work habits and join a team of workers that clean local shopping centers and other areas in Hollywood during the week in exchange for additional food gift cards. Participants are ultimately encouraged to use their skills to obtain employment that the agency has found after they leave the program.

Hours

Clothing is distributed Sunday at 4:00pm.

Area Served

Countywide - All Zips

Hollywood United Methodist Food Pantry

6817 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 874-2104

Services

The program provides emergency food for anyone in the Hollywood area. Service include sack lunches. Service is targeted, but not restricted, to Hollywood area residents. There are no geographic restrictions.

Documents

ID or registration is not required.

Hours

Tuesday, 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Salvation Army - His House

20830 S. Vermont Ave.
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 782-8841

Services

The agency provides emergency food assistance for people who live in the South Bay area, including people who are homeless or who are undocumented. Service include groceries, brown bag lunch program and hot meals. Information and referral services are provided for adults who receive other services. A typical bag of food may include USDA food products, canned goods and dry boxed goods. Infant formula and baby food are also provided, if available. People may receive groceries once per month. The brown bag lunch program provides a sack lunch for anyone in need on a daily basis.

Documents

Walk in for assistance. ID is not required for emergency food, the brown bag program or the meal.

Hours

Intake and distribution hours for the grocery program and brown bag program are Monday and Tuesday, 10:00am to 12:00 noon; and Friday, 9:00am to 12:00 noon.

Area Served

Services are targeted, but not restricted, to Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Torrance and Wilmington. There are no geographic restrictions.

Amigos Sin Barreras - Friends Without Barriers - Circle Of Life Aids Food Pantry

21207 S. Avalon Blvd.
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 540-1344

Services

The program provides emergency food for low-income people with HIV or AIDS living in the South Bay area (SPA 8). Services include ongoing emergency food assistance, food vouchers and a meal. Service is restricted to SPA 8 residents. The emergency food program provides groceries such as fruit, vegetables, juices, soup, canned tuna, pasta and grains. Groceries usually last one to four weeks. Powdered milk and diapers may be available, depending on donations. The amount of food varies with the size of the family. People can apply for food once per month. The program can accommodate special diets such as vegetarian, high protein, low salt or low fat. Food vouchers for Ralph's and Food for Less are provided to individuals and families. Vouchers are available once per month; the program provides $20 vouchers for singles and $30 vouchers for families. A hot meal is served once per week. Entertainment, guest speakers, support group, music and massages from a physical therapist are provided before the meal.

Eligibility

Proof of residence, proof of income and proof of HIV/AIDS diagnosis are required.

Documents

ID

Hours

Thursday, 9:00am to 12:00pm.

First Lutheran Church Glendal

1300 E. Colorado St.
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 240-9000
(323) 245-4000

Services

The agency provides emergency food for people who live in Glendale and the Los Angeles zip codes 90041, 90042 and 90065, including people who are undocumented and people who are homeless. Services include ongoing food assistance and a hot meal. Groceries include canned fruits and vegetables, bread, dried beans and rice, canned soup, juice and pudding. Powdered or canned milk, fresh produce, fruits and vegetables, may be available, depending on donations. Special diets, such as low salt, soft foods and sugar free, can be accommodated. Groceries usually last 5 to 6 days. The amount of food varies with the family size. People can apply for assistance every other week. Referrals for other social services within the service area are also available.

Documents

Walk in to apply for service. Some kind of ID is requested, but not required.

Hours

Friday, 8:30am to 11:30am; second Saturday of the month, 12:15pm to 1:30pm.

Area Served

Services are restricted to Glendale and Los Angeles zip code 90041, 90042 and 90065 residents.

Aid For Aids Inc

8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 200
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 656-1107

Services

The agency provides financial assistance for very low-income people living with AIDS, and who are unable to work because of the HIV disease, in Los Angeles County. Services include food vouchers, gas service payment assistance, moving expense assistance, and rent payment assistance. Geographic restrictions vary from program to program. AFA financial grants are intended to provide limited help supplementing existing income or provide assistance while waiting for government assistance. Expenses such as move-in expenses, rent, food vouchers, transportation and utility bills may be covered. In addition, free vitamins are provided through participating pharmacies. All programs require documentation, and grant amounts vary per program. Housing and utility bill grants are paid directly to the landlords/mortgage holders and utility companies. The Keep It Fresh food voucher program provides food vouchers. Eligible individuals may receive up to $60 of groceries (Family units may vary) once a month for either 6 months or 1 year in duration. Currently, there is a waiting list that lasts about 6 months to 1 year.

Eligibility

Walk in or call for an application.

Documents

The following documentation is required in all programs: Picture ID, application form, diagnosis of HIV disease signed by a California certified physician, rent agreement, proof of employment, proof of residence, and proof of income.

Hours

Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Area Served

Countywide - All Zips

People For People Food Program

860 E. Mission Rd.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 285-2549

Services

The program provides emergency food for low-income residents of Alhambra, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel and Temple City, including people who are undocumented and who are homeless. Services are restricted to Alhambra, Arcadia, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel and Temple City residents. The program provides bags of groceries which contain USDA surplus food, canned and packaged dried goods and powdered milk. The amount of groceries varies with family size but is enough to last approximately four days. Baby food and infant formula are usually available. People may receive assistance once a month. Seniors 65 years and older who live independently may be assisted once per month; groceries can be delivered to seniors who live in Rosemead if they are disabled with no transportation.

Eligibility

Call to apply. An appointment is required; referrals are accepted.

Documents

Picture ID, social security card, CalFresh card (if applicable) for the head of household, social security cards for all family members including children (undocumented birth certificate is accepted), proof of income and a current utility bill are required.

Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00am to 2:45pm; and Friday, 8:00am to 12:30pm.

Area Served

Alhambra (AL) Arcadia (AR) Monterey Park (MP) Rosemead (RO) San Gabriel (SF) Temple City (TE)

San Gabriel Mission Christian Service Center

254 1/2 S. Santa Anita
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 289-5165

Services

The program provides emergency food for low-income people of all ages who live in the city of San Gabriel, including homeless people. Services include occasional and ongoing emergency food assistance. Services are available for single people, couples, and families, regardless of their religion, source of income or citizenship. The contents of the bags vary but usually include staples such as beans, rice and pasta; canned goods such as tuna, vegetables, fruits and meats; and infant formula and baby food, if available. Homeless people who do not have access to cooking facilities are assisted with items such as flip-top canned goods, bread and instant soups. The amount of food provided varies according to family size and is enough to last three days; people may be assisted more than once depending on their circumstances. People may register for ongoing assistance once per month. Services are restricted to San Gabriel residents who live within San Gabriel Mission Parish.

Eligibility

People may walk in for service. Program staff complete a form for all emergency food applicants and make home visits when circumstances require ongoing services. People may apply one time a month.

Documents

Picture ID or proof of address, such as a utility bill or rent receipt, is required from head of household and other adults; people who do not have I.D are assisted one time only.

Hours

Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 1:45. Closed on Sunday and holidays.

Area Served

San Gabriel

Salvation Army Corps Community Center - Pasadena

1000 E. Walnut St., Ste. 102
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 773-4425
(626) 773-4400

Services

The program provides emergency food services for families, couples and individuals who live in Altadena, Arcadia, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. A three-day supply of groceries is provided; the amount of food provided varies according to family size. A typical bag of food may include USDA food products and canned goods. People may receive assistance every three months. Services are restricted to Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena residents.

Eligibility

Walk in for service.

Documents

ID for each family member, such as Social Security cards, proof of residence and proof of income are required.

Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 11:30am.

Area Served

Altadena (AD) Pasadena (PS) Sierra Madre (SQ) South Pasadena (SW)