Find food banks and pantries in Los Angeles.

Many of these Los Angeles food bank locations will provide individuals and families with free food in an emergency. They will often also partner and have information on government food programs, local churches, soup kitchens, and pantries in the region.

Hope Chapel Hawthorne - The church can oftentimes provide free emergency food for people in the Hawthorne area, however there are no geographic restrictions so others may also be able to get assistance. Food is also even offered for people who are undocumented. Services and food provided include bags of  groceries. People can receive food assistance up to at most once a month. Call (310) 970-9023

Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church - This church focuses on a limited area of zip code 90003, and it can offer emergency food for people of all ages. The church provides canned and packaged goods, a bag of USDA surplus food, and canned milk, and it can be offered up to once per month. (323) 758-7697

Cornerstone Christian Ministry - The agency provides emergency groceries and food for low income people in Los Angeles County. Services offered includes ongoing emergency food assistance that provides groceries and other food commodities such as bread and vegetables, canned and packaged goods, and other aid. (818) 899-5900

Wayside United Methodist Church - The non-profit charity organization provides free emergency food for low to moderate income families and individuals in Los Angeles County, no matter which section of the county they currently live in. School lunches and holiday assistance may be administered too. Call (310) 326-4541

Saint Mark United Methodist Church - Families and individuals who live anywhere in Los Angeles County can dial (323) 753-3535 for either emergency or ongoing food from this food bank run by the church.

Tamarind Avenue 7th Day Adventist Church - Serves food from a pantry to Compton residents in zip codes 90220, 90221 and 90222. Various types of food are offered, including infant formula and baby food, fruits, groceries, and much more. Call (323) 774-0181

 

 

 

Operation Youth Education Services food distribution facility can provide free food, including a bag of groceries which may consist of staples that people need every day including beans, canned goods, meats, bread, pasta and rice. All Los Angeles residents can contact the center at (323) 263-6937.

St. Lukes Episcopal Church can help anyone no matter where they live in Los Angeles. The food bank can offer free canned goods, fresh food, fruits, nonperishable packaged good, breads, etc. Call (562) 733-1147

St. Anne’s Center focuses on offering food to low income people in Santa Monica California. The food bank they run can distribute canned goods and staple food items, donated fresh produce and bread on an ongoing basis, as well as USDA food items. Phone (310) 829-4411

Centro Santo Tomas (phone (323) 737-3325) is another local food bank that runs a food assistance program and pantry which provides free emergency food and an ongoing food program for people of all income and backgrounds who live within parish boundaries. The program is only for residents of zip codes 90006, parts of 90007 and  90019. Services and the food is provided only on the first three Saturdays of the month. People who are homeless, illegal or undocumented are eligible for food as well.

Action Food Pantry, which is located in Baldwin Park and can be reached at (626) 814-4744, provides emergency food services and aid in the East San Gabriel Valley area of California and Los Angeles. Specifically the food pantry they run primarily serves the residents of the cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, El Monte, Glendora, La Puente, Pomona, and West Covina. People who need help will be able to receive a bag or box of canned and dry packaged goods, produce and meat products. Other social services are also offered by the food pantry, including school lunches and Christmas meals.

Church of the Redeemer. Typically two to three day of free emergency food are offered for low-income people. An ongoing food assistance program is also available for anyone, regardless of income or background, excluding people who are homeless. More limited food and meals is offered for the homeless. The food bank center provides those in need with a bag of groceries which usually includes sugar, canned goods, rice, beans, cereal, butter, cookies and juices, flour, and bread. Call (626) 960-9587

St. Frances of Rome Food Bank serves the area of Azusa California. They distribute food, and can also refer qualified individuals to government food assistance programs. You can apply up to once per month. Baby food and diapers may also be provided. (626) 969-1829

Covina Area Emergency Aid - A bag of free groceries that contains canned and packaged goods may be offered for Covina California area families and individuals from the food bank on site. Call (626) 858-5515. Note you can only get help at most twice per year.

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, which is based in Granada Hills but serves all of Los Angeles and can be reached at (818) 891-1759. The church and food bank provides emergency food, groceries, and commodities for people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds who live in the Los Angeles County area. Services offered by the church include a bag of groceries which contain canned and nonperishable goods and fresh items too. Summer school meals as well as holiday baskets in Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving are offered too.

San Pedro Salvation Army - It only serves the low income and people faced with poverty in the Carson, Harbor City, Lomita, Rancho Palos Verde, San Pedro, or Wilmington areas. Homeless can also get access to free food and other support. (310) 832-7228, or find more on Salvation Army Los Angeles.

Other food banks in Los Angeles County

In addition to all of the pantries, churches, charities, and food banks referenced above, some other locations in the southern California and greater Los Angeles County region include.

  • St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church is based in Redondo Beach and serves Torrance and Redondo Beach. (310) 540-0329
  • Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church (phone (213) 629-3101) serves clothing and food from a bank.
  • His Helping Hands of Lomita CA. dial (310) 326-2757
  • Ascension Lutheran Church serves LA County. Call (323) 292-4939 for free emergency food.
  • Central Baptist Church, based in Carson and can be called at (310) 830-5513, offers free emergency food and other forms of support.

Sova Community Food And Resource Program - Offers resources for people with low income, who live in the areas near West Los Angeles, Hollywood, and in the greater San Fernando Valley. 16439 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, 91406, phone (818) 988-7682

Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels Charities Program - 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 90012, dial (213) 680-5231

God Provides Food Bank - Services include USDA surplus products and ongoing emergency food assistance. Get baby formula and food. Other goods offered are juice, frozen food, dairy products, frozen meat, dry goods, and produce. 2453 Troy Ave., South El Monte, 91733, call (626) 442-4273

Harbor Interfaith Services Inc. - 623 W. 9th St., San Pedro, 90731, phone number (310) 831-0603

Inland Valley Hope Partners - Multiple food pantry locations, including in Ontario, Claremont, San Dimas, and Pomona California.

Catholic Charities Of Los Angeles - They run multiple food banks and social service agencies. Locations are in Whittier, Los Angeles, Van Nuys, and Canoga Park. Dial (818) 340-2050

All Peoples Christian Center
Main address - 822 E. 20th Street
Los Angeles, California 90011
Phone number 213-747-6357

 

 

 

 

Ascension's Food Pantry
Food pantry location - 517 W. 112th Street
Los Angeles, California 90044
323.754.2978
Provides emergency food boxes, perishable items, holiday assistance, and free meals. All offered as resources allow.

Food Net- Florence-Firestone
7807 S. Compton Ave
Los Angeles, California 90001
Phone 323 586-6502

Imani Unidos A.I.D.S. Project
Location - 1713 W. 108th Street
Los Angeles, California 90047
323.754.8453

Islamic Center of Southern CA
434 S. Vermont Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90020
213- 382-9200 Center

St. Vincent de Paul Church
Address - 621 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90007
Dial 213-749-8950
Several Saint Vincent centers are located in Los Angeles County and southern California. They offer social services, some limited financial assistance to prevent homelessness (so rent and energy bill help, clothing, food, and more. Meals and clothing for children may be offered. One of the leading charity organizations.

St. James Episcopal Church
3903 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90010
Call 323-934-5870

West Adams Church of Christ
Main address is 4959 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90016
323 731-6672

Vision of Hope Outreach
5951 S. San Pedro
Los Angeles, California 90003
323-233-4647

Star Christian School
Address of food pantry is 2120 Estrella Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90007
Call 213-746-6900

Mexican-American Opportunity
972 Goodrich Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90022
Call 323.313.1605 for intake
Distributes culturally specific food, government commodities, and more.

Normandie Community Dev. Food
3801 South Normandie Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90037
Telephone: 323.731.7787

St. Mark Missionary Baptist
5017 Compton Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90011
Call the church at 323.231.1040
The locations has an onsite food pantry.

 

 

 

Greater New Unity
9719 Avalon Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90003
323.757.5094

St. Cecilia Catholic Church
4230 S. Normandie Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90037
323-294-6628
Offers spiritual guidance, referrals, free hot meals and lunches, and a box of food to the low income, homeless, and others.

Our Lady Queen of Angels
535 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
213.629.3101

My Friends House
Address: 3533 West 58th Place
Los Angeles, California 90043
Telephone - 323.292.4939

Love & Faith Christian Center
8505 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90047
323.753.8300

House of Praise
2414 W. Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90043
323.296.6984

Santa Clarita Valley Food
32142 North Crown Valley Road
Acton, California 93510
661.255.9078
Distributes donated food. Canned items, frozen foods, fruits, vegetables and more may be offered. Also coordinates Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals.

Altadena S.D.A. Church
Location is 2609 N. Lincoln Avenue
Altadena, California 91001
Call 626.794.3953

Village Covenant
5607 N. Barranca Ave
Azusa, California 91702
Dial 626-335-4013 for hours and intake.

Mision Cristana Monte de
6315 Eastern Ave
Bell Gardens, California 90201
562.544.4264

Burbank Temporary Aid Center
1304 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, California 91506
818-848-2822 X-107
Short term food is offered, as well as financial assistance for basic needs. Also apply for food stamps, CalFresh, and other public and government aid. May have clothing or household goods too.

Loaves & Fishes-Canoga Park
Location is 21600 Hart Street
Canoga Park, California 91303
Call 818.340.2050

City of Truth Ministries
Address of food bank is 23400 S. Avalon Blvd
Carson, California 90745
310.669.8300

Inland Valley Hope Partners
660 N. Mountain Ave
Claremont, California 91711
909.391.4882
The non-profit has a food bank and clothing closet for the needy, including seniors and elderly in Los Angeles.

Food Net- East Rancho
4513 E. Compton Blvd.
Compton, California 90221
Call for hours of food distribution 310.603.7401

Glendale Central Spanish S.D.A
901 E. Broadway
Glendale, California 91205
Phone - 818.243.3006

 

 

 

International Families Association
1741 Gardena Avenue, Suite E
Glendale, California 91204
Telephone number - 818.770.0779

St. John Vianney Church
1345 Turnbull Canyon Road
Hacienda Heights, California 91745
Call 626-330-2269
The church offers hot meals and other support. Also get information on shelters, bedding and clothing items, and more from volunteers and others.

Ministerio Restauracion Peniel
Address: 12929 S. Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, California 90250
Main number is 310.343.0351

Tongan Community Service Center
13030 Inglewood Ave, Ste.104
Hawthorne, California 90249
Telephone number is 310.679.9099
Programs include a food pantry, employment services, application site for LIHEAP/weatherization, and more.

First Southern Baptist Church
Address is 1528 N. Wilton Place
Hollywood, California 90028
323.953.9735

S.V.P. Blessed Sacrament
6657 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, California 90028
Phone number is 323.874.5577

Salvation Army-Huntington Park
2965 E. Gage Avenue
Huntington Park, California 90255
Telephone - 323-587-4221

WSFB- Salvation Army
Corps center is at 324 E. Queen Street
Inglewood, California 90301
310.677.3375
Both of these Salvation Army centers offer emergency food assistance. Also include Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, food for children, holiday gifts and toys, and clothing. Some Family Service funds may be offered for basic needs such as rent, utilities, or medications.

Inglewood Southside Christian
3947 W. 104th Street
Inglewood, California 90303
310.677.0446

Grace Evangelical Free Church
12717 Santa Gertrudes Ave
La Mirada, California 90638
Telephone number is 562.943.3791

Peace Lutheran Church
Main address is 11690 Fenton Avenue
Lake View Terrace, California 91342
818.899.3950

St. Margaret's Center
10217 Inglewood Ave.
Lennox, California 90304
Call 310.672.2208

Littlerock Community
7854 Pearblossom Hwy.
Littlerock, California 93543
661.361.0890

El Dorado Park Community
3655 N. Norwalk
Long Beach, California 90808
562.596.1641

Help Me Help You
525 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, California 90813
Telephone 562.733.1147
Resources are offered for the immediate region, including frozen foods, breads, rice, and more. May also offer health care advice and nutritional services.

 

 

 

 

Montebello Watch
1033 South Maple Ave
Montebello, California 90640
626-810-5833

Santa Clarita Valley Food
Main address is 24133 Railroad Ave.
Newhall, California 91321
661.255.9078

North Hollywood Interfaith
4390 Colfax Avenue
North Hollywood, California 91604
818.760.3575

City of Norwark/Department
11929 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, California 90650
562-929-5544
Canned goods, government commodities, and state and federal government food assistance may be distributed.

Inland Valley Hope Partners
904 E. California St.
Ontario, California 91761
Call 909.391.4882
Helps the unemployed, working poor, disabled, and low income. Some meals may be delivered to the homebound.

East Palmdale Foursquare
1817 E. Avenue Q., A-6
Palmdale, California 93550
661.274.2699 Church

Palmdale Community Foundation
Primary address is 1002 East Avenue Q-12
Palmdale, California 93550
661.267.5191

Temple of Deliverance
38444 20th Street East
Palmdale, California 93550
661.273.4337
Offers short term food support. Learn about services such as WIC and CalWorks.

 Paramount Care Foundation
Main address is 8206 Alondra Blvd
Paramount, California 90723
Call the non-profit at 562.272.7647

Ecumenical Council of Pasadena
444 East Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91104
626.797.2402
Food distribution for needy persons who have had a disruption in income, including unemployed, those in a shelter, and the elderly in Los Angeles County.

Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church
1180 North Lincoln Avenue
Pasadena, California 91103
Phone - 626.798.9163

 

 

 

Salvation Army-Pasadena
Location of center - 1000 E.Walnut Street
Pasadena, California 91106
626.773.4400
Emergency food boxes.

Hope Chapel
Address of pantry is 6015 W Ave J -8
Quartz Hill, California 93536
661.943.1074
Shelter, meals, and more is offered.

St. Paul's Methodist Church
2600 Nelson Ave
Redondo Beach, California 90278
310.370.4319

Inland Valley Hope Partners
110 E. Third Street
San Dimas, California 91768
Call 909.391.4882 for hours of food distribution.
The center distributes free groceries, formula, school lunches, and more. Case managers are on site to address long term needs.

St. Ferdinand Church
1040 Coronel Street
San Fernando, California 91340
Phone - 818.365.3194

WSFB- Delaware Avenue Food
Main location 1845 20th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
Call 310-450-0919

WSFB-Salvation Army Social
Santa Monica, California 90401
Call 310-451-1358 for information
Free Christmas assistance and meals may be offered. A food bank and clothing closet are on site. Also apply for resources such as cash assistance and energy bill assistance. May also administer homeless prevention services and job training programs to help people gain self sufficiency.

Iglesia Pentecostes Templo
8824 Long Beach Blvd
South Gate, California 90280
Call the food bank at 310.713.1428

Tujunga United Methodist
9901 Tujunga Canyon Blvd.
Tujunga, California 91042
Telephone number is 818-352-1481

First Missionary Baptist
Main address is 37721 N. 100th Street East
Sun Villiage, California 93543
661.944.4128

St. Catherine Laboure Catholic
Main address is 3846 Redondo Beach Blvd.
Torrance, California 90504
Telephone number is 310-329-0993

SOVA Metro
1140 N. La Brea Ave
West Hollywood, California 90038
Phone - 818.988.7682
Free food boxes, groceries, and more. Breads, fruits, vegetables, and items such as baby formula may be distributed to children and mothers.

Nuevo Amanecer
1035 N. Avalon Blvd
Wilmington, California 90744
Call 310.847.6937

Prince of Peace Coalition
Address is 5700 Rudnick Avenue
Woodland Hills, California 91367
Telephone number is 818-346-5554

For the locations of additional food pantries and distribution centers in Los Angeles County, call (323) 234-3030. Dozens of other churches, non-profits centers, and charities provide assistance to those who need it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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