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Food banks, groceries and free food pantries in Los Angeles.

Locate free food pantries and soup kitchen in LA County. Charities, churches and government agencies giveaway free groceries, serve hot meals, and process applications to benefit programs for low-income families and people with no money. Get free food boxes today, Meals on Wheels, baby formula, and hygiene supplies as well as other items. Find free food banks and pantries near you in Los Angeles.

There are hundreds of free food pantries, most of which are open today for low-income families, people with no money, the homeless and seniors as well as immigrants. Or locate summer feeding sites, soup kitchens and other hunger prevention programs in Los Angeles, including drive thru food banks. Get groceries, fresh produce, free pet food for seniors or the disabled, and emergency food boxes.

Many of these food banks near you and that are listed below help people in a hardship. Also locate a free referral number at the bottom of the page for more free food programs. Or they offer other support, such as help in applying for CalFresh food stamps, free Thanksgiving turkeys or Christmas meals, and more. Free Meals on Wheels delivery is also offered to the elderly, disabled and homebound in Los Angeles. Learn more on what Meals on Wheels provides.

The free emergency food pantries are usually open daily at churches, charities, and government offices in Los Angeles County. Clients include senior citizens, the working poor, immigrants (documented or not), unemployed, students, and families going through a difficult time. Whether a free bag of food, personal hygiene items, snacks or meals for children, help is offered. Food pantries offer support in all languages, including Spanish, English, Mandarin, Korean, and others.

Free food boxes distribution centers in LA County as well as places for hot meals

Hope Chapel Hawthorne
13560 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250. Call
(323) 758-7697.
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 or migrants in LA County. Services provided include free bags of groceries, canned meat, fruits and more.

Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church
This church focuses on a limited area of zip code 90003. Location is 114 W 87th St, Los Angeles, CA 90003. Phone: (323) 758-7697
The free pantry can offer emergency food for people of all ages. There are also free holiday meals boxes for low-income people in LA County. 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.




Wayside United Methodist Church
Address is 5904 Cayuga Ave, Lomita, CA 90717. Call (310) 326-4541
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.

St. James Episcopal Church
3903 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Dial (213) 388-3417
A bag of free groceries that contains canned and packaged goods may be offered for area low-income families, single moms and individuals from the food bank on site.

Freedom Church
Address: 9200 Owensmouth Ave, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Main phone: (747) 900-1343

Sunnyside Baptist Church
Call for hours. Address: 9317 Budlong Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90044. Phone: (323) 756-1453
A free food pantry helps the poor, low-income and homeless. Free food, cereal, rice, pasta, bread and more may be offered.

West Adams Church of Christ
The main free food distribution center is at 2301 Alondra Blvd, Compton, CA 90221. Dial 323 731-6672

Vision of Hope Outreach
6001 S Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90044. Phone: (323) 422-7716
The charity  provides emergency services. There is free food, meals, and holiday gift baskets. 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.





Saint Mark United Methodist Church
8305 S Gramercy Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90047. 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
417 S Tamarind Ave, Compton, CA 9022.Call (323) 774-0181

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.

Salvation Army Free Food Programs and Soup Kitchens
There are many food pantries, soup kitchens, and feeding programs run by the Christian Charity. They help the low income, Mexican or other immigrants, the vulnerable and others. Free bags of food, personal cleaning supplies, detergent, soap, canned fruits or meat and other goods are offered. Some sites are below, or find other free food assistance from Salvation Army Los Angeles County.

  • Salvation Army-Pasadena, Location of center - 960 E.Walnut Street, Pasadena, California 91106, dial 626.773.4400. They may have emergency food boxes..
  • 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. May also administer homeless prevention services, free breakfast for the homeless and job training programs to help people gain self sufficiency. Location is 1533 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
  • 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. Call (310) 832-7228, and location is 138 S Bandini St, San Pedro, CA 90731.
  • Salvation Army-Huntington Park, 2965 E. Gage Avenue, Huntington Park, California 90255. Telephone - 323-587-4221
  • Salvation Army- Whittier Corp is at 7926 Pickering Avenue, Whittier CA 90602. Dial 562-698-8348
  • L.A. Central Corp is at 1532 West 11th Street, 90015 Los Angeles CA. Dial 213.896.9178.
  • WSFB- Salvation Army, Corps center is at 324 E. Queen Street, Inglewood, California 90301, dial 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.

Shepherd's Pantry
Location is  1418 Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA 91706. Main Phone: (626) 305-0392
A free low-income food pantry to help people in a financial hardship. Get dry and canned goods, paper products, toilet paper, detergent, and personal toiletries to those in need

First Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles
Food bank address: 1809 West Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019. Dial (323) 935-5204

God's Pantry
There are multiple distribution centers open daily. Get free shelf stable items, bakery goods, fresh produce, and meat. Dairy, cereal, baby formula, Ensuire for seniors and free Christmas and Thanksgiving food baskets. Free cat or dog kibble, litter and other pet food items are offered too. The poor, low-income and others can use the charity.

  • Address: 250 E Center St, Pomona, CA 91767. Phone: (909) 766-8038
  • 1016 W. Cypress St., Covina, CA 91722, Call (909) 455-4531
  • 595 E 6th St, Azusa, CA 91702. Dial(909) 455-4531

St. Lukes Episcopal Church
Location is 1301 W 12th St, Long Beach, CA 90813. Call (562) 733-1147
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.

Catholic Charities Of Los Angeles - They run multiple food banks and social service agencies. The thrift stores may sell kitchen supplies too, like pots and pans, utensils, and other supplies. Or get free food like rice, soup, fresh produce or perishable items, Boost for Senior Citizens and more. Locations are in Whittier, Los Angeles, Van Nuys, and Canoga Park (Dial (818) 340-2050). There are also other Catholic Charity churches throughout the county. More on Catholic Charities Los Angeles.

St. Anne’s Center
2011 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Phone (310) 829-4411
The charity
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.

Mount Hollywood United Church of Christ
1733 N New Hampshire Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Phone: (323) 667-1212

Grace Resources
45134 Sierra Hwy, Lancaster, CA 93534. Main Phone: (661) 940-5272

Centro Santo Tomas
Location is  2727 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006. Pphone (323) 737-3325) is another local food bank that runs a drive thru pantry.
They help the homeless, poor, and unemployed. The charity provides free emergency food 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.





WLCAC Family Source Center
Free food, groceries and more from 1212 E 108th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059. Phone: (323) 357-6262
Free grocery boxes, feminine products, toilet paper, and other goods are given away. There are also free food gift cards. Get eggs, dairy, milk, cheese, tuna and other shelf stable or fresh groceries for low-income people.

Childrens Collective Inc
Food and more from 915 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90044. Phone: (323) 789-4717

Church of the Redeemer
Location is 1613 W 20th St, Los Angeles, CA 90007. Call (626) 960-9587
Typically two to three day of free emergency food are offered for low-income people. An ongoing assistance program is also available for anyone, regardless of income or background, excluding people who are homeless. More limited free boxes of groceries 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.

St. Frances of Rome Food Bank
Location is 501 E Foothill Blvd, Azusa, CA 91702. Call 626) 969-1829
The charity will distribute food, and can also refer qualified individuals to government food assistance programs including WIC or CalFresh. You can apply up to once per month. Baby food and diapers may also be provided.

Women in Action Reaching Out
A free Food Distribution Center is at 851 E Via Carmelitos, Long Beach, CA 90805. Phone: (562) 253-8078
Get items such as baby formula, diapers, milk, eggs and other goods. They help single mothers in Los Angeles County, expectant women, migrants and others. Healthy fruits and vegetables too.

Catholic Charities Of LA Long Beach Community Services Center
Address: 123 E 14th St, Long Beach, CA 90813. Main phone: (213) 251-3432
The charity has many social services, including free food pantries and a drive thru food bank. A soup kitchen also has free breakfast, lunch, and dinner too.

Project Angel Food
Non-profit Address: 922 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Phone: (323) 845-1800
They deliver food to the sick, those with serous illness and others. Free frozen or hot meals, groceries, personal toiletries or hygiene supplies and other stuff is delivered by volunteers in LA County.

Barrio Action Youth & Family Center
4927 Huntington Dr N #200, Los Angeles, CA 90032. Main Phone: (323) 221-0779

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
Pantry is at 15950 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills, CA 91344. The center which is based in Granada Hills but serves all of Los Angeles and can be reached at (818) 891-1759.

The church pantry 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.

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. Address is 16439 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, 91406, phone (818) 988-7682

El Nido Family Services
Address: 11243 Glenoaks Blvd UNIT 2, Pacoima, CA 91331. Phone: (818) 896-7776

Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels Charities Program - Mexican-American Opportunity
Location is 4545 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031, dial (213) 680-5231
Distributes culturally specific food, government commodities, and more. Services are in Spanish. Cultural meals as well for Mexicans, including Salsa, Tacos, meat, juices, and more. There are also holiday meals and snacks for immigrant children. Illegal and legal Mexicans can get help, even including clothes, financial help, or assistance in applying for food stamps or CalWorks.

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

Free food pantries Los Angeles CountyHarbor Interfaith Services Inc. - 623 W. 9th St., San Pedro, 90731, phone number (310) 831-0603. Seasonal items like Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter meals.

Inland Valley Hope Partners
The main site is 1753 N Park Ave, Pomona, CA 91768. Phone: (909) 622-3806
Multiple food pantry locations, including in Ontario, Claremont, San Dimas, and Pomona California. There are free drive thru pantries open today, cat or dog food for low-income seniors and disabled adults, Meals on Wheels and other services.

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

Latino Resource Organization, Inc.
Address: 1645 Corinth Ave #112, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Main Phone: (424) 293-8297
Free food, gift cards, applications to government benefits including SNAP food stamps (Cal Fresh) and more is offered. All applications and services in Spanish too.

Ascension's Food Pantry
Food pantry location - 517 W. 112th Street, Los Angeles, California 90044. Dial 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. Dial 323.754.8453

Santa Clarita Valley Food
Main address is 23520 Wiley Canyon Rd, Valencia, CA 91355. Dial 661.255.9078

North Hollywood Interfaith
 11634 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91604. Dial 818.760.3575
Helps the unemployed, working poor, disabled, and low income. Some meals may be delivered to the homebound.

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

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

El Centro De Ayuda
Address: 2130 1st St Suite 110, Los Angeles, CA 90033. Phone: (323) 526-9301

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

Islamic Center of Southern CA
434 Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020. Phone: (213) 382-9200

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, clothing, food, and more. Meals and clothing for children may be offered. One of the leading charity organizations.

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

Normandie Community Dev. Food
3801 South Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90037. Telephone: 323.731.7787
The agency provides emergency groceries and food for low income people in Los Angeles County. There is also a free, emergency drive thru pantry. Services offered includes ongoing emergency food assistance that provides groceries, free cheese, government staples and other food commodities such as bread and vegetables, canned and packaged goods, and other aid. Senior citizens, single mothers with no money and the hungry can use the free food pantry today.

Inglewood Southside Christian
3947 W. 104th Street, Inglewood, California 90303. Dial (310) 677-0446

Grace Evangelical Free Church
Food pantry address is 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. Telephone number is 818.899.3950
Offers short term food support. Learn about services such as WIC and CalWorks.

St. Margaret's Center
10217 Inglewood Ave., Lennox, California 90304. Call 310.672.2208
Resources are offered for the immediate region, including frozen foods, breads, rice, and more. May also offer health care advice and nutritional services.

Ecumenical Council of Pasadena
444 East Washington Blvd., Pasadena, California 91104. Call 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

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

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.

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. Call 661.944.4128
Assistance is offered for the poor, low income, and struggling. There is a free food pantry that may have items like Canned pumpkin, Cereal, Tuna, Ham, Chicken, infant formula, canned goods, paper products and more.

St. Catherine Laboure Catholic
Main address is 3846 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, California 90504. Telephone number is 310-329-0993
Free food boxes, groceries, and more. Breads, fruits, vegetables, and items such as baby formula may be distributed to children and mothers.




Greater New Unity
441 E 98th St, Los Angeles, CA 90003. Dial 323.757.5094

St. Cecilia Catholic Church
4230 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, California 90037. Dial 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
5400 11th Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043. Phone: (323) 299-3720
Programs include a soup kitchen, client choice food pantry for the low income in Los Angeles County, household goods and more. There are also cooking and healthy eating classes. The pantry may have personal toiletries to those in need, Cooking oils, wipes for households or babies, toothpaste, dairy, milk, and more.

House of Praise
8502 S Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90044. Phone: (323) 752-9313

Santa Clarita Valley Food
Location is 23520 Wiley Canyon Rd, Valencia, CA 91355. Call 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.

Burbank Temporary Aid Center
1304 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, California 91506. Call 818-848-2822
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 St, Canoga Park, CA 91303. Phone: (213) 251-3549
The non-profit has a food bank and clothing closet for the needy, including seniors and elderly in Los Angeles. The pantry may have meat, milk, tuna, chicken, hamburger helper, pasta, and more.

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
240 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205. Telephone number - 818.770.0779

Senior Centers - Free food, meals, and basic needs for senior citizens and the elderly
Senior citizens, regardless of their income, can get help from LA Senior and Community Services. There is financial aid, food, and household staples. Free cans of Boost or Ensure, Vitamins, USDA commodities, Senior Brown Bag Food Box Distribution, and more is offered. Read more on senior help in Los Angeles County.

St. John Vianney Church
1345 Turnbull Canyon Roadm 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

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

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





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

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

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

  • Wilshire Presbyterian Church - 300 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020. Main Phone: (213) 387-5387
  • White Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church  - A free food bank is at 401 N State St, Los Angeles, CA 90033. Dial (323) 264-2170
  • Bread Of Life Foursquare Church - Soup kitchen and pantry is at 5179 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016. Call (323) 939-4716
  • Valley Korean United Methodist Church - Address: 10408 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills, CA 91344. Phone: (818) 366-0089
  • Behtany Church - 763 N Sunset Ave, West Covina, CA 91790. Phone: (626) 962-8501
  • St Margaret Mary Catholic Church - Location is 25511 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, CA 90717. Phone: (310) 326-3364
  • St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church is based in Redondo Beach and serves Torrance and Redondo Beach. A food pantry and soup kitchen are on site for the homeless and vulnerable. (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. A food bank and pantry serve immigrants, the job less, and struggling families.
  • First Church of the Nazarene-Altadena distribute fresh produce, canned meat, or frozen food to families from 9 W. Mendocino Street, Altadena CA, 91001. Dial 626-798-2361.
  • First Baptist Church of Alhambra food pantry, 101 S. Atlantic Blvd, Alhambra CA 91801. Telephone 626.570.1511.
  • Morning Star Outreach Ministry - 1416 N. Mentor Ave, Pasadena CA, 91104. Phone: 626.794.4875
  • MFP-Central Lutheran Church - 6425 Tyrone Ave, Van Nuys CA 91401. Dial 818.785.5414
  • Sowing Seeds for Life helps families grow fruits, vegetables, and fresh healthy food from 305 E. Arrow Hwy, Pomona CA 91767 , 909.293.7735
  • 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.
  • Open Door Skidrow Ministries has a soup kitchen for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at 419 E. 6th Street, Los Angeles CA, 90014. Dial 661.208.2413. It is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  • San Miguel Church, 2214 E. 108th Street, Los Angeles CA 90059. Phone - 323-569-5951
  • Ministerio a la Luz de la Palabra - 111 N. Long Beach Blvd, Compton CA 90221. Main intake number is 310.365.2277
  • Bryant Temple AME Church address is 2525 W. Vernon Ave, Los Angeles CA, 90008. Call 323.293.6201
  • Young Hwa United Methodist Church helps Vietnamese, Cambodian families and others. Address is 214 S. Loma Drive, Los Angeles CA, 90026. Phone 213.413.4154.
  • First African Methodist Episcopal Church helps minorities, the discriminated against, and others. Free food, USDA programs, meals, summer snacks for kids and more. 2249 S. Harvard Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90018. Phone 323 735-1251
  • Filipino Christian Church food pantry and thrift store is at 301 N. Union Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90026. Telephone number is 213.483.5821.
  • Interfaith Food Center has many free items like pasta, cereal, infant formula, Ensure, canned meat or juice and more. Food pantry address is 11819 Burke Street,  Santa Fe Springs CA 90670. Dial 562.903.1478.
  • The Bible Tabernacle has a emergency food kitchen and help for the homeless from 1761 Washington Way, Venice CA, 90291. Phone: 310.821.6116
  • New Life Community Church, 275 E. Foothill Boulevard, Pomona CA 91767. Call 909.593.7070
  • Helping Hands, Caring Hearts Ministry gives out coupons for shopping, boxes of groceries, hygiene goods and more from 480 W. Monterey Ave., Pomona CA 91768. Phone: 909.620.1601
  • New Hope MBC of Pomona, 1567 South Reservoir Street, Pomona CA 91766. Phone: 909.303.0779.
  • Community Chapel World Outreach has free groceries, soap, razors, laundry detergent and more from 1240 Studebaker Road, Norwalk CA 90650. Telephone 562.868.0072
  • Missionaries of Charity food bank. Emergency supplies and groceries at 10950 California Avenue, Lynwood CA 90262. Telephone 310.635.3264
  • Chapel of Peace Lutheran Church food pantry, soup kitchen, and meal site. It is at 1009 N. Market Street, Inglewood CA 90302. Phone 310.673.2584
  • Lynwood United Methodist Church, 4207 Carlin Avenue, Lynwood CA 90262. Dial 310.638.5163
  • Chinese Community Service Center - 1725 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90026. Dial 213-483-3035
  • RCCG Jesus Embassy Los Angeles - 442 East El Segundo, Los Angeles CA, 90061. Dial 818.300.8640
  • WSFB- Ocean Park Community Center - 503 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica CA, 90401. Main number is 310.450.4050
  • Crossroads Multinational Church of the Nazarene - 12229 E. Del Amo Blvd, Cerritos CA 90703. Call 562.809.4143.
  • Arabic Evangelical Church helps Islamics and Muslims in Los Angeles County. Food, housing ,financial aid, medical supplies and more from 8109 Greenleaf Avenue,  Whittier CA, 90602. Phone: 626-255-7323
  • St. Charles Service Center has USDA commodities, Meals on Wheels, breakfast for students and other assistance. Address is 10825 Moorpark Street, North Hollywood CA 91602. Phone: 818.985.7365
  • Greater New Light Baptist Church - 1734 Arroyo Ave, Pomona CA 91768. Phone: 909.623.7616
  • St. Andrew Catholic Church soup kitchen, thrift store, and food pantry - 140 Chestnut Street, Pasadena CA, 91103. Dial 626-792-4183
  • Asian Youth Center - They can give free food and snacks to kids form the wekeend or summer breaks. Also clothes from 100 Clary Avenue, San Gabriel CA, 91776. Call 626.309.0425
  • Christ the Good Shepherd Episcopal. 3303 W. Vernon Avenue, Los Angeles CA, 90008. Phone 323-295-4139
  • St. George Church food pantry - 15721 Cornuta Avenue, Bellflower CA 90706. Call United States 562.307.2892 for hours.
  • Unity Fellowship of Christ Church address is 5149 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90016. Phone 310.930.5683
  • Fifty Fourth Street S.D.A. Church, 1973 West 54th Street, Los Angeles CA 90062. Dial 323-292-2762
  • Trinity Ministry Outreach Church serves meals, including at holidays. There is also wipes, dairy, baby formula and more. Address is 325 E. Rosecrans Ave., Compton CA 90221. Main phone - 909.952.4210
  • Lynwood All People’s First Assembly is at 4330 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Lynwood CA 90262. Call 310.639.2010
  • Rosewood Church, 10115 E. Rose Street, Bellflower CA 90706. Call 562-804-4778

Additional free food assistance in Los Angeles city and county

For the locations of additional food pantries near you, soup kitchens and distribution centers in Los Angeles County, call (323) 234-3030. Dozens of other churches, non-profits centers, Feeding America in LA, and charities provide assistance to those who need it, including free pet food pantries in LA County. There are also government programs including USDA free school lunches and breakfast, CalFresh food stamps, Meals on Wheels for the homebound in Los Angeles and other support.


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