If you want to visit a food pantry and are looking for a handy list of food pantries in Los Angeles County, we’ve put together the following compilation for you.
Jewish Family Service LA operates two food panties in Los Angeles. The SOVA Community Food & Resource Program food pantries are located in the West and Valley areas of the city. With roots going back more than 165 years, they are well equipped to serve those in need.
Each pantry provides food at no cost to recipients, along with personal hygiene items and assistance in applying for resources to improve their situation. The pantry also prepares and delivers both frozen and ready to eat meals to elderly and disabled persons who are homebound.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) began their Food for Health initiative in 2021. This food initiative was developed as a part of their health program that aims to provide food education, pantry access and low-cost hot meals to all Los Angeles families and individuals in need.
For those in need of free groceries, Food for Health offers a food pantry where they can select farm fresh foods that suit their tastes and health requirements. If you are able to pay for food, you can shop at their food marketplace with your EBT card.
The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) Beach Pantry started up in the autumn of 2016 at the behest of ASI Vice President Logan Vournas. This Long Beach pantry serves the student population of Long Beach State University (LBSU) who may be experiencing food insecurity.
Students visiting the pantry can receive five items of perishable and non-perishable food items up to three times per week. There is also a mobile pantry that visits different campus locations and is first come-first serve while supplies last and a kitchen that teaches culinary skills.
My Friends House, Inc. is a Los Angeles outreach program developed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This pantry aims to prevent food insecurity through their weekly food pantry distributions and the Creative Chefs and Parish Nurse programs that promote healthy eating.
This panty provides groceries to all in need each week with no limitations on the number of visits. In addition to a pre-packed bag of food, they also offer a shopper’s choice that allows visitors to select from a variety of perishable and non-perishable foods for their family.
The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry in Santa Clarita began back in the 1980s as a grassroots effort by a local church who handed out food from the back of church members’ vehicles. Since that time they have expanded to feed thousands of residents in the area.
The pantry is open five days a week to provide meat, diary, bread, vegetables, fruits, shelf staple food, personal hygiene items and household goods to all who meet their residency and income requirements.
The Salvation Army has been serving families and individuals all across America since the 1800s. The location in Glendale embraces this long tradition of service, providing a food pantry for those in need and a meals on wheels program for the elderly and homebound.
Currently, the pantry provides bags of perishable and non-perishable foods pre-selected by staff, but they are in the process of establishing a People’s Choice Market where visitors can select their preferred foods from the available items.
Almost three decades ago, the Antelope Valley Christian Ministerial Association (AVCMA) answered the call to assist those who were experiencing poverty in the Lancaster and Palmdale communities. They began an outreach service they call Grace Resources to help all in need.
This church outreach program provides groceries three times a week and hot meals as often as four days a week. Their resource center can also provide food, formula and diapers for your infant and clothing for the entire family.
The Rescue Mission Alliance Antelope Valley was founded by John and Denise Perry in 2013 as a faith-based outreach program designed to assist those who struggled to feed their families. They bring pantries to areas who don’t already have easy access to free food resources.
With multiple locations in churches across Palmdale, Lancaster and Pearblossom, this alliance of food pantries addresses the needs of families in multiple areas of Los Angeles County. Groceries are available to all in need and vary depending on availability from donations and purchases.
9. God’s Pantry
God’s Pantry aims to not only tackle food poverty but also the underlying problems that create it. In addition to their food distributions to families in need, they provide programs that tackle social issues such as escaping gang violence, drug dependence and unemployment.
Food distribution is available to all in need and is provided on an appointment only basis via drive-through pickup. Appointments can be made in their Pomona, Chino, San Dimas, Upland, Fontano, Rancho, and West Covina locations.
10. Food Pantry LAX
Food Pantry LAX in Inglewood has been helping members of their community keep food on the table since 1985. They open their doors twice each week to provide food distribution of both food staples and fresh food items suited to individual family size and needs.
For those without a stove, they provide items that require no cooking, such as canned tuna, dried meats and protein bars. Those with the ability to cook will receive a variety of items that can be used to prepare full meals, including eggs and dairy. Baby food and formula is also available.