Food

For the closest food/pantry bank:

If you lost your income and have difficulty putting food on the table, you should consider applying to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  You can apply for SNAP benefits online in most states, or at a local state or county office. 

  • If you are eligible, you will receive SNAP benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which works like a debit card. Benefits are automatically loaded to your card each month and you can use it to buy groceries at authorized food stores and retailers.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal program that provides assistance to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. You’ll need to contact your state or local agency to apply; check your state’s website or call the toll-free number.

Starting Monday, March 16, 2020 kids 12 and under can eat for free at El Torito Restaurants. To see if a location is near you, click here.

LAUSD-Wide

LAUSD is opening 60 sites providing two grab-and-go meals for students and families beginning on Wednesday, March 18th from 7am to 10am. 

(For more information, click here!) 

Map of all LAUSD Campuses serving food for k-12: https://www.lataco.com/lausd-free-meals/

Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all LAUSD students starting Monday, March 16, 2020 from 7:30pm to 6:30pm at 2301 Bellevue Ave, Los Angeles 90026. More information here.

Compton Unified School District will provide food services for students as well as any youth under the age of 18 who can show a valid ID affirming their age. Starting Monday, March 16, breakfast will be provided from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and our Lunch will be provided from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Students will only be able to pick up meals to-go but will not be able to eat them on campus. The breakfast and lunch will be available at seven school sites, chosen to maximize coverage throughout the District

  • Clinton ES (located: 6500 E Compton Blvd, Compton, CA 90221)

  • McNair ES (located: 1450 W El Segundo Blvd, Compton, CA 90221)

  • McKinley ES (located: 14431 S Stanford Ave, Compton, CA 90220)

  • Longfellow ES (located: 1101 Dwight Ave, Compton, CA 90220)

  • Rosecrans ES (located: 1301 N Acacia Ave, Compton, CA 90222)

  • Jefferson ES (located: 2508 E 133rd St, Compton, CA 90222)

  • Kelly ES (located: 2320 E Alondra Blvd, Compton, CA 90221)

Hawthorne School District is providing FREE grab and go breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday from 10am-12pm until April 3rd at the following locations:

  • Eucalyptus Elementary

    • 12044 S. Eucalyptus Avenue., Hawthorne, CA 90250

  • Kornblum Elementary 

    • 3620 W. El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250

  • Prairie Vista Middle School

    • 13600 Prairie Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250

  • Washington Elementary/Hawthorne Middle School

    • 4339 W. 129th St., Hawthorne, CA 90250

  • *For more information, please contact the Nutrition Services Department at (310) 263-3990.*

Anyone struggling to feed themselves or their families call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273). The hotline operates Monday through Friday, 4:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT.

 

Inglewood Unified School District will be serving meals to all children, ages 2-19, between 9:30am-11:30am each day starting Monday, March 16, 2020.  Children, ages 2-19, may visit ANY of these schools to receive a "take home" meal.  They will be providing meals at the following locations:

  • Woodworth-Monroe School (located: 3200 W. 104th St., Inglewood, CA 90303)
  • Hudnall Elementary School (located: 331 W. Olive St., Inglewood, CA 90301)

  • Highland Elementary School (located: 430 Venice Wy, Inglewood, CA 90302)

  • Oak Street Elementary School (located: 633 S. Oak St., Inglewood, CA 90301)

  • Centinela Elementary School (located:1123 N Marlborough Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302)

    • *Serving food from 11:00am to 12:30pm at this location.*

  • There will also be two mobile units that will serve students:

    • Bennett-Kew Elementary School

      • Located: 11710 S. Cherry Ave., Inglewood, CA 90303

      • *Hours of operation: 9:45am to 10:30am.

    • Worthington Elementary School

      • Located: 11101 S. Yukon Ave., Inglewood, CA 90303

      • *Hours of operation: 10:45am to 11:30am.

Watts students are being provided free breakfast by the Eastside Riders starting Monday, March 16, 2020 at Compton Ave & E 103rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90002 (next to the Chase Bank) from  9am-11am Monday-Friday.

In West Hollywood and Valley Village Hugo's Restaurant's kids menu will be free for guests 12 and under throughout the LAUSD closure.

In  Huntington Park Los Angelitos Bakery is providing free bread for children ages 5-13 Monday-Friday from 12pm-2pm. 

Lynwood is offering free supper meals for kids ages 1-18 Monday-Friday 2pm-3pm at

  • The Henning Youth Venter at 11409 Birch Street, Lynwood, CA 90262 and

  • The Avalos Community Center at 11832 Atlantic Avenue, Lynwood 90262.

In Whittier, Toast is offering free breakfast burritos for children ages 6-12 Monday-Friday 7am-8am at 1119 1st Ave, Whittier, CA 90603.

In City of Industry, The Benediction is offering free breakfast burritos for children ages 6-12 Monday-Friday from 7am-8am at 17501 Colima Road #E, City of Industry, CA 91748.

In Brea, The Dylan is offering free breakfast burritos for children ages 6-12 Monday-Friday from 7am-8am at 190 S. State College Blvd, Brea 92821.

Grocery Shopping Hours for the Elderly and other At-Risk Populations

FREE GROCERY SERVICE LAUNCHES FOR LA COUNTY SENIORS 4/8/2020:

  • Called the Critical Delivery Service:

    • The countywide program will deliver groceries, household items and other vital necessities to those unable to leave their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Items may be delivered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no delivery cost to the client.

    • No application process is required; however, items must be pre-paid and ready for pickup.

    • Deliveries may be scheduled by calling 1- 888-863-7411 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

    • Clients may utilize this service up to four times or 40 miles per month, whichever comes first.

  • ALL 41 Northgate Market shopping locations will be open exclusively for seniors 7am-8am starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. 

    • (For more information, click here!)

  • ALL Vallarta supermarkets will be open for seniors, disabled people, and pregnant people 7am-8am starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    • (For more information, click here!)

  • Senior Shopping Hour at Grocery Outlet in Altadena (located at 2270 Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001) offers a shopping slot exclusively for the elderly from 7am-8am every day starting on Thursday, March 17. 

    • (For more information, click here!)

  • ALL Super A Markets will open one hour early to allow Seniors 65 years and up to exclusively shop  7am-8am before the store opens to the general public. 

    • (For more information, click here!)

  • ALL Superior Grocers will open one hour early to allow Seniors 65 years and up and older and disabled folks to exclusively shop during the hours of 7am-8am before the store opens to the general public. 

(For more information, click here!)

  • Senior Shopping Hour at Grocery Outlet in Altadena (located at 2270 Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001) offers a shopping slot exclusively for the elderly 7am-8am every day starting on Thursday, March 17. 
  • Albertsons: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7am-9am, open to seniors 65+ (For more information, click here!)

  • Big Saver Foods: Starting March 17th, 7:30am - 8am, open to seniors 65+, and open 6am-7am for medical and pharmacy employees with valid ID. (For more information, click here!)

  • Cardenas: Starting March 19th, 7am-8am, open to seniors 65+, disabled/handi-capable, first responders (For more information, click here!)

  • Northgate Market: Starting March 17th, 7am-8am, open to seniors 65+, pregnant women, & disabled/handi-capable (For more information, click here!)

  • Vallarta Supermarkets: Starting March 18th, 7am-8am, open to seniors 65+, pregnant women, & disabled/handi-capable (For more information, click here!)

  • Super A Foods: Starting March 17th, 7:30am-8am, open to seniors 65+ (For more information, click here!)

  • Superior: Starting March 18th, 7am-8am, open to seniors 65+, disabled/handi-capable (For more information, click here!)

  • Stater Bros: Starting March 18th, 7:45am-8am, open to seniors 65+, disabled/handi-capable (For more information, click here!)

  • Smart & Final: Starting March 18th, 7:30am-8am, seniors 65+, disabled/handi-capable (For more information, click here!)

  • Target: Wednesdays only, 8am-9am, open to seniors 65+, those with medical conditions (For more information, click here!)

  • Ralphs: Starting March 20th, 7am-7:30am, open to seniors 65+ (For more information, click here!)

  • Rancho Market: Starting March 18th, 6am-7:30am, open to seniors 65+, pregnant women, & disabled/handi-capable (For more information, click here!)

  • Gelson's Markets: Starting March 17th,  open exclusively for seniors 7am-8am (For more information, click here!)

  • Whole Foods Market: Starting March 20th, service customers who are 60+ years old one hour before opening the store to the general public. (For more information, click here!)

  • 99 Cent Store: Tuesday & Thursdays, 7am-8am, open to seniors 65+, pregnant women, disabled/handi-capable, & folks with compromised immune systems (For more information, click  here/aqui!)

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