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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Long Beach CA

AIDS Food Store of Long Beach
Long Beach, CA 90814
Details: In 1985, a group from Christ Chapel Long Beach came together to address the issue of hunger in a community where many social service agencies were unable or unwilling to help. In November 1985, AIDS Food Store Long Beach was born, with a commitment that no one in the Long Beach area living with HIV/AIDS disabilities would ever be without food, love and support. Our clients are men, women and children whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS disabilities. Today, after two decades of distributing many tons of food to thousands of clients, AIDS Food Store remains true to its mission... “Until there is no longer a need, the ALL volunteer staff of AIDS Food Store will continue to address the issue of hunger in the HIV/AIDS community, be it physical, emotional or spiritual. Whether infected or affected, AIDS Food Store will never turn you away…” Our clients are referred to us through many social services and governmental agencies. We ask for confirmation of diagnosis from a doctor, and that clients subsist on an income of $1500.00 a month or less. AIDS Food Store relies on agencies, foundations, groups, churches, businesses and individuals to assist with ongoing donations of food, supplies and financial support. We receive no government funding and have no paid administration. On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, clients are given a standard bag of staples selected for balanced nutrition. They then have the opportunity to select from a variety of other foods, including fresh fruits, vegetables, pastries, breads, meat and dairy products. We approach this from a non-institutional perspective, at absolutely no cost to the client. Today, AIDS Food Store is the longest serving HIV/AIDS food provider in Southern California!
Calvary Chapel of North Long Beach - Bread Of Life Food Ministry
Long Beach, CA 90805
Details: Bread of Life, is a community ministry of Calvary Chapel North Long Beach, serving up a healthy portion of groceries and the real bread of life, Jesus, to people in need in the North Long Beach area. Beginning in 1995 as a small food pantry, the Bread of Life food ministry currently serves hundreds of people in the surrounding area. Food is distributed every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Bread of Life check in begins at 8:30 am. At 9:30 there is a forty minute Chapel Service. Food Distribution begins at 10:15. Call 562-428-5422 if you have any questions or if you would like to donate non-perishable food items.
Catholic Charities - Long Beach Community Services Center
Long Beach, CA 90813
Details: The programs of Catholic Charities focus on empowerment and seek to enact long-term, positive change in individuals, families and communities. As a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, the agency is built on the principles of dignity and inclusion, providing services irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender or religious belief. Programs address human suffering and larger social issues, such as poverty, hunger and nutrition, homelessness, immigration, health care, mental health and illiteracy.
Christian Outreach In Action
Long Beach, CA 90802
Details: COA is a nondenominational, nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for 27 years. We are not a church but we follow faith-based teachings that tell us to provide compassionate assistance to those in need. We are compelled by the need around us to feed the hungry, and shelter the homeless, provide spiritual support to the emotionally weak, heal the sick…and to ultimately teach them the skills necessary to reach and sustain self-sufficiency. COA seeks to improve the quality of life of the people we serve. However, “quality” is just a concept when you don’t have a roof over your head, a blanket to shield you from the cold, or food to feed your hungry children. More than two decades of service have taught us that these clients are best served by first stabilizing their daily existence including respite from cold and hunger, protection from exposure to the elements and the dangers of the street, and relief from despair. Many of these needs can be met through the combined services of COA and other local agencies. With assistance and support, struggling families and individuals are encouraged and motivated toward secure, independent and decent lives. COA provides a warm meal, twice a day, five days a week to anyone at our doorstep. In 2008 COA provided meals for 84,000.00 and 2009 increased to 98,000.00, with the demands increasing on a daily basis. COA provides groceries twice a week, eight times a month, every month, to many families. Clothing is available once a week and furniture provided upon availability. Hot Meal Schedule: BREAKFAST: Served every Monday-Friday 7:00-8:00 am; LUNCH: Served on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday every month 11:00-12:00 am & the last 2 Sundays every month 11:30 am-12:30 pm; DINNER: Served every Monday- Friday 4:30-5:30 pm; The third Sunday at 3:00 three Mother Teresa nuns and Father Scott will serve a wonderful meal. Other Services: Every Tuesday and Thursday food bank 9:00-12:00 am; Every Friday clothing and furniture given out 9:00 am-2:00 pm.
Foodbank of Southern California
Long Beach, CA 90813
Details: The Foodbank’s mission is to provide basic sustenance and proper nutrition to the community’s hungry citizens and to ensure that no individual go hungry, not even for a single day. As long as there are hungry children, families and seniors in our community, The Foodbank of Southern California intends to be to major force in the fight against hunger. The Foodbank will continue to: expand distribution services to charitable organizations not currently in the agency network; sustain and expand the base of wholesome nutritious food donors; and receive feedback from our constituent agencies that client’s well-being, health and/or educational educational outcomes are improving.
LSS Community Care - South Bay / Long Beach
Long Beach, CA 90813
Details: Our Long Beach Community Care Center serves over 14,000 people each month through a comprehensive Emergency Assistance program. We are able to provide basic immediate needs such as food, clothing, hygiene items, and blankets. At the point of client intake we assess their total situation and appropriate programs or services are offered within the agency or by referral to additional resources in the community. Those served are empowered to resolve their problems and develop long-term solutions.
Seventh Street Church Food Bank
Long Beach, CA 90814
Details: On the fourth Saturday of every month our Food Bank team distributes groceries to the wonderful people in the community. Come and be a part of the team that sets it all up starting at 8:30am and by 10:30am we begin to lovingly serve our community.