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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Los Angeles CA

BIENESTAR Food Bank
Los Angeles, CA 90022
323.727.7896
Details: BIENESTAR is a grass-roots, non-profit community-based service organization established in 1989. The Food Bank is available at our East Los Angeles Center for individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS in surrounding areas of East Los Angeles. The Food Bank provides individuals with personal hygiene items and nutritional supplements. The Food Bank program is designed to providing ongoing supplemental food assistance for low-income individuals, who meet program eligibility requirements. If you do not qualify to receive services at BIENESTAR, emergency food and adequate referrals will be provided. Schedule: Tuesday 11:00 am to 2:45 pm and Thursday 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm. Food bank is closed on the 5th Tuesday and 5th Thursday of the month and Holidays.
Catholic Charities - St. Mary’s Center
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323.662.4391
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 FOOD CENTER
Los Angeles, CA 90021
213.741.0213
Details: We Are A 25 + year-old non-profit organization that provides basic food staples to disadvantaged families living in Los Angeles County. Members receive over 200 pounds of food per visit. It is enough food to feed four adults for a whole week, for only cents for each pound of food.
Cory's Kitchen (Nueva Esperanza)
Los Angeles, CA 90032
323.972.1330
Details: Cory’s Kitchen, Inc. was formed to meet the needs, both physically and spiritually, of hungry, hurting individuals, first within our fellowship of believers and secondly within our surrounding community. Our purpose is to share our food, our faith, our care, and our compassion with others while they are going through their current situation. We exist to help these wounded people identify the changes needed in their lives to correct their situation and by doing so, to build up the kingdom of God in our community. Nueva Esperanza Church started the Cory's Kitchen food distribution site in El Sereno in January of 2008. The dedicated volunteers there have continued to see growth since their ministry began. They are passionate about serving the people in their community. Distribution Hours: Mondays from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm
Hollywood Community Food Pantry
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.667.1212
Details: We feed the hungry and the homeless. Each Tuesday the Hollywood Community Food Pantry is open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to help the poor and hungry in the Hollywood area. Because of the importance of this ministry, our Pantry Coordinator has studied and become a certified food handler. We do not distribute government surplus food. Every item of packaged, fresh or frozen food is donated by members and neighbors in the community who know that gratitude for life spills over into generosity to others.
Los Angeles Catholic Worker - Hospitality Kitchen (aka "Hippie Kitchen")
Los Angeles, CA 90021
213.614.9615
Details: Our soup kitchen, known commonly on the street as “The Hippie Kitchen” is located in the central city ghetto of L.A.’s Skid Row. With over 10,000 homeless, poor and marginally employed residents, this area, with it’s numerous street encampments and rescue missions, has been dubiously nominated “the homeless capital of the nation.” It also is the most policed area in the nation, indeed second only to Baghdad’s Green Zone as the most policed area in the world.
Los Angeles Regional Foodbank
Los Angeles, CA 90058-1502
323.234.3030
Details: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a nonprofit charitable organization that has been serving the disadvantaged of our community since 1973. We are at the heart of a charitable food distribution network that includes over 1,000 charitable agency sites throughout Los Angeles County. A voluntary board of directors provides guidance and oversight for Food Bank activities.
St. Francis Center
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213.747.5347
Details: The mission of St. Francis Center is to feed, serve, and walk with the poor as a community of hope in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi. Family Well-Being - Pantry Services: To address the causes of food insecurity and poor nutrition for impoverished residents living within our service area, St. Francis Center has enacted a free “clients’ choice” program in which guests get the opportunity to “shop” weekly for an average of 45 pounds of nutritious groceries based on food preferences and dietary restrictions. Guests can visit the Pantry Service once a week on Thursday or Saturday between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. A similar program is open for referrals on Tuesdays. These guests must be active in case management with our local agency partners, including schools, hospitals, government service agencies, and other nonprofits. Upon their initial visit, referrals receive an emergency food basket excluding fresh produce. All registered program recipients must live in the neighborhoods surrounding the Center, provide proof of address, fill out an application with information used for our internal census, including household size, monthly income, age, education, rent, and if they are enrolled in CalFresh (formerly food stamps program) and health insurance, and re-register annually. Each registered guest receives a card with a bar code that is scanned upon each visit. Registered guests get to choose from a variety of items, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, rice, beans, and canned food. All items are presorted and organized by volunteers on shelves to replicate the grocery store shopping experience. The majority of the food and goods utilized in the program is donated by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Heart of Compassion Food Bank, Food Finders, Aramark, and Lucky Supermarkets. The Center also provides cooking workshops through two partners, “Network for a Healthy California” and “Cooking Matters.” Cooking class subject matter includes education on how to shop for healthy food at affordable prices, how to read nutrition labels, classes for Spanish speakers, diverse recipes that introduce participants to a variety of healthy foods outside of their cultural norms, and how to cook using ingredients distributed through the program. Senior Services: Through our Senior Services, we provide our guests age 60 and over a warm meal once a week on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and socially enriching activities such as Bingo and movie days. Our seniors come to St. Francis Center for much more than food; they also come to socialize with their peers. For many of our older guests, this program is the only social activity they will enjoy all week long. Homeless Well-Being - Served Meals: St. Francis Center provides the homeless with warm meals and sack lunches six days a week through our served meal service and traditional holiday meals. Unique to the Center, however, is our commitment to treating our homeless guests with dignity, first by greeting them by name and then serving meals “restaurant style” at round tables in our dining room.
St. John’s Cathedral Food Pantry
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213.747.6285
Details: The St. John’s Food Pantry serves families and persons in need on the first and third Sundays of each month, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30p.m. in the Parish Hall. We also offer school supplies at the beginning of the fall and spring terms.