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Please use the resources below to find food or to help volunteer. Together we can make a difference.

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE GENEROUS DONATIONS! WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND SUPPORT!

 

 

WE HOPE TO HAVE ORGANIZED VOLUNTEER TRIPS IN THE SPRING, STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES. UNTIL THEN, WE ASK THAT YOU VOLUNTEER AS INDIVIDUALS, WHEN AND WHERE YOU FEEL SAFE. 

Find Food:

To locate a food pantry near you, please call 211 or go to 211.org  

 

 

 

 LA Food Bank's pantry locator 

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The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank will provide free food to those in need at these drive-through distributions. Face coverings are required and there will be no walk-up service. No eligibility is required:

LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION 

9 A.M. - 12 P.M. | Friday, Jun 11, 2021

4301 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 90029

 

SALT LAKE PARK COMMUNITY CENTER FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION 

9 AM - 12 PM | Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021

6925 Salt Lake Avenue, Huntington Park, 90255

 

 

EARVIN MAGIC JOHNSON PARK FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION 

9 AM - 12 PM | Saturday, Jun 19, 2021

905 E El Segundo Blvd, Los Angeles, 90059

 

 

VICTORIA PARK FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION 

9 AM - 12 PM | Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021

419 Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Carson 90746

Free meal finder for Kids

 

Just enter your address to find free, healthy meals being served by organizations in your community. We do not use your information for any other purpose than to locate food assistance.

You can also find these resources by texting the word FOOD to 877-877. Data & message rates may apply.

En Español

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CalFresh

for Individuals or Families

Call 1-866-613-3777 or visit GetCalFresh.org to apply

Seniors or Older Adult Meals

Call 1-800-510-2020 

The USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).

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WIC

For Moms,Babies and Children under 5 years old

Cal1-888-WIC-WORKS (1-888-942-9675) to apply

How You Can Help...

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Please click here to make a tax-deductible donation to the South Bay Food Initiative. In addition to food insecurity outreach, we provide food, manpower, and financial support to food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens every day.

Food Donations:

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Thank you to Ralphs Grocery Company for their support. You can now find a bin next to their courtesy counter in the Manhattan Village location at 2700 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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If you would like to host a food drive or have a sizable donation, 

please email us at southbayfoodinitiative@gmail.com for safe pick up and/or delivery coordination.

Volunteer:

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There is a donation bin in the lobby of Mira Costa High School located at 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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Our freinds at Food Cycle LA are working hard right now to try to recover as much food as possible and there is such a tremendous need for volunteers with the current crisis.

 

Here is a link to the page on their website where people can sign up to help

https://www.foodcyclela.org/act/

They use the app Chowmatch to schedule their volunteers and show them opportunities that are available.

Signing up is easy! 

  1. Once you click the button you will start the sign up process 

  2. Learn basic food handling guidelines and sign our drivers pledge

  3. Take a quick quiz - if you have any problems with this - just let me know

  4. Sign up for your first food recovery run!

 

The sign up process takes about 30 minutes. After completing the process, you will receive a confirmation email. You will need to confirm your email to finalize the process and be added to our system.  We’ will then approve you and help you sign up for your first run.

When signing up in Chow Match, please do so from your computer. Then, download the Chow Match app on your phone. They will give you further instructions after you complete the volunteer signup process.

With food demands increasing and volunteerism decreasing, our partner, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank needs your help! You can volunteer to sort food for a few hours at their location in LA (you must be at least 18 years old) depending on what feels safe for you.
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Help deliver food to seniors who are forced to shelter at home. To volunteer, please click here.