We Are Here to Help! 

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



Find Food:

To locate a food pantry near you, please call 211 or go to 211.org  or use the LA Food Bank's pantry locator 

Free Meals at 64 Grab & Go Food Centers

Los Angeles Unified, in partnership with the Red Cross, will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools. Our 64 Grab & Go Food Centers are staffed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each child can take home two nutritious meals.

New Grab & Go Food Centers:

Virgil Middle School
152 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90004

Ellen Ochoa Learning Center
5027 Live Oak St., Cudahy 90201
Maywood Center for Enriched Studies (MaCES) Magnet
5800 King Ave., Maywood 90270

Sylmar Charter High School
13050 Borden Ave., Sylmar 91342

Belvedere Middle School (replacing Mendez High School on Wednesday, March 25)
312 N. Record Ave., Los Angeles 90063

How You Can Help...

Please Donate!
With food demands increasing and volunteerism decreasing, our partner, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank needs your help! Please donate HERE.

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


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.

Food Donations

Please consider donating food to our partners the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank or the Westside Food Bank at this unprecedented time. Did you know that you can also donate food through the South Bay Food Initiative? Every month we make donations to food banks and pantries in Southern California from generous people like you! You don't have to wait for one of our food drives, just call us and we will help get the donation to those who need it most!

There are donation boxes in the main office at Mira Costa High School for non-perishable items. If you have a sizable donation, please email southbayfoodinitiative@gmail.com for pick up and/or delivery coordination.

Food Distribution Volunteers Needed to Support Los Angeles Unified Food Distribution

The American Red Cross is conducting distribution of emergency supplies at fixed points of distribution in support of population affected by school closures in coordination with a whole community effort led by LA County Unified School District.

Volunteers will work at various fixed sites across LA County to assist with the distribution of meals to children affected by school closures. The Los Angeles Region and the Los Angeles Unified School District are working together to provide support to children at risk of hunger during this time.

To volunteer, please click here.


Call us:


Find us: 

1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266