We Are Here to Help!
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.
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:
9 A.M. - 12 P.M. | Friday, Jun 11, 2021
4301 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 90029
9 AM - 12 PM | Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021
6925 Salt Lake Avenue, Huntington Park, 90255
9 AM - 12 PM | Saturday, Jun 19, 2021
905 E El Segundo Blvd, Los Angeles, 90059
9 AM - 12 PM | Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021
419 Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Carson 90746
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.
for Individuals or Families
Call 1-866-613-3777 or visit GetCalFresh.org to apply
Seniors or Older Adult Meals
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).
For Moms,Babies and Children under 5 years old
Cal1-888-WIC-WORKS (1-888-942-9675) to apply
How You Can Help...
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.
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
If you would like to host a food drive or have a sizable donation,
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for safe pick up and/or delivery coordination.
There is a donation bin in the lobby of Mira Costa High School located at 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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!
Once you click the button you will start the sign up process
Learn basic food handling guidelines and sign our drivers pledge
Take a quick quiz - if you have any problems with this - just let me know
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.
Help deliver food to seniors who are forced to shelter at home. To volunteer, please click here.