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!
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.
Free Summer Lunch and Snack Program has begun!
Children and youth ages 18 and under receive nutritious lunch and snack that include vegetables, fruits, seeds and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese and yogurt, at 46 locations.
Program is Monday thru Friday
June 13 thru August 5
Lunch is served from 12 to 1 p.m.
Snack is served from 3 to 4 p.m.
Youth meals will be available for dine in only at enclosed designated areas. Lunch and snack will be provided to youth participants only.
Created to help reduce the growing percentage of young people in the United States challenged by obesity or lack of consistent access to wholesome meals, the program aims to provide a healthy alternative for students when school is out for the summer. In order for participating parks to qualify for the program, they must service areas within the geographical boundaries of elementary, middle, or high school attendance areas with at least 50% of its students eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.
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
Locations of Free Lunch and Snack Program:
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.
There is a donation bin in the lobby of Mira Costa High School located at 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
There is a donation bin in the lobby of Palos Verdes High School located at 600 Cloyden Rd., Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
If you would like to host a food drive or have a sizable donation,
please email us at email@example.com for safe pick up and/or delivery coordination.
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.
Ready to Start a South Bay Food Initiative Club at your High School? We are looking for dedicated students with leadership skills who want to make a difference in their community. We will guide you through the process or connect you with the existing club at your school. Just send us an email at Southbayfoodinitiative.com