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Food for Thought

Food Banks
  • Please view the Department of Public Social Service's Food Bank Resource guide for food distribution sites near you. Before vising the site, please call ahead and confirm current hours of operation.
  • Visit LA Regional Food Bank's online food pantry locator or call
    1-323-234-3030 to find the closest food bank near you.
Food and Essential Distribution Resources
  •  211 LA created a food resource page to help users find local food resources and the site includes an interactive Food Finder map to help users locate food in their area.
  • World Harvest LA is a non-profit organization that provides food, basic staples and living essentials to people who are at risk of hunger. Please visit or call 1-213-746-2227 for more information.
  • #LetsFeedLACounty hosts drive-thru food distribution events three times a week in locations across LA County. For all the latest information, visit
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
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WIC is a program that assists moms, babies and children under 5. Please visit their webpage or call 1-888-WIC-WORKS (1-888-942-9675) to apply.

"Grab & Go" Meal Program

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Visit the LA Unified School District (LAUSD) website or call your local school district to find the schools in your area offering "Grab & Go" meals or you can download the 
CA Meals for Kids mobile app (iOSAndroidMicrosoft) to find the nearest location. Currently, LAUSD families are not required to show a barcode to pick up student meals.

Meal Delivery Services
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Meals on Wheels America is an organization that is dedicated to addressing elderly/senior isolation and hunger. Please use their provider search page to find a program near you! 

"Great Plates Delivered" Program focuses on providing support to adults 60-64 who are at high-risk for COVID-19 and adults 65 and older by delivering three healthy meals a day. To apply, visit the "Great Plates Delivered" webpage.

You can find more information about this program in this Frequently Asked Questions document.

Elderly Nutrition Programs (ENP):

Human Services Association - Phillip Murray Housing is providing "grab & go" meals for seniors in the Southeastern area of LA County. Meals are served Monday to Friday, between 11AM and 12PM. Reservations are required. To reserve meal deliveries, call 24 hours in advance at

The Home-Delivered Meals Program delivers a nutritious meal daily to home-bound individuals and serves as a mechanism to check up on the client.

Call the California Aging and Adult Information Phone Line at
1-800-510-2020 for meals and other resources or services from LA County and the City of LA.