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Other Ways to Access Food Benefits

Farmers' Market Finder

The Ecology Center has an interactive Farmers' Market locator map that allows users to find farmers' markets near their zip codes. Many of these markets may accept EBT usage and may be participating in the Market Match program.

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank logo that states: Fighting Hunger. Giving Hope.

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.
  • 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.
  • Fresco y Saludable/Fresh and Healthy - A produce prescription program that is available to Northeast Valley Health Corporation clients who are enrolled in Medi-Cal, screened for food insecurity, and diagnosed with either prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.

    For more information regarding this program and participating clinic sites, please read this article about Fresco y Saludable.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) organization

 WIC is a program that assists moms, babies and children under 5. Please visit their  webpage, call 1-888-WIC-WORKS (1-888-942-9675) or text APPLY to 91997 to enroll on WIC

¡Más Fresco! is a partnership between the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Community Health, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Northgate Gonzalez Market.

The program provides financial incentives to CalFresh households when they purchase fresh fruits and vegetables using their EBT card at participating Northgate Markets in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties.

¡Más Fresco! is now available to CalFresh recipients via online enrollment. CalFresh recipients who enroll in the ¡Más Fresco! More Fresh Program will be randomly assigned to receive either $2 or $4 in rebate dollars for every $1 of CalFresh EBT dollars spent on fruits and vegetables at participating Northgate González Markets, up to $100 per month.

Visit the ¡Más Fresco! for more information! You can also click the banner above to visit the website!

Meal Delivery Services
Meals on Wheels America organization

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! 

Elderly Nutrition Programs (ENP):

The Home-Delivered Meals Program delivers a nutritious meal daily to home-bound individuals (age 60 and over) 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.