Food Benefits

  • CalFresh
    • CalFresh was established to improve the nutrition of people in low-income households. It does that by increasing their food-buying power, so they are able to purchase the amount of food their household needs. CalFresh benefits are used instead of money at the grocery store. CalFresh benefits are issued via a Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card

Groceries and Food Pantries

  • Everytable LA
    • Healthy, balanced meals for families at low cost.
  • Food Oasis LA
    • Pantry/free food locator.
  • Food on Foot
    • Offers Sunday meals as well as other food resources for the homeless in Los Angeles.
  • Food Pantries
    • List of current food pantries in Los Angeles (information on other California cities available).
  • Homeless Shelter Directory
    • List of food pantries, soup kitchens, and food banks.
  • Los Angeles Food Bank
    • Pantry/free food locator.
  • Los Angeles Mission
    • Food boxes distributed every Wednesday, boxes consist of a minimum value of $100.
  • Los Angeles Public Library
    • Offers a list and map that helps you find food, groceries and government assistance so you and your family can eat. You can find free, hot meals at a number of churches, shelters and other organizations, or get free or low-cost groceries at food pantries. You may also qualify for CalFresh and get an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to use for grocery shopping.
  • MEND- Meet Each Need with Dignity
    • Free and low cost food.