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Food Assistance Resources

While food insecurity has been a pervasive and serious issue for years, the nonprofit Feeding America has suggested that the Coronavirus pandemic could lead to more than 54 million Americans, including 18 million children, facing food insecurity and hunger. Alongside Seeds of Hope, the food justice ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, congregations and communities across the more than 5 counties of the diocese are responding to the growing need. More information on Seeds of Hope can be found here.

Food Pantries, Food Banks, Feeding Programs, and Food Distribution in the Diocese of Los Angeles

Los Angeles & The Valleys

Covina, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Food Distribution: Mondays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm and Thursdays, 10:00am – 1:00 pm

Identification is required for new clients, including a photo I.D. and proof of address, such as a current utility bill.

17880 E. Covina Blvd. Covina, CA 91722

Crenshaw/Leimert Park, Christ the Good Shepherd

Food Distribution: Every 4th Friday, 9:30 am

3303 W. Vernon Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008 

Downtown, St. John’s Cathedral

Food Distribution: 3rd Saturdays, 8:30 – 10:30 am

514 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007

More details at: www.stjohnsla.org/food-pantry

Eagle Rock, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Food Distribution: Thursdays, 11:00 am

2109 Chickasaw Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90041 

Echo Park, St. Athanasius at St. Paul’s Commons Food Pantry

Food Distribution: Fridays, 8:00 am and 3rd Thursday of each Month, 8:00 am for Seniors

840 Echo Park Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90026

El Monte, Our Saviour Center

Food Distribution: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am

4368 Santa Anita Ave. Los Angeles, CA 91731

Also available are clothing services, bus tokens, apartment referrals, mostly produce and some staples.

Learn more about Our Saviour Center at: www.our-center.org

Hollywood, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Food Distribution: Wednesdays, 11:00am

6125 Carlos Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028 

Lincoln Heights, Church of the Epiphany

Food Distribution: 2nd and 4th Fridays, 8:30 am

2808 Altura St. Los Angeles, CA 90031

Distribution of produce and basic staples. Thriving community garden on site.

Long Beach, St. Gregory’s

Food Distribution: 1st Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30am

To-go Meal: Feed My Lambs program prepares sacked lunches for Shower Program, 1st Saturdays 7:00 – 10:00am

6201 E Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

Long Beach, St. Luke’s

Food Distribution: Saturdays 7:30 – 12:00pm
Prepared meals & additional offerings: Manna Meals, Garden Instruction, and Crop Swaps
525 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90813

More details at: https://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73822375/month

Pico Union, Pico Union Project

Food Distribution: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 am

1153 Valencia St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

**Vida Sana! health fair will return when COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings are eased**

Learn more about Vida Sana! at Pico Union Project: www.picounionproject.org/vida-sana-farmers-market

Van Nuys, St. Mark’s

Food Distribution: Weekly care packages including food staples, personal care products, snacks for kids and fresh produce available for those in need.

To-go Meal: Wednesdays, 12:00pm

14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91405

 

Wilshire Center, St. James in the City

Food Distribution: Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:00 am

3903 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010

Learn more about additional food and community ministry offerings from St. James Wilshere at: https://stjla.org/ministry/

 

Ventura

Camarillo (Ventura), St. Columba’s

Food Distribution: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, Seniors at 10:00 am and Families at 5:00 pm

1251 Las Posas Rd. Camarillo, CA 93010

Oxnard (Ventura), All Saints / Todos los Santos 

Food Distribution: Fridays,  1:00 pm
To-go Meal: Sundays, 4:30 pm

144 South C St. Oxnard, CA 93030

Orange County

Fullerton, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Food Distribution in partnership with Pathways of Hope: Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am – noon;

611 S. Ford Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832

 

Riverside

Riverside, All Saints

Food Distribution: Thursdays, 10:00 am

3847 Terracina Dr. Riverside, CA 92506

 

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, St. Michael’s University Church

Food Distribution: Cafe Picasso Food Pantry, Sundays, 12:30 pm

Meal Program: Every Sunday at 12:30 PM during the academic year, St. Michael’s hosts a brunch in the “Little House” for area college students.

Students may also access the Cafe Picasso Food Pantry at this time.

6586 Picasso Rd. Isla Vista, CA 93117