I need help getting food
Visit the Let’s Feed LA County website for food resources and frequently asked questions.
LA Regional Food Bank offers programs that help children, seniors and families get food, learn about nutrition, or apply for CalFresh. To find your nearest food pantry, please visit this website or call 211. Please call food bank locations to verify hours during this health emergency.
Seniors: The County of Los Angeles has launched a Critical Delivery Services program to deliver pre-paid food and other vital items ready for pick-up, to adults ages 60+ and individuals with disabilities who are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19. There is no cost to the client for delivery. More information, click here, or call 888.863.7411.
In addition, Los Angeles County has partnered with multiple vendors to deliver no-cost food and meal support to adults ages 60+ and older. Please sign up by calling 800.510.2020.
If you are a senior living in the City of Los Angeles, please visit the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging or call 213.263.5226 for their programs.
Grocery Shopping: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health strongly encourages seniors to stay home and avoid shopping, and to have your medications, food and other supplies taken to your residence either by delivery services or family members and neighbors. However, if you must shop, several major grocery store chains have special early morning shopping time for seniors. Please check with your local store, and find a list from CBS-TV (as of 3/19/2020) https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/03/19/coronavirus-list-of-stores-offering-special-senior-shopping-hours/
I need food for my children
Free Meals at Grab & Go Food Centers: Los Angeles Unified, in partnership with the Red Cross, will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools. Grab & Go Food Centers are staffed weekdays from 7 – 10 am. Each child can take home two nutritious meals. To find the closest Grab & Go Food Center visit: https://achieve.lausd.net/resources or https://covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19/children-and-families/
I need help paying for groceries
California’s Food Stamp Program is called CalFresh. CalFresh can help people in low-income households purchase food by increasing their food-buying power. To learn more about eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit the website or call the Customer Service Center at 866.613.3777. (Note: Department of Public Social services (DPSS) offices are temporarily closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Please visit their website or call for services.)
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