New Image Emergency Shelter
3804 Broadway Place, Los Angeles
(MUST call 211 for referral)
Door of Hope
669 North Los Robles Ave., Pasadena
Good Shepherd Center for Homeless
1671 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
Homeless Outreach Program
5715 S. Broadway #1, Los Angeles
601 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles
People Helping People Emergency Center
5701 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles or
6223 South Gramercy
1200 Wilshire Blvd. #6, Los Angeles
L.A. Family Housing – Emergency Shelter
7843 Lankershim Blvd.
Los Angeles short term housing assistance and shelter.
Families and individuals across Los Angeles County can receive short term housing, shelter, and support services from dozens of non-profit organizations, charities, churches, and outreach centers. While some agencies, transitional housing units or shelters focus on providing assistance for a certain type of situation, there are other centers across Los Angeles that provide services to individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and personal situations. It doesn’t matter what has caused your hardship, the agencies may be able to help. Housing units are available for people who were just evicted or for families who need a place to stay while they dress the cause of their homelessness.
In addition to offering a place to stay, most low income or temporary housing units offer a wide range of services and case management to the needy. The organizations want to do whatever they can to help families get back on their feet. This can include ensuring clients obtain self-sufficiency, purse employment opportunities, and find permanent housing in Los Angeles.
So most of the shelters will provide guidance and offer services to the needy. This can include counseling, meals, clothing, information on employment programs and advocacy. Many individuals who need housing also may require legal advice or access to basic health care, so referrals for these types of services will often be provided too. Some of the Los Angeles housing centers cater to single parents, battered women, or victims of domestic disputes. These locations will ensure that the individuals receive the advice, guidance, support, and legal referrals that they may need to overcome their crisis.
Agape House of Antelope Valley
Address: 44815 Fig Ave Suite 101 Lancaster, California 93534, primary phone number is (661) 949-1069
Location – 2737 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, 90026, dial (323) 454-4200
Angels Way Maternity
P.O. Box 70
Woodland Hills, CA 91365
Phone (818) 346-2229
This location is a Christian shelter for pregnant women in crisis. People who stay in this shelter/women may stay up to 2 months after delivery of their baby.
Apartment Rental Assistance
Housing location is 737 S Genesee Ave LA, California 90036, Phone: (323) 456-2500
Avalon City Park
Address: P.O. Box 1980 Avalon, CA 90704
In addition to a place to stay, offers emergency food, electric bill assistance, home-delivered meals for seniors, job referrals, and showers.
Faith Tabernacle Church Pantry
FAITH TABERNACLE CHURCH
2147 Purdue Ave.
Los Angeles, CA – 90025
<p>Church food pantry for the needy in Los Angeles. Sundays 12:30pm – 2pm.</p>
LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK
1734 E. 41st Street
Los Angeles, CA – 90058
Our vision is that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County.
SOVA WEST FOOD PANTRY
8846 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA – 9003
Sunday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
(1st and 3rd Sunday of each month ONLY)
Monday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
HOLMAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
3320 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA – 90018
WORLD HARVEST FOOD BANK—1014 Venice Blvd.
LOS ANGELES, CA
ABOUT WORLD HARVEST FOOD BANK
Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Goals and Services
– Distribute high-quality foods and non-food essentials to nonprofit agencies that serve the hungry.
– Strengthen agencies directly responsible for distributing food and non-food items.
– Extend Food Bank services to under-served communities within our service area.
– Find ways to eliminate hunger.
– Draw from our financial resources in an effort to achieve our mission.
– Help in reducing the need for food among low-income individuals and families.
World Harvest Food Bank is an advocate for hardworking families struggling to make ends meet in the greater Los Angeles area. By lobbying support from city and state officials, World Harvest helps sustain many programs that provide vital assistance to the needy. We give a percentage of our fundraising revenues to support other notable charities and innovative assistance organizations such as, those involved in developing marketable skills for the people in need, and those that give back dignity and hope to the needy.
* Important: Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed. We do our best to provide full information and details, but food pantries often change their hours without notifying us. We do not want you to waste your time visiting a pantry that is not open.
**Not too sure if this one operates year-round – it may be only during winter months**
First To Serve, Inc. – West LA Armory (323) 758-4670
Transportation Pick-up Point:
Venice Beach boardwalk
1300 Federal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Salvation Army – Southern California
The Salvation Army Southern California Division provides relief to families struggling in the current economy by providing for basic needs such as food, shelter and utilities, as well as additional supportive services such as counseling and spiritual care. If you need help, we encourage you to call The Salvation Army’s Family Services during business hours at (213) 438 – 1600, or call the following numbers 24 hours a day, seven days a week: Suicide Prevention Center (877) 727- 4747. Department of Mental Health, (800) 854 – 7771.
California’s statewide nonprofit organization representing a coalition of advocates for affordable housing and homeless issues provides action alerts; organizing materials; information about their annual conference; and links to advocates, resources, nonprofits, and government sites;
Operation Youth Education Services food distribution facility can provide free food, including a bag of groceries which may consist of staples that people need every day including beans, canned goods, meats, bread, pasta, and rice. All Los Angeles residents can contact the center at (323) 263-6937.
St. Lukes Episcopal Church can help anyone no matter where they live in Los Angeles. The food bank can offer free canned goods, fresh food, fruits, nonperishable packaged good, bread, etc. Call (562) 733-1147
St. Anne’s Center focuses on offering food to low-income people in Santa Monica California. The food bank they run can distribute canned goods and staple food items donated fresh produce and bread on an ongoing basis, as well as USDA food items. Phone (310) 829-4411
Centro Santo Tomas (phone (323) 737-3325) is another local food bank that runs a food assistance program and pantry which provides free emergency food and an ongoing food program for people of all income and backgrounds who live within parish boundaries. The program is only for residents of zip codes 90006, parts of 90007 and 90019. Services and the food is provided only on the first three Saturdays of the month. People who are homeless, illegal or undocumented are eligible for food as well.
Action Food Pantry, which is located in Baldwin Park and can be reached at (626) 814-4744, provides emergency food services and aid in the East San Gabriel Valley area of California and Los Angeles. Specifically the food pantry they run primarily serves the residents of the cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, El Monte, Glendora, La Puente, Pomona, and West Covina. People who need help will be able to receive a bag or box of canned and dry packaged goods, produce and meat products. Other social services are also offered by the food pantry, including school lunches and Christmas meals.
Church of the Redeemer. Typically two to three days of free emergency food is offered for low-income people. An ongoing food assistance program is also available for anyone, regardless of income or background, excluding people who are homeless. More limited food and meals are offered for the homeless. The food bank center provides those in need with a bag of groceries which usually includes sugar, canned goods, rice, beans, cereal, butter, cookies and juices, flour, and bread. Call (626) 960-9587
St. Frances of Rome Food Bank serves the area of Azusa California. They distribute food, and can also refer qualified individuals to government food assistance programs. You can apply up to once per month. Baby food and diapers may also be provided. (626) 969-1829
Covina Area Emergency Aid – A bag of free groceries that contains canned and packaged goods may be offered for Covina California area families and individuals from the food bank on site. Call (626) 858-5515. Note you can only get help at most twice per year.
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, which is based in Granada Hills but serves all of Los Angeles and can be reached at (818) 891-1759. The church and foodbank provide emergency food, groceries, and commodities for people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds who live in the Los Angeles County area. Services offered by the church include a bag of groceries which contain canned and nonperishable goods and fresh items too. Summer school meals, as well as holiday baskets in Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving, are offered too.
San Pedro Salvation Army – It only serves the low income and people faced with poverty in the Carson, Harbor City, Lomita, Rancho Palos Verde, San Pedro, or Wilmington areas. Homeless can also get access to free food and other support. (310) 832-7228, or find more on Salvation Army Los Angeles.
Other food banks in Los Angeles County
In addition to all of the pantries, churches, charities, and food banks referenced above, some other locations in Southern California and greater Los Angeles County region include.
- St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church is based in Redondo Beach and serves Torrance and Redondo Beach. (310) 540-0329
- Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church (phone (213) 629-3101) serves clothing and food from a bank.
- His Helping Hands of Lomita CA. dial (310) 326-2757
- Ascension Lutheran Church serves LA County. Call (323) 292-4939 for free emergency food.
- Central Baptist Church, based in Carson and can be called at (310) 830-5513, offers free emergency food and other forms of support.
Sova Community Food And Resource Program – Offers resources for people with low income, who live in the areas near West Los Angeles, Hollywood, and in the greater San Fernando Valley. 16439 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, 91406, phone (818) 988-7682
Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels Charities Program – 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 90012, dial (213) 680-5231
God Provides Food Bank – Services include USDA surplus products and ongoing emergency food assistance. Get baby formula and food. Other goods offered are juice, frozen food, dairy products, frozen meat, dry goods, and produce. 2453 Troy Ave., South El Monte, 91733, call (626) 442-4273
Harbor Interfaith Services Inc. – 623 W. 9th St., San Pedro, 90731, phone number (310) 831-0603
Inland Valley Hope Partners – Multiple food pantry locations, including in Ontario, Claremont, San Dimas, and Pomona California.
Catholic Charities Of Los Angeles – They run multiple food banks and social service agencies. Locations are in Whittier, Los Angeles, Van Nuys, and Canoga Park. Dial (818) 340-2050
All Peoples Christian Center
Main Address – 822 E. 20th Street
Los Angeles, California 90011
Phone number 213-747-6357