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Food Insecurity

This list of food insecurity resources includes food supports and programs in the Los Angeles area.

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Name: 211LA Food Finder

Services: There are many different types of food resources available in LA County, and finding what you need can be confusing and overwhelming. 211 LA is here to help navigate the different food supports and programs, and connect you quickly to food resources. On this page, you will find their new tool for finding food near you with just a few clicks by using 211 LA Food Finder, an online mapping tool that allows you to easily find food resources from 211 LA’s database. You can also learn about the different types of food resources.


Use this website to locate food resources near you. You can sort based on resources that offer food to children, seniors, groceries/food pantries, etc.

Name: CalFresh





Services: When you apply with BenefitsCal, you can explore assistance programs such as CalFresh food, Cash Aid, and Health Coverage. 


Use this link to find a BenefitsCal office near you.

Name: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Phone: LA Food Bank phone: (323) 234-3030

Services:  The LA Regional Food Bank aims to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community; source and acquire nutritious food and other products and distribute them to people experiencing nutrition insecurity through partner agency network and directly through programs; energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief; and conduct hunger and nutrition education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that benefit the people we serve.


Find food pantries based on your location. See hours of operation, addresses, and phone numbers for pantries. You can also use this link to find out if you are eligible for CalFresh benefits.

Name: Summer Meal Services 

Services: The California Department of Education provides parents with a list of locations where children may receive free, nutritious meals during school vacation and off periods.


Use this link to view summer meal service sites by location, dates and hours of operation, and type of meals provided.

Name: WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) 

Services:  If you are pregnant or have a child under 5, WIC can help provide nutritious foods and more resources to keep your growing family healthy. You may be eligible for WIC if you are pregnant, are breastfeeding a baby under the age of one, had a baby within the last six months, have a child under the age of five, or experienced a pregnancy loss/termination.


Use this site to sign up for WIC and find your local WIC office, phone number, and hours of operation.