Occasional Emergency Food Assistance

Occasional Emergency Food Assistance ( Older Adults )


This program provides emergency food for anyone in Los Angeles 90012. The program serves families and seniors, ages 55 and older. Services include groceries and a meal. People who live outside of 90012 are given emergency groceries on a one-time only basis and referred to a resource in their area. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to the Spanish-speaking community.

The program provides occasional and ongoing emergency food assistance for people who have cooking facilities. It provides a week's supply of groceries that includes staples such as rice, beans, butter, flour, powdered milk and bread. Canned and packaged dried goods, infant formula and baby food are occasionally available. The amount of groceries given varies with family size. The frequency people are served is determined on a case-by-case basis and may range from weekly to monthly. APPLICATION PROCEDURE To apply for ongoing emergency food assistance, specialists call to verify availability of food and arrange for same day assistance during the intake hours. Picture ID for the head of household and proof of residence, such as a utility or rent receipt, are required. Program staff interview applicants to assess their need and determine how often they can receive assistance. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for services.
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535 N. Main St.

Los Angeles , CA 90012 (Physical)

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Service hours
Intake and distribution hours for emergency food assistance are Monday through Friday, 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

Service/Intake and Administration

(213) 629-3101

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