Occasional Emergency Food Assistance

Occasional Emergency Food Assistance


The program provides emergency food for people who live in the Antelope Valley, including homeless and undocumented people. Special program hours are provided for people who speak only Spanish. Services include occasional emergency food assistance; ongoing emergency food assistance, formula/baby food as available, and a soup kitchen. Services are restricted to Antelope Valley residents.

A bag of groceries contains enough canned goods, staple food items, bread and pastries to last for 3 or 4 days. People may also enroll in an ongoing food program and receive a bag of food every 4 or 5 weeks. The bag may contain baby food, formula and diapers if needed, and on occasion, personal items such as toothpaste may be available. Baby food and diapers may also be available during the week if supplies permit.

Assistance for people who are homeless include food which does not require cooking. The hot meals program offers services from two locations. Meals are served four days per week and people may receive services as often as need.

Desert Wind Church is only providing a meal twice per week. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Walk in to apply for emergency food. Enrollment in the ongoing food program requires attendance at a one-hour orientation meeting, at which food distribution procedures and requirements are explained. ID for the head of the household (CADL or photo ID) and social security numbers or Medi-Cal cards for children are required. The application form requires that people list their source of income, however, proof of income is not required. Individuals must also bring a piece of recent mail that verifies applicant lives in the Antelope Valley.

Walk in for the meals; ID is not required.

Call for availability of baby food. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for service.
Application Procedure
American Sign Language
Service Condition Fee




45134 N. Sierra Hwy.

Lancaster , CA 93534 (Physical)

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Service hours
Intake and distrbution hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am; second session at 1:00pm; individuals must be on time. For Spanish speaking clients, Wednesday at 10:00am.


(661) 940-5274


(661) 940-5272

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