Food for all
Individuals/Families in Need
GET HELP WITH FOOD EXPENSES
The CalFresh program and the Women, Infants & Children program (WIC) can help individuals and families pay for food through an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, which works like a debit card. WIC also offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and community services.
Apply for CalFresh here.
Apply for WIC here.
Additionally, families with children who are eligible for free- and reduced-price school meals can get one-time cash assistance through the Pandemic EBT program. More information here.
FIND FOOD NEAR YOU
Find free meals for youth and children by downloading the CA Meals for Kids mobile app. Additionally, County agencies and partners that provide free groceries and meals for all ages are expanding their services during COVID-19. Click here to see options and find food distribution sites near you. Select programs also provide delivery.
GREAT PLATES DELIVERED
The County is excited to participate in the state’s new emergency meal program, which will assist older adults who are socially isolated and unable to cook their own meals. Together, we can also help get the restaurant community back to work. More information available here.
Service Providers/Nonprofits in Need
L.A. Works matches community organizations with volunteer labor and other resources. More information here.
REQUEST FOOD TO REDISTRIBUTE
The L.A. Regional Food Bank is accepting new applications for partner agencies. Partner agencies receive free food and re-distribute it to community members. More information here.
JOIN A FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK
There are a number of organizations that use mobile apps with matching technology to recover unused food from restaurants and other businesses and re-distribute it to communities in need. If you are interested in donating food or receiving donated food to re-distribute, look for the following in your mobile app store:
- Food Finders