Coronavirus Food Resources for Communities


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With school closures, organizations and communities are rallying together to provide meals to those in most need. Below, is a list of resources to support our communities.

  • Due to coronavirus (COVID 19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do NOT get CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or Foster Care benefits must apply online before June 30, 2020. The application opens on May 22nd. Click here for more information.
  • The CA Meals for Kids mobile application helps you find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs Sites through your iOS, Android, or Microsoft devices. Download the app.
  • If you are pregnant or have a child under 5 years old, and your income has been affected by COVID-19 you may qualify for WIC services. See link.
  • Find your nearest food bank. See link and enter your zip code.
  • Find free or reduced services in your area. See link. Search by type of service, such as food, housing, transportation, education, medical care, and more. Available in multiple languages.

    • YMCA Grab and Go breakfast and lunch program. Click here for locations and times. 
    • LAUSD Grab and Go Food Centers. Friday, April 16, 2021, was the final day of service for all Grab & Go Food Centers. Students who continue with distance learning or their parents may pick up meals at walk-up tables at any of the open schools, Monday through Friday between 9 and 10 a.m.  Click here for more information.
    • Emergency food distribution services at Community and Senior Service centers. Appointments only. For locations visit here.  
    • Find your nearest foodbank with this guide created by CHIRP LA Pride Pantry FREE food resources every Friday, by appointment. Call (323) 286-7224 to book your appointment or visit here. 
    • LA Food Bank, list of food pantry distribution centers. See link
    • Los Angeles County has launched a Critical Delivery Services program to deliver pre-paid food and other vital items ready for pick-up, to adults ages 60+ and individuals with disabilities who are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19. Sign up by calling 888-863-7411See link
    • List of locations in Long Beach. See link