Food Access

The coronavirus outbreak is impacting everyone in Los Angeles, especially working and low-income families. But there is still access healthy and nutritious meals. View thousands of different food resources available to Californians below.

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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted residents across California. As part of his ongoing commitment to ensure that all Californians can access fresh, healthy food, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released a map of 1,800+ food bank, food pantry and emergency food distribution centers across the state.

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To connect individuals and families with fresh, healthy food during the coronavirus pandemic, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released a guide to 141 food resource locations throughout the greater L.A. area where residents in need can go pick up food.

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L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released an online map detailing local food pantries, LAUSD’s Grab and Go centers and farmers’ markets across the City to help Angelenos locate food and meals to stay healthy and meet nutrition needs during this pandemic.

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Department of Aging Meal Program

The City’s Department of Aging is distributing packaged and frozen meals for older adults enrolled in its meal program.

If you are a senior already enrolled in the program and would like to find out who your meal provider is, call 1-800-510-2020 for assistance. To enroll in the program, call the Department of Aging at (213) 482-7252. Phone lines are open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

Emergency Senior Meals Response

The City recently launched its Emergency Senior Meals Response initiative, a partnership with Everytable and Access Services, that will provide meals to thousands of qualifying seniors during the coronavirus pandemic. To sign up or learn more, call the Response Hotline at (213) 263-5226, Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elder Nutrition Program

The Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging & Community Services Department’s Elderly Nutrition Program offers Congregate Meals to mobile older adults at sites such as senior centers and parks throughout the L.A. region. Fore home-bound elderly individuals, the County offers the Home-Delivered Meals Program. For more information, call (800) 510-2020.

Grocery Stores in L.A. Offering Senior Shopping Hours

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, many grocery stores throughout L.A County are offering shopping hours for seniors and other high-risk shoppers. L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released an online map detailing nearly 500 grocery stores with adjusted hours to help Angelenos stay healthy and during the pandemic.

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Helping Hands

Helping Hands Community is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those most vulnerable to COVID-19: senior citizens, the immunocompromised, and people with pre-existing medical conditions that put them at additional risk. A community of volunteers deliver groceries, medicine and other necessary supplies to empower everyone to stay healthy and responsible.

Call (855) 955-3353 or visit