Ask your health care provider, clinic worker or ask to speak to a social worker to help you find food programs. There are even some food give away programs at Los Angeles General Medical Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center and Hubert H. Humphrey Comprehensive Health Center. If you are a patient at one of these clinics, ask a clinic worker to see if you qualify.
Other places for free and low-cost food and meal programs (some even help with pet food):
The One Degree website has a resource guide with information on food, housing and more. The guide is updated every weekday. To access the resource guide, click here
211 LA is a central source for information on health and human service referrals in LA County. To get help on food and other needs, call 211 or (800) 339-6993 or visit the website here
Food Oasis LA is a free food directory connecting people needing food to nearby food pantries and meals.Click here
DPSS has a new website for Los Angeles County residents to apply for benefits at BenefitsCal.com. You can use this website to apply for CalFresh, General Relief, CalWORKs, and Medi-Cal. CalFresh is also known as SNAP or food stamps. It provides monthly benefits on a plastic Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which you can use to buy food at grocery stores, farmers markets and other locations. Click here.