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Whittier Union High School District
Meal Service Time and Locations
Free meal service will be provided to children 1 to 18 years of age at the following locations between 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will be provided as a Grab & Go / curbside pick- up method; children must be physically present to receive the meal. Meals must be taken and eaten off site; there will be no congregating at the school. This is a Grab & Go/drive-thru system. Children do not need to be students of the Whittier Union High School District to receive a free meal. You may go to any location.
Meal service will not be provided the week of March 23 – March 27 (Spring Break).
- Whittier High School Meal Service – on Philadelphia Avenue near the student entrance between Whittier Ave and Lindley Ave.
- California High School Meal Service – on Hawes Street in the parking lot near the loading dock of the school cafeteria.
- Santa Fe High School Meal Service – Enter on Orr and Day Road through the Faculty parking lot and exit near the student parking lot.
- Pioneer High School Meal Service – on Benavon Street in front of the school where buses drop off.
- La Serna High School Meal Service – on Youngwood Drive through the faculty parking lot.
- Sierra Education Center Meal Service – on Mulberry Drive in front of building P – Central Kitchen.
East Whittier School District Food Services:
In order to ensure that our families have access to our breakfast and lunch programs, we will be providing breakfast from 7:30AM-8:30AM and lunch from 11:30AM-12:30PM at the following locations:
- Evergreen Elementary School
12915 Helmer Dr, Whittier, CA 90602
- Hillview Middle School
10931 Stamy Rd, Whittier, CA 90604
- Laurel Elementary School
13550 Lambert Rd, Whittier, CA 90605
- Mulberry Elementary School
14029 Mulberry Dr, Whittier, CA 90605
You do not need to attend these schools to obtain a meal. This will be a drive-up/walk-up process where parents do not need to exit their vehicles, but your child/ren must be with you to receive the meal. This service will be provided from March 16th through April 3rd, Monday-Friday.
A Native American Food Bank serving all communities without boundaries. A helping hand in difficult times. Native American Values: A man’s wealth is measured on how much he SHARES, while others measure a man’s wealth on how much he saves. Also, 100lb family pack voucher program available through our website or volunteer program. Highly rated fresh rescue food program designed for a healthy diet and family support.
2453 Troy Ave. South El Monte, CA
Interfaith Food Center
Interfaith Food Center‘s mission is to alleviate hunger and food insecurity by providing supplemental food services to low-income individuals and families residing in the City and unincorporated areas of Whittier and the Cities of La Mirada and Santa Fe Springs. Registration is required to receive full services, please contact the center for requirements.
St. Matthias Soup Hour
Location: 7056 Washington Ave. 90602
Hours: Mon-Fri 3:00-4:00 pm
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
The Mission of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community. To fulfill our mission, we source and acquire food and other products and distribute them to needy people through charitable agencies or directly through programs; conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger; and energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief. Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 1 billion pounds of food. It provides food to 300,000 people every month and in 2016 we distributed 55 million meals–that’s more than 62 million pounds of food. Community support enables the Food Bank to serve more than 300,000 people on a monthly basis.
Location: 1734 E. 41st Street Los Angeles, CA 90058
God Provides Native American Food Bank
Our primary activity is providing healthy food for families and direct support for the needy. We specialize in providing 100 lbs family food packages, working with churches, pantries, youth programs, veteran organizations, family services, substance abuse recovery homes, and homeless feeding programs. We have a free lunches daily for those in immediate need. Our daily FOOD RESCUE distribution addresses a major concern of helping to feed needy families with a healthy diet of fresh produce, fruits, dairy, dry goods and meats.
Location: 2453 Troy Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733
Hours: Monday 8AM–4PM, Tuesday 8AM–4PM, Wednesday 8AM–4PM, Thursday 8AM–4PM, Friday 8AM–4PM, Saturday 8AM–2PM, Sunday Closed
Community Distribution Center
Community Distribution Center provides food, non-food products and services to families who are in need, when they need them. 100% of the families we serve are low income and face severe food insecurities. Families are able to have a “shopping” like experience when they walk through the doors of the CDC. We currently serve approximately 500 families per week with enough food to sustain their families for up to 2 weeks. The CDC is an additional resource for families and people struggling to make ends meet. We: Make food affordable to needy families, obtain food and other products and distribute through charitable partners, offer additional resources and services for families and people in need. Contact Information: Phone; 818-759-0616 Location: Address: 11350 Saticoy Street, Los Angeles, California 91352 Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Locations in Los Angeles that Provide Emergency Food Relief:
All Peoples Christian Center
Phone: (213) 747-6357
Location: 822 E. 20th St. Los Angeles, CA 90011
Hours: Intake and distribution hours are Friday, 12:00 noon to 5:00pm.
Documents To Bring: CAID, proof of income and proof of residence are required.
Southeast Churches Service Center (also provides clothing)
Phone: (323) 585-8254 and (323) 585-8294
Location: 2780 E. Gage Ave. Huntington Park, CA 90255
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm; 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Documents To Bring: ID for the head of the household, ID such as birth certificates, social security cards or immunization cards for all children, proof of income and residence are required; in most instances, people are seen and assisted the same day as they apply. Walk in for the sack lunch. ID or registration is not required.
People For People Food Program
Phone: (626) 285-2549
Location: 860 E. Mission Rd. San Gabriel, CA 91776
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00am to 2:45pm; and Friday, 8:00am to 12:30pm.
Additional Services: Clothing
Documents To Bring: Picture ID, social security card, CalFresh card (if applicable) for the head of household, social security cards for all family members including children (undocumented birth certificate is accepted), proof of income and a current utility bill are required.
The Gary Center
Location: 341 Hillcrest Street
La Habra, CA 90631
Phone: (562) 691-3263
Services: Distributes groceries to families weekly 150 families will be served on a first come first serve basis.
Hours: 9:00 am-11:00 am Friday
Documents To Bring: Proof of Residence/Rental Proof of Income
Los Angeles Mission
Phone: (213) 629-1227
Location: 303 E. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours: Breakfast is served Monday through Saturday, first come, first served, to 100 people at 5:00am; lunch is served Monday through Saturday, 12:00 noon; dinner is served Monday through Saturday at 6:00pm.
Eligibility: Walk in for service. People line up at meal times. ID is not required. People line up as early as 30 minutes before the meals are served.
Additional Services: Clothing
Salvation Army Corps Community Center – Pasadena
Phone: (626) 773-4425 and (626) 773-4400
Location: 1000 E. Walnut St., Ste. 102 Pasadena, CA 91106
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 11:30am.
Eligibility: Walk in for service.
Additional Services: Clothing
Documents To Bring: ID for each family member, such as Social Security cards, proof of residence and proof of income are required.
Ecumenical Council Of Pasadena Area Congregations
Location: 444 E. Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104
Phone: (626) 797-6072 and (626) 797-2402
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Intake on Wednesday only, distribution hours for ongoing emergency food are Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Eligibility: Applicants must meet federal low-income guidelines.
Documents To Bring: Walk in to apply. For first time applicants, proof of income and ID for head of household and ID for all family members are required.