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Resources for Food
South Whittier School District will be expanding their meal distribution to six of our school sites, in hopes to boost participation in our community during this uncharted times. The district has been providing grab-and-go breakfast and lunches but will now be adding supper as well. The district is also expanding who they give meals out to and are welcoming all children and youth ages 4 to 18 years old. Children do not need to be students of South Whittier School District to receive a free meal. Friday meal distribution will also include meals for Saturday and Sunday.
You may go to any location between 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. 


Carmela Elementary

13300 Lakeland Rd

Whittier, CA 90605

Howard J. McKibben Elementary
10550 Mills Ave
Whittier, CA 90604
Lake Marie Elementary
10001 Carmenita Rd
Whittier, CA 90605

Loma Vista Elementary

13463 Meyer Rd

Whittier, CA 90605

Los Altos Elementary

12001 Bona Vista Ln

Whittier, CA 90604

Graves Middle School

13243 Los Nietos Rd

Whittier, CA 90605



Interfaith Food Center   
Office Address: 11819 Burke Street, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562-903-1478
Food pantry open Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8:30 am -12:00 pm and Tuesday Evening 4:30 pm -7:00 pm
  • All participants must be a permanent resident of Whittier, LA Mirada, or Santa Fe Springs.
  • Must present a California picture identification card/ license when participating in the drive-thru service.
  • There is currently no requirement to apply or show proof of income.
  • Food assistance is once a week.
  • Participants must stay in their car with the window up, must show ID card through the car's window, and food will be loaded into the trunk of their vehicle.
First Family Church Food Pantry
8434 S. Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier CA 90602
(562) 698-6737
Food distribution on Saturdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No documentation needed.
Salvation Army
7926 Pickering Avenue, Whittier CA 90602
(562) 698-8348
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Food boxes, hygiene kits, diapers, motel vouchers
City Reach Church Food Pantry
7106 Sorensen Ave. Whittier CA 90606
(562) 698-2564
Sundays 11a.m.-1 p.m. (10 a.m. early access for elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with disabilities)
Tuesdays 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (4 p.m. early access for elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with disabilities)
Thursday 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (4 p.m. early access for elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with disabilities)
YMCA of Greater Whittier   Click here for more information
Free meal services, for children 18 and under, at their Uptown Whittier location (12510 Hadley Street), Monday-Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm and at the East Whittier location (15740 Starbuck Street) Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Each meal pick-up includes 2 breakfast meals and 2 lunch meals. At both locations, weekend meal kits are available and can be picked up during Friday’s distribution. This includes 3 breakfast meals and 3 lunch meals.
LA Regional Food Bank
Drive-Thru Food Distribution at Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk CA 90650
Wednesday, April 29th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday May 12th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday May 20th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Lot 10 - New Falcon Way Entrance (Only enter Lot 10 using New Falcon Way Entrance on Studebaker Rd.)
Limited walk-up service available for those without cars. No parking will be allowed on campus. Those driving cannot leave their vehicles.
Over 30 lbs. of food provided per household, while supplies last.
Saint Matthias Episcopal Church of Whittier
The Soup Hour meal is served every weekday at 3 PM in the courtyard just north of the Saint Matthias sanctuary, at 7056 Washington Avenue in Whittier. The meal is fully complimentary. Soup Hour guests may be interested in taking advantage of other services and amenities we provide, including U.S. mail service, hygiene kits, funds for public transportation, and information about various social services. To learn more, please come to the Saint Matthias office, located at the northeast corner of the courtyard and open from 9 AM to 4 PM every weekday. 
Shepherd’s Pantry
1418 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA 91706 Click here for more information
(626) 305-0392
13020 Francisquito Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 
(626) 671-0090
Food distribution is through drive-thru. ID is needed showing you live in LA county. You may receive food items 2 times a month.
The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/