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P-EBT Extension

Over the summer of 2020, P-EBT provided food benefits to eligible school aged children for the months of March, April, May, and June 2020. Recently, California was approved to provide additional P-EBT benefits to children who already received P-EBT benefits for the months of August and September 2020. This is referred to as the “P-EBT Extension.”

Children eligible for P-EBT extension benefits:

  • Previously received P-EBT benefits for the 2019-20 school year;
  • Are attending a California K-12 school for the 2020-21 school year; and
  • Are assumed to be attending school virtually or via a hybrid model of virtual and in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year.

Under the P-EBT extension, each eligible child will receive a new P-EBT card with P-EBT benefits for the months of August and September 2020. These new P-EBT cards will be mailed directly to families in late October through late December. Eligible families do not need to apply to receive P-EBT extension benefits.

IMPORTANT: Children who are newly eligible for free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020-21 school year are not eligible for P-EBT extension benefits and will be served under the second P-EBT program described below.


If you have questions about your P-EBT benefits, call the P-EBT Helpline at (877) 328-9677. Please note, we cannot assist with questions about P-EBT eligibility or issuing new benefits.


Free WiFi locator tool:

LA County has created a free online WiFi/hotspot locator tool to support the increasing number of residents who are working and attending school virtually and may not have affordable, reliable internet access.

View the LA County Hotspot Locator website:

Interfaith Food Center   
Office Address: 11819 Burke Street, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562-903-1478
Food pantry open Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8:00 am -12:00 pm and Tuesday Evening 2:30 pm -6:30 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.
  • 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

Los Nietos Community & Senior Center


Food Distribution is by appointment ONLY.

To schedule your appointment each month, please call (562) 699-9898

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Currently serving all of Whittier and neighboring cities

Regular service areas: 90605 and 90606

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
 Tuesdays 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Food is provided for you and/or your family which includes canned and boxed food, produce, fresh fruits, dairy/deli, frozen meat and bakery items. Clients may receive food two times per month from any Shepherd’s Pantry location.


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: