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Food Pantries

School & Community Locations

If you or someone you know is in need of FREE nutritious food, please contact us at (562) 612-5001.
 
The poverty rate in the US is greater than 9%, with California recording the highest poverty rates in the country. In Long Beach, California the poverty rate is estimated at greater than 18%. 

Help Me Help You believes every person should have access to nutritious food to live a healthy and productive life. Our Food Pantries provide quality nutritious groceries to individuals and families in need via community food pantries and Nutrition Knights - school food pantries in Long Beach locations. Our aim is to make the health and well-being of our clients a priority. We provide fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, a variety of bread, canned goods, eggs, milk, cultural food items, and more. In addition to nutritious food, clients can receive resources to help access housing, jobs, health screening services, healthcare, counseling, and more. Please see our food pantry locations and schedules below.
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NUTRITION KNIGHTS - SCHOOL FOOD PANTRIES:

Child Food Insecurity has a domino effect on the overall well-being of children and their families. According to Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), food insecurity is associated with poor health status, developmental risks, mental health problems and poor educational outcomes. Many families may not even recognize it is affecting them as it can present as food anxiety, diet monotony, decreased nutrition and inadequate food intake. 

Ensure your children and family have access to regular nutritious food by visiting one of our Nutrition Knights school food pantry locations and receiving free groceries to save the day!

Where: Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 730 W. 3rd Street, Long Beach, CA 90802.

When:  Every 1st Wednesday of each month

From:   11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

 

Where: Stevenson Elementary School, 515 Lime Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. 

When:  Every 1st and 3rd Friday of each month

From:   11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

 

Where: Lincoln Elementary School, 1175 E. 11th Street, Long Beach, CA 90813

When:  Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month 

From:   11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Where: Oropeza Elementary School, 700 Locust Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813

When:  Every 2nd & 4th Friday of each month

From:   11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: Whittier Elementary School,1716 Walnut Avenue, Long Beach CA 90813

When:  Every 3rd Wednesday of each month

From:   11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

COMING SOON: Perry Lindsey Academy,  5075 Daisy Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805 

When: Every 3rd Saturday of each month- commencing December 18th, 2021

From: 12 AM to 2 PM

Help end child hunger by making a donation to school food pantries.

Click the Donate Now button to make a secure donation. 

COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRIES:

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Where: Revive Church, 668 Obispo Ave, Long Beach CA 90814 

When:  Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month

From:   1 PM to 2:30 PM

         

Where: Philadelphian SDA Church, 2640 Santa Fe Avenue, Long Beach CA 90810 

When:  Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

From:  1 PM to 2 PM
 

Where: The Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach 90802- Entrance on 6th Street

When: Every 2nd & 4th Friday of each month

From:  4 PM to 6 PM

OTHER HMHY FOOD PANTRY LOCATION:

Where: American Gold Star Manor, 3021 N Gold Star Dr, Long Beach, CA 90810, United States

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. For residents only.

NOTE: HMHY food pantries are closed for Thanksgiving (25th & 26th November) Christmas and New Years's days. Nutrition Knights school food pantries are also closed when school is NOT in session.

THANK YOU, SPONSORS & PARTNERS:

All HMHY food pantry locations are supplied with quality and nutritious fresh and packaged produce with support from the following Food Distribution Locations and Sponsors.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS:

  • California State Dominguez Hills Food Pantry 

  • The Villages at Cabrillo

  • US Vets

  • Gold Star Manor Senior Living Facility

  • The Multi-Service Center 

FOOD PANTRY SPONSORS:

  • Long Beach Community Action Partnership 

  • No Kid Hungry

  • Ahmanson Foundation - Food Pantry Van – since 2010

  • Dan Knabe, Former LA County Supervisor – since 2011

  • Janice Hahn, LA County Supervisor

  • Josephine S, Gumbiner Foundation

  • Stater Bros Charities

  • Kaiser Permanente

  • United Way

LONG BEACH, CA FACTS:

  •  Long Beach is the most ethnically diverse community in the nation and the 7th most populated city in California.

  • 1 in 5 people in Long Beach live in poverty

  • 55% of children in Long Beach are from Low-Income families

  • 25% of families in Long Beach make less than $30,000 per annum ($78,000+ per year is needed for a family of 4 to live a decent quality of life)

  • Over 40% of the population in Long Beach lives in economic hardship.  These individuals do not have enough income to meet their basic needs for food, housing, childcare, transportation, and other essential needs.

  • Many are still considered poor even though they work full-time.  More than 1 in 4 full-time workers in Long Beach live below twice the federal poverty level.

  • Long Beach has been described as a “Tale of two cities” with a vibrant Downtown in one part and the other part consisting of working-class neighborhoods with the 6th highest poverty rates in the nation.