Food Pantry


If you or someone you know is in need of FREE food, please contact us at (562) 612-5001.
The poverty rate in the US is greater than 9% with California recording the largest 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 Pantry Program provides quality nutritious food to homeless and low-income individuals and families in the community via numerous Long Beach locations.  Our aim is to make the health and well-being of our clients a priority. We provide fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, breads, canned goods and more. In addition to nutritious food, clients receive resources to help access housing, jobs, health screening services, healthcare counseling and more.




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

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

From:   1:00pm 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:  1:00pm to 2:00pm

Where: The Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach 90802

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

From:  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm




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

When:  Every Friday of the month

From:   11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where: Stevenson Elementary School, 515 Lime Avenue, Long Beach 90810 - Entrance on 6th Street

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

From:   11:30 am to 12:30 pm


NOTE: School Pantry services will be closed when school is NOT in session and on Thanksgiving.

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Food Pantry is supplied with quality and nutritious food received from the following 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 


Help Me Help You would greatly appreciate your support to continue to provide nutritious food to our community via Food Pantry. Please, visit our Donate page or contact the office to volunteer at one of our Long Beach Food Pantry Locations.  (562) 612-5001



  • Ahmanson Foundation - Food Pantry Van – since 2010

  • Stater Bros Charities

  • Dan Knabe, Former LA County Supervisor – since 2011

  • Janice Hahn, LA County Supervisor

  • Josephine S, Gumbiner Foundation


  • 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 other part consisting of working-class neighborhoods suffering with the 6th highest poverty rates in the nation.


(562) 612-5001

The MSC 1301 W. 12th Street, Long Beach, CA 90813

PO Box 32861

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This organization is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 


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