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The Food Pantry


If you or someone your know is in need of food, please contact us at (562) 612-5001.


Every person should have access to the nutritious food needed to live a healthy and productive life. This program offers quality nutritious food to homeless and low-income families and individuals in the community.  Our goal is to make the health and well-being of our clients a priority.  In addition to nutritious food, clients receive resources for housing, jobs, health screening services, healthcare counseling and more.





          Community Food Pantry

          at Philadelphian SDA Church - Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

          From: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

          At: 2640 Santa Fe Avenue, Long Beach CA 90810



          The School Food Pantry - Every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month

          at Stevenson Elementary School

          From: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

          At: 515 Lime Avenue, Long Beach CA 90802

          Entrance on 6th Street

                  NOTE:  Pantry services will be closed when school is NOT is session

                               Due to Construction this pantry will be closed Nov 2019 to Aug 2020

                              Call the office to clarify dates.                   


          Other distribution locations:

          California State Dominguez Hills Food Pantry (Closed when school is NOT in session)

          The Villages at Cabrillo (For program residents)

          The Multi-Service Center (For program participants)


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If you would like to help feed the homeless and others in need, visit our donation page or contact the office to Volunteer.  (562) 612-5001

















A special "Thank you" to the Ahmanson Foundation for the Food Pantry Van! (Five years and counting!)


And a special thanks to our Annual sponsors

  • Stater Bros Charities!

  • Former LA County Supervisor Don Knabe support the program for 9 years!

  • LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn

  • Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation



Did you know…


  • Long Beach is the most ethnically diverse community in the nation

  • The US poverty rate is 12%, in California it is 10% and in Long Beach it is 19% 

  • Nearly 1 in 5 people in Long Beach live in poverty

  • 55% of children in Long Beach are Low Income

  • 25% of families in Long Beach make less than $30,000  ($60,000 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 the like.

  • Many people were 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”.  The first includes a vibrant revitalized Downtown, and the second which consists of the surrounding working-class neighborhoods where the poverty concentration was listed as the sixth highest in the nation.



While some food items are received as donations, Help Me Help You must pay for a great number of food items which are necessary to round out the program.   Other ongoing expenses include food purchases, gas and transportation costs, insurance, general maintenance and administrative costs.  The success of the Food Pantry also depends on the generosity of many community volunteers, we need your support!



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