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Help Me Help You Grocery Grab N Go
Nutrition Knights Food Pantries

FREE GROCERY GRAB N GO

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 rate in the country. In Long Beach, California the poverty rate is estimated at greater than 18%. 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. 

Help Me Help You believes every person should have access to nutritious food to live a healthy and productive life. Our Grocery Grab N' Go's provide FREE quality nutritious groceries to individuals and families in need via community and school locations in Long Beach, California. 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 Grocery Grab N' Go locations and schedules below. For weekly meal recipes made with our nutritious fresh and packaged Nutrition Knights groceries, click on:

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!

SCHEDULES & LOCATIONS:

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

Entrance on Main Street (walk-ups only)

When: Every 1st Wednesday of each month

From:  2 PM to 3 PM

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

Entrance on 6th Street (walk-up and drive-thru)

When: Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month

From:  4 PM to 5 PM

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

(walk-up only at this location)

When:  Every 3rd Wednesday of each month

From:   11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

(walk-up only at this location)

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

From:   11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

(walk-up and drive-thru)

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

From:   1 PM to 2 PM

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

(walk-up only at this location)

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

From:   11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

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

(walk-up and drive-thru)

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

From:  1 PM to 2 PM

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

(walk-up and drive-thru)

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

From:   11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: McKinley Elementary School, 6822 N. Paramount Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805

(walk-up only at this location)

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

From:  2 PM to 3 PM

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

(walk-up and drive-thru)

When: Every 3rd Saturday of each month- (Jan 20th, Feb 17th, Mar 16th, Apr 20th, May 18th, Jun 15th, Jul 20th, Aug 17th, Sep 21st, Oct 19th, Nov 16th, Dec 21st 2024)

From: 12 PM to 2 PM

OTHER HMHY GROCERY GRAB N' GO LOCATIONS:

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.

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NOTE: HMHY food pantries are closed for Thanksgiving (23rd & 24th November) Christmas and New Years' days.

THANK YOU, SPONSORS & PARTNERS:

All HMHY Grocery Grab N' Go 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 

GROCERY GRAB N' GO SPONSORS:

  • City of Long Beach Recovery Act

  • Councilman Al-Austin Long Beach 8th District

  • Bimbo Bakeries USA

  • Healthy Active Long Beach

  • Kaiser Permanente

  • Long Beach Health & Human Services

  • Nourishing Neighbors - Albertsons

  • Ahmanson Foundation - Food Pantry Van – since 2010

  • Dan Knabe, Former LA County Supervisor – since 2011

  • Janice Hahn, LA County Supervisor

  • Josephine S, Gumbiner Foundation

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.

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