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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.

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:

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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

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This onsite Drive-thru Grocery Grab N Go is moving to a FREE home delivery service on June 1st, 2022.  

 

To be eligible, you must have a child attending Cesar Chavez Elementary School.

Register to receive free home delivery for this Grocery Grab N Go by clicking on the buttons below and completing both the Registration and Alternative Pick-up Forms. Email the Alternative Pick-Up Request Form to info@helpmehelpu.org or post it to:

 Help Me Help You

 PO Box 32861

 Long Beach, CA 90832 

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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

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

When: Every 3rd Saturday of each month- (May 21st, Jun 18th, Jul 16th, Aug 20th, Septn17th, Oct 15th, Nov 19th, Dec 17th, 2022)

From: 12 PM to 2 PM

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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.

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

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NOTE: HMHY food pantries are closed for Thanksgiving (24th & 25th November) Christmas and New Years' days. Nutrition Knights school food pantries are also closed when school is NOT in session.

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:

  • Long Beach Community Action Partnership 

  • United Ways

  • Councilman Al-Austin Long Beach 8th District

  • No Kid Hungry

  • Kaiser Permanente

  • Bimbo Bakeries USA

  • 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

  • Stater Bros Charities

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.