Los Angeles County Resources


Food Resources

Name of Organization Location and Contact Information Hours of Distribution
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation Food Bank
401 N. Garfield Avenue,
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 278-3628
Wednesdays and Thursdays
9:00am – 1:00pm
Living Truth Christian Fellowship (food pantry)
5873 S. Normandie Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 290-3909
Figueroa Church of Christ (food pantry)
455 W. 57th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 753-2536
7:30am – 11am
Vision of Hope Outreach Ministry (food pantry)
5951 S. San Pedro
Los Angeles, California 90003
(323) 233-4647
Hope Chapel Lancaster (food pantry)
6015 W Avenue J8
Quartz Hill, California 93536
(661) 943-1074
S.A. Mayflower Gardens (food pantry)
6570 West Avenue L-12
Quartz Hill, CA 93536
(661) 943-3228
Salvation Army – Lancaster Corp (food pantry)
44517 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, California 93534
(661) 948-3418
9am – 10:30am
Palmdale Community Foundation – S.A.V.E.S (food pantry)
1002 East Avenue Q12
Palmdale, California 93550
(661) 267-5191
8am – 5pm
8am – 5pm
8am – 5pm
New Covenant Tabernacle of Antelope Valley (food pantry)
38626 9th Street East
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 965-4588
RCCG Victory House of California (food pantry)
6640 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(323) 385-4442
10:30am – 12:30pm
12:30pm – 2pm
Loaves & Fishes – Van Nuys (food pantry)
14640 Keswick
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 997-0943
10am – 1:30am
10am – 1:30pm
10am – 1:30pm
Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center (food pantry)
7915 Van Nuys Boulevard
Panorama City, CA 91402
(818) 644-9970
4pm – 6pm

LAUSD Grab and Go Centers

For LAUSD Students

2 meals daily
7:00 am – 11:00am Monday to Friday



– Individuals who are 18 years of age and older
– Experiencing homelessness
– Must be able to manage Activities of Daily Living (i.e. ability to transfer in and out of a bed, bathe and dress) independently.


Public Social Services

Medi-Cal – DPSS

Contact Information:
Online: https://www.yourbenefits.laclrs.org/ybn/Index.html Applications can be mailed to the Medi-Cal Mail-in Application Office at: P.O. Box 7267, Los Angeles, CA 90007-9819.

Health coverage

Population Served:
Children and youth, pregnant women, families, seniors, persons with disabilities, and single adults


Contact Information:
Online: https://www.yourbenefits.laclrs.org/ybn/Index.html In addition, you can apply by calling the Customer Service Center at (866) 613-3777. Effective March 16, 2020, families applying for CalWORKs benefits can complete their interview over the telephone.

Financial assistance to eligible needy families with (or expecting) children to help pay for housing, food, utilities, clothing, medical care, and other necessary expenses

Population Served:
The eligible children are deprived of parental support or care due to:
Unemployment/underemployment; or Continued absence of one or both parents.
A needy or non-needy caretaker provides care for foster children.

General Relief (GR)

Contact Information:
Online: https://www.yourbenefits.laclrs.org/ybn/Index.html To Fill Out and Fax/Mail: https://www.yourbenefits.laclrs.org/ybn/GRDownloads.html Once you have filled out your application and forms, fax it to: (310) 215-8220, or mail it to: Department of Public Social Services P.O. Box 1580 Inglewood, CA 90308-1580 ATTN: GR APPLICATION

Financial assistance to indigent adults who are ineligible for federal or State programs

Population Served:
one person, living alone, with no income or resources

In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

Contact Information:
Through Phone: 1-888-822-9622

Help pay for services if you’re a low-income elderly, blind or disabled individual, including children, so that you can remain safely in your own home.

Population Served:
Low-income elderly, blind or disabled individual, including children

Cal-Fresh Emergency Application

Contact Information:
Online Emergency Application ENGLISH: http://my.dpss.lacounty.gov/dpss/forms_library/form.cfm?id=1049&file=CF385%5FEnglish%2Epdf

Online Emergency Application SPANISH: http://my.dpss.lacounty.gov/dpss/forms_library/form.cfm?id=1052&file=CF385%5FSpanish%2Epdf

Nutrition Assistance Program that can help people in low-income households purchase food by increasing their food-buying power

Population Served:
Individuals and families

Financial Assistance

Unemployment Insurance Claim


Contact Information:

Services Provided:
Unemployment Insurance (UI) is an employer paid program that provides partial income replacement when you become unemployed or have your hours reduced and meet all eligibility requirements.


  • Totally or partially unemployed.
  • Unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • Physically able to work.
  • Available for work.
  • Ready and willing to accept work immediately.
  • Actively looking for work

Social Security Benefits Information


Contact Information:
(TTY 1-800-325-0778)

Services Provided:

  • Retirement insurance
  • Survivors insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Hospital and medical insurance for the aged, the disabled, and those with end-stage renal disease;
  • Prescription Drug Benefit
  • Extra help with Medicare Prescription Drug Costs
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Special Veterans Benefits
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Public assistance and welfare services, including:
    • Temporary assistance for needy families
    • Medical assistance
    • Maternal and child health services
    • Child support enforcement
    • Family and child welfare services
    • Food stamps
    • Energy assistance


  • Be at least age 65 OR be blind or disabled
  • Have limited income and resources
  • Be a citizen or a national of the U.S. or an alien who meets certain applicable requirements
  • Reside in one of the 50 States, District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands, except for a child of military parent(s) assigned to permanent duty anywhere outside the United States or certain students temporarily abroad


Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 24/7 hotline

Los Angeles County Community Resources Line

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE( 7233)

Teen Line
text TEEN to 839863

National Sexual Assault Hotline

LA County Child Abuse Hotline

LA County 24-Hour Elder Abuse Hotline

LA County Domestic Violence Hotline

Online Resources

State Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on the
2020-21 Accountability Plan

By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations

Yesterday evening, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-56-20, which extends the deadline to submit the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the budget overview for parents until December 15, 2020, on the following conditions:

  • Each school board will adopt a written report to the community that explains the changes their local educational agency (LEA) made to program offerings during COVID-19 and major impacts of school closures on families and students, which shall include, at a minimum, a description of how the LEA is meeting the needs of unduplicated pupils, defined in Education Code Section 02(b)(1). The written report shall also include the steps taken to support the requirements in Paragraph 2 of the Executive Order N-26-20. This report can be adopted during the same meeting at which the school board adopts the annual budget, due July 1, 2020.
  • School districts and county boards of education will submit the written report to the county superintendent of schools or the Superintendent of Public Instruction, respectively, in conjunction with the submission of the adopted annual budget.
  • A charter school will submit the written report on the homepage of the LEA website if such a website exists.
  • The California Department of Education (CDE) shall develop a form the LEAs may use for the written report.
  • The deadline for a county superintendent or the Superintendent of Public Instruction to approve the LCAP pursuant to Education Code Section 52070(d) and 5(d) is extended until January 14, 2021.
  • The deadline for a charter school to submit the LCAP to its chartering authority and the county superintendent of schools is extended to December 15, 2020.
  • The requirement to utilize the recently updated LCAP template by the State Board of Education, in Education Code Section 52064(j), is waived.
  • For the budget adopted by a school board on or before July 1, 2020, the requirements that the school board adopts a LCAP prior to adopting a budget and that the budget includes the expenditures identified in the LCAP pursuant to Education Code Section 42127(a)(2)(A), is waived.
  • The requirement that a county superintendent of schools disapproves the budget by September 15, 2020 if the budget does not include expenditures necessary to implement the LCAP pursuant to Education Code Sections 42127(c)(3) and 42127(d)(1), is waived.
  • The requirement that a county superintendent of schools shall not adopt or approve a budget before the LCAP for the budget year is approved pursuant to Education Code Section 42127(d)(2), is waived.
  • For the budget adopted by a county board of education on or before July 1, 2020, the requirements that a county board of education adopts a LCAP prior to adopting a budget with expenditures identified in the LCAP pursuant to Education Code Section 1622(a); that the Superintendent of Public Instruction disapprove the budget if the county board of education has not adopted a LCAP or if the budget does not include the expenditures necessary to implement the LCAP pursuant to Education Code Section 1622(b)(2); and that the Superintendent of Public Instruction disapprove a revised budget by November 8, 2020 if the SPI determines the budget does not include the expenditures necessary to implement the LCAP pursuant to Education Code Section 1622(d); are waived.
  • The requirement that a school district board, county board of education, and the governing board of a charter school review data to be publicly reported for Dashboard local indicators in conjunction with the adoption of the LCAP, pursuant to Education Code Section 5(e)(2), is waived with respect to the review and adoption that would be required by July 1, 2020.
  • The conditions established for Bagley-Keene Act or the Brown Act under Paragraph 3 of Executive Order N-29-20, including conditions specified therein, shall apply to meetings held pursuant to Article 3 of Chapter 2 of Part 21 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Education Code Section 1(b).
  • The requirements relating to minimum instructional minutes physical education for grades 1-12 are waived, specified in Education Code Sections 51210(a)(7), 51220(d), 51222, and 51223. The requirement relating to providing adequate facilities for physical education courses, specified in Education Code Section 51241(b)(2), is waived.
  • The requirement that each LEA maintaining any of the grades 5, 7, and 9 to administer a physical fitness performance test to each student in those grades, specified in Education Code Section 60800, and the requirement that the California Department of Education collect data regarding the administration of the physical fitness test, specified in Education Code Sections 33352(b)(4) and (5), are waived for the 2019-20 school year.

Last evening, Superintendent Tony Thurmond released the following statement, “School districts statewide have been working hard to put distance learning platforms into place and keep their students fed. The LCAP process deadlines should not be placing additional burdens on schools, which as a result of our current climate of social distancing, cannot meaningfully engage with their community stakeholders,” Thurmond said. “The Governor’s action frees up staff time and resources for districts to focus solely on the immediate learning needs and health of our students.”

The California Department of Education has released a COVID-19 accountability FAQ.

AB 1505 and AB 1507 Charter Schools

The California Department of Education has been evaluating and analyzing the requirements of AB 1505 (Chapter 486, Statute of 2019) and AB 1507 (Chapter 487, Statute of 2019). The department anticipates that the State Board of Education will approve regulations on the implementation of these two laws, and is seeking feedback in four key areas that may require definitions and/or further clarification.

  • Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School: District and County Review
  • Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School: SBE Appeals
  • Renewals
  • AB 1507

If interested in assisting and participating in this effort, please submit your input or proposed regulatory language to CharterRegulations@cde.ca.gov by Friday, May 15, 2020. For more information, visit the department’s website.  

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