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Food Services Through Your School District
ABC Unified School District
The District’s Nutrition Services program is providing free “grab and go” meal services at 10 school sites for children 18 years old and younger and all Adult Transition students. Children can pick up lunches and tomorrow’s breakfast from 11:00 a.m. to noon Monday – Thursday (on Thursdays, they will pick up lunch for Thursday, breakfast, and lunch for Friday and breakfast for Monday). You can find out more about the ten sites serving meals on our District website at abcusd.us, or by clicking here.
Adelanto Elementary School District
We will be providing free student meals to all children under the age of 18 during the instructional day closures from 11 - 12:30 pm daily at the following 4 locations: Adelanto Elementary, George, Morgan Kincaid, and Ted Vick. Meals will be “grab and go” using a drive through style hand off. Walk ups are welcomed too. Child(ren) must be present to pick up the meal.)
Hawthorne School District
GRAB AND GO BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
Free breakfast and lunch will be available for all children ages 0-18 at:
Prairie Vista Middle School
Hawthorne Middle School
Monday - Friday through April 3rd from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Children must be present to receive meals.
Long Beach Unified School District
Starting Monday, March 23, meal service will continue from 8 to 9 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch at all schools except Beach/Reid, Browning, CAMS, Lowell, Millikan, Naples, PAAL, Renaissance, Sato and Stanford. Those schools will no longer serve meals during the school closure period. Starting Tuesday, March 24 the remainder of schools offering meals will transition to one pick-up period, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. During that time, students can receive lunch along with food items for the next day’s breakfast. Students who attend schools that no longer serve meals can still receive meals at their nearest school. Find a map of LBUSD schools here or at lbschools.net under ABOUT > Map.
Montebello Unified School District
Pick up a FREE breakfast and lunch! Open to all 1-18 of age No registration of identification is required. May 24 - May 1, 2020 10:30am-12:00pm.
Pomona Unified School District
Meal Service for all people under the age of 18 years old:
Please note during School closure there will be Meal Services Provided (Sack Breakfast & Lunch) Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 9:30am.
Meals are being served in a drive -through style, children can do walk- up to get meals. Only cold meals are being served. Meals must be refrigerated within 2 hours from pick up time.
San Diego Unified School District
San Diego Unified Food and Nutrition Services will be conducting a drive thru / walk-up distribution of daily prepared meals, free of charge. Children will need to be present to receive meals, and each child 18 years and younger may take one lunch and one breakfast for the next day.
There will be no congregate feeding; all food is to be taken and consumed offsite. See social distancing guidelines to stay safe.
Meal distribution times for all locations will be from Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Victor Valley Union High School District
Realizing an additional need in the El Mirage area, Nutrition Services teamed up with the district’s Transportation Department to transport meals to El Mirage Elementary School, handing them out to both VVUHSD and Adelanto Elementary School District students on Thursday and Friday. Before the expansion of VVUHSD’s program, those families would have faced a drive of 30 minutes or more to pick up meals.
Public Food Services
Amigos Sin Barreras - Friends Without Barriers
Circle of Life Aids Food Pantry
The agency provides emergency food for low-income people with HIV or AIDS living in the South Bay area (SPA 8).
CalFresh Healthy Living (SNAP-Ed) supports healthy, active, and nourished lifestyles by teaching Californians about good nutrition and how to stretch their food dollars, while also building partnerships in communities to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.
California Food Bank
Califonia Food banks works to connect you with food banks and provide tools that can also show you other types of food assistance programs.
Food Finders is a food rescue organization connecting donated perishable food to hundreds of nonprofit pantries and shelters throughout Southern California in order to reduce hunger and food waste, simultaneously.
Food Pantry LAX
Food Pantry, LAX is an emergency food resource for low-income clients in Inglewood, Westchester, El Segundo, Hawthorne, and portions of Los Angeles. Our policy is to provide food for 2 days or six meals to our clients. Clients may come to the Pantry once per week.
Heart of Compassion
Founded in 1993 by Pastor Eric Tietze, Heart of Compassion (HOC) Distribution is a 501(c)(3) food bank and social service organization. HOC works to alleviate hunger, food insecurities, and the suffering of those who have fallen on hard times.
La Food Bank
Pantry distribution dates and times are subject to change. Please call the pantry to verify that this information is current. Most pantries serve according to the geographical service area. Food pantry clients should bring photo identification with them to the pantry. The identification should show the client’s current residential address. Some pantries have an application process and ask clients for documents supporting income. However, all clients will be served the first time regardless of the completion of the application and service area.
My Fridge Food
Find delicious recipes with ingredients in your fridge.
PHFE WIC Program
If you’re pregnant or a caretaker of a child under age five and your income has been affected by recent events, you may qualify for WIC. Applying is easy and you will receive your food benefits within a few days.
USDA Kid Meal Finder
To ensure that children who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school are able to get the nutrition they need, USDA is working with states to continue providing meals to students. Usually, the rules require that children gather and eat their meals on-site.
USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse
Welcome to the USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse. The clearinghouse aides low-income individuals or communities by providing food assistance and other nutrition and social services information, serving as an important tool in combating hunger and promoting economic mobility.
Health & Mental Health Resources
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
The CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
Children's Bureau Emotional or Behavioral Destress Guide - New
Children's Bureau has partnered with parents, caregivers, and families to support your child and/or adolescent. They offer a wide variety of culturally competent treatment options including mental health evaluations, individual and family therapy, group therapy, medication support, and assistance with community services and resources.
English PDF - Download
Spanish PDF - Descargar
Find out if you qualify for financial assistance on your health insurance.
Covid Vaccine Appointment Website
Los Angles County - Click here
Orange County - Click here
San Bernadino County - Click here
Department of Health & Human Resouces
It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.
Department of Health & Human Resouces
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Los Angles Department of Mental Health (LADMH)
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) supports the well-being of our County family, friends, and colleagues. When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of infectious disease, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal and may be more likely in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. During an infectious disease outbreak, care for your own physical and mental health and reach out in kindness to those affected by the situation.
Mental Health and Mesothelioma
A mesothelioma diagnosis can affect mental health. Many patients in cancer treatment struggle with depressed mood and anxiety. Mental health issues do not cause cancer, but help is available if cancer is making life harder and more stressful.
San Bernardino County Mental Health Services
Programs provided by the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health along with contracted agencies are committed to developing culturally and linguistically competent services. Mental health services include crisis intervention, assessment/referral, individual/group therapy, medication support, case management, drug/alcohol, and psycho-educational workshops. Services are provided for children, youth, adults, and older adults.
San Diego Behavioral Health Services
Confidential and free of charge, the San Diego Access & Crisis Line (ACL) offers immediate support and resources from an experienced counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on all behavioral health topics including; suicide prevention, crisis intervention, community resources, mental health referrals, alcohol, and drug support services and more. Language interpreter services enable the ACL to assist in 150 languages within seconds.
World Health Organization (WHO)
211 LA is the central source for providing information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. Our 2-1-1 phone line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time. Our community services go far beyond phone referrals – explore our website to learn more.
California COVID-19 Response for Immigrant Families
If you have been financially affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for; unemployment insurance, paid family leave, disability Insurance, relief from financial institutions, a statewide moratorium on evictions.
California Emerging Technology Fund (Low-Cost Internet)
Califonia Emerging Technology Fund helps provide leadership statewide to close the "Digital Divide" by accelerating the deployment and adoption of broadband to unserved and underserved communities and populations.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aims to make consumer financial markets work for consumers, responsible providers, and the economy as a whole. We protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and take action against companies that break the law. We arm people with the information, steps, and tools that they need to make smart financial decisions.
EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunities by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers and delivering digital skill training.
Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced-cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19
Get Stimulus payment updates from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Visit Coronavirus.gov for the latest official information from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force at the White House.
See Coronavirus (COVID-19) health information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
See Myth and rumor information from FEMA.
Learn about the CARES act.
Guidance for Cloth Face Coverings
Health Coverage Update for Los Angeles County Schools
Los Angeles County Public Assistance
The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) serves an ethnically and culturally diverse community through programs designed to both alleviate hardship and promote health, personal responsibility, and economic independence. The Department provides temporary financial assistance and employment services, free and low-cost health care insurance for families with children, pregnant women and aged/blind/disabled adults; food benefits for families and individuals; in-home services for elderly and disabled individuals; and financial assistance and advocacy for federal disability benefits for disabled individuals.
One Degree COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Guide
At One Degree we always strive to provide comprehensive, updated and accurate community resource information. During the COVID-19 outbreak we maintain that same commitment and are happy to provide this guide as a quick and effective reference to resources you might need during this period.
One Simple Wish (For Current and Former Foster Youth)
One Simple Wish empowers you to restore hope and happiness to children & young adults impacted by foster care, abuse and neglect.
Protecting Immigrant Families
USCIS announced that immigrants can seek testing, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19 without fearing immigration consequences due to public charge. Read our quick reference guide on immigrant eligibility of federal public programs during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
San Bernardino County (C4Yourself)
C4Yourself ® is an online application system that allows you to apply for benefits. This is a secured site and all your information will be private and safe. If you need help in your language, call your local county office. You have the right to ask for help in your own language. There is no cost for this help.
San Diego County Health & Human Agency
The Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) administers several programs that help families and individuals. Each of these programs has its own eligibility rules. Please refer to the program website for more information.
Special Education Guidance for COVID-19 Health Services & Schools
The United States is currently experiencing a pandemic emergency due to the threat of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 13, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-26-20 requiring the California Department of Education (CDE) to issue guidance on several topics, including ensuring students with disabilities (SWD) receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) consistent with their individualized education program (IEP) and meeting other procedural requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and California law. Initial guidance on services to students with disabilities was provided on March 20, 2020.
State of Califonia Franchise Tax Board
Enhanced Emergency Shelter Program (Transitional Youth)
Meals, toiletries, case management, linkage, mental health services, transportation, assistance with transitional or permanent housing. The length of stay is up to 36 nights.
Foothill Family Shelter
Foothill Family Shelter is a nonprofit organization founded in 1984 which houses homeless adults and children for a period of up to 120 days, free of rent and utility charges. We also provide one-year transitional housing as well as permanent housing. The Foothill Family Shelter began as St. Mark's Homeless Shelter and currently serves as a transitional facility for homeless adults and children from the west end of San Bernardino County and the east end of Los Angeles County. The Shelter has 7 two-bedroom apartments that are fully furnished and offered free for a maximum of 120 days. We also provide 12- two-bedroom apartments for transitional housing and 8- two-bedroom apartments for extended housing. Service Areas: Upland, Ontario, Montclair, Pomona, Claremont, and Rancho Cucamonga. Proof of residency is required for all services.
Long Beach Rescue Mission Samaritan House Services
LBRM welcomes those in need with daily essentials to help them recover from homelessness, hunger, addiction and poverty and give them the opportunity for long-term, sustained life change through God’s love and the generous support of our Long Beach community. Together, we can make a difference in countless local lives!
Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA)
LAHSA is working with the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health along with the Department of Health Services, Department of Mental Health and other key Federal partners to promote effective hygiene, to prevent and address potential Coronavirus infections among those experiencing homelessness, and how to keep staff safe.
San Bernardino Homeless Outreach Support Team (HOST)
Homeless Outreach Support Team (HOST) provides outreach and engagement services to individuals and their families in an effort to obtain permanent supportive housing. Wrap around services are provided by case managers to assist the individuals to maintain housing and become resilient in the community. Services include outreach, intensive case management, advocacy, and empowerment for self-sufficiency, as well as linkage and referrals. HOST collaborates with the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Proactive Enforcement (HOPE) team to conduct outreach events, go out into the field, and engage the most difficult and hard to reach clients.
San Diego Homeless Service
The City works partners with the San Diego Housing Commission to provide a continuum of care for episodic, transitional, and chronic homeless individuals and families in San Diego. The Housing Commission administers the City's homeless services and shelter programs based upon a memorandum of understanding between the City and the Housing Commission.
Sanctuary of Hope
Sanctuary of Hope (SOH)! We are a youth development organization that is dedicated to serving Transition Age Youth, ages 16-25. Our primary mission is to provide a caring and multi-cultural approach to services that will help young adults become self-sufficient and lead prosperous lives. Our services include general counseling and therapy, life coaching, mentoring, housing resources, education support, emergency services, and financial assistance for under-resourced youth who are low-income, homeless, foster care, probation, and/or at-promise.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles