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FOOD PANTRY  

When: Thursdays from 8 am to 10 am

The third Thursday of the month is Vegan Week 

Where: 1053 West 23rd St (on the corner of 23rd St. and Union Ave.) 

Click here for the Google map location.

Contact: Please call  213-748-0209 or email office@uuc-la.org  for more information.

Want to make a difference? Do you enjoy helping others? We'd appreciate your help.

We can only provide this valuable service to the community

thanks to our committed volunteers.

Volunteers are needed: 

  • Wednesday at 11:30 am to prepare food for distribution

  • Thursdays at 7:30 am to distribute food

  • Ask us for more volunteer opportunities 

Please email office@uuc-la.org to sign up or speak with Will, the Operations Manager, at the food bank to see if we currently need volunteers. Thank you for your interest! 

Click here to view the Volunteer Job Description

Want to know more? Click here to read about us: 
Our food pantry is featured in The Presbyterian Outlook; click here

FAQs: 

Where does food come from? 
The food comes from our various partners, such as the LA Regional Food Bank, Food Forward, LA Health/Vegans of LA, gifts from our sibling church Brentwood Presbyterian, and, on occasion, from other generous donors. 

Who pays for the food? 

Our church pays for the food that did not come from our partners.

What kind of food do you give out? 
What we give varies every week, and we give out the following: 
Fresh produce, pantry staples, protein, and, on the third Thursday of the month, vegan food 

Do I need to register? How do I qualify? 
There are no applications; simply join the people in line. All people are welcome here. 
Right before you pick up the food, we ask you how many people are in your family
for reporting purposes. 

Do I need to bring something with me?
Please bring your bag/cart and a mask.

Why are you giving food away when people can get food stamps/EBT cards? 
What used to be called food stamps is now SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), which helps people with low-income purchase food.  Not everyone qualifies, and those who don't meet the criteria do not make enough money to afford an adequate amount of food.
The food from our pantry gives people peace of mind so that they can use their income towards other living expenses. After all, 
Los Angeles has a high cost of living. 

What's food insecurity? 
This refers to the lack of access to enough healthy food to meet basic needs due to a lack of financial resources. 

What are your Covid-19 protocols? 
Please wear a mask while picking up food and practice social distancing. 

Where do I go for food if your pantry is closed? 
Please call 211 for assistance. On our window, we have also posted other pantries nearby. 

Photos from Our Volunteer Appreciation BBQ:
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