Projects tagged with "Food Insecurity"

Join the Volunteer from Home Program at Ascencia

ALL SUMMER LONG! The Virtual Volunteer Program was created in response to COVID-19 as a way to keep volunteers engaged and connected to Ascencia. There are several ways to stay connected. Volunteers can assemble hygiene kits, prepare lunches, and more.

Pitch in for the Youth Volunteer Opportunities at Ascencia

ALL SUMMER LONG! Ascensia offers several youth volunteer opportunities, for those age 14-18, such as shelter volunteer, office volunteer, social media ambassador, donation closet organizer and volunteering on a budget.

Donate to Help the Hungry Find Food with Food Oasis

ALL SUMMER LONG! As of July 2022, about 1 in 4 people in Los Angeles county are food insecure, meaning they worry about having enough food for their family. We are committed to connecting food seekers to free food resources in Los Angeles County. Food Oasis is a 100% volunteer-run through Hack for LA. Our volunteers have done amazing work but we need your help to maintain and expand this important resource. Your tax-deductible donation helps us offset the costs involved with marketing and updating our directory.

Help with the Basics – Purchase, Assemble and Donate Hygiene Kits

ALL SUMMER LONG! We help over 11,000 people a year and most of them are in need of basics like shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. So we go through a lot of hygiene kits! Your donation of these kits helps these folks to not only stay clean and healthy, but also to uphold their dignity. Create hygiene kits for our participants transitioning out of homelessness. Purchase the items yourself or host a drive, then assemble the items into kits. Please click on this link to view the items we would love for you to put into the hygiene kits. Once your kits are assembled, a drop-off time must be scheduled between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Fight Hunger and Support Long Beach Community Table

ALL SUMMER LONG! Join the Long Beach Community table as they provide essential food and grocery items for neighbors all over Long Beach. All bags are shared with Long Beach neighbors in need!

Join the Fight Against Hunger By Donating to the Long Beach Community Table

ALL SUMMER LONG! Long Beach Community Table (LBCT) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, cooperative (meaning that all volunteers and recipients share in the effort and the benefits), that nourish those who are struggling and provides resources that allow everyone involved to mutually sustain each other, their families, and their neighbors. They are always in need of monetary donations, as well donations related to hygiene items, gardening supplies, and vehicles/facilities.
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Shop on Amazon for North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry

ALL SUMMER LONG! Love shopping for groceries on Amazon? Then this is perfect for you! Donate food to North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry by shopping on their Amazon Wish List. Any amount helps!
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Help Assemble Welcome Home Kits for PATH’s Newly Housed Clients

ALL SUMMER LONG! Every week, PATH moves dozens of previously homeless families off the streets and into homes. Help their new residents feel safe and comfortable in their new home by providing a "Welcome Home Kit" filled with basic home goods, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies. Welcome Home Kits are critical, especially amidst all the uncertainty of the pandemic. These kits not only meet the families’ essential needs, but they can help start their journey of having a new place to call home! Please check out their Welcome Home Wishlist to help support! Urgent Needs:Bedding, Home goods (laundry hamper, bath mat, shower caddy), Kitchen items (pots & pans, dishes, utensils), Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste), Cleaning supplies, School Supplies, Target gift cards. *For health and safety reasons, all Welcome Home items must be new & unopened*.

Have a car? Help PATH and Become a Food Rescue Driver

ALL SUMMER LONG! Food Rescue Driver volunteers will help the PATH staff team to combat food insecurity by helping to bring much needed food resources directly to the communities that they serve. PATH partners with local food rescue agencies, grocery stores, and restaurants to rescue excess food and then distribute it to individuals and families that are food insecure. Food Rescue Drivers commit to a regularly scheduled weekly food rescue shift, where they are assigned a day and time to pick up food donations for delivery to a local PATH site. This position is ideal for individuals who would like to help support individuals and families impacted by homelessness, and at the same time help reduce food waste. Shifts are currently available immediately on Monday and Friday mornings to support PATH sites in the Metro LA and Hollywood areas. Please email us at to learn more, or to sign up to get started as a Food Rescue Driver! Drivers must be 18 years of age or older.
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Help Fight Hunger and Donate to Project Angel Food

ALL SUMMER LONG! Did you know? 86 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to our medically tailored meal delivery program. Help support Project Angel Food’s work today. Your donation will ensure that someone who is seriously ill will not go hungry.

Sponsor a Van to Help Feed Those in Need for Project Angel Food

ALL SUMMER LONG! Project Angel Food believes that food is medicine and food is love. Our fleet of vans crisscrosses the 4,700 square miles via 52 delivery routes in Los Angeles County daily, bringing medically tailored meals to our neighbors near and far suffer from critical and terminal illnesses.
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Want to Help Fight Hunger? Help USHS By Volunteering For a Kitchen Shift

ALL SUMMER LONG! Interested in food prep and meal service? These volunteer shifts are an integral part of maintaining an efficient and successful kitchen and meal program. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old to volunteer in the kitchen with a chaperone and 16 to volunteer without one.

Help Cook a Meal for Folks at USHS

ALL SUMMER LONG! Union Station Homeless Services relies on the support of volunteer groups to provide daily home-cooked meals to shelter residents and community members in need. If your family, corporation, or civic group would like to cook and serve a meal at one of their shelters, consider sponsoring an Adopt-a-Meal! For details email to schedule a date to serve at either their Adult Center or Family Center facility.

Make and Provide Lunches for Residents at USHS

ALL SUMMER LONG! Union Station Homeless Services needs volunteer groups to provide lunches for the shelter residents and community members in need. Email to schedule a date to donate up to 50 sack lunches at their Adult Center – 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105 or Le Blanc ( 11652 Garvey Ave, El Monte 91732) housing site.

Help Provide Hygiene Kits for Folks at USHS

ALL SUMMER LONG! Union Station Homeless Services’ Hygiene Kits Program helps them provide people experiencing homelessness with a “Hygiene Kit” of necessary items. Please see flyer on their website for details and email to schedule a delivery to their Adult Center – 412 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA; Monday – Friday between 9 am – 4:00 pm.

Help USHS Provide Food By Donating Shelf Stable Kits to USHS

ALL SUMMER LONG! As food insecurity continues to rise, these shelf stable kits help USHS provide emergency food packs for their program participants and community members in need. These kits include shelf stable food items that are preservable and ready to eat. Check out the flyer on their website and email to schedule a delivery.

Welcome People To Their New Homes by Donating Welcome Home Kits to USHS

ALL SUMMER LONG! Welcome Home Kits provide people moving in or out of one of our transitional or permanent housing facilities with a “Welcome Kit” of necessary items. This important program helps us meet the basic needs of the people we serve as they rebuild their lives and escape homelessness. Check out the flyer and email to schedule a delivery to our Adult Center – 412 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA, Monday – Friday between 9 am – 4:00 pm.

Help Provide Meals by Donating Essential Cooking Ingredients to USHS

ALL SUMMER LONG! USHS Adopt-an-Item program is a simple way to make a positive impact in your community. By adopting an item, you provide essential ingredients that help their kitchen staff cook delicious and nutritious meals for our residents. Check out their flyer on their website to view instructions on how to support and a list of current items available to adopt. To sign up, email us at or call (626) 715-5004.

Join the Circle of Angels at Project Angel Food

ALL SUMMER LONG! Circle of Angels is a compassionate group of dedicated donors who generously provide both the financial capacity and advocacy that sustain Project Angel Food.

Prepare Delicious To-Go Snack Packs for DWC Participants

ALL SUMMER LONG! Snack Packs are essential to the women we serve at DWC. They allow us to ensure that participants have a nutritious snack or meal to take with them before leaving the Day Center each afternoon. You can review our Snack Pack guidelines here Please reach out to with details of your snack pack building event and to schedule your delivery.
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