Coronavirus Help: Where To Get Free Food In LA This Week

A food bank distribution event in Boyle Heights. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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The coronavirus outbreak has made it hard for some people to continue to make ends meet. Several organizations around L.A. have stepped up to provide food to those in need, and drive-thru pantries and other meal distribution events are happening every day throughout the county.

Here's an ongoing list of what we know is happening, and we'll be updating it continually. Be sure to check the official listings for updates, because details may change — and if you know of any more, let us know.

(This list is just for pop-up meal distribution events that are happening this week. If you're looking for a more comprehensive list of places offering free meals on a regular basis, we have that here.)

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

Drive-thru mobile food pantry, open to members of any union
Location: 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hosted by: L.A. County Federation of Labor, in collaboration with Labor Community Services, L.A. City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, and the L.A. Regional Food Bank
Details: Facebook post

Drive-thru food distribution
Location: Los Angeles Black Worker Center, 5350 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hosted by: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Weekly vegetarian meal distribution, served via pickup or drive-thru
Location: Khalsa Care Foundation, 9989 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima
Time: 2 p.m. until meals run out
Hosted by: Khalsa Care Foundation with L.A. City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez
Details: Facebook post; Khalsa Care Foundation also hosts a weekly food pantry distribution from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

Drive-thru food bank for families in need
Location: Teamsters Local 572 Headquarters, 450 E. Carson Plaza Drive, Carson
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Host: Teamsters Local 572, in conjunction with the L.A. County Federation of Labor and Labor Community Services
Details: Facebook post

MONDAY, APRIL 20

La Brea Bakery bread distribution
Location:
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (by appointment only)
Host: Sen. Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) and La Brea Bakery
Details: Announcement from Sen. Chang's office

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

La Brea Bakery bread distribution
Location:
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (by appointment only)
Host: Sen. Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) and La Brea Bakery
Details: Announcement from Sen. Chang's office

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

Grab 'n Go Bag meal distribution for anyone experiencing food insecurity
Location: Crenshaw Family YMCA, 3820 Santa Rosalia Drive, Los Angeles 90008
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Host: Los Angeles Oasis WISE and Healthy Aging
Details: Facebook Post


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