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Pantry Services

*This is the current and updated information regarding St. Francis Center’s modified pantry program.*


If you are an LA resident and wish to receive pantry services, please fill out the Pantry Registration Form BEFORE coming to St. Francis Center to receive your groceries.

 If you are with an organization picking up food for your clients, please contact us prior to registering at

Si usted es un residente de Los Ángeles y desea participar en nuestro programa de despensa, por favor llene el formulario de registro de despensa antes de venir a St. Francis Center para recoger sus alimentos. Si está con una organización recogiendo comida para sus clientes, por favor contáctenos antes de registrarse a

Please remember to bring your ID every time you visit the pantry program.
Por favor traiga una forma de identificación con usted cada vez que venga.


Food Pantry Distribution Days: Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Distribución de Despensa: Miercoles, Jueves, y Sabado

Time / Tiempo: 10 – 11:30AM

Senior Pantry Distribution: Friday (Seniors 60+ ONLY)
Despensa Para Las Personas de la 3ra Edad (60+ SOLAMENTE)

Time / Tiempo: 10 – 11:30 AM

If you have questions contact/ Preguntas o preocupaciones por favor pongase en contacto con:
Ismael Neri at (213) 747-5347 X 108 or
Lucia Garcia at (213) 747-5347 x 110 or

                                               Please CLICK HERE to fill out the pantry registration form.                                                                     Por favor haga CLIC AQUI para llenar el formulario de registro de despensa.


*The information above this line is current and updated. Please refer to the above information for pantry program information.*

To address the causes of food insecurity and poor nutrition for impoverished residents living within our service area, St. Francis Center has enacted a free “clients’ choice” program in which guests get the opportunity to “shop” weekly for an average of 45 pounds of nutritious groceries based on food preferences and dietary restrictions.

Registered guests get to choose from a variety of items, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, rice, beans, and canned food. All items are presorted and organized by volunteers on shelves to replicate the grocery store shopping experience. The majority of the food and goods utilized in the program is donated by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Food Finders, Costco, Target and Lucky Supermarkets.

St. Francis Center provides services to residents living in the following zip codes: 90011, 90220, 90222, 90223, 90224, 90006, 90007, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90021, 90057. If you are not within these zip codes you may receive services as a referral guest*.

SFC also now offers pantry services weekly at two satellite pantries at L.A. Trade Tech College and in South L.A. where there is a lack of access to fresh, nutritious food.

*Referral guests must be active in case management and provide proof from a local agency partners, including schools, hospitals, government service agencies, and other nonprofits. Upon their initial visit guests will receive an emergency food bag excluding fresh produce.


Pantry Services are available:

*Please refer to the information at the top of the page to find current hours for our modified pantry program.*

On-site pantry services:

  • Wednesday 9 – 11 am
  • Thursday 9 – 11 am
  • Friday 9 – 11 am [for senior guests over the age of 60]
  • Saturday 9 – 11 am

Satellite pantry services:

  • South Central LAMP, Wednesday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

All program recipients must first register here and fill out an application with information used for our internal census.*

Once registered, guests will receive a pantry card that is valid for one calendar year from Jan 1-Dec 31.

Senior Services

*Please refer to the information at the top of the page to find current hours for our modified pantry program.*

Through our Senior Services, we provide our guests age 60 and over a warm meal once a week and socially enriching activities such as Bingo and Zumba. Our seniors come to St. Francis Center for much more than food; they also come to socialize with their peers. For many of our older guests, this program is the only social activity they will enjoy all week long. Seniors are served every Friday 11:00am-1:00pm.

Senior Low Income Pantry Services Downtown Los Angeles

Resource Services

The resource specialist also assists families and individuals in short-term crises such as unlawful eviction. Future services will include workshops to connect guests to public benefits, affordable housing, affordable health care, job training programs, and community organizing around a common concern.

Veterans Services

SFC has aligned with Mayor Garcetti’s efforts to end veterans’ homelessness in Los Angeles. Specifically, we now extend the opportunity for veterans to utilize both our homeless served meal program and our Pantry Services making it easier to transition from homelessness.