Our Traditional Food Program provides emergency food up to four times per fiscal year to needy families who don’t qualify for food stamps, or are waiting for food stamps to be approved. Each food order provides enough food for three meals per day for seven days. There must be a 30-day lapse between each order. After the initial order, recipients must show an extra expense that prevented the household from purchasing food during that month, such as an unanticipated auto repair bill or medical expense.
Our Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) provides a small food order intended to supplement, not cover, the entire monthly food needs of individuals and families. Households are eligible for an EFAP food order every two weeks. It is available to households currently receiving food stamps. This program is in collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and is funded by EFAP.
Our Traditional Senior Food Program provides food once a month to seniors age 62 and older who are on Social Security/SSI, have been denied food stamps, and live independently. This food order is intended to provide enough food to significantly supplement the individual’s monthly food needs.
Our Healthy Elderly Adults (HEAL) program provides a food order once a month to supplement, not cover, the senior’s monthly food needs. Seniors must be age 60 or older and meet certain income guidelines. It is available even if the senior lives with extended family, and it does not affect participation in other eligible food programs for the extended household. This program is in collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s HEAL program.