South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES)


SAVES is committed to continuing to serve our clients in a manner that is safe for both clients and staff during this outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). For the foreseeable future, SAVES is changing its hours and the way food and goods are distributed to comply with Los Angeles County Public Health guidelines for social distancing.

In response to the nationwide coronavirus outbreak, SAVES will provide food:

  • Clients Choice is suspended; prepacked food boxes will be provided.

SAVES will provide food services and boutiqe. All other services will be suspended until further notice.

You may call 267-5191, Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Date and Times

Drive Through - Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (must be in line by 1:30 p.m.)
Walkers - Tuesday and Thursday 12 - 2 p.m. (must be in line by 1:30 p.m.)

New Clients/Recertification

Beginning October 15, 2022 all clients, not registered, may lose the ability to receive services from SAVES including weekly food orders and boutique and holiday sign-ups. 

Founded in 1983, SAVES is dedicated to alleviating hunger among very low and extremely low-income individuals, working families, elderly, disabled and homeless in the South Antelope Valley, our areas of service include:

  • Acton
  • Lake Elizabeth
  • Lake Los Angeles with Palmdale Zip code
  • Littlerock
  • Llano
  • Palmdale
  • Pearblossom

SAVES helps sustain the lives of thousands of people with nutritious food, education and referrals in cooperation with other agencies. We envision a community in which all people have access to healthy food and basic necessities of life. We are committed to working collaboratively to develop a healthier, food-secure community through direct service and advocacy. Each day, we manifest the values of service, compassion and justice in our work.


The day-to-day operations of SAVES and staffing are funded through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). Food is provided through a collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, federal programs, and daily contributions of local markets, stores and restaurants. SAVES donates extra food to local senior centers, sober living homes and other food assistance programs.

SAVES Volunteers:

  • Work in collaboration with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to bring thousands of pounds of food directly to its neighbors in need to ensure that emergency and daily food needs are met.
  • Provide nutritious meals and bags of groceries four days a week. SAVES is the only local food pantry ready to serve any needy person in South Antelope Valley.
  • Offer holiday food baskets to families in need during November and December. December baskets include toys for needy kids.

  • Provide referrals to other community agencies and programs, and partner with local health and social services providers in their outreach efforts to our clients.
  • Provide a meaningful opportunity for volunteers, students, and low-income adult and senior job trainees to serve their community.
  • Stay abreast of the impact of nutrition, poverty, and unemployment in our community and advocate to end poverty, and promote food security, nutrition and health.

Support SAVES

Learn how you can support SAVES and its programs. Fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering.

SAVES is partially funded by a Grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) through California Climate Investments.

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