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.


SAVES se compromete a continuar sirviendo a nuestros clientes de manera segura tanto para los clientes como para el personal durante este brote del coronavirus (COVID-19). Por ahora, SAVES está cambiando sus horarios y la forma en que se distribuyen los alimentos para cumplir con los requerimientos de distanciamiento social de la oficina de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles.

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

  • Tuesday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Clients Choice is suspended; prepacked food boxes will be provided.

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

You may call 267-5191, Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

We are working to ensure a quick, easy and safe distribution process. Your patience during this shift in services is greatly appreciated.

As always, the safety of your family is in your hands. We encourage you to continue to inspect and properly wash your food.

Together we will ensure our community remains safe and healthy.

Good health tips:

  • Stay home if you feel ill.
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
  • Use hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Limit close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Get a flu shot.

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, including:

  • 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.
  • Teach bilingual nutrition education to increase its clients’ nutrition and consumer knowledge.
  • 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.

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

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