Ministry of Food Assistance

Helping provide food to individuals and families in need.

Opportunities to donate food at Church of the Good Shepherd

Cantribution Sunday –  filling a bag with nonperishable food the first weekend of each month. To Volunteer: Contact Sister Virginia at

Filling a  bag with non-perishable food for the Thanksgiving Holiday. To Volunteer: Contact Sister Virginia at

Volunteer opportunities in the community

St. Joseph Center Food Pantry – help sort donations and put together grocery bags. To Volunteer: Complete volunteer application on their website at

West Hollywood Food Coalition – help prepare & serve evening meal. To Volunteer: Book a date and time at

Los Angeles Catholic Worker Hospitality Kitchen – help prepare & serve morning meal. To Volunteer: Call LACW House at 323-267-8780 (website:

St. Robert Center – help prepare sack lunches. To Volunteer: Contact Christine Gerety at 310-566-1531

Beverly Hills Meals on Wheels – drive & deliver meals to homebound Seniors in Beverly Hills. To Volunteer: Contact Pat Jacobson at 310-423-3517

3 Responses to Ministry of Food Assistance

  1. I am homebound. I am saving for K1 to provide heat for my animals and I and did not grocery shop this month. How do people that are homebound access the foodbank?

    • Sorry for the delay in responding, Theresa.

      This is from one of our outreach members: I am not sure how they [you] would access a food bank since I doubt any of them deliver but this person [you] might be eligible for meals on wheels. They can check the web and (find) in on Google for Meals on Wheels & call the number for the city where they live. I will give it more thought tomorrow to see if any other ideas.

      Good luck to you, Theresa.

    • David Michael Trevino


      Here is some more information:

      In addition to looking on the web for Meals on Wheels (wherever the parishioner lives); if she is homebound, she must have a caretaker, family member or friend who does essential shopping for her. If so, she can call SOVA in Los Angeles. This is a really good Community Food & Resource Program of the Jewish Family Service. They have a site in the Valley & two in LA – one at 1140 N. La Brea & one at 8846 W. Pico. All a person does ordinarily is arrive early on the first visit to register (lines form around 8am but SOVA opens at 10am. A photo ID is required for adults obtaining groceries. After registering on the first visit to a SOVA site – a person may return once every calendar month for additional groceries.
      I would suggest the Parishioner call SOVA 310-288-02896 & tell them her situation & ask if the friend can bring her picture ID the first time to register & then pick up her groceries every month.

      Other smaller sites providing groceries:
      Blessed Sacrament Church Food Pantry @ 6636 Selma Avenue in LA distributes groceries on Saturdays at 10 am-1pm (line begins to form at 9am) No ID is required. May go weekly (I don’t know the quantity of food given)

      St. Sabastian Church @ 11607 Ohio Avenue in LA distributes canned food on Saturdays from 11am-12 noon. No ID required.

      St. Augustine’s SAVES @ 3829 Jasmine Ave in Culver City distributes groceries on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9am 11:45 to people who live within specific geographical boundaries in Culver City & 90034 area of West LA. People may return once a week for fruits & vegetables & once a month for meat & canned food. Proof of residency & proof of income required (i.e., social security statement & utility bill). Can call 310-838-2702 on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 9am-11:45am to check if current residence is within geographical boundary served.

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