Welcome to Food Help
We invite you and your family to come and join us
Food Distribution: Saturday, 9am – 12pm
Location: 10909 New St. Downey, CA 90241
No application or ID needed;
we are open to everyone and anyone who needs food.
Invitamos a usted y su familia venir y unirse a nosotros
Distribución de comida: Sabado, 9am – 12 pm
Ubicación: 10909 New St. Downey, CA 90241
No es necessario aplicar ni presentar ID;
si necesita comida, simplemente venga a recibir.
Families Served per Month
Meals Provided per Month
Where to Find Us
10909 New St. Downey, CA 90241
In 2005, FoodHelp was founded in Southeast Los Angeles County as a community food program for those requiring assistance.
Our philosophy is simple: Treat all with dignity and respect. Requirements to receive help are also simple: If you need food, we’re here to help. In our humble beginnings, about 10 families received help each week, but the sudden and steep economic collapse in 2008 swelled the number of guests to approximately 85 families a week. Since then, the need has remained constant; the resources remain scarce.
We currently serve 250-300 families a month, with an average family size of four. Due to the continuing need, families are limited to one visit per month. We do, however, make temporary arrangements with those facing severe circumstances and afford special provisions for guests who live on the streets. No one in need is turned away.
In addition to food assistance, we aim to connect with our neighbors and help them through their circumstances. On a periodic basis, we offer hygiene assistance, referrals to shelters, employment workshops and financial management classes to help our neighbors build a foundation for a better future.