Food Pantry

The Eastmont food pantry is a 500 sq ft space with food racks, commercial freezers and refrigerators which stores nearly 6,000 pounds of food . The food pantry is supported by a Sprinter 3500 van with a Thermo King refrigeration unit to pick up and store fresh items. We aim to collect and safely store nutritional food items to distribute for free to members of the community in need. Items received are generously donated by partners such as the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and local grocery and food outlets such as Pizza Hut, Target, Food 4 Less and Walmart. 

Approximately 6,000 pounds of food are distributed each week.

Pantry designed to combat food insecurity and waste

Dairy, vegetables and meat items available

Personal care products and diapers available

3,000 pounds of dog and cat food distributed monthly in partnership with ASCPA

Schedule:
Friday 8:00-10:30 am.

Requirements: 

Must live in LA County’s 1st Supervisorial district

Meet income qualification

Provide proof of residence

For more information, interested in donating or becoming our partner?

Contact:

323.726.7998 ext:108
Zeena Chokbengboun
zchokbe@eastmontcommunitycenter.org 

Nutrition Education

Eastmont Community Center provides in person and virtual workshops. The 30-60 minute classes are offered once a week for five weeks. The classes will consist of different topics and food demonstrations that promote living a healthy lifestyle such as; How to create a healthy dish, How to add more fiber with vegetables and whole grains, Identifying unwanted sugar sources, Purchasing strategies on a budget, Physical Activity and Understanding Chronic Diseases. 

Learn to decrease sodium and fat intake

Preparing food with less salt

Learn tips that can help manage chronic medical conditions

Learn simple and healthy recipes

Live food demonstrations

Interested in enrolling, donating and/or becoming our partner?

Contact:

323.726.7998 ext:115
Johana Davila
Jdavila@eastmontcommuitycenter.org 

Food Distribution

Home Delivery Model- Shelf stable items delivered to client homes. This service is available to seniors or adults with disabilities that live in unincorporated East LA and within a two mile radius of Eastmont Community Center. A limited number of seniors or adults with disabilities qualify so must call to enroll. 

Walk-up Model- Serving all families in the Eastmont community. Neighbors are within walking distance of the center and are encouraged to bring bags and carts in order to carry up to 80 pounds of food including dog and cat food (based on availability).  

 

Clients are provided with 60-80 pounds of food each week

Clients are provided with shelf stable items, meat, dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables 

Additional programs and resources provided

Clients are provided with 60-80 pounds of food each week

Clients are provided with shelf stable items, meat, dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables

Additional programs and resources provided

Requirements:

Must live within 2 miles of Eastmont Community Center

 

Interested in enrolling, donating and/or becoming our partner?

Contact:

323.726.7998 ext. 105
Marlene Hoffmann
mhoffmann@eastmontcommunitycenter.org