Senior Meal Emergency Response Program

Home Meals for Los Angeles Seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic


What is the Senior Emergency Meal Program?

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Los Angeles has implemented the Senior Emergency Meal Program.  This program is supplemental to the existing Congregate and Homebound Meal Programs and provides a second meal until the end of June 2022.  

Who is eligible for the Emergency Meal Program?

Older adults 60+ who reside in Los Angeles are eligible to receive up to (2) meals per day. New clients can receive up to (2) boxes totaling (14) meals, if a first meal has not been provided by another existing program.

How does the delivery work?

The meal boxes are delivered once per week to individual residences. A friendly call, text, and email will be provided as a reminder the day before delivery. If receiving (2) meal boxes, the deliveries will be made on (2) seperate days.

How do I sign up for Emergency Meal Program?

Please contact the Senior Meal Hotline at (213) 202-5669 or email


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There are a variety of organizations that can help with grocery delivery for free:

  • LA Regional Food Bank: Runs a food bank network across the LA area. Call (323) 234-3030 for more information. 
  • If You Need Meals. St. Vincent Meals on Wheels: Serves anyone in need that lives within our service area, regardless of age, race, illness, disability, religion or ability to pay. All of our clients are homebound—confined to their homes because they are unable to shop or cook for themselves. Contact (213) 484-7775 between 8 AM and 4 PM or visit
  • Project Angel Food: If you, a loved one, or someone you know has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and are unable to independently access healthy food, they can delivers meals (7) to a client one day per week, Monday through Friday. You must enroll through the application process and interview for meals to be confirmed. Contact (323) 845 -1810 or email
  • Project Angel Food Client Application: English, Spanish
  • Urban Partners LA: Provides food pickup only.  Call (213) 401-1191 or email
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): A federally-funded program you may access by calling the State Hotline at 877-847-FOOD (3663). CalFresh helps California seniors 60+ buy healthy food at the grocery store. Individuals receiving CalFresh benefits will be able to order at-home delivery of groceries through their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card at Walmart and Amazon. However, the CalFresh benefits will only cover the cost of the food being ordered, not delivery.
  • County Free Grocery Delivery Service: Items may be delivered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is no delivery cost to the client. No application process is required, but items must be pre-paid and ready for pickup.Deliveries may be scheduled by calling 1-888-863-7411 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
  • Shopping Helpers LA: Pairs a college-aged volunteer with a senior or someone who is immunocompromised to take care of their grocery shopping needs — at no charge. Call 323-628-7071 or email to request help.
  • People4PeopleLA: Pairs volunteers with seniors to shop and deliver food, medicine and household supplies to elderly Angelenos and others who cannot leave their home during the pandemic. Call 707-390-0269 or email to make a request.
  • Southeast Communities Corps - Provides food at the site at 2965 E. Gage, Huntington Park, CA 90255 on Mon, Weds, Fri - 9am-4pm. Call (323) 587-4221. 
  • San Fernando Valley Corps - Provides food at the site at 14917 Victory Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91411 on Mon, Weds, Fri - 9am-4pm, Tues & Thurs: 9-12pm. Call (818) 781-5739.
  • EAST LA Corps - Provides food at the site at 140 N Eastman Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90063 on Mon, Weds, Fri - 9am-4pm. Call (323) 263-7577. 
  • LA Korean Corps - Provides food at the site at 933 S. Hoover Street, Los Angeles, CA 90006 on Mon, Weds, Fri - 9am-4pm.. Call (213) 480-0714, ext. 4