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UPCOMING FREE FOOD DRIVE-UPS

TODAY, 4/24/20 FROM 9-12 NOON
LA COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTER
7400 EAST IMPERIAL HWY
DOWNEY
 
TUESDAY, 4/28/20 FROM 9-12 NOON
9200 MINES AVE
PICO RIVERA
LINE FORMATION BEGINS AT 8:00
1ST 3,000 FAMILIES OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
 
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH OTHERS
 
 

RESOURCES FOR FOOD


Whittier Union High School District
Free meal service to children 1 to 18 years of age at the following locations between 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays only. Monday’s distribution will include meals for Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday’s distribution include meals for Wednesday-Friday. It will be provided as a Grab & Go / curbside pick- up method. Children must be physically present to receive the meal. Children do not need to be students of the Whittier Union High School District to receive a free meal. You may go to any location.
Whittier High School Meal Service – on Philadelphia Avenue near the student entrance between Whittier Ave and Lindley Ave.
California High School Meal Service – on Hawes Street in the parking lot near the loading dock of the school cafeteria.
Santa Fe High School Meal Service – Enter on Orr and Day Road through the Faculty parking lot and exit near the student parking lot.
Pioneer High School Meal Service - on Benavon Street in front of the school where buses drop off.
La Serna High School Meal Service – on Youngwood Drive through the faculty parking lot.
Sierra Education Center Meal Service – on Mulberry Drive in front of building P – Central Kitchen.
 
East Whittier City School District
Free breakfast and lunch from 10:30 am– 12:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays only. On Mondays, children 18 and younger will receive breakfast and lunch for Mondays and Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, they can receive breakfast and lunch for Wednesday-Friday. Meals are distributed at the following locations: Evergreen Elementary, Mulberry Elementary, and Hillview Middle School.
 
YMCA of Greater Whittier
Free meal services, for children 18 and under, at their Uptown Whitter location (12510 Hadley Street), Monday-Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm and at the East Whitter location (15740 Starbuck Street) Monday-Friday from 9am-11am. Each meal pick-up includes 2 breakfast meals and 2 lunch meals. At both locations, weekend meal kits are available and can be picked up during Friday’s distribution. This includes 3 breakfast meals and 3 lunch meals.
 
Interfaith Food Center
Office Address: 11819 Burke Street, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562-903-1478
Food pantry open Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8:30 am -12:00 pm and Tuesday Evening 4:30 pm -7:00 pm
All participants must be a permanent resident of Whitter, LA Mirada, or Santa Fe Springs.
• Must present a California picture identification card/ license when participating in the DRIVE-THRU SERVICE.
• Food assistance is once a week.
• Participants must stay in their car, maintain the Window Up, must show ID card through the car's Window, and food will be loaded into the trunk of their vehicle.
 
City Reach Church Food Pantry
7106 Sorensen Ave. Whitter CA 90606
(562) 698-2564
Sundays 11am-1pm (10 am early access for elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with disabilities)
Tuesdays 5pm-7pm (4pm early access for elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with disabilities)
Thursday 5pm-7pm (4pm early access for elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with disabilities)

St. Mary’s Place Food Pantry
7215 Newlin Avenue, Whittier, CA. 90602
(562) 698-0107
Food distribution 2 Saturdays a month at 10 am. Please call for dates. No ID or documentation needed

Salvation Army
7926 Pickering Avenue, Whittier CA 90602
(562) 698-8348
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-4pm
Food boxes, hygiene kits, diapers, motel vouchers
 
First Family Church Food Pantry
8434 S. Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier CA 90602
(562) 698-6737
Food distribution on Saturdays 11am-1pm. No documentation needed.
 
The Norwalk Social Services Center
11929 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 929-5544
Emergency food pantry available to Norwalk residents. Call to obtain information on how to receive food items.
 
Pico Rivera Resource Center-Catholic Charities
5014 Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660
(562) 949-0937
Food Pantry is open on Tuesday and Thursdays 9am-12pm and 1:30pm -3pm.
Documentation needed: ID if you a resident of Pico Rivera. For non-residents of Pico Rivera: ID, proof of income, birth certificate and social security number for minor children, electricity and gas bill.
 
Gus’ Pantry at the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center
9255 Pioneer Blvd. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
562-692-0261
Food Pantry available to residents of Santa Fe Springs. Call to obtain information on how to receive food items.

Shephard’s Pantry
1418 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA 91706
(626) 305-0392
13020 Francisquito Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(626) 671-0090
Food distribution is through drive-thru. ID is needed showing you live in LA county. You may receive food items 2 times a month.
 
LA Regional Food Bank
Drive-Thru Food Distribution at Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk CA 90650
Tuesday, April 14th from 11 am to 1 pm
Wednesday, April 29thfrom 1 pm to 3 pm
Tuesday May 12th from 11 am to 1pm
Wednesday May 20th from 1 pm to 3pm
Location: Lot 10 - New Falcon Way Entrance (Only enter lot 10 using New Falcon Way Entrance on Studebaker Rd.)
Limited Walk-up service available for those without cars. No parking will be allowed on campus, those driving cannot leave their vehicles. Over 30 lbs. of food provided per household, while supplies last.
 
LA County Department of Social Services
All DPSS offices are temporarily closed to the public until further notice; however, they are continuing to provide services through our website and call centers. Customers can apply for the following benefits online through the Your Benefits Now website or by calling the DPSS Customer Service Center at (866) 613-3777.
CalFresh: Food benefit program for individuals and families
CalWORKS: Cash assistance program for families
Medi-Cal: Health benefits for individuals and families
 

MOST RECENT FOOD SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT

In order to ensure that we continue to prioritize meal service to Whittier Union students, we are highly recommending that families come at the beginning of the distribution window (11:00 am). It is preferable that ALL students/children be in the car. For those who cannot be, you will be required to show the student's ID and limited on the number of meals that you will receive.

Additionally, Los Angeles County Public Health has issued a directive that the public should be in face coverings when interacting with others. We are following this directive and request that you do as well. This will help keep ALL of us safe.
 
Finally, beginning the week of April 20th, free meal service will be provided on Monday's and Wednesday's. Monday's will be for the Monday and Tuesday meals and Wednesday's will be meals for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Thank you

Student Well-Being Resources

Hello Families,
 
I would highly encourage you during these unprecedented times that you visit the Student Well-Being Page under Resource on the WUHSD Home Page. There are several resources for varied challenges that we are confronted with. to access the mental health resources, click resources, scroll down to Student Well-Being Page, click Community Resources, scroll down the page to Mental Health Information & Resources and you can click on varied options. You can also call 211 for other supports you may need. 
 
I hope you all are doing well and staying healthy and safe!!! 
 
Mrs. Perez-Mora

Food Services Announcement

Good Evening Whittier Union High School District Families,
This is Elizabeth Brown-Smith, Director of the Food & Nutrition Services Department, reminding you that we are serving free breakfast and lunch daily at all campuses including the Sierra Education Center between the hours of 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Available to ages 18 years and younger and all children are welcome to pick up free meals. Have a great evening. Due to the holiday on Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th we will be providing three meals on Thursday, April 9th. Thank you and we look forward to serving you.

Tuesday, 8:00 to 10:00 
Please call or email if you need an alternate day and time
Thank you