Meals to Angelenos with Disabilities

Meals to Angeles with Disabilities Relaunch Program

As of Wednesday, December 31, 2020

Thank you for your email as well as your interest in the Department on Disability's Meals to Angelenos with Disabilities Relaunch Program, which was created as a temporary lunch delivery service to bridge the hunger gap that exists for people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in the City of Los Angeles.  As you may know, the relaunch program was a collaborative effort with Khalsa Care Foundation, HUNGRY and many other community organizations which has allowed us to serve over 49,000 meals to Angelenos with Disabilities throughout Los Angeles County.

As of Wednesday, December 31, 2020 the relaunch program has ended.  However, there are many organizations and government programs available that continue to support the needs you may have.  Below are some of Los Angeles County Nutrition Assistance Resources:

  • CalFresh - Cash assistance for Individuals or Families.  Contact 1-866-613-3777 or visit GetCalFresh.org to apply. Please note that children of undocumented immigrants are eligible to receive CalFresh benefits if they are citizens or legal permanent residents.  Parents are encouraged to apply on behalf of their children who qualify.  The CalFresh program information is confidential.
  • Senior or Older Adults Meals - Contact 1-800-510-2020 for meals from Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles
  • WIC - Free food for Moms, Babies and Children under 5.  Contact 1-888-942-9675 to apply.
  • Free Groceries - Go to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank's food pantry locator at lafoodbanks.org or contact 323-234-3030.
  • Grab & Go meals for school-aged kids - Contact the school district near you for “Grab and Go” meals offered in select schools.
  • Find Food through 211 -  Visit https://211la.org/food-resources or dial211 to locate food resources near you, such as free groceries, student meals, and more. 

Be sure to visit Meals to Angelenos with Disabilities Website (https://disability.lacity.org/meals-to-angelenos-with-disabilities) periodically for further updates.

Follow-Up Questions or Inquiries or Media Inquiries:
Please send any questions or inquiries to DisabilityMealInfo@lacity.org.

Thank you,
Meals to Angelenos with Disabilities Program Team


History of Program

The Angelenos with Disabilities Meal Program was created as a temporary lunch delivery service to bridge the hunger gap that exists for people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in the City of Los Angeles. Our program was supported in part by generous donations and volunteer time.

On May 29th, 2020, the first phase of the program ended. Phase one was brought together by Mayor Garcetti in partnership with FOX Corporation to provide 2,000 free meals to individuals with disabilities across Los Angeles. Meals were prepared by the FOX Corporation food service team on the FOX lot in Cheviot Hills and delivered to a hub at one of our public library branches, where drivers from Access Paratransit loaded and then delivered them directly to the Angelenos with disabilities. The first phase of the program ended on June 12, 2020. 

Phase two ran from May 18th - July 17th, 2020, where the Department on Disability partnered with Khalsa Care Foundation (KCF), on behalf of the Sikh Community in Los Angeles, to deliver 1,000 vegetarian meals a day during a transition period then increased to a total of 3,000 vegetarian meals a day, which were transported by LADOT Cityride to a hub at the LA Zoo where Access Paratransit loaded and delivered meals to participants.