The sites listed below provide extra information and resources:

FOR FOOD ASSISTANCE AND OTHER HELP :

See the Food Pantry locator on our website -- to search for food pantries by City or by ZIP code.

211 - INFO LINE of Los Angeles - This website and phone service is dedicated to helping people find and access health and human services in Los Angeles County. To access INFO LINE in Southern California dial 211. To access their website database go to www.infoline-la.org

WeConnect.net - Maria Shriver’s WE Connect campaign is a pioneering public/private partnership designed to help California’s working families become more financially secure by connecting them to important programs and resources.

Department of Public Social Services - This Los Angeles County site has vital information on social programs including: Food Stamps, CalWORKS, GAIN, Medi-Cal, Supplemental Security Income Assistance Program (SSIAP), and more. http://dpss.co.la.ca.us

Food Stamps - To find locations of DPSS offices in Los Angeles eligibility requirements to get food stamps in Los Angeles County. (also see www.myfoodstamps.org below) Click here to view a map and addresses of offices in Los Angeles County in PDF format.

GovBenefits.gov (www.GovBenefits.gov) is the official benefits Web site of the U.S. Government. GovBenefits.gov helps citizens quickly identify benefits offered across the government that meet their specific needs. Available 24 hours a day, GovBenefits.gov is a resource for your staff, and more importantly, the (citizens or clients) you serve. GovBenefits.gov makes finding assistance programs easy. In just five minutes visitors can complete the online questionnaire and receive a customized list from the site’s more than 1,000 Federal and state benefits and assistance programs.

www.myfoodstamps.org - Created by the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) and the Congressional Hunger Center, www.myfoodstamps.org is a comprehensive resource for outreach workers, food assistance advocates and potential program clients in California.

Nutrition.gov - This new site contains in-depth information on nutrition, health, food safety issues, grant opportunities and more! www.nutrition.gov

USDA Food and Nutrition Service - Provides information on all Federal Assistance Programs, including Food Stamps, WIC (Women, Infants and Children), Children Nutrition Programs and more. www.fns.usda.gov/fns/

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER :

Feeding America - (formerly America's Second Harvest)The nation's largest hunger- relief organization, with a network of more than 200 food banks and food-rescue programs. www.feedingamerica.org

California Association of Food Banks - Site deals with hunger advocacy issues. www.cafoodbanks.org

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities -One of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. http://www.cbpp.org/

California Food Policy Advocates - California Food Policy Advocates is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of low-income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious and affordable food. www.cfpa.net

Food Research and Action Center
- The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is a leading national organization working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and under nutrition in the United States. www.frac.org

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