Emergency Food Service

Emergency Food Service at Bright Path Center

When food insecurity looms and hunger strikes, individuals often struggle to focus on their journey towards a better future. Recognizing this crucial need, Bright Path Center has stepped up to establish a solid front-line defense: our Emergency Food Service.

A Safety Net of Nutrition

Our Emergency Food Assistance Program serves as a beacon of hope for those grappling with the risk of hunger and food insecurity. Rooted in compassion and driven by the need to alleviate immediate hardship, our program strives to ensure that no one in our community goes to bed hungry.

Whether you’re a homeless individual caught in a storm of uncertainty, or someone teetering on the edge of homelessness, we’re here to help. Our program provides nutritious meals and essential grocery items to individuals and families in dire need. Our aim is to bridge the gap between empty stomachs and nourished bodies, helping our clients to regain strength and refocus on their journey towards stability.

This initiative has been able to make a profound impact in our community, thanks to the generous support of our primary partners and donors, which include Whole Foods, Los Angeles Food Bank, Smart & Final, Target, and Ralphs.

Impacting Lives: By the Numbers

Annually, we serve approximately 2,422 individuals through our homeless outreach, emergency food pantry, and holiday food drives. So far, we have distributed:

hot meals

food boxes

Our doors are open to those in need during the following hours:

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday: 2 pm – 5 pm

In addition to our regular services, we host holiday food drives several times a year to bring cheer to homeless individuals and local families in need during the festive season.

Addressing the Root Causes

While our immediate response lies in feeding the hungry, we don’t stop there. We dig deeper, targeting the root causes of poverty and hunger. Our comprehensive approach integrates emergency food aid with our suite of other services, from housing and education, to job training. This multifaceted strategy allows us to address both immediate needs and longer-term solutions, aiming to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.

Supplemental Support: On-site Food Pantries

For residents and clients at our permanent supportive residential housing facilities, we offer an on-site food pantry, located at: 651 E. 55th Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90011, and 3314 W. 55th Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90043.

These pantries provide groceries at no cost to our low to moderate-income neighbors and clients, supplementing what they may lack at home. By providing food, we aim to help individuals and families use their limited resources for other essentials, such as rent and utilities, effectively aiding in reducing homelessness.

Join Us in Our Mission: Donate to Bright Path Center

Your generosity has the power to bring immediate relief and foster long-term change. When you donate to Bright Path Center, you are directly contributing to the fight against hunger and food insecurity. Your donation helps us to provide the most basic, yet most vital, of human needs – food.

A Snapshot of Our Impact

Our Donors

Bright Path is grateful for all the generous donors that believe in our mission and together help make our services possible.