Anyone living within our service area with very low income is eligible to receive assistance at the SOVA food pantries. Eligibility for SOVA’s free grocery distribution is determined by family size and household income level. Generally, the eligibility guideline is yearly income at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. However, when determining eligibility, we take into consideration the high cost of living in Los Angeles and individual circumstances that may place a family in crisis.

Number of
Persons in
Household
Monthly
Household
Income
Maximum
Annual
Income
1 $ 2,445.96 $ 29,351.50
2 $ 3,311.54 $ 39,738.50
3 $ 4,177.13 $ 50,125.50
4 $ 5,024.71 $ 60,512.50
5 $ 5,908.29 $ 70,899.50
6 $ 6,773.88 $ 81,286.50
7 $ 7,639.46 $ 91,673.50
8 $ 8,505.04 $ 102,060.50
9 $ 9,370.63 $ 112,447.50
10 $ 10,263.21 $ 122,834.50

 

For family units with more than 10 members, add $865.58 for each additional person to Maximum Annual Income.

SOVA services are available exclusively to the following ZIP Codes:

90004, 90005, 90006, 90007, 90008, 90010, 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90016, 90017, 90018, 90019, 90020, 90024, 90025, 90026, 90027, 90028, 90029, 90034, 90035, 90036, 90038, 90039, 90043, 90046, 90048, 90049, 90056, 90057, 90062, 90064, 90066, 90067, 90068, 90069, 90073, 90077, 90095, 90210, 90211, 90212, 90230, 90232, 90291, 90294, 90401, 90403, 90404, 90405, 91303, 91304, 91306, 91307, 91311, 91316, 91324, 91325, 91326, 91330, 91331, 91335, 91340, 90342, 91343, 91344, 91345, 91356, 91364, 91367, 91401, 91402, 91403, 91405, 91406, 91411, 91423, 91436, 91601, 91602, 91604, 91605, 91606, 91607

On your first visit, please arrive by the time the pantry first opens in the morning in order to register as a new participant and receive the complete program orientation.

We request official photo identification of first-time participants as well as identification for each additional household member showing that all are living at the same address. Please bring birth certificates for minor children.

You will also need to bring acceptable proof of residency.  A driver’s license is not considered acceptable proof of residency.  Acceptable proof of residency must be official mail with your name on it and delivered to your address within the last 30 days. Examples include payroll check stubs, utility or telephone bills, credit card bills, bank statements, mortgage bill, government benefits check, current year jury summons, current year property tax bill or motor vehicle registration.

You may visit the SOVA pantry once in each calendar month and receive groceries for all eligible household members. Grocery orders are sized according to the number of household members. If you are homeless and do not have refrigeration and/or cooking facilities, you may visit twice each month.

Please inform the SOVA volunteer of special dietary requirements so that your order can be packed appropriately (example: no meat, no pork, low salt, low sugar, Kosher, etc.).

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Call: (877) 275-4537 or email services@jfsla.org