FOOD PANTRY ELIGIBILITY Clients must self-certify that they meet the income guidelines posted below. Anyone who fits the income criteria and is in need of healthy groceries 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 $ 2,522.33 $ 30,268
2 $ 3,411.42 $ 40,937
3 $ 4,300.50 $ 51,606
4 $ 5,189.58 $ 62,275
5 $ 6,078.67 $ 72,944
6 $ 6,967.75 $ 83,613
7 $ 7,856.83 $ 94,282
8 $ 8,745.83 $ 104,951
Over 8 Add $889.08 each Add $10,669 each

 

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

New clients will need to bring …

  • A cart, wagon, or large rolling suitcase to transport a large amount of groceries.
  • If you live in the City of West Hollywood you will need to provide proof of address or fill out an affidavit of constituency.

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

During your visit, please inform the SOVA volunteer of any special dietary requirements so that your order can be packed appropriately (example: no meat, no pork, Kosher, etc.).

Please call our main office at (818) 988- 7682 if you would like us to email you an application.

Click here to back to the main Food Pantries Page.

Need help and don’t know where to start?

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