Emergency Food Resources

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El Monte City School District provides the children of our community with four daily meals through its grab-and-go meal distribution program, operated from four sites from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Meals are available to families with children ages 18 and younger. Children need not be present during meal pickup.

EMCSD Meal Program Distribution Sites

Durfee School
12233 Star St.
El Monte, CA 91732
Gidley School
10226 E. Lower Azusa Ave.
El Monte, CA 91731
Potrero School
2611 N. Potrero Ave.
El Monte, CA 91733
Shirpser School
4020 Gibson Road
El Monte, CA 9173

El Monte/ South El Monte Emergency Resources Association

The mission of the El Monte/ South El Monte Emergency Resources Association shall be to prevent homelessness and maintain stability by providing the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter for families and individuals in times of crisis. To  make an appointment, call (626) 444-7269


Food Bank Hours

Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm       

**By appointment only

Our Saviour Center's Food Pantry

Our Saviour Center's Food Pantry supports the community with access to healthy food options, fresh produce, and access to healthy cooking classes.  The Food Pantry is locations at:

4368 Santa Anita Ave.
El Monte CA 91731


Food Pantry Hours

Tuesday and Thursdays

10 AM - 1 PM     

No appointment necessary


Food Pantry - Drive-up Service

The City of El Monte, Our Savior Center, LA Regional Food Bank, Mountain View School District, and the Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis  partnered to bring a drive-up Food Pantry to the City of El Monte. To register click the link.


Registration is not mandated but will help with a speedy checkout. The food pantry is on a first-come, first-served basis regardless of registration.

2740 Mt. View Road.
El Monte, CA 91732


Food Pantry Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays

10 AM - 1 PM


Additional Food Distribution Sites

Our partner, El Monte Union High School District is also distributing meals ever high school district is distributing meals Monday - Friday from 9 am - 12 pm at the following locations:

El Monte High School
3048 Tyler Ave.
El Monte, CA 91731
Arroyo High School
4921 Cedar Ave.
El Monte, CA 91732
South El Monte High School
1001 Durfee Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733