Why do so many people need food assistance in Western Los Angeles County?

With high costs of living and little money to spare, people in our service area continue to struggle to meet their basic needs:

High Costs of Housing

Renters in Los Angeles need to earn more than three times the local minimum wage to afford the County’s median monthly rent. *

Stagnating Income

20% of households in Western LA County make under $30,000 per year.

Limited Access to Groceries

Nearly 50,000 low-income residents in our service area cannot find or access food that is nutritious, fresh and unprocessed.