Food Resources

  • CalFresh: Apply for an EBT card with money for food at
  • WIC:  Apply for free food for moms, babies and children under 5 at
  • Free internet: If you want to apply online for the above programs but don’t have reliable access to internet, you can find a list of Wifi hotspots near you by visiting or dialing 211.

Food Banks

  • San Gabriel Valley Service Center: 1441 Santa Anita Ave., South El Monte. Phone: (626) 575-5431 *Must call for an appointment.       
  • San Gabriel Valley Family Center: 2144 Tyler Ave., South El Monte. Phone: (626) 442-5470     
  • El Monte Wesleyan Christian Church: 2400 Santa Anita Ave., South El Monte. Phone: (626) 274-8444  

For additional food bank locations visit:



  • Senior Meals:  For our regular Elderly Nutrition Program participants of South El Monte, they receive seven frozen meals a week for a suggested donation of $10. For more information, call the Senior Center at 626-448-0131, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. 
  • Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS): Meal deliveries for seniors and frozen meal distribution. Phone: (800) 510-2020

Student Meals

 * Please contact school districts for days, times and locations of meal distributions. 

El Monte City School District 

(Wilkerson & Potrero) 

Phone: (626) 453-3700



Mountain View School District

(Cogswell, Miramonte, Monte Vista & Kranz)

Phone: (626) 652-4000



Valle Lindo School District 

(New Temple & Dean L. Shively) 

Phone: (626) 580-0610



El Monte Union High School District 

(South El Monte, El Monte & Mountain View)

Phone: (626) 444-9005