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  • Is HopeNet a religious organization/ a faith-based organization (FBO)?
    No. HopeNet is an independent 501c3 with no religious affiliation or mission. None of HopeNet's funds are used for religious activities or purposes.
  • What does HopeNet do?
    HopeNet is a direct service organization. It is the sole owner of a permanent housing program. It also provides free, healthy, and accessible food to those facing food insecurity in the Metro Los Angeles area and beyond, through a network of food pantries.
  • I'd like for my organization to be a food distribution site with HopeNet. How do I do that?
    Unfortunately, HopeNet is at capacity and is currently not adding more distribution sites to its network.
  • What impact does my donating to HopeNet vs an individual pantry, have?
    When you donate to HopeNet, you are supporting all of the 12 food pantries in its network. All funds go to purchasing food and supplies for the entire network. Feeding hundreds of thousands of individuals who want or need food. When you give to HopeNet, you are not only feeding locals, you are also supporting many pantries at once. Making HopeNet's impact in the fight against food insecurity powerful and one of a kind. HopeNet is a non-affiliated organization. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible.
  • Do I have to be of a certain background or religion to receive food from HopeNet?
    No. Anyone can receive food at any of the pantries within the HopeNetwork no matter their background or religious affiliation. Pantries are maintained by volunteers who treat all community members with kindness and dignity. HopeNet's Food Pantry Program has and continues to serve: Those who want or need food. Women, children, men, families, and seniors. Those who are low-income or are experiencing poverty. Black, Latinx, Korean, Armenian, White, LGBTQIA+, and veterans. Those experiencing homelessness, the under and unemployed, and most recently people who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
  • What are HopeNet's hours?
    HopeNet's office hours are Monday through Friday 9 am - 5:30 pm.
  • Is the food at HopeNet free?
    Yes, all food is and will always be free! The only thing you may be asked at a pantry to provide is the number of members in your household and zip code. No identification or payment is needed or required to receive food.
  • Where are the HopeNet pantries located? What are their hours?
    Blessed Sacrament 6657 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 Distribution: Every Saturday 9am – 12pm First Church of the Nazarene 3401 West 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90020 Distribution: Every Friday 8am – 10am Founders Metropolitan 4607 Prospect Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 Distribution: Every Saturday 7am – 9:30am Immanuel Presbyterian 663 South Berendo Street Los Angeles, CA 90005 Distribution: Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8am – 1pm Islamic Center 434 South Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90020 Distribution: Every Saturday 10am – 11:30am Karsh Center 3750 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90020 Distribution: Every Tuesday 12pm – 2pm and Sunday 7:30am – 9:30am Silverlake Community 2930 Hyperion Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 Distribution: Every Wednesday at 5pm – 6:30pm and Sunday 12pm – 4pm St. James 3903 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90010 Distribution: Every Thursday 8am – 9am St. John’s 514 West Adams Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007 Distribution: Every 3rd Sunday of the month 8:30 am – 10:30am Urban Partners Los Angeles 2936 West 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90005 Distribution: Every Saturday 7am – 12pm UUC 2206 South Union Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90007 Distribution: Every Thursday 8am – 11am Wilshire Presbyterian 300 South Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90020 Distribution: Every Monday 8am – 10am
  • Where does HopeNet get its funding?
    HopeNet receives federal funds to cover 36% of the food costs for its Food Pantry Program. The rest of the funds, and operation costs, HopeNet fundraises from individual and private donors. HopeNet also fundraises to cover costs for its HopeWest program.
  • What should I do if I'd like to apply to be housed at HopeWest Housing?
    HopeWest currently is at capacity and unfortunately does not have any openings.
  • How can I donate food or goods to HopeNet?
    The best way to support HopeNet is to donate funds directly, here. HopeNet does not have the capacity to receive individual in-kind donations (toys, blankets, clothes). If you would like to donate multiple items across the network, please go here.
  • How can I volunteer?
    Preview HopeNet volunteer options here.
  • What kind of food does HopeNet distribute
    Food varies on supply but, HopeNet emphasizes healthy food options. It uses funds to purchase healthy foods like lean proteins, dairy, fresh produce, and whole grains. HopeNet receives most of its food from the LARFB. It is expanding its partnerships to receive more food and more healthy food options for its community.
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