Hunger Action Los Angeles ends hunger and promotes healthy eating through direct service and advocacy for improved public policy on hunger and poverty.
ANTI HUNGER EDUCATION AND ORGANIZING: HALA works with low income people, nonprofit organizations and concerned residents to educate public officials about anti-hunger legislation. HALA also conducts presentations and trainings on hunger and nutrition for a variety of audiences at colleges, reaching 2,000 people a year. HALA also organizes the LA Produces coalition advocating for county funding of healthy food incentives.
Find out more at State Legislative Agenda 2022
CALFRESH ENROLLMENT: HALA staff help enroll low income individuals and families into CalFresh, funded by the state and federal government to provide monthly funds for purchasing food they need to survive. HALA staff are outreaching to populations including immigrant communities, unhoused people and people in re-entry from incarceration.
Find out more, and how to apply, at CalFresh
MARKET MATCH BONUS PROGRAMS: HALA operates Market Match providing low income residents with bonus dollars at certified Farmers Markets when they spend CalFresh on fruits and vegetables. The program serves over 10,000 residents and operates at 28 farmers markets in LA County.
Find out more at Market Match
PEOPLES GUIDE TO WELFARE, HEALTH AND OTHER SERVICES: HALA publishes the Peoples Guide which has become the standard guidebook of public social services for people in need of assistance.
COVID RELIEF FOOD DELIVERY: Hunger Action LA collects and delivers produce or prepared meals to 130 households in South LA, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Hollywood, and other areas. Volunteers are always needed!