Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 65  |  August 14, 2020

Laguna Food Pantry welcomes federal employees and families during government shutdown

The Laguna Food Pantry released a priority alert to federal employees and families facing financial hardship during the government shutdown. The Pantry invites people in need of groceries to shop Monday - Friday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at 20652 Laguna Canyon Road. 

For more than 25 years, Laguna Food Pantry has been a safety net for anyone in need – seniors, laid off workers, students, individuals, and families who need free, fresh, nutritious food. 

“During this crisis, we want our neighbors to know that we are here and ready to help them through this crisis,” said Anne Belyea, executive director of Laguna Food Pantry. “Our volunteers collect, sort and distribute 4,000 pounds of food every weekday and we love offering our shoppers fresh produce, meats, dairy, breads, eggs and more in our pantry.”

Laguna food pantry

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Laguna Food Pantry is here to help supply food for those in need during the government shut down

All are welcome at Laguna Food Pantry:

--There is no fee to shop. All food is free.

--Shoppers may shop once a week.

--Shoppers do not need to be a resident of Laguna Beach.

--Shoppers do not need to show proof of income or citizenship status.

--Shoppers are asked to sign in so that Laguna Food Pantry can keep track of patronage.

“Shoppers are welcome to choose what they need based on the number of people in their household,” Belyea said. “Thanks to donations from local grocery stores and farms, as well as financial gifts from the community, we supply fresh food displayed the way you would find at your local market.”

For more information including shopping hours, volunteer opportunities and to make donations, please visit

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