Friends in Deed

Access our services

The Pantry
If you, or someone you know, is in need of food, the main requirement is bringing identification for each member of the family that resides in the household.  Additionally, we would request that you bring something with your current address, and if you receive income, proof of what that income is.  If you do not have any of these things, it will not disqualify you from receiving food, but will be needed for additional visits to the Food Pantry.


The Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am – 3 pm.
New registration is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10 am – 12 pm.


The Food Pantry is closed on major holidays unless otherwise noted.

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The Women’s Room
The Women’s Room is open Monday through Friday.  On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm – 4 pm; Tuesdays from 9 am – 12 pm; and Fridays (downstairs for showers & laundry only) from 9 am – 12pm.  There is a Writers’ Workshop that meets on Tuesdays, from 1 pm – 3 pm.  The Women’s Room is closed on major holidays unless otherwise noted.

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Norma’s Nook

Norma’s Nook caters to our homeless community as well as to those who are living below the poverty line.  Its mission is to provide clothing for housing and job interviews in order to help struggling individuals get back on their feet.

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The Bad Weather Shelter
The Bad Weather Shelter is located in the Pasadena Covenant Church Gymnasium, at 539 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena.  The Bad Weather Shelter is a high tolerance shelter. At 8 pm individual guests are admitted, registered, and fed.  Guests leave the shelter by 7 am each morning.  There is no discrimination due to race, sexual orientation, gender, ancestry, national origin, legal status, or disabilities.


For the last few years, and again for the 2015-2016 season, the Bad Weather Shelter has been weather activated (a forecast of 40 degrees or below and/or 40% chance of rain) from the day after Thanksgiving until the 1st of March.  To find out if the shelter is open during the active bad weather season, call the Hotline,1-888-915-8111.  For all other questions, call 626-797-2402.

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Community Resources in Pasadena
Below we have listed some of the principal resources for low income and homeless services in Pasadena.

Note: To access services for homeless people, please begin by contacting Passageways, which is a “Passage way” to homeless services in the area. They will contact us or other agencies to secure our help when appropriate.



Pasadena Church
Dinner: Mon, Wed, Fri. Served from 6 – 7 pm
404 E. Washington Blvd.
(626) 794-2951


Lake Avenue Church
Sundays, 4:30 pm, Skyroom – the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays
393 N. Lake Ave.
(626) 817-4505


Central Park
Breakfast: Sundays 8:30am (Church in the Park)
Dinner: Saturdays 4pm (New Life Church)
Dinner: 1st Sunday each month 2pm – 4pm (Christian Assembly)



Foothill Unity Center
(626) 584-7420
191 N Oak, Motel vouchers


Friends In Deed Bad Weather Shelter
HOTLINE: (888) 915-8111
Pasadena Covenant Church Gymnasium – 539 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena
Day after Thanksgiving through end of February

For more information call Friends In Deed, (626) 797-2402


Salvation Army
(626) 773-4404
1000 E. Walnut St., Suite 102; Motel Vouchers


Downtown Los Angeles:

Union Rescue Mission
(213) 347-6300
545 S. San Pedro Ave, Los Angeles


(in addition, many individual Congregations have food pantries)

Friends In Deed

444 E. Washington Blvd. (corner of Los Robles)

(626) 797-6702

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10 am – 3 pm (once weekly)

ID required per person in family.


Acts Food Pantry

Altadena Community United Church of Christ

943 East Altadena Drive

Altadena, CA

(626) 798-1185

Access through the upper parking lot. Every Saturday, 10 am to 12 noon.


All Saints Episcopal Church

132 N. Euclid Ave.,

(626) 796-1172

Mondays, 9am – 3pm


Pasadena Church of the Nazarene

3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.

(626) 351-9631

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2pm – 4pm, (once weekly), CA ID required


Foothill Unity Center

191 N Oak

(626) 584-7420

Tuesdays, 9 – 11:30 am; Wednesdays, 1 – 3:30 pm; Thursday 9 – 11:30 am (once monthly); call for requirements. Once a week bread and vegetables.

New clients anytime, M-F 9 – 5pm


Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church

1180 Lincoln Ave.

(626) 798-9163

Bread program, Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00am; Groceries, third Wednesday 10am


Salvation Army

1000 E. Walnut St., Suite 102

(626) 773-4404

Groceries and food vouchers, 9am – 11:30 am Monday-Friday


St. Andrew’s Catholic Church

42 Chestnut St.

(626) 792-4183

Tuesdays and Saturdays (once monthly) 9:30 am- 11am, picture ID required


Pasadena Church of the Nazarene

3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.

(626) 351-9631;

Free clothing Wednesdays and Thursdays 2pm – 4pm


Lake Avenue Church

393 N. Lake Ave.

(626) 817-4505

Free clothing each Sunday at 5pm in the Skyroom


Salvation Army

1000 E. Walnut St., Suite 102

(626) 773-4404

Clothing vouchers


Foothill Unity

191 N. Oak

(626) 7584-7420,

Clothing vouchers to Rainbow’s Inn in Monrovia.


To donate clothing or other articles, please go to one of the following:

Salvation Army

56 W Del Mar Blvd.


(626) 577-4649


Goodwill Industries Donation Drop Off

112 E California Blvd.

(626) 449-3721