Interfaith food center

Since 1983, the Interfatih Food Center has been dedicated to meeting the needs of the hungry and homeless in Whittier, La Mirada, and Santa Fe Springs. IFC is one of the largest food pantries in the area serving more than 1300 households on a weekly basis from a 6800 square foot warehouse in Santa Fe Springs. Annually, IFC places more than three million pounds of food in the hands of struggling families and individuals. Food is obtained from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, local markets, community organizations, and churches like ours.

A quick tour of the interfaith food center

This church and many others support the IFC. 

Need food?  All you need is ID for La Mirada, Whittier  or Santa Fe Springs. 

Drive-up service for folks with cars.

Walk-up window for folks on bikes and on foot. 

Check the IFC site for days and times. 


HELPING WITH THE interfaith food center

Volunteers are essential to the work done at the Interfaith Food Center and the congregation here at United Methodist Church of La Mirada loves to get together and do whatever we can to help the food center and all those in need. This is a way for us to serve God, to help those in need in the community, and to show God's love in action. Our church teams contribute food and volunteer energy to hundreds of bag lunches and health kits for our homeless neighbors each month. We regularly collect food and gift cards for weekly deliveries to the IFC. 


  • Peanut Butter
  • Tuna Fish
  • Canned Items (Fruit, Vegetables, Stews, Chili, Soups, Meats)
  • Boxed Meals
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Pasta
  • Cereal
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • “Pop Top” Food items