Food Pantry Foundation In Ontario, CA

Why We Need Your Support

Many people in our community are still recovering from ongoing pandemics, food scarcity, inflation, and the related economic fallout. Please provide support to people who are new to food assistance, and to those who were struggling even before the pandemic. Your gift today is vital to distributing healthy food for hungry neighbors throughout the southern California region. We are highly efficient, and 96% of revenues go directly to our programs providing food for children, hardworking families, struggling seniors and more.


In the year 2020 and at the onset of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Safer-At-Home order, the Lampkin Foundation transitioned operations to provide hot meals to Ontario residents who were furloughed, unemployed, or unable to take advantage of social services due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. We initially opened our service to Ontario seniors. However, when our number of recipients continued to be low and resources were in abundance, we opened up the service to all San Bernardino County residents while giving priority to seniors.

Your support enables the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation to serve hundreds of thousands of individuals every month. Approximately one-quarter of our food goes to children, and roughly one-fifth ends up in the hands of older adults. It is estimated that less than 10% of our food goes to the homeless, but this is still an important population for us as well. The majority of our food goes to low-income families and individuals who sometimes struggle to make ends meet in the expensive locations that we all call home.

Funding for local food pantry foundation in Ontario, CA

Confronting Challenges

Locating and sourcing hot meals and pantry items during time when hoarding is taking place.
Lack of space and facilities to store extra supply.
Learning cultural food preferences.
Transporting hot meals to individuals unable to leave their residence.
Getting the word out about availability of hot meals.
Using social media to inform without being seen by moderators as spamming.
Connecting with ethnicities who are skeptical of organizations they are not familiar with.
Accommodating the needs of non-english speaking residents in need of resources.
Understanding the culture of city, state, and other non-profit organizations.
Creating a safety plan to avoid spread of illnesses to sick recipients.

Putting Cost In Focus (What's needed annually)

  • $1,000 from DNA Initiative and Disaster Relief Effort funding was used to combat the food scarcity emergency. (Founder Capital Funds)
  • $7,500 in Grant money to fund food pantry and hot meals costs (TWS and Amazon)
  • $5,000 in Grant money to pair food distribution with Census Outreach efforts (Sempra Energy)
  • $2,500 in Gift-In-Kind from Corporate partners for
    Foundation operations (Amazon)
  • $2,175 in Gift-In-Kind donations from local small
    businesses to the stock food pantries (Beola’s Cuisine and Archibald’
    s Dine-In Restaurant)
  • $980 in cash donations from community supporters to fund food pantry and hot meals cost
  • $938 in Gift-In-Kind donations from community supporters to stock the food pantry
2020 Thank you to donors

Practicing Gratitude Daily

This has been made possible only with the continued support of our donors and community partners who have offered help both in cash and in-kind. The D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation encourages everyone who benefits from their generosity to write a thank you letter to the donors and supporters who contributed to this resource. A letter of thanks affirms the value and significance of donors’ contributions and encourages their continued support. If you require assistant writing a thank you letter, please contact us.

Funding for local Food Pantry in Ontario, CA

As a reminder, our food pantry continues to be open to residents residing in Ontario and the west end of San Bernardino County. Matching donations help us to reach areas throughout the Los Angeles County region. Since the onset of the pandemic, the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation has endeavored to remain a resource for residents seeking assistance. Priority is given to our senior citizens and is advertised in several community publications. Senior citizens in need receive priority and are highly encouraged to reach out if they are in need. As with everything we do, we continue to work hard on strategies to keep our food pantry open through the 2022 fiscal year. Thus far, our work has resulted in funding by FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency through its Emergency Food Service Program. We also appreciate contributions from our community of donors. For more information, call (909) 906-2068.

Days and hours of operation

Pick up by appointment only. Please call (909) 906-2068
Se habla Español

Monday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Drive-up service available upon request to abide by social distancing rules.

Families are eligible to return for groceries every two weeks

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