Foothill Unity Center is the main source of food, temporary shelter, case management, transportation, referrals and a variety of health services for low-income and homeless people in eleven San Gabriel Valley communities in Los Angeles County, California. As the Community Action Agency for the Foothill Area, we are the voice for poverty/low-income people. We are a lean operation with an average of 94% or more of every dollar donated going to programs for the past ten years.
Foothill Unity Center was founded in 1980 by Josephine Anderson in a borrowed church closet in Monrovia, California, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1991. Since the beginning, it has been a continuous source of services for qualified low-income families and people in crisis.
The Center has received major support and recognition from community leaders and organizations, including several distinguished awards for its work in the community. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (LARF) considers the Center to be the top food pantry in the County, recognizing it with both the LARF Community Spirit Award and the coveted Tony Collier Award for “leadership in the war against hunger.” The Center has also received the Spirit of Humanitarianism Award from the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley, the Community Achievement – Torch Award from the 48th District Schools Involvement Program, and the Hunger Fighter Award from the California Hunger Action Coalition for its dedication and commitment to ending hunger in California.