This Google Map visualizes grocery stores in Los Angeles County that specialize in serving the Asian American and Pacific Islander populations. Green pins indicate grocery stores that accept CalFresh; yellow pins indicate grocery stores that do not accept CalFresh. Each location point also indicates information regarding WIC.

APIFM partnered with researchers in 2016-2017 to gather insight on barriers to CalFresh utilization and suggestions for outreach in four API communities (Tongan, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Filipinx).

Chinatown Food Ecosystem Mapping Project

Our team along with the Chinatown Branch Library Teen Council and local residents are documenting fresh food sources to understand food assets and gaps in Chinatown. The long term goal is to develop models for a sustainable food retail presence in the neighborhood. 


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Impact Reports




Language Rights

The infographics below were developed to help community members understand their language rights. This project is made possible in collaboration with a statewide coalition of organizations working to promote better language access for APIs. To download, select the language you would like to save and click the arrow in the upper right corner to download the image.

Sustainable SGV

APIFM in partnership with the Sustainable SGV Coalition, a group of community leaders passionate about improving our community, will continue to conduct research, increase awareness and take action to focus on land, air, water, and youth activism initiatives in the West SGV. Click on the links below to learn more about these initiatives.

Environmental Justice Summer Institute (EJSI)

APIFM In The News

Food Roots

Community Partners (June 20, 2024): “Community Partners Advances Trust-Based, Equity-Centered Solutions: The LA Food Equity Fund

Los Angeles County Newsroom (June 11, 2024): “Harvesting community health

Red Canary Collective (October 21, 2020): “You Should Know a Farmer: How food sovereignty and resilient food systems put the future in our own hands”

NBC Asian America (July 30, 2020): “For Asian Americans, food deserts encompass both income and culture: How Asian American farmers are helping low-income and elderly AAPI access fresh food and culturally specific ingredients during the pandemic”

Alhambra Source (May 27, 2019): How ‘Food Roots’ Provides Locally-Grown Organic Asian Produce to People with Financial Need”

NBC News (May 16, 2019):Bok choy and bread fruit: How traditional crops fit a food secure future”

KCET (July 26, 2017): “The Struggles Of Growing Organic-Certified Asian Produce In Greater L.A.”

SCPR (July 12, 2017): “Nonprofit helps California’s Asian-American farmers grow their business”

Asian Americana (July 30, 2016 – Podcast): “002 – Roots CSA”

SCPR (January 29, 2014): From bok choy to daikon: Fresh, affordable produce to suit Asian tastes”

KCET (January 16, 2014): “Nonprofit Brings Organic Asian Produce to Southern California”

Healthy Corner Stores

LA Times: Turning the food desert of Filipinotown into an oasis of healthful eating”

Eastsider LA:Retrosuperfuture shines on Silver Lake; fresh produce hits Hi-Fi corner markets; Eastside’s essential pizza joints; Boyle Heights helps step up your taco game”

PS Mag:Finding Nutrition in the Food Deserts of California” 

CalFresh Enrollment

Check out the amazing work that the APIFM Enroll LA team has been doing! In March 2022, one of our Enroll LA team members, Nare Park, had the opportunity to speak with the San Fernando Sun about the benefits of CalFresh and how it supports community members in staying nourished. Visit for more info on Enroll LA!

The San Fernando Sun article: “Enroll LA Campaign Seeks to Inform Communities About Public Benefits”

Sing Tao article

Viet Hai Ngoai article

Nguoi Viet article

Farm to School

Spectrum News 1: “Koreatown pre-school and organization partner to address lack of access to affordable and culturally relevant foods”

Rethink Your Asian Drink

AOL News: “Go easy on boba tea, popular beverage can be bad for your health”

Epoch Times: 全球糖尿病患者60%为亚裔 喝甜饮前请三思

JTBC:한 컵에 ‘빅맥’ 칼로리…버블티 경고 경보

World Journal: 洛縣衛生局:遠離肥胖 小心亞洲飲料

ABC 7: “Boba Tea can Lead to Obesity and Diabetes, Health Experts Warn” 

KSCI-TV: 아시안 음료 주의해야

KTLA 5: “Health Risks of Boba Highlighted by Local Organizations During Boyle Heights Event”

LA 18: [奶茶是否是健康飲料] 洛城18台晚間新聞07282016

Asian Americana (Podcast): “004 – Boba/Bubble Tea”