As an essential business our doors are still open. Please see below for locations and hours.

Central City Lutheran Mission

Jessica Esquivel
ph. 909-381-6921

24 Hour Men’s Shelter (waiting list)

*Please Note:
Community programs have been closed for the duration of the pandemic. Sunday Dinners are limited to clients and residents only. Grab and Go lunches are available as quantity permits.

Garden Grove/Orange County

Maxine Abbott
ph. (714) 534-6450

Food Distribution/Hygiene Kits – Open to the Public
10AM to 12PM and 1PM to 3PM

Motel Vouchers – Client Referral Only
Monday: 9:30AM to 12:30PM
Wednesday/Thursday: 10AM – 12PM and 1PM – 3PM
*Please Note:
Office is open for on-site case management and referrals by appointment only.

North Hollywood/ San Fernando Valley

Jan Maseda
ph. 818-901-9480

Food Distribution – Open to the Public
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
10AM – 1:00PM
*Please Note
The food pantry will be closed Wednesday and Thursdays through Safer at Home period.  The clothes closet is not open during the week Payee Services, resources and referrals are still available during normal business hours from 9:00a – 4:30PM via teleconferencing.

Ventura County

Dichelle Harris
ph. 805-497-6207

Food, Clothing Distribution – Open to the Public
Daily 9:00AM – 12:30PM
*Please Note
Limited restroom and afternoon availability by appointment only.

Chula Vista/San Diego

Eleanor Slaughter
ph. (858) 483-4007

Project Hand – Food Pantry
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
580 Hilltop Dr.
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Food Distribution – Open to the Public
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00AM – 2:00PM
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Friday 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Monthly Distribution – 2nd Friday of Each Month

Long Beach/South Bay

Wendy Rubio
ph. (714) 534-6450

Food Distribution – Open to the Public
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 10AM-12PM & 12:30-2PM
Wednesday: 11AM-12PM & 12:30-2PM

Donation Hours:
9AM – 2PM
For other arrangements, please contact Wendy at (562) 599-1321 EXT. 1029 or on my personal cell at (323) 378-9855

*Please Note
Services provided include food and hygiene items/toiletries, household items, diapers/formula, blankets, and paper goods when available.
In light of social distancing requirements, we are providing clothing donations on a case by case basis only. We are also working with other community agencies and their case managers to service their clients as well.

Riverside County

Deniece Marshall
ph. 951 236-6079

Food Distribution – Open to the Public
11:00AM – 2:00PM
*Please Note
Rental assistance, utility assistance, case management, housing search, job search/application assistance, SSI applications, Food Stamps (via food bank) applications and referrals are available during normal business hours from 9:00AM – 4:30PM via telecommuting.

Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!