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Agency Wide Food Distribution

Our food distribution programs serve over 25,000 individuals annually throughout Southern California. In many areas we are able to offer daily meal options which include both fresh and non-perishable grocery items.

Bishop’s Gatherings 2020

Let’s Do Church Together! Let’s Do Church Together is the theme for the 2020 Pacifica Bishop’s Gatherings. What better time to collaborate than now, as we are all learning new ways to share the gospel with others in due to the pandemic. We will meet online by Zoom to discuss congregational and synod plans for ministry in the year to come. We will unveil Pacifica’s Strategic Plan for the work we can do together, highlighting […]

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Please Visit Again For More Information As the holidays approach, people take time to consider what they’re thankful for and many choose to donate some of their time, attention, and resources to others. In that spirit of giving, each year the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness sponsor Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week during the week prior to Thanksgiving. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is designed to […]

LSS Apple Valley Thanksgiving Distribution

Special thanks to Ascension Lutheran Church, Apple Valley for providing Thanksgiving baskets for our LSS Apple Valley Clients. Clients will receive a Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings in addition to other requested items.

LSS Long Beach Thanksgiving Community Meal

In Partnership with Trinity Lutheran Church LB, US VETS & Long Beach Rescue Mission we will have our 3rd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. In light of the COVID restrictions, the event will be modified for contactless delivery. People will pick up their meal boxes. Guests will receive Turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Community partners and volunteers will all be recognized.

LSS Garden Grove Turkey Distribution w/Hyundai Motor America Fountain Valley

Our turkey distribution through our LSS Garden Grove area office, generously enabled by contributions from Saint Peter Lutheran, Hyundai Motor America, and our very own Thrivent Action Team, handed out 50 Thanksgiving grocery bags to those in need. We are grateful for our supporters and the opportunity to share the blessings.

Giving Tuesday

WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN GO BEYOND... Weariness... Isolation... Vulnerability When you give to LSS this #GivingTuesday, we are asking you to go beyond your comfort zone to help us meet real tangible needs at all our LSS locations. Our goal this year is to raise $25,000 to go beyond our clients’ greatest expectations and meeting their needs. You can help ensure we can go Beyond Weariness, Beyond Isolation and Beyond Vulnerability and meet the […]

LSS Estate Planning Workshop Series – In Advance!

LSS Southern California Estate Planning Series PRESENTED BY Joshua Anderson Estate Planning Attorney PARTNER/MCINTIRE ANDERSON Lisa Higginbotham Regional Gift Planning ELCA FOUNDATION Todays Topic - Advanced Healthcare Directives in the wake of a COVID Pandemic          An Advanced Healthcare Directive is extremely important.  But, while the title of the document seems complex, the content is straightforward.  Simply, this document has instructions about your medical care for when you are unable to make those decisions yourself, which […]

Turkey Give Away with the Fixins’

Sponsored by the Inland Empire Food Bank. DATE: Friday, December 18th at 9:00 A.M. LOCATION: Central City Lutheran Mission 1354 N. G Street, San Bernardino, Ca 92405 First Come, First Serve Click here to download the

LSS Estate Planning Workshop Series – I’ve Got the Power!

LSS Southern California Estate Planning Series PRESENTED BY Joshua Anderson Estate Planning Attorney PARTNER/MCINTIRE ANDERSON Lisa Higginbotham Regional Gift Planning ELCA FOUNDATION Todays Topic - I’ve Got the Power! – Selecting a Power of Attorney and What it Means A power of attorney names someone to act on your behalf, and is an important part of any estate plan.  A power of attorney is essential because you need someone to be able to make decisions […]

LSS Estate Planning Workshop Series – Wills, Trusts, and Probates. Oh My!

LSS Southern California Estate Planning Series PRESENTED BY Joshua Anderson Estate Planning Attorney PARTNER/MCINTIRE ANDERSON Lisa Higginbotham Regional Gift Planning ELCA FOUNDATION Todays Topic - Wills, Trusts and Probate…Oh My! – What they mean and why you need them Probate is often thought of as a bad word but, what is probate, and why should it be avoided?  Because you have worked hard for, and spent a lot of time to accumulate, your assets.  Rather […]

LSS Estate Planning Workshop Series – Love is Eternal…Community Property Isn’t

LSS Southern California Estate Planning Series PRESENTED BY Joshua Anderson Estate Planning Attorney PARTNER/MCINTIRE ANDERSON Lisa Higginbotham Regional Gift Planning ELCA FOUNDATION Todays Topic - Love is Eternal, Community Property may be Another Story – How Your Property is Divided In a community property state such as California, assets are classified for planning purposes depending on a variety of factors. If you are married, then whether property is community property, or separate property of only […]

LSS Estate Planning Workshop Series – You’re Set.. What’s Next?

LSS Southern California Estate Planning Series PRESENTED BY Joshua Anderson Estate Planning Attorney PARTNER/MCINTIRE ANDERSON Lisa Higginbotham Regional Gift Planning ELCA FOUNDATION Todays Topic - You’re Set…What’s Next? – Creating a Legacy Plan for the Next Generation A good estate plan accounts for not only what happens at the end of life, but also how survivors are cared for, and the anticipated needs of the next generation.  Developing a clear plan to pass on your […]

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.
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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
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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!

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