Due to the Covid-19 Crisis, St. Margaret's Center suspended some of our services for low-income households, but we are continuing to help those in need.
Below is a list on how we can help you & the community!
For 14 months, St. Margaret's Center staff and volunteers continuously operated the food pantry through a drive-thru service to provide groceries to families in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now we have transitioned to in-person appointments, all within Covid-19 regulations, and our services currently take place outside. Please read below for more information.
Your safety and our staff's safety are our number one priority. We are following the current Covid-19 guidelines to make sure we are doing everything we can to mitigate the risk of infection and exposure in our office.
Here are some of the changes we have enacted at St. Margaret's Center:
Only two persons allowed in the lobby at a time
Masks are required at all times
Proper PPE equipment is provided to all staff: masks, gloves, face-shields, plastic barriers, etc.
Hand Sanitizer available to volunteers & employees
Frequent sanitization of counters, office space, and bathrooms
Food Pantry: Serving Lennox, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Gardena, Lawndale, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance and Los Angeles zip codes 90043, 90044, 90045, 90047, and 90056 residents. Grocery pick-ups by appointment only, scheduled Tuesday - Friday afternoons from 1:30 - 3:30 PM. Call us during our office hours, Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 5:00 PM.
Senior Food Pantry: (CSFP): Third Tuesday of the Month, 9 – 11am
Homeless Case Management: By appointment only
Lunches for People Experiencing Homelessness: Monday - Friday, 9:00am– 12:00pm
Mail Program for People Experiencing Homelessness: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 12:00 PM
Hygiene Kits for People Experiencing Homelessness: Fridays, 9:00am–12:00pm
Showers for People Experiencing Homelessness: Mondays 9:00am–12:30pm; Free haircuts most Monday mornings
Diapers: Please call our office (310) 672-2208 for appointment
Utilities Assistance: Call Tuesdays at 9:30 AM to check for funding and schedule an appointment
Immigration Processing: By appointment only
Health Insurance Application Assistance: By appointment only, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
CalFresh Application Assistance: Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, by appointment only.
Counseling: Clients Call (310) 258-9677 and ask for St. Margaret’s Center wait list when they make an appointment
Online Help: Assistance in applying for public assistance/ rental programs, by appointment only
Tutoring: Virtual homework help for Grades K–12. Email email@example.com
Health Clinics: Claris Health Mobile Clinic, Eye Clinic, and Mammograms; Call SMC for more information
Nutrition Classes: Days and times vary; Contact SMC or email Alejandra at firstname.lastname@example.org
ESL Classes: Monday - Thursday mornings; 9-10:15 am (Beginner) and 10:30 - 11 am (Intermediate); Full vaccination is required; Call to check for availability
Immigration Classes: Monday and Wednesday 2:30 - 5 pm; Full vaccination is required
Volunteers, Donations & Supplies Needed
EMAIL: Stephanie at email@example.com to apply
ONLINE: Visit the Catholic Charities website https://catholiccharitiesla.org/donate/
On the website choose the "designation" field, scroll down and select Community Services - St. Margaret's Center.
CHECK: Mail directly to St. Margaret's Center, 10217 S Inglewood Ave, Inglewood, CA 90304
Safety & Cleaning Supplies – Gloves, Clorox wipes, Lysol disinfectant spray
Diapers - Size 5 & 6