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.

COVID-19 Response

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 tutoringatstmargarets@gmail.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 mreyes@ccharities.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

  • 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

Supplies Needed

  • Safety & Cleaning Supplies – Gloves, Clorox wipes, Lysol disinfectant spray

  • Diapers - Size 5 & 6