June 8, 2020
June 8, 2020
Your donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items are critically needed. With the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive postponed due to COVID-19 precautions, we humbly ask our community to help cover these lost donations that our hungry guests rely on.
Every year through the Food Drive, our community helps provide 6 months’ worth of canned goods and non-perishable items for the Mission – that’s 20,000 pounds of food!
Without the Food Drive, our resources will be stretched thin as we’re called on to provide 58,000 meals for our community’s hungry throughout the summer, and even more in the coming months.
We must raise $10,000 to cover expenses for all this food normally donated through the Food Drive, so we invite those who would normally give through this event, and anyone who would like to help, to donate directly to the Mission:
The Food Drive may be postponed, but the time is always right to help our hurting neighbors. Your gift today will help make up the lost donations from the Food Drive – and keep our community nourished and healthy, now and in the months ahead.
April 7, 2020
While the Long Beach Rescue Mission is following CDC guidelines and practicing safe distancing, we are also continuing to practice God’s Love. This Easter we are preparing to serve close to ONE THOUSAND EASTER MEALS.
Traditionally we open our doors to welcome the homeless and surrounding community to break bread in celebration of the Resurrection of our Savior, this year because of the current situation, we are having to rethink how we serve those that are hurting.
Although times are difficult, we realize that a warm meal is still the first sign of hope for many. To continue our Easter tradition, we are inviting all in need to practice safe distancing while picking up a well-prepared meal at the door of the Mission. Hot meals will be available to pick up at our doors at 11:30AM on Easter Sunday. A Grab and Go Dinner will be available to pick up at 5:00PM.
March 26, 2020
Our Thrift Store is currently closed and we’re not accepting any donated items at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience – we know that many of you are making good use of your quarantine time by cleaning out your closets. We’ll update you as soon as we’re able to accept donations and/or re-open our Thrift Store.
March 17, 2020
Initial Response of Long Beach Rescue Mission to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
We are taking the steps listed below to protect our staff, our program participants, and our other guests from exposure to this disease. The local progress of this disease will be monitored daily. If the disease spreads locally in the future, additional steps will be taken to provide maximum protection for everyone present in our facilities.
The following measures are currently in place:
Beginning Friday, March 13th, 2020 LBRM Food Services will begin providing sack lunches and dinners to the community as a proactive and precautionary measure. These meals will be given at the front outside entrance of Samaritan House. Regular meals for in-house residents will continue to be served.