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Food Distribution

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Serve our local community by packaging and distributing food to those in need. Build relationships with a cross-section of people in our immediate neighborhood and beyond, and reflect the caring heart of Jesus.

WHEN: Second Saturday of every month, 11:30am - 2:30pm. Start time varies depending on food delivery.

WHERE: Christ Lutheran, Costa Mesa

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Registration, food unloading, food packaging, assisting families with loading, and more

AGES: All ages

CONTACT: Debbie Miller at
ABOUT: For 10 years, we have been doing our monthly food distribution with the help of Cool Water Ministries and the Second Harvest Food Bank. We help an average of 140 families a month, sometimes more. I’m sure that some of you have read in the newspapers that food banks have seen a decrease with their supply of food available. Our delivery has gone from 8000 lbs. to 6000 lbs. and no rice or beans which is a huge staple for our people.
A heartfelt thanks goes out to all the volunteers, both adults and children who have helped out every month and those who have donated items for distribution. This ministry has been truly blessed.
GIVE: If you are not able to actively participate, we could use any donations you are able to make to help pay the cost of the food delivery, refreshments and bags for the food, which costs approximately $300 per month.  If you would like to make a monetary donation please do so by designating on the church envelopes for “Food Distribution” or online
Below is a list of the items needed to support this effort every month and if you can help in any way it would be much appreciated:
  • Truck Delivery: $200- $250 for 6000 to 8000 lbs. of food
  • Plastic grocery bags which we use to bag produce
  • 25lb. Rice: $22
  • 25lb. Beans: $17
  • Animal Cracker Cookies: $8
  • Misc. paper goods: $10