Ministry to the Homeless and Under-resourced Families
- Catholic Charities and Ventura Avenue Food Pantry
303 N. Ventura Ave. Ventura, Ca. 93001
- Lutheran Social Services
- Circles Program
- Mercy Ministries, Oxnard
Ongoing Ministry Opportunities
Lutheran Social Services Circles Initiative
Every Tuesday Evening, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
This weekly program designed to help participants break the chain of poverty and reach self-sufficiency is located at the Christian Church of Thousand Oaks. This program needs volunteers willing to commit to mentor and encourage participants in an ongoing relationship. An application and training are needed to serve. Additional volunteers are needed to help with child care and the preparation and serving of food for the evening meetings. Lutheran Social Services oversees this new and exciting ministry. For more details or to participate in this ministry, please contact the Lutheran Social Services directly.
Lutheran Social Services contact info:
- Kristen Youngman, 805-497-6207 Cell: 805-244-6883
Oxnard Park Ministry
Every Saturday, 9:00am
Similar to the MacArthur Park ministry, this weekly outreach to the poor is located in Oxnard Community Park. World for Christ oversees this wonderful community outreach ministry. Each Saturday morning at 9:00AM, volunteers representing churches all over West Ventura county come together to feed, clothe and give the word of God to those in extreme need. For more details or to participate in this ministry, please contact the ACTION Ministry Center.
World for Christ contact info:
- Joseph Carrillo, 805-795-0028
- Winston Sanders, 805-765-5793
El Rio Food Pantry & Tutoring Center
Every Saturday, 8:00am-1:00pm
We serve the people of El Rio and Nyeland Acres (unincorporated sections of Oxnard) each Saturday. We operate under the direction of Mercy Ministries International and are hosted by Bethany Chapel, Assembly of God Church in El Rio. We provide food for approximately 40 families weekly. You can volunteer to help box up the food in the morning or help us love our neighbors when they arrive from 10am to 1pm. Spanish and Mixtecan language proficiency is appreciated.
- Paul Janowski 805.427.1181