The Salvation Army Long Beach Community Center – Relief

AreYouANonprofit: Yes

Legal-name: The Salvation Army Long Beach Community Center


Address: 3060 Long Beach Blvd.

City: Long Beach

State: CA

Zip: 90807

Tax-id: 94-1156347

Organizational-status: Nonprofit


Officer: Captain Sergio Garcia, Commanding Officer

Annual: $1.3 million

ContactName: Melinda Lankford

Title: Community Programs Director

Tel-952: 562-247-3534

SecondaryPhone: 562-685-4131


GrantPurpose: We respectfully request funding to purchase food and other items for our Food Pantry to meet the higher demand of low-income families, seniors, homeless, and those experiencing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 crisis.

TotalCost: $40,800

Requestedamount: $20,000

Periodoftime: March 16 – May 15, 2020

Audienceserved: Low-income families and individuals, homeless, Veterans, elderly, those experiencing food insecurity, and those with compromised immune systems due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Demoofaudience: All ages, all ethnicities, low-income/no-income, and all those with food insecurity.

Numberofserved: 1,000 persons/week

District: District 8

Funding: Immediately

1. What disaster recovery service have already been provided?: We have been providing food boxes (includes meats, cheese, milk, eggs, fruits, vegetables, bread, and nonperishables as available) for families and food bags for homeless individuals. We also have been delivering food boxes to seniors and those who are quarantined because of compromised immune systems. We have been issuing referrals to The Salvation Army’s Bell Shelter and other local shelters. Additionally, we have been providing toiletry/hygiene kits, cleaning supplies, baby food, formula, diapers, water, pet food, and TAP cards as available.

2. What disaster recovery service will be provided by this grant?  A multiplication of that listed above, because of the higher demand during COVID-19, including an increase in food and other items being delivered.

3. What organization and or individuals will you assist?: MHALA, Aspiranet, VA, government senior housing (Carmelitos and others), Villages at Cabrillo, all low-income, homeless, and food insecure at this time. We have also spread the word to local schools, on social media, and other community partners.

4. What other disaster recovery funds have you received? What amount?: We have received a $10,000 grant from The Salvation Army emergency disaster account held at Headquarters; $1,000 donation from Signal Hill Petroleum; we have requested from individual/corporate donors and hope to receive another $5,000-$10,000 in funding.

5. What other disaster recovery funds have you applied for?: None.