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COA Service Changes – COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus

Nearly 40 years ago we started to provide hot meals to the less fortunate, and will continue to do so at this time.

No one should go hungry.


DUE to public health recommendations regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Christian Outreach in Action and its employees are taking EXTRA precautions to keep our staff, volunteers and clients safe during this time.


Starting March 14, 2020, the following changes were implemented:


  • Hot Meals: All meals will be distributed in brown bags, to-go. Clients will not be allowed in the chapel. Meals will be distributed outside of the Linden Avenue side gate at the start of our regular meal times and end at its normal time. o Breakfast: Every Day – 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. o Lunch: Saturdays & last Sunday of the month – 11 a.m. to noon o Dinner: Monday to Friday – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


  • Food Bank: Food items will be assembled in grab-and-go bags. They will be distributed outside of the metal gates on Linden Avenue. Service hours will remain the same. o Tuesdays & Thursdays – 9 a.m. to noon


  • Diapers: Will be distributed outside our Third Street doors. Service hours remain the same. Documentation is still enforced. o Fridays – 10 a.m. to noon


  • Clothing & Household Bank: Our weekly clothing and household items giveaway is suspended until further notice. There will be no clothing bank available for the rest of March. We will provide an update for April as further information becomes available. o Fridays – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


  • Legal Aid: Our legal aid clinic is suspended until further notice. We will provide an update for April as further information becomes available. o Fridays – 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


We need your help and support to continue to serve those in need at this time. We are in need of items such as paper goods and food items that can be used toward assembling a sack lunch:

  • Paper Lunch Bags

  • Napkins

  • Ziploc Bags

  • Foil

  • Paper Cups

  • Produce

  • Individual Size Drinks

  • Individual Size Snacks

  • Peanut Butter

  • Jam / Jelly / Spread


As always, monetary donations are welcome and can be made:

  • By clicking the Donate button atop the COA website’s home page;

  • Through COA’s Facebook page; or

  • By U.S. Postal mail or delivery to 515 E. Third St., Long Beach, CA 90802.


We appreciate all of your support and help and ask that you keep us in your prayers.


Dixie Dohrmann Executive Director


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