reach local

Serve people in our community

Food Pantry 

Our Food Pantry provides non-perishable goods to individuals struggling to make-ends-meet. 

Donate Food: Collect your favorite food items and place them in the bin by the main doors. When donating, please avoid expired cans and boxes, and avoid restaurant sized cans or bulk packaging.

Needed donations include:

  • Cereal, oatmeal, and pancake mix
  • Rice and pasta (no bulk pkgs.)
  • Canned fruits, vegetables, and hearty soups
  • Macaroni & cheese, ravioli, and spaghetti Os
  • Snack items for kids’ lunches
 

Assist with Grocery Distribution: Help on Mondays from 3–5pm sorting donations, helping with Fresh Market preparations,  and visiting and praying with guests as they come to pick up their groceries.

Fresh Market

Our Fresh Market Ministry offers fresh produce, meat, and other perishable items from local vendors to individuals in need while building friendships that lead to a deeper understanding of the hope and faith we have in Christ.

Volunteers may choose from a variety of activities:

  • Food Pick Up: Saturday-Tuesday, times vary. Pick up groceries from local vendors and bring to Calvary. Some lifting is required.
  • Market Day Setup and Drive-Through Handout Stations:: Tuesdays 9:30am –1pm. Arrange produce, then assist guests with shopping and loading groceries into cars. 
  • Visiting & Praying: Tuesdays 10:30am – 12pm. Visit with guests with the intention of being a blessing. Pray with them as requested.
  • Market Cleanup: Tuesdays 11:30am – 1:30pm. Help clean-up and put away all Market supplies.

Angel Threads

We are not able to accept clothing donations at this time. Once large-scale distributions are allowed, we will resume clothing collection

 Our Angel Threads Ministry serves individuals, families, and organizations in need of “like-new” clothing.

 If you have an eye for fashion, enjoy sorting and organizing, and enjoy building relationships with others, then this ministry is for you! 

 At this time, we recommend donating clothing to the Ventura County Rescue Mission (they pick up), Salvation Army,  James Storehouse,  or Forever Found (the latter two accept like-new trending fashion for teens)

Currently, a limited amount of volunteers meet twice a month to sort clothing, and to assist guests who have personal shopping appointments.,

Handyman Ministry

Our Handyman Ministry exists to help elderly, disabled, low income and house-bound individuals in need of minor household repairs and projects. 

Needs include: household projects and repairs, plumbing and electrical work, minor carpentry and painting. 

If you are handy and have a desire to use your skills to serve others, this is the ministry for you! When you sign up, you will begin to receive occasional emails with specific need requests. You may choose the projects within your “wheelhouse” by replying to the email. The Handyman Volunteer Coordinator will then reach out to you with more detailed information and scheduling.

Seasoned Adults Ministry

Our Seasoned Adults Ministry utilizes the skills and experience attained through the years, and matches those skills with service opportunities.

This ministry also builds friendships with Calvary Members who are unable to leave their homes.  We share the love of Christ through friendships and acts of kindness.

Companion Volunteer: Encourage those who feel isolated or abandoned and who otherwise might not hear or feel the love of Christ through cards, calls and visits.  

For more information, please contact Pastor Dick at Dick.Thompson@calvarywestlake.org.

Disaster Recovery

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Disaster Recovery  Ministry meets the immediate and long-term needs of people impacted by disasters. Service opportunities range from light cleaning or providing meals, to helping people move into their new homes. The needs vary greatly. 

Join the REACH Group to receive emails detailing new opportunities.  ONLINE FORM   You may choose to serve on those projects that are of interest to you by clicking the “I’ll take it” tab.  

Blankets and Sewing Ministry

Blanket & Sewing Ministry is temporarily suspended. 

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Tuesday Meals 

This ministry is temporarily suspended. Please contact our Ministry Partner Harbor House to volunteer to serve our community’s homeless population.    HarborHouseTO.org

 

The Winter Shelter

Winter Shelter is temporarily suspended. Please contact our Ministry Partner Harbor House if you are interested in serving our community’s homeless population.  HarborHouseTO.org

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Donations

There are seasonal projects that seek out donations as well as year-round efforts such as the Food Pantry and Angel Threads.  Monetary donations are gladly accepted.  If you are interested in any type of donation, please contact missions@calvarywestlake.org or 818.575.2270.

Staff Contact

Trish Carruth 
Local Outreach pastor 
trish.carruth@calvarywestlake.org  
 818.575.2271