“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was homeless and you took me in.”

Matthew 25:35

Those whom the Casa serves are destitute. 

People in line at CasaThe people live in drafty shacks that areinfested with rats and other critters. They often experience the trauma of empty stomachs, cold nights, insecurity, and premature death. And their needs are great in this time of COVID-19.


We urgently need:

  • Oatmeal, tuna, peanut butter, canned milk, tomato sauce, canned vegetables, pasta
  • Soap, sanitizers
  • Blankets

The need for food is always great, especially now that lines at the Casa are longer. Can you help us? 

Costco.com will ship many items (including oatmeal, tuna, peanut butter, and canned corn) to our address at 6432 Cardeno Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. Or we welcome your online donations.

The Casa de los Pobres is a literal lifeline for these people

3 kidsThe Sisters offer rays of light and hope to many men, women, and children through various services they offer at the Casa de los Pobres. Truckloads of food and blankets are taken to the distant colonias periodically for those unable to make the long trip to the Casa, which is expensive and entails many bus transfers.

Sister Armida writes, “We are struggling very much to keep services going with the added challenge of the Coronavirus. Food donations have dried up, and there are many additional expenses keeping everything disinfected. Masks, gloves, sterilizing solution, etc. is needed and costly to purchase. Prayer is our strength, and it keeps our faith deeper in God who provides for us all.”

Jesus says in the Gospel, “The poor you will always have with you.” Many of these poor cannot help themselves because of sickness, deformity, old age, and now the possibility of Coronavirus. Many have also lost the chance to earn what little they had, as businesses close and work is no longer available. The Casa is their literal lifeline. Those who come for help do not choose this life! “There but for God go I.”

Thank you for your donations — they help to sustain families

The Sisters treat every many, woman, and child with utmost dignity, and furnish them 3 kitchen volunteerswith work that enhances self-worth. The jobs they provide are for the “volunteers.” These men and women work very hard at the Casa — cooking in the kitchen, cleaning up, driving the trucks, sorting clothing, and many other tasks. They are paid small wages and a weekly bag of food for their labor. This helps them to “sustain” their families and to maintain their respect.

In March, regular donations and 67 families/individuals provided $20,796.74 for the needs of the poor who come to the Casa seeking food, clothing, and medical care. In addition, $1,520 was donated for scholarships.


Casa de los Pobres USA has no overhead other than minimal fees from PayPal and credit card donations. Everything you donate goes to serve the poor.

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