“Give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you.” Luke 11:41

Can you help us prepare a million meals on June 10-12 in San Diego? (Or see what the Casa specifically needs below . . .)

3000 volunteers (and $250,000 in donations to pay for the food) are needed at 

Cathedral Catholic High School to set up on Friday, prepare meals on Saturday, and tear down on Sunday. The Casa de Los Pobres is one of the organizations that will receive the prepared meals. Sign up to help or donate:

Help with the Million Meal Event

Your donations to the Casa help the poor in so many different ways. Many of these people write notes of thanks . . .

“My name is Juana. I am single mother and I have cancer. I thank you for the support you send to me (food) through my friend. I and my family are very grateful, especially because I cannot go. Blessings to all the persons who read this note. Thanks.”

“My name is Elena. I write this letter and petition for the great necessities that I have, as I am an adult woman, old and lonely. I have no help from anybody except my Lord Jesus, as with His mercy, He cares for me and helps me through people like you who have a kind heart. I need tennis shoes and jacket. Thanks. May God continue to bless you.”

The Casa, through your generosity, is helping refugees as well

little girlWith all that is happening in the world right now, more people than ever come to the Casa for help. In addition to the poor in surrounding colonias, refugees have arrived in Tijuana, fleeing impossible living conditions in their home countries.

Sister Armida writes that most are “living in tents and tarps in a small piece of land in a colony of Tijuana known as Santa Julia. There are about 125 persons, including some 25 or so children. We are assisting them, as far as we can with what is the most basics for life. Food, blankets, and medical care. They have travelled so long walking. and have suffered the consequences — some with nsect bites, feet injuries, high blood pressure, eye infections, and others with malnutrition — with serious conditions.”

How you can help the Casa now!

Sister Armida requests:

  • FOOD: tuna fish, peanut butter, oatmeal, cereals, canned milk, baby formula, canned vegetables like corn and green beans

Sister also asks that you “offer daily prayers for all who work with the Casa, and all of

3 children dressed warmly

the needy who are receiving aid, so that they may have the strength to serve the people and give glory to God.”

The Sisters of the Casa, followers of St. Francis of Assisi, turn no one away. Many times, it is as simple as a warm meal and dry place to rest, or a hug and words of comfort. Many of these impoverished people need temporary help while they find a way to improve their situation and support themselves. This could not be done without your generous support. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Everything you donate is used immediately, and all contributions go directly to help the people. We have NO overhead, except minimal fees for Paypal and credit care donations. Virtually 100% of your monetary donations go directly to help the people.

The truck comes to 6432 Cardeno Drive, La Jolla, every Tuesday to pick up your donations. For those of you who have generously contributed for so many years, we thank you — and ask that you please use the P.O. Box for your future contributions:

Casa de los Pobres USA, P.O. Box 9596, San Diego, CA  92169



  • 22,480 people received a meal
  • 900 general medical clinic and prescriptions filled
  • 2540 bags of groceries were given
  • 720 people personally attended in the Social Services Office (iincluding people who received blankets, hygiene supplies, shoes, and clothing)
  • 3 trips to deliver food, blankets, and tarps to neighborhoods
  • 35 scholarship aids

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