L.A. Cares

L.A. Cares

2390 North Road
Los Alamos, NM – 87544

LA Cares is a small, independent organization, providing help to the needy of Los Alamos County. Financial aid, usually with rent or utility payments, is available once in a 12-month period.

LA Cares also offers supplemental food assistance, with distributions on the second Thursday and Friday of every month at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church (2390 North Road).

Thursday distributions: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Friday distributions: 10:30 am to 12:30pm.

To receive a food box, one must register in advance, no later than the Sunday prior to the 2nd Friday. Required information is identified on the answering machine: one must provide name, address, telephone number, number in family, special food needs (and/or food allergies) and need for pet food or baby items. Fresh produce, limited baked goods and frozen meats, and miscellaneous non-perishables (such as cake mixes and salad dressing) are available at the distribution in addition to the prepared box.


LA Cares Desired Donations

We have a basket at First United Methodist Church to collect food items for L.A. Cares, the basket may be found in our entry way.

64 oz. Plastic Bottles Cranberry or Grape Juice                                  

Canned Beans                                                                                 

Canned Chicken or Tuna                                                                   
Canned Corn or Green Beans                                                            
Canned Diced Tomatoes                                                                   
Canned Mandarin Oranges or Pineapple                                             
Canned Mexican Food                                                                     
Canned Pasta Sauce (No Glass, Please)                                             
Cereal – Raisin Bran, Bran Flakes, Cherrios,  Shredded Wheat, or Corn Flakes              
Chef Boyardee Pasta                                                                         
Chicken Noodle Soup                                                                       
Chunky or Hearty Soup                                                                     
Cooking Oil                                                                                     
Crackers, Nuts, & Snacks                                                                 

Ground Coffee                                                                                 

Macaroni & Cheese                                                                            
Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing                                                          
Mustard or Ketchup                                                                          
Oats or Oatmeal                                                                                 
1 lb. to 5 lb. Bags of Flour                                                                 

4 lb. Bags of White Sugar or 1-2 lb. Brown Sugar                               

Bars of Soap  –  Deodorant  –  Shampoo  –  Toothpaste                    

Toothbrushes  –  Toilet Paper–  Feminine Products                            

Regular Grocery Size PAPER Bags                                                    


Not Currently Needed                                                 

Rice  –  Peanut Butter  –  Canned Pumpkin                                     

Hotel Size Personal Care Items  –  Bottled Water