The City of Gardena is actively working to provide you as many resources as possible. This webpage is to serve as a quick reference guide for resources that our community may need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see below:

Animal Control:

Primary Handling Agency:
Gardena Animal Control
Non-Emergency Phone Number: (310) 323-7911
Emergency: 911

Criteria:                 Will handle all animal control issues during business hours
Service Hours:    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Service Days:       Monday – Friday

Business Resources:

Business Resources

The City of Gardena’s COVID-19 Business Resource Portal can be found on our Economic Development Website: Gardena Awaits.

This section is to serve as a quick reference guide for frequently requested business resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Economic Development team is actively working with our regional partners, which include the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) to provide you as many resources as possible.

Employer & Employee Resources:
• See how the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” Impacts Businesses
Federal OSHA Guidance on preparing for COVID-19 in the workplace
CA Employment Development Department website with resources for workers & employers
Guidance for Businesses & Employers from the SBA
CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency with Information for Workers & Employers
Federal IRS Guidelines and CA Franchise Tax Board Information on Tax Relief during the Coronavirus outbreak
• The CDCs Resources for Managing Stress and Anxiety
• SBDC Employer Resource Guide
Interim Guidance from the CDC for Businesses & Employers
Postmates has offered a Small Business Relief Pilot for restaurants transitioning to take out options
8-Point Plan for Restaurants & Hospitality Employer

Loans & Financial Assistance:
CA Infrastructure & Economic Development Bank (IBank) Small Business Loan Guarantee, Disaster Loans, & Jump Start loan program
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance (As of March 19, 2020, the entire state is eligible)
• SBDCs are actively working with businesses to put together their loan packages, which can result in a shortened approval time. Find your local SBDC here or click here for a CA map.
• The CA Treasurer’s Office announced a supplemental contribution to the California Capital Access Program for businesses directly impacted by COVID 19
• Facebook is offering Small Business Grants
American Farmland Trust is offering grants for small- and mid-size direct market producers

City of Gardena Information:
Safer at Home Order: What it Means to Gardena Residents and Businesses
Urgency Ordinance Establishing a Temporary Moratorium on Commercial Evictions

State of California Information:
• Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders re: Coronavirus & COVID-19
CA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response page

Public Health Information:
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website
The latest Coronavirus information from the CA Department of Public Health

You may need a resource or have a question that is not answered or addressed here, if so, I encourage you to connect with the Economic Development Manager, Mr. Spencer Dela Cruz at or at (310) 217-9533.

COVID-19 Testing & Guidelines:

COVID-19 Testing Sites & Guidelines

General Public

All LA County Residents that are interested in being tested should first contact their Primary Care Provider or health plan about how to access testing. Testing is currently prioritized for residents with symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or running nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. Testing priority is also given to people working or living in places such as skilled nursing facilities, group homes, and residential care facilities, persons experiencing homelessness, and people who were in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Front Line Workers

FREE testing is also available for essential workers with frequent contacts with the public in the following sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Emergency Services
  • Food and grocery
  • Retail or manufacturing
  • Public transportation
  • Education

Additional Information

The following factors do not affect eligibility for a COVID-19 test:

  • Immigration status
  • Insurance status
  • Age
  • Underlying health issues

TESTING IS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To confirm eligibility and search testing appointment locations and availability, please visit or

For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage at for more information. You may also refer to the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 General Testing Guidelines for additional information at You may also call 2-1-1 or (213) 473-3231 to ask any additional questions.

If you are experiencing severe symptoms such as severe shortness of breath, contact your physician. If it is an emergency, dial 911.

Crisis Hotlines:


During a crisis, talk to people and agencies that you can trust. Please see the list of phone hotlines and phone numbers that you can call during this pandemic.

Agencies Phone Numbers
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: (800) 854-7771
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA): (213) 683-3333
Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: (800) 662-4357
Los Angeles AA Online Meetings:
National Hotline for Domestic Violence: (800) 799-7233
Los Angeles Based Domestic Violence Hotlines: (213) 745-6434 (Español)
(213) 222-1237 (24-Hr)
(310) 547-9343 (24-Hr)
(800) 978-3600 (24-Hr)
Los Angeles LGBTQ Center: (323) 993-7670
Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741
Child Protective Hotline: (800) 540-4000
Emergency: 911


Find Local and Convenient Child Care:

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new portal to help parents, including essential workers and vulnerable families, find safe, reliable and accessible child care options.

The new portal is available at and enables parents to enter their location and the type of care they need, instantly receiving a list of local center-based and family child care programs. The list of open licensed child care programs will include health and safety information, age of children accepted, capacity, availability, hours, and contact information for the program and local Child Care Resource and Referral agency. The Child Care Resource and Referral agencies can answer general questions, including those about child care subsidies.

For general child care questions (available in English or Spanish), call 1-800-KIDS-793.

Food Assistance Resources:


LA County has created a webpage that will allow you to find food resources near you, please visit –


City of Gardena Pantry 1670 W. 162nd Street 310-217-9574 Open Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00am-4:00pm ● Must call for appointment
● Utility bill required
● Once per month
Peary Middle School 1415 W Gardena Blvd N/A Open Monday-Friday 7:00am-10:00am ● Will provide meals until they run out
Gardena Genesis Community Church 16113 Denker Ave 310-324-3992 Open every 1st & 3rd Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm ● Call to confirm during COVID-19
St. John Lutheran & GVBC 14517 Crenshaw Blvd 310-676-8804 Open Monday & Friday 5:30pm-6:30pm drive up walk up ● Drive up or walk up
Hollypark United Methodist Church 13000 S Van Ness Ave 310-516-6457 Open 2nd Saturday 2:00pm-4:00pm
Normandie SDA 12420 S. Normandie Ave 323-757-0176 Open every 2nd & 4th Tuesday 2:00pm-4:00pm ● Drive up only
Victory Baptist Church 4802 McKinkey Ave 90011 323-231-2424 Open Fridays 7:30am-9:30am
Hope Chapel 2420 PCH 90254 310-374-4673 Open Wednesday & Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Salvation Army-Inglewood 324 E Queen St, Inglewood 310-677-3375 Open Tuesday & Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm ● ID required
New Mt. Calvary MBC 402 E. El Segundo Blvd 310-324-0644 Open every other Thursday 2:30pm-4:00pm ● Drive up only in Parking Lot A
Salvation Army-Compton 736 E. Compton Blvd 90221 310-639-0362 Open Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm
LA County Workforce 14112 S Kingsley Dr. 90249 310-217-7300 Open Monday & Thursday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday & Friday from 9:00am – 11:00am
● By appointment only
House of Yahweh 4046 Marine Ave 310-675-1384 Open Monday – Saturday from 2:00pm-3:00pm ● Able to receive groceries once a week
● Must pick up food between 2:00pm-3:00pm
● Call prior to arrival 9:00am-10:00am
Calvary Hawthorne Presbyterian Church 13560 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne 310-676-1144 Open 1st Saturday of the month at 11:30pm ● Must make lines according to distance guidelines.
St. Margaret’s Center Groceries 10217 Inglewood, Inglewood 310-672-2208 Open Wednesday from 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm

● Appointment only (every 30 mins)

● First timers need to show ID and proof of address

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 408 S Broadway Redondo Beach 310-540-1722 Open 3rd Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm ● Grab and go meals.
First United Methodist Church 243 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach 310-372-8445 Open Wednesday 4:30pm-6:30pm ● Grab and go meals.
Toberman Neighborhood 131 N Grand Ave, San Pedro 310-832-1145 x106 Open Monday – Friday 3:30pm-5:00pm  ● Grab and go meals. Sign up and wait to be called.
Del- Aire Baptist Church  4951 W. 119th Pl. Hawthorne 310-676-8352  Dates and times vary. Contact them at

Homeless Shelter:

Homeless Shelter/Mental Health

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health:               (800) 854-7771
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA):             (213) 683-3333

During this pandemic, the City of Los Angeles is also opening thousands of emergency shelter beds to help get the homeless Angelenos indoors more quickly. As of March 31, there are 13 emergency shelters at recreation centers across the City. In addition, many winter shelter programs will remain until September 30, 2020. You can visit or call the Winter Shelter Hotline at 1 (800) 548-6047 (available 24-hours, 7 days a week). 

You can also visit the LAHSA Winter Shelter Program List to find a suitable location.

LAHSA is working closely with the Department of Public Health as well as other City, County, and Federal Partners to implement a COVID-19 response for our unsheltered neighbors. They are refocusing the work of their outreach teams to support the COVID-19 response on the streets. This includes distributing information on COVID-19, supporting linkages to health providers, and distributing supplies.

If you, or someone you know, are in need of outreach services, please visit LA-HOP or call 211. LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County with outreach services.

Additional Referrals

Harbor Interfaith Services
670 W. 9th Street, San Pedro
(310) 831-9123 ext. 245
Shelter/Housing/Food Pantry

1736 Family Crisis Center
21707 Hawthorne Blvd. #300 Torrance
(310) 543-9900 ext. 217

Rainbow Services
453 W. 7th Street, San Pedro
(310) 548-5450
24/7 Hotline/Shelter

DCFS- Dept Children and Family Services
3530 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400, Los Angeles
(213) 351-0102
Family Services

Job Resources:


South Bay Workforce Investment Board
Phone: (310) 970-7700

Gardena One-Stop
Phone: (310) 538-7070

Mental Health:

LA County Department of Mental Health
Get Help Now: (800) 854-7771 (open 24/7) or Text “LA” to 741741
LACDMH resources – Learn more: COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

Center for Disease Control
Advice on Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 – Learn more: COVID-19 Mental Health and Stress

World Health Organization
Download: Coping with Stress for Adults
Learn more:

National Alliance on Mental Health
Download: COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
Learn more:

Pharmaceutical Delivery Assistance:

Pharmaceutical Delivery Assistance

To extend a helping hand during this pandemic, the following local pharmacies are offering delivery services for residents:

CVS – Delivering to individuals that have a current prescription with CVS. They can be reached at (310) 538-3131. (Western Ave. & Redondo Beach Blvd.)

Meiji Pharmacy – Delivering throughout Gardena and Torrance. They are willing to work with other pharmacy patients as well. They can be reached at (310) 538- 2885. (1630 W Redondo Beach Blvd. Ste 14)

Rite Aid – Delivering to individuals that have current prescriptions. If you are not a member but are willing to change pharmacies, please contact them at (310) 323- 4768. (Redondo Beach Blvd. & Budlong Ave.)

Walgreens – Delivering to people that have a current prescription with Walgreens. They can be reached at (310) 353-5726. (Normandie Ave. & Redondo Beach Blvd.)

Please be advised that each pharmacy may have additional requirements for delivery services. Local hospitals are not offering delivery services at this time