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The West Valley Food Pantry is doing more than feeding the hungry.
We are offering community members the help they need to truly thrive.
Almost 3,000 people and 26,000 meals per month: that's just where
feeding community begins.
Our community is our responsibility. We invest in the futures of our
clients because we feel that our service can lead to better lives.
We extend our services to unemployed residents, the working poor,
the homeless, and those living on fixed incomes.
Walk through our doors and connect with the people around you.
Feels good, doesn't it?
During the month of December
, our two distribution centers served
751 families (2,124 adults and children).
We accept online donations!
But we also welcome mail-in and walk-in donations. Visit our
page for more details on how you can
help. (If you wish to make a donation for a special purpose,
instructions for how to do this through PayPal are also
on the donations page.)
Other Ways You can help!
Donations of money or food make our work
Coupons can help too! See how to find a
once a month.
Learn more about us.
Get our brochure (PDF)
West Valley Food Pantry
5700 Rudnick Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
In Memoriam ...
Richard (Dick) Shively was a strong supporter of Family Rescue Center from its
inception as Rescate in 1998. Most recently he was President of the Board for
four years through 2014. He was tirelessly involved with almost all the day-to-day
activities and events including many WVFP board meetings, food sorts, etc. He
established the partnership with Food Forward to source back yard fruit and farmer's
market produce. At age 82, Dick was still active on the FRC board until September
when his health suddenly declined due to advanced esophageal cancer and then his death on
November 15. In addition to his strong leadership role at FRC, he sourced foundation grants
for FRC that were critical to sustaining the center's ongoing operations. With a willing
servant's heart and a story from his past for every occasion, he was a delight to
serve with and will be sorely missed.
Pantry Receives Grant from Valley Bridge Players
Last spring, the San Fernando Valley bridge players' group, Unit 561 (U561), was given the opportunity
to nominate a non-profit organization in their area to receive a charity grant. This was provided by
the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), which U561 is affiliated with through District 23
(Los Angeles County) as part of ACBL, the national organization.
The U561 Board of Directors, headquartered at The 750 Bridge Club (next-door to the WVFP), unanimously
agreed to designate the WVFP to receive this charity grant. These funds, which arrived on
September 20, will be used to help feed the many clients of WVFP. The members of ACBL-U561 and The
750 Bridge Club are extremely pleased to be able to assist their good neighbors at the WVFP!
Many Donations, Grants, and Workers Come to the Pantry as the Holidays Approach! Thank you!
So many organizations have stepped up with donations to the Pantry.
We give special thanks to the Knistrom Foundation and to the National Charity
League for their grants to help feed the homeless and to upgrade the Pantry's computer
equipment. But so many other organizations have come forth these past two months with contributions
of cash, food, and labor that we cannot list them all on our home page here. Some of the groups are
shown in our slide show above.
Examples are Girl Scout troop 7036, Boy Scout troop 22, the group Nobody Hikes in LA,
the Justice Street Elementary school, and Invitemanager Company of Calabasas. We have tried to make a more
complete list on our
, and we invite you to look all the donors we can remember
there. To any contributors who we have missed in our list, our sincere apology. We do
appreciate what you
These donations help the Pantry continue our work of feeding the needy. Thank you so very much!
Food Donations Needed
The Pantry will need more food donations than usual this year since the Scout Drive-Thru is not
scheduled to happen. Julianne Sorice, our food drive coordinator, has compiled
a list of our most needed items (click here)
Help us feed our clients by bringing some of these items to the Pantry.
Watch a short video from the Letter Carrier's Food Drive
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