DISTRIBUTION ONE MORE MONTH TO GO
FILL BACKPACKS NOW
OUR BACK TO SCHOOL
WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS
and drop off at the Food Pantry the supplies we need to put
together the backpacks we will distribute to kids from Kindergarten
to 12th grade.
We depend on
your generosity to make their school life a success. Most cannot
afford pencils and paper, much less backpacks and other
provides these kids with a chance to succeed in school, AND to STAY
WANTED: Along with school
supplies we need money to buy backpacks and remaining supplies. If you
wish to sponsor our event and donate money, we would show our
Up to $200 - Honorable Mention on
Website, Facebook page and
of $201-$500 - Your business card/logo
on our Website, Facebook page and E-blast for
of $501+ - Your story in our
E-blast, your business card/logo and recognition on our Website, Facebook page and E-blast for three months.
PLEASE SEND YOUR
CHECK DIRECTLY TO THE FOOD PANTRY OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO DONATE
OUR KIDS DEPEND ON
VOLUNTEERS are still needed for the Backpack Committee to
organize supplies and on August 8 for distribution. Please contact
Susan Conner if you wish to help.
Volunteers working daily to keep us stocked!!
FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH:
Supermarket Food Drive at Sprouts
Market - Ventura and Topanga Canyon. Volunteers always needed for
2 hour shifts from 10am to 4pm. To sign up, call Jeff Albee. This
is a great activity for school service hours if you are over 16.
FIRST MONDAY OF
Garden picking day. This is the big
picking day of the month. Tomatoes and Zucchini are coming in fast. No
experience necessary, on the job training available, bring your kids!
Please contact Barbara Partridge if you would like to volunteer for one
time or more. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Call to Action: As our Food
Pantry grows so do the needs of our clients. We are looking for
supporters, volunteers, sponsors, and those who wish to be kept
apprised about the workings of a great organization who serves food to
our community everyday.
Please forward this E-mail to your family, friends, and
colleagues and ask them to subscribe.
I am a pantry volunteer. I usually work at least two
shifts per month, as my job allows. I worked last Thursday afternoon,
July 2. We served 25 families in the morning and when I got there the
cupboard was bare. No meat, no vegetables, no bread, none of the food
we take for granted that makes our pantry so successful. I panicked.
How can we be out of everything?
Well we really weren't out of everything.
had what is required by the Federal Government, but we are used to
our Food Pantry giving so much more! We rely heavily on the
generosity of Trader Joe's and Vons. Without them, where would we be?
Apparently we had a busy few days.
On June 26, Friday we served 41 families in just 2 hours. On June 29,
Monday we served 43 families. On June 30, we served 54 families. On
July 1, Senior Wednesday, we served 67 families! With an average served
of 37 per day, these are truly high numbers.
Luckily, we were not busy that
Thursday afternoon and people who came in Friday were told the options
and decided whether to take what we have or come back. We are very
fortunate to be able to give our clients such a great variety of foods.
We, as volunteers, feel just as badly as our clients when we do not
have enough. It is not easy to plan for the busy days, though Senior
Wednesday is a given! Maybe if we reached out to a couple more
supermarkets we would have a little bit more wiggle room.
A volunteer's point of view, Liat
Thank you to those people, organizations and companies
that continue to support the West Valley Food Pantry. Your donations
are much appreciated. This month we especially thank:
Center Stage Opera/ The Opera Tree (collected over 500
lbs of food)
Granada Hills Women's Club
Kern Marketing Consultants
USPS National Association of Letter Carriers (40
truckloads of food in May food drive)
Brian Stevens (41 bags of food)
Woodland Hills United Methodist Church
Woodland Hills Christian Church
42nd Annual Valley Greek Festival (raised $110 and 45
boxes of food)
Sugar Free Markets (2 large crates frozen food)
Variety of Southern California (The Children's Charity)
& Cris Tortolano, Teddi
Mae's daughter, 100 large canvas tote bags!
Alperstein Simon Farkas Gillin & Scott, LLP, Law Offices (subscription
to Constant Contact making these E-blasts possible)
Co-Supervisor / Grocery Store Purchaser
minimum Three Hours, Two or Three days a week. Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Pantry Co-Supervisor: Acts as a co-supervisor and backup
to the pantry supervisor assisting with pantry operations. Opens
the pantry at 8:30 a.m. on assigned days. Organizes and oversees
morning setup and management of food deliveries on assigned days.
Sets objectives and provides direction to volunteer staff.
Implements policies and procedures and provides supervision
to pantry staff. Assists with EFAP, LA Food Bank ordering if
necessary. Position is combined with Grocery Store purchaser
- Grocery Store Purchaser: Chief responsibilities
will be grocery store ordering of supplemental food items,
arranging payment at store, and coordinating driver pickup of
purchases and overseeing delivery to warehouse. Will
coordinate with the warehouse manager regarding inventory
stock levels and order necessary supplemental food from
preferred vendors as needed. Will shop for best buys and
discounts and make buying recommendations as needed. Works
with store managers to ensure orders are correct and delivered
New Volunteers welcome to fill
these positions. Will require some training, and, at discretion of Food
Pantry background check for felonies, credit card fraud, red light
camera tickets, and jaywalking
we cannot give
our credit card to just anybody!
more information or specific details please contact:
Decker - Outreach and Development Officer at email@example.com
Podleski - WVFP Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org
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