Food bank services expanding to Antelope Valley Jan. 1
We are excited to announce that on Jan. 1, 2023, we will be taking over operations of the Antelope Valley Dream Center! Watch the video for more information, and visit avdreamcenter.org to learn more about this incredible ministry.
For more than 50 years, RMA has helped individuals in need in a variety of ways, including food distribution, hot meals, shelter and recovery programs. Starting the first of the year, we’ll be expanding our ministry to the Antelope Valley, taking over the operation of the Antelope Valley Dream Center.
The AV Dream Center was founded nearly 10 years ago by John and Denise Perry, who began by feeding hot dogs to the neighborhood, and offering coloring books and activities to children. Their hearts have been to reach the unreached people of the Antelope Valley, and surrounding communities, who do not reside near assisting resources. With the help of hundreds of volunteers and thousands of hours, the AVDC now ministers to roughly 1,500 families each month. Through partnerships with churches that act as pantries on the weekends, the AVDC provides fresh produce and a variety of food for the Antelope Valley area.
We at RMA are extremely grateful to be given this opportunity to begin ministering to one of the greatest areas of need in Los Angeles County. Food insecurity is a major issue, as 21 percent of the population in Palmdale and nearly 23 percent in Lancaster fall below the poverty line. Homelessness numbers are double that of any area that we currently have a mission located in. It has been a desire of ours for the past few years to provide services to this area and through our partnership with AVDC, this has now become a reality.