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THE HOUSE—A CHURCH FAMILY FEEDS RECIPIENTS WITH PRAYER, COMPASSION—AND FOOD

Chris and Sarah recently came to the House-A Church Family’s pantry, along with more than 100 others, and shared their gratitude for their blessing of food. They were overwhelmed with joy as these free resources help their budget for food. Chris grew up in a very difficult home. He mentioned mental illness to be a…

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MARTHA CONTINUES TO RECEIVE FROM THE PANTRY—AND ALSO INSISTS ON VOLUNTEERING

Martha was the manager of an apartment building for several years while simultaneously working as a domestic freelancer. As a bonus, Martha’s manager position came with free rent which allowed her to use her freelance income to pay other bills and buy food. Unfortunately, Martha’s manager position came to end. And when the pandemic struck,…

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Director’s note – The holidays are upon us

The holiday season is upon us and with that many joys and celebrations will be had. There will be time to eat turkey, watch some football, be with family and to reflect and be thankful for all that God has done in our lives and at the Valley Food Bank. Then, before you know it,…

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Lighthouse pantry feeds local need

The Valley Food Bank partners with many churches all over the Los Angeles area, helping thousands supplement their food budgets with fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, and pantry goods. The pantry at the Lighthouse of San Fernando operates every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Here are a couple visitors who have sought and received…

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Together, we can lessen the burden of homelessness

Jerry, a veteran, visited The House-A Church Family Food Pantry for the first time recently. He is among the many people experiencing homelessness within the vicinity of the church. The pantry has been serving the community every Saturday of the month for more than 10 years. We appreciate any opportunity to lessen the burden of…

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Director’s note

There is no doubt the last 2-plus years have been difficult on everyone. Challenges such as Covid, lockdowns and inflation know no boundaries. None of these issues have ever taken into consideration someone’s background, education, marital status or even credit score. We’ve all been affected one way or another but despite all of these obstacles,…

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Pantry offers more than food—visitors enjoy music, fellowship, meals

Reseda First United Methodist Kingdom Food Pantry continues to find ways to help many in need of food. More and more people living on a fixed income aren’t able to provide themselves and their families with nutritious meals. They may be in between jobs, out of work, or recovering from illnesses. They could be veterans…

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Director’s note

When you think of homecoming, what comes to mind? Is it high school, football games and dances? For others it might be the opportunity to return somewhere they once called home. For me, it’s a bit of both. I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley-Canoga Park to be exact. I went to…

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A tradition of service

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Community Advisory Council put together a drive-thru food distribution event last month at the United Wilmington Youth Foundation. Six hundred food boxes were provided by the Valley Food Bank, and Only Hope Prison Ministries participated as well, handing out 600 Gospel of John Bibles and 600 Biblical Tracks on “How…

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Mother and daughter receive surprise blessing

Laura and her mother were walking down the street and a man told them about the food pantry. They both decided to come inside and seek assistance. “This is very helpful, because often times we do not have the vegetables and produce needed to make meals for our family,” said Laura, who was able to…

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Leony uses pantry giveaways to supplement her family’s meals

Leony was all smiles as a first-time participant in the food pantry run by The House, a Church Family. She said she is so grateful for this food distribution ministry that helps her and others who are just trying to make ends meet. “I was very fortunate to see the ‘Free Food’ sign along Tampa…

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A mother’s story: ‘I never thought I would be shopping at a food pantry’

“I’m a mom,” Jenny said. “And part of my responsibility is to feed my family and myself.” Parents would agree, feeding their children is among their top priorities. While that may seem like an easy task, there are too many families struggling with this basic necessity of life. Jenny is a mom of two growing…

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