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Harman team returns to serve after COVID-forced year off

For 10 years, a team from Harman, a family of legendary brands changing the way people experience entertainment and information in homes, cars, music studios and entertainment venues around the world, has pitched in to provide a special holiday for recipients of Valley Food Bank donations. In additional to innovation, Harman’s employees delight in reaching…

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At the Food Bank, we are fighting more than COVID

For more than 20 years, the Valley Food Bank has worked on fighting hunger and feeding hope to build and sustain hunger-free communities by providing nourishment and hope to those in need. Our work would not be possible without your generous support. Resilient. Hopeful. Courageous. Each of these words describes our Food Bank partners. Over…

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Longtime volunteer insists: ‘It’s not about me’

For nearly seven years Warren has been a faithful volunteer, working Monday through Friday at our Pacoima warehouse. He has mastered all the various tasks and helps to train other new volunteers.  Warren has assisted at other non-profits but chose to help at the Valley Food Bank.  When asked why he volunteered at the Food…

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Looking to a new year at the Food Bank

New Beginnings – At this time a year ago, our Food Bank was facing an uncertain future, unsure as to where a sufficient inventory of donated goods would come from to meet the unrelenting demand from the COVID environment. Through what some would call divine intervention, we were rescued by the continued supply of Farmer’s…

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Happy New Year!

It is a new day and new year, filled with much hope and anticipation of a better season and a return to “normal.” Over the past few months, we have heard questions and concerns from community members about news stories related to Los Angeles’s homeless outreach strategy. The City of LA has shifted its approach…

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Despite great change, Adam’s family keeps traditions alive

For many, this holiday season is filled with family visits and plenty of food. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is forcing many to rethink what those things mean this year. For one family, the global pandemic is a time to establish new traditions and cook familiar dishes, even if they cannot gather everyone around the same table. “I…

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Hope for a better future begins with a meal

My husband Josh and I have three children. John is 7, Gavin is 2 and Marietta is 1. When we first got married, our lives were pretty stable. We had a place to live and both of us worked full time. We could pay the bills and we could buy our children the things they…

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Director’s Note

For 20 years, the Valley Food Bank has worked to build and sustain hunger-free communities by providing nourishment and hope to those in need. Our important work would not be possible without your generous support. Your gifts have allowed the Valley Food Bank to be flexible and agile in our response to community needs. This…

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Thanksgiving meals made complete with help of Morongo Band of Mission Indians

I grew up in a single-parent home here in the Valley. My mother worked very hard to provide for my two brothers and me. Some years were harder than others, and when we struggled, the community stepped in and helped my family. Spending time helping the Valley Food Bank has given me the opportunity to…

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Director’s Note

The holidays are a time of reflection, and a time to express gratitude for all that we have. Unfortunately, many people do not have all of their basic needs met, including sufficient access to food. In this season of gratitude, the Food Bank team would like to give thanks for all the wonderful things people…

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Director’s Note

Going hungry is bad enough at any time, but at Thanksgiving, a holiday built around enjoying the fruits of a bountiful harvest, being hungry can be extra troublesome. Civic organizations, schools, businesses and individuals are teaming up in creative ways to make sure the growing number of families and individuals showing up at pantries will…

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Carin brings ‘light and love’ to her community

I grew up in a single-parent home here in the Valley. My mother worked very hard to provide for my two brothers and me. Some years were harder than others, and when we struggled, the community stepped in and helped my family. Spending time helping the Valley Food Bank has given me the opportunity to…

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