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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 Rescue Mission Alliance Valley Food Bank, and Only Hope Prison Ministries participated as well, handing out 600 Gospel of John Bibles and 600 Biblical…

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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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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 Rescue Mission Alliance Valley Food Bank donations. In additional to innovation, Harman’s employees…

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At the Food Bank, we are fighting more than COVID

For more than 20 years, the Rescue Mission Alliance 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…

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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 Rescue Mission Alliance Valley Food Bank.  When asked why he volunteered…

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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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