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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 Rescue Mission Alliance Valley Food Bank. Then, before…

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Lighthouse pantry feeds local need

The Rescue Mission Alliance 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…

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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 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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