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Spotlight on the Rescue Mission Alliance Valley Food Bank

Written by the Noho Arts District We are happy to share the successes of our local North Hollywood folks and would like to give a big round of applause to NoHo’s own health and fitness expert and personal trainer and adventure travel tour operator Jack Witt. Every year Jack does a volunteer project to help an aspect of our…

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Doing good while doing the grocery shopping

We’re excited to once again be a charity partner for Albertsons, Pavilions and Vons’ Nourishing Neighbors program. When you visit a local Albertsons, Pavilions or Vons store and make a donation to the Nourishing Neighbors campaign at checkout this month, the funds will go directly to the Rescue Mission Alliance Valley Food Bank. Your donation…

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‘I’ve never done anything like this’: A story from the pandemic

“I’ve never done anything like this. I don’t really know how it works. I’ve been standing in line for a few hours now, and it’s barely starting to move. I’m not complaining. It’s a blessing to be here. I’ll wait all day if I have to because this virus has left me with no other…

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A barbecue feast to boost spirits

The staff and volunteers at the Rescue Mission Alliance Valley Food Bank have been working extended hours to meet the incredible demands of processing food resources for those in need during the pandemic. Considered essential workers, our staff has served more than 43,000 individuals—and that was just in the last month. Our team, augmented by…

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Director’s Note

Uncertainty and an ever-changing set of regulations has been challenging, but not without benefits. In our need to adapt to the city and state regulations for social distancing and minimum or no-touch distribution of food resources, our pantry network has adapted processes to screen volunteers, set-up drive-through distributions and seek out additional ways to help…

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‘A great relief’: Finding a pantry for the first time

Pastor Yonny inquires of a new set of faces, “Hello, I noticed you are new to the pantry. I would like to ask a few questions, if that is okay with you.” One of the pantry recipients responds with a nod of approval. “What brings you here?  Are you from the local community?  How did…

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We chose to serve, and expectations were exceeded

We weren’t sure what to expect.  So we did the best we could with all the people who came. We practiced social distancing as best we could. We packed at the church and then delivered the groceries in prepared boxes. The families who came already knew what to do. We almost did not have to…

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Albertsons joins with Food Bank, commits to ‘Nourishing Neighbors’

As one of the largest grocery retailers, Albertsons is committed to supporting hunger relief programs. They are proud to be one of the largest contributors to food banks and hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods we serve. In addition to their daily food donations, Albertsons is proud of the contributions being made via Nourishing Neighbors, a proprietary…

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Director’s Note

It is always wonderful to share stories from our clients and community with you—the people who make it all possible. This year with all the dramatic events that have changed our community, it is difficult to expound on the freedoms that we share and be excited about summer and all that it brings. But we…

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Rock of the Valley, with the Food Bank’s help, serves 100 families each week

The cost of living has skyrocketed within the last year, and as a result many people are struggling to buy groceries. Others have become homeless and are trying to maintain with little access to life’s basic need, food. Rock of The Valley Missions’ department vision is assure “basic needs are met” for people in all…

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Elysia, exchange students volunteer at pantry

This is Elysia and her friends before the virus hit us. They are Chinese exchange students who joined us to volunteer at our pantry during the sunny days. Interestingly, Elysia was wearing a mask even back then—it has proven somewhat prophetic! These are high school students who leave home for a little while to attend school…

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Despite crisis, we’re seeing community at its best

COVID-19 became an ugly word for the food bank fast. Not just because of the virus implications, but because of the panic it released, sending folks to hoard food and anticipate the worst. It’s not our first community emergency, so we immediately shifted to our disaster relief mode. Suppliers were contacted, volunteers were mobilized, and…

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