“The Food Pantry at our Granada Hills church began as a project within the Outreach Committee and has been in continuous operation for well over 25 years. In its early years of operation, it was supported only by weekly donations of food resources from the parishioners attending Sunday services. As time went on, weekly donations began to slow to the point that a single parishioner took on the responsibility to supplement the weekly contributions. However, as we all know, in time ‘all good things come to an end.’ The pantry had to return to relying on weekly donations. This made it necessary to scale back on the number of distributions we were able to give each week.
Enter the Valley Food Bank: One of our food pantry volunteers happened to join a friend whose “Red Hat” women’s group was volunteering for a day of sorting canned goods at the Food Bank. While there, they met with the director and shared the dilemma they were facing. From that day forward, thanks to God and the generosity of the Food Bank, we were able to resume our service to the needy families we serve each week.
Again, we are deeply grateful to the Valley Food Bank for their continued dedication to our food pantry and others across the Valley.” ~ Lanny West, St. Andrews and St. Charles Episcopal Church