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Food Distribution to our Hungry Neighbors: CLEAN-UP TEAM

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CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

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Can you break down boxes, or unpack bags and re-sort foods that were set up to go out but didn't? Or do you like mixing the disinfectant concentrate and spraying down tables, or sweeping up the floors? How about Packing up Pop-ups and tables and putting away leftovers into fridge, freezer, or shelves?

CLEAN UP is a critical piece of our Food program. And when we have worked hard to serve, it's very hard to keep going another 1-2 hours to clean up.

We run a Food Distribution every week on Mondays (and it shifts to Wednesday when there's a Monday holiday). On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays, we get lots of boxes dropped off from LA Food Bank, and we bag them and get them out to the people. We have a separate listing to help with the Distribution. And our volunteers for that program arrive at 11 am and work 110% through the heat (or cold) to get the food ready and out to our hungry neighbors, in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley!

But some people are great at the clean-up, so we invite you to help!

Maybe our distribution schedule is too long for you, or maybe this is "your thing". PLEASE plan to help us keep this program going by volunteering for the Clean-up Team!

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About CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Location:

6425 TYRONE AVE, VAN NUYS, CA 91401, US

Mission Statement

VISION: Striving to be: Accepting and Living in God’s Grace, Following Jesus Christ, Serving Others MISSION: PRAYER, PASTORAL CARE: Pray for & w/others to: overcome fear, cooperate w/one another; incorporate all in our community as children of God; be Where the Holy Spirit is honored thru our distinctive testimony. 2. REVITALIZATION: Attractive, Holy Spirit-focused church creating interest for individuals, families. 3. NEW MISSION: Connect w/community to encourage all ages & cultures to participate, serve, be empowered. 4. SOCIAL JUSTICE: Foster & help community as form of Worship; Accept all w/language, cultural, & economic difference programs & activities; address poverty & self-confidence; Provide welcome for Marginalized. 5. GREATER COMMUNITY: Engage w/all cultural, economic levels, community groups (schools, families, Councils, etc.); encourage business, government & other faith-based entities to help solve issues, be effective in ministry per Christ’s teachings.

Description

CENTRAL: A small, energetic community working in English + bilingually to empower our neighbors in Van Nuys through love and grace to be who God has made them to be.
January 1929 Central was a mission outreach & became a vital part of serving a wide range of needs through the depression and post-war Van Nuys. It flourished in the 50's-70's but lost its connection with mission, so dwindled.
NOW, for 15 years, hosted homeless services agencies & opened worship to marginalized folk, experiencing loneliness, disconnectedness, & personal trauma.
TODAY: Core of folks serve both persons experiencing poverty & hunger among the housed neighbors + persons experiencing homelessness.
Programs:
* Mobile Food Pantry -
* Basic English Classes (w/childcare);
* Women's Empowerment (w/childcare);
* Kids Community and Support
* Summer kids programs (camp onsite July 2020; Camp opportunities @ mountains late-July 2020)
* Faith & spiritual development-all ages
*WORSHIP for anyone - no limits.

Crisis Support
Faith-Based
Health & Medicine

WHEN

Mon Sep 21, 2020
02:45 PM - 04:30 PM  

WHERE

6425 Tyrone AveVan Nuys, CA 91401

(34.18713,-118.44466)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Cleanup
  • Data Entry
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Operations

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • We hope it's all done in two hours, and if there are plenty of volunteers, it will be! In any case, our volunteers will be released by no later than 3 hours.
  • Must wear mask (we can provide) and gloves when handling food. Closed toed shoes mandatory.

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