On 1st, 3rd and when it happens 5th Mondays - WE Work inside our Hall at 6' separations to bag food - including fresh fruits/vegetables, dried goods like rice, beans, peas, frozen items like meat or iced treats, and canned goods - into bags for clients, where we use hand sanitizer first then wearing mask and gloves for the entire process. We will sanitize tables coming off the truck as we open them up, to limit cross-contaminization.
Second and Fourth Mondays - we use hand sanitizer first then wearing mask and gloves for the entire process. We unload the Mobile Food Pantry truck of foods - and open the packaging, all wearing gloves. Most items are pre-package during this COVID-19 crisis, so we simply assemble bags and boxes and get them onto the table for pick-up by participants.
We will sanitize tables coming off the truck as we open them up, to limit cross-contaminization. We social-distance ourselves, packing the bags with spacing between each volunteer around the tables as we pack, and no more than 3 people will actually pass bags into carts, strollers, etc. to clients. (i.e. only these 3 will have any client contact).
For DISTRIBUTION, We work OUTSIDE, in a parking lot, with open air ventilation. There will be pop-up canopies if the weather is wet or hot, or anything other than high-winds.
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.
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.
Mon Nov 16, 2020
10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
6425 Tyrone AveVan Nuys, CA91401
September 30, 2020
Food Delivery / Distribution
Must be at least 15
Orientation or Training
10:30 am orientation through clean-up @ 4 pm, depending on speed of line until all food available is distributed.
Must be able to stand for the time of the program, about 5 hours; canopies available for heat outside during distribution, with seats for rest breaks.