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Food Pantry Volunteer

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Prince of Peace/West Valley Food Pantry

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 7 people are interested

Prince of Peace/West Valley Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help with sorting, bagging, pick up, and distributing food to the local community. With opportunities for people of all abilities, Monday- Friday 7am- 2pm. Current position openings include computer work for checking people in, sorting through food delivered from local supermarkets, bag produce, bread and other assorted food for assembly into grocery bags, and working outside to assemble grocery bags to distribute to food pantry clients. Come volunteer with a great group of people and support your community today!

You can also sign up to volunteer here: https://www.westvalleyfoodpantry.org/volunteer-page.html

COVID- 19 Policy: We are keeping our volunteers safe by practicing social distancing, temperature checks when checking in, sanitizing work stations, and providing hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves. Volunteer safety is our first priority so together we can help those who need it.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Shift start times vary from 7:30 to 11:00, 3 hours max
  • 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Prince of Peace/West Valley Food Pantry

Location:

5700 Rudnick Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, US

Mission Statement

An interfaith community supported approach to alleviating hunger.

Description

The West Valley Food Pantry (WVFP) began in 1975 as a small closet located in the kitchen of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church (POP). The Rector at the time, Rev. Jess Taylor, began the program by asking the POP parishioners to supply the pantry with canned goods. This small pantry (and small staff consisting mainly of Margaret Shively, the church secretary) provided food to three to five families a week over the course of several years.

In 1985, Clem Matzen, a retired social worker and member of POP, developed the idea of getting other churches and synagogues to join in the effort of feeding the local hungry in the West Valley. Clem gathered ten other churches and synagogues into the formal coalition which is the West Valley Food Pantry. Creating a coalition enabled the WVFP to obtain food from the LA food bank at a substantial discount and to supplement the pantry shelves with cost-free government food contributions.

Other organizations have added their support to the WVFP. The San Fernando Valley chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) began supporting the Pantry over 25 years ago and is today one of the Pantry's largest contributors. NCL mother-daughter teams work as volunteers directly with the clients and for special programs like Christmas gifts. The coalition decided to partner with the Family Rescue Center (Rescate) in Canoga Park around 1998. As out sister pantry, Rescate distributes food received from WVFP as well as other services to many Spanish-speaking clients.

Faith-Based
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

5700 Rudnick AvenueWoodland Hills, CA 91367

(34.17419,-118.61203)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Make volunteering a part of your routine! We will work with you to find what fits best in your schedule.
  • Depending on what's most comfortable for the volunteer we have opportunities that range from sitting checking volunteers in, standing for multiple hours, and lifting boxes 10-40 lbs.

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