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Prince of Peace/West Valley Food Pantry

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Drivers head out early to meet at various donor supermarkets, pick up food, and return it to the pantry, where the driver assists in unloading into the Food Pantry sorting area. It is typically hundreds of pounds of dairy, produce, and meat, so you must be physically capable of lifting and moving heavy boxes, and must have a large vehicle.

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  • morning / 07:00 AM to 09:00 AM
    Various grocery stores in the West SF Valley need morning pick up of donated groceries and then dropped of at the Pantry
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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.

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Multiple locations Woodland Hills, CA 91367

(34.17852,-118.59731)
 

SKILLS

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service
  • Delivery

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 2 hours week
  • Vehicle insurance

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