A combined interfaith and secular supported approach to alleviating hunger

5700 Rudnick Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
T: 818 346 5554

On Saturday May 20th, Please join us from 10 am — 1 pm to help sort food from the Postal Food Drive. Bring your family and friends, ages 5 and up! This is an easy, fun, and incredibly helpful way to assist in fighting hunger in your community! Three hours of your time can truly make a difference in assisting us to feed our community!

Please click here to sign up as a volunteer sorter on May 20th

The Drive Thru Pantry will be closed in difficult weather conditions (rain, high winds, extreme heat).
Please see our Facebook Page for up-to-date notifications.

The West Valley Food Pantry feeds the hungry in our community and offers services to those in need.

No one goes away hungry!

Currently at the Pantry

Food Pantry Closures for 2023

Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth - Monday, June 19, 2023
Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2023
Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day - Monday, October 9, 2023
Veterans Day - Monday, November 13, 2023
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23, 2023
        Friday, November 24, 2023
Christmas Day - Monday, December 25, 2023

Plans for the new pantry
Architectural drawing of the new home of the West Valley Food Pantry

Saturday, February 11th, the Pantry staff, volunteers, the Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor (Episcopal Bishop of Los Angeles), Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, Councilmember Bob Blumfield, County Supervisor Lindsay Horvath, the Rev. Canon Rand Reasoner, and supporters from the community celebrated the groundbreaking of our new home, the West Valley Food Pantry Community Center! In July of 2021, we received a generous grant from the office of State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel for $3.5 million, allowing us to launch an exciting new project.

We are building a new and permanent home for the West Valley Food Pantry. The West Valley Food Pantry Community Center will include a new warehouse, distribution room, staff office suites, community work spaces, a community kitchen, and more. The Community Center will provide us with the flexibility we need to meet the dynamic needs of the communty. Phase 1 is breaking ground this month, and expected to open in Spring of 2024.

At the celebration, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel announced that the Pantry would receive another $1.5 million from the state! This grant will greatly help securing the funds needed to begin Phase 2 of the building. We thank the state, the city, and the county representatives and agencies and all of the volunteers and contributors that have helped make this dream come true.

Slide show on the news page

Ground breaking
The first shovel(s) full of dirt begin the construction.

RE/MAX One (Randy Kistler and Sandy Minitello) are supporting the Food Pantry's Senior Delivery Program by collecting food and cash donations. The grant that supported this program in the past was ended, and this office is soliciting donations to help the program continue. Click here for their flyer


Grocery Outlet Community Partnership award
Community Partnership award from Grocery Outlet

Saturday, September 20th the Pantry was honored by Grocery Outlet (Roscoe and Topanga Canyon). The community and Grocery Outlet raised $6,529 for the Pantry and honored us with the first ever Community Partnership award.

ABC News featured the Pantry November 18, 2022

When former NFL player Malik Jackson came to the Pantry November 18 to help on the distribution line (and donate money), ABC news sent a crew to cover the event. The video segment below is that ABC News clip.

Who Are We? What Do We Do?

Our mission at the West Valley Food Pantry is to ensure that No one goes away hungry. That mission became more urgent as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted our community life.

We committed to staying open and serving our community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our entire operations and volunteer system was redesigned to practice social distancing and keep our clients, volunteers, and staff safe. And as the situation has evolved, we have also evolved our operations.

We are now serving three to four times the number of families than before the pandemic began. We urgently need the support of our community to stop hunger resulting from the Covid-19 disruptions, the changing economy, and all of the other disruptions to community life that we have witnessed these past years. Find out how you can access our services or support the pantry to keep our doors open.

Get Food

Pantry Drive Through
We have primarily switched to a drive-through car service to serve you safely. Clients without a vehicle can use our walk-up window.

Clients need to bring a picture ID (of any kind) with your date of birth. You must also bring a utility bill or lease agreement to confirm your address. All the members of your household must be verified by an ID that has their date of birth such as a drivers license, school ID, or birth certificate. Clients must live in Los Angeles county to receive fresh food. (Federal Emergency food is available to all.)

Clients may come once per week, but are limited to two visits during any month.

Get directions to the West Valley Food Pantry.


Food Parcels ready for clients
We need to raise $20,000 each week to purchase enough food to meet demand.

If you are able to give at this time, the best way you can support the pantry in this critical time is to make a financial contribution of any amount. Your gift ensures we have the food and supplies we need to make sure no one goes hungry. Make a donation now.

We accept unopened and unexpired food donations between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. We cannot accept food donations after these hours or on weekends. Moreover, due to our outdoor operation, we are also closed during periods of significant rain or excessive heat (over 100) and will be unable to take donations or serve clients during those conditions. Please do not drop or leave food on the property unattended, as it will spoil and/or attract animals.
Due Click here to see a list of our current needs.


Volunteers pack Food Parcels
Volunteers make the food pantry possible, but many of our long-time and elderly volunteers are no longer able to help at this time.

We are in urgent need of additional volunteers to serve the new influx of clients. Volunteers help bag food, set up our drive-through, unload deliveries, and distribute food to client's cars. All our volunteers and clients follow social distancing guidelines to keep everyone safe.

Learn more and sign up to volunteer at the pantry.

Hours of Operations

For Clients:

Monday - Thursday
   9:30am - 2pm
   9:30am - Noon
Closed during periods of significant rain or excess heat (over 100 deg).
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CA NonProfit of 2020
The West Valley Food Pantry was selected as a Nonprofit of the Year 2020! Our State Assemblyman, Jesse Gabriel, nominated the Pantry. The California Association of Nonprofits celebrated the Pantry's work along with other nonprofit honorees from across the state. The Nonprofit of the Year celebration has several goals: to highlight the great work of nonprofits around the state; to bring nonprofits into closer relationships with their legislators; and to elevate the nonprofit sector's profile in Sacramento. Congratulations to the Pantry and all the Pantry Volunteers!