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
Presidents Day - Monday, February 20, 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Click here to see a list of our current needs.
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.