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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Pacoima CA

MEND Emergency Food Bank
Pacoima, CA 91331
Details: MEND’s Emergency Food Bank is unique in that it is the largest in Los Angeles providing direct distribution to clients in need, and one of the largest in the state of California. Volunteer Food Rescue Program Drivers collect food from numerous supermarkets, churches, schools, businesses and other organizations in the area. Much of the food is distributed to more than 60 smaller pantries and charities in the area that also care for low-income people, about 30 every week. The Emergency Food Bank distributes more than a quarter of a million pounds of food a month both onsite and through its community outreach , helping to feed well over 21,000 people every month, as well. Emergency food boxes provide a generous, nutritionally balanced three-day supply of emergency food, designed to help the families make ends meet, but not to create a dependency on MEND. They are distributed three mornings each week and every Saturday morning at the MEND Center, as well as four times a month from satellite operations. In addition, hot meals are served four times a week. Each applicant for the service is personally interviewed to assess needs, verify information and evaluate any special dietary requirements. MEND’s Foodbank and Kitchen regularly receive “A” ratings from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for adherence to food handling standards. Meal Program: Tuesday: (Homeless services only) Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m. 3 p.m., Thursday: Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday: Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Food Box Distribution: Tuesday: (Homeless Services Only) 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon; Homeless Meal and Food Box Distribution: Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Valley Food Bank
Pacoima, CA 91331
Details: Established in 2001, the Valley Food Bank first began operations in North Hollywood at a facility shared with the organization’s thrift store and San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission operations. With the steady growth of all three programs and an increasing demand for food assistance, the Valley Food Bank relocated its operations and warehouse in 2009 to larger facility located in Pacoima, California. The Valley Food Bank is well positioned to carry out the objectives of its Fighting Hunger – Feeding Hope program. As an outreach of the Rescue Mission Alliance, the Valley Food Bank is backed by an organization with over 39 years of sound fiscal management, continuous growth, experience, and positive client outcomes. It is a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and "Certified Excellent" through the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM).