A food bank that helps 4,500 San Fernando Valley residents has been without powdered milk, peanut butter and tuna for months.
Supplies at the SOVA food bank in Van Nuys have dwindled since August.
SOVA’s director Leslie Friedman says the agency, which is run by Jewish Family Service, has been “blindsided by the tremendous need this year.”
It could be six months before more milk comes in, unless donations arrive during the holiday season.
Officials say access to free food from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has fallen up to 70 percent compared to last year.
For more on the SOVA Community Food & Resource Program, go to the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles website here.