L.A. Food Bank Needs Your Help

Los Angeles Food Banks are running low. Here’s that volunteering opportunity you’ve been looking for.

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.

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4 Replies to “L.A. Food Bank Needs Your Help”

  1. Nice post Jason. All the food banks and programs in the area are hard hit for resources this year. That and less money for luxury items are good signs of an economy on the bridge of tanking.

    I have my own group here in the SGV I like to steer people to to help those in need this time of year. For me its locally based “Foothill Unity Center” and its url is: http://www.foothillunitycenter.org/

    Maybe our other readers can chime in with their food bank program in their areas. There are a lot out there and they all need our help.

  2. Great idea, Fraz. I know a lot of people would love to help, but get turned away because of the abundance of volunteers this time of year.

    If your organization is still looking for help and/or donations, please let us know, so that we can pass it along.

  3. As of last week the Unity Center as we call it was still scrambling and put out a call for both volunteers and donations.

    Whatever you can do would be appreciated. Actually this tends to be a nice clearing house for reminders on volunteering.

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