Once again, our cup runneth over!!! Today’s Thanksgiving Food Drive Event was amazing! Thank you to all who volunteered and/or donated! It truly takes a village to pull this off! We not only had enough to give over 350 homeless and low-income families (that’s over 1,000 people) turkeys and food for a complete Thanksgiving meal, but...this is the first year that we had enough food and monetary donations to give “extra” flour, canned foods, sugar, cooking oil, salt, pasta, stuffing and more to most every family...and believe us, our larger families of 7-12 people were extremely grateful to have such a generous amount of food items. We are still in disbelief at all that we were able to give these happy, grateful families today! The community of schools, churches, sports teams, gyms, Girl Scout troops, and other organizations that came together for this one cause...well, we can’t even put into words how much this community makes us smile! 💜

Thank you to Bonnie Abel of Nothing Bundt Cakes, for donating wonderful cakes for our hard-working volunteers! Deeeeelicious!!!

We are so grateful to all of the volunteers who showed up today to help us organize and shop for food donations to give to the FRC families for Thanksgiving! Thank you SO MUCH to all who have donated food or money thus far; it is because of you that over 350 families (that’s over 1,000 people) in need will get to have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal!

Thank you Granada Hills Presbyterian Church, for the 350 prepared bags of produce for the FRC children and families who will be enjoying this healthy food for Thanksgiving!

Thank you to El Camino High School for the enormous amount of food donations for our Thanksgiving Food Drive! And thank you to Kirk O’ The Valley school for the generous food donations and monetary donations; we bought flour, sugar, salt, cooking oil, rice and more with the donations from you!

Thank you to all of the phenomenal volunteers who showed up today to help us sort Thanksgiving food donations, fill grocery bags, shop, etc. We know how difficult it can be to find time on a weekday, so we are super grateful for your help! For anyone who would like to volunteer tomorrow, just show up at Family Rescue Center anytime between 11:00am-5:00pm.

FROZEN TURKEYS - Looking for a good deal on a turkey to donate? Ralphs - 47 cents a lb with $20 additional purchase Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions - 47 cents a lb with $25 additional purchase

Thank you, Rocky Peak Church and Gail VanDyke, for a wonderful evening with these women. And thank you for the generous Thanksgiving food donations for our homeless and low-income families!

We still need about 200 each of the following items by this Thursday, 11/16 for our Thanksgiving Food Distribution. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!! Frozen Turkeys/Chickens, Rice, Pinto Beans, Black Beans, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Cooking Oil, Salt, Sugar, Flour, Jello or Gelatin, Evaporated Milk, Condensed Milk, Spaghetti, and Spaghetti Sauce.

Thank you, Turning Point Church, LA, for your generous food donations today to help give 350 FRC families a wonderful Thanksgiving meal! And thank you for the $3,057. towards the purchase of turkeys/chickens! We are so grateful for your continued partnership and support of our families!

Shop at Vons/Pavilions/Albertsons and get a free turkey that you could donate to help feed our families for Thanksgiving. Thank you!

Big Thank You to Rotary Club of Woodland Hills for visiting our site yesterday, for all your past support, and for your partnership with our health office in your RotaCare alliance.

Thanks all for your hard work and heart for the families we serve. Board members not pictured, Robin Lee Noll, Norman A. Thatch III, Daniel Beteta, and Nabeel Saoud.

Alby Basagoitia-Dye

THE BOARD MEMBERS of FAMILY RESCUE CENTER Family Rescue Center thank Marsha Barsamian for her years of service!!! FRIENDS: We need your help with our FOOD PANTRY!!! Please donate FOOD, TENNIS SHOES and MEN'S CLOTHES!!!

Thank you volunteers from the Church at Rocky Peak for all the cleaning and organizing!

Thank you Temple Aliyah for all the wonderful donations from Mitzvah Day today. Your participants donated 65 handmade Thanksgiving cards, 50 sack lunches, 3 large cartons full of homeless hygiene packs, 30 boxes of cereal, and other food donations! Such a pleasure to have Stephanie and Samantha helping with the card making!

We are proud to be a recipient of backyard fruit harvests and the Calabasas Farmer's Market gleaning programs of Food Forward. Fresh food rocks for our families! Thank you Food Forward!

HUGE thank you to Roger Williams and all the Wells Fargo volunteers for all your hard work painting our center this week!

Did You Know? October is Feed the Hungry Month! Some facts...More than 50 million Americans visit food pantries regularly. One in five children gets food from food pantries. More than 30 million elderly people visit food pantries. Give to your local Food Pantry or if you don't know one... How about us!

UCLA School of Optometry and Ophthalmology provided eye exams and free glasses to those in need twice in August! Thank you UCLA!

Wonder how a food bank works? https://youtu.be/JT8WSVezFiA

How We Work - Feeding America

Thanks to Pepperdine students Kelly, Sydney, Alex, and Jacob for your Step Forward Day service helping with a mailing and clothing room organization. Great to meet you!

Serving those in need, with food, clothing, medical assistance, and vocational training scholarships that encourage independence.

Serving those in need, with food, clothing, medical assistance, and vocational training scholarships that encourage independence.

Big Thank Yous to Bel Air Church and Shepherd West Valley for donating filled back packs! We are very grateful for your support!

Thank you Montage Insurance Solutions for holding a school supplies drive for us! Community donations help us so much to fill back packs for 550 children! It's not too late! Donations gladly accepted and appreciated through Wed, Aug 9.

We treasure the wonderful partnership with Food Forward. So important to have fresh foods to give our families for better nutrition!

Food Forward

Thanks to Whole Foods Market Los Angeles, CSUN Sustainability, and the 125 volunteers who joined us to pick oranges on CSUN's campus this morning. 5,000 pounds of fresh fruit went to MEND Poverty, Seeds of Hope, and Family Rescue Center by 10 am!

Thank you Shoes for the Homeless for donating 700 pairs of shoes for our Back to School event! There will be lots of happy kids and parents choosing shoes!

Volunteer service day at our center by wonderful people from The Church at Rocky Peak. Thank you very much!

Before - no shelves, nothing organized

Shower program at the West Valley Food Pantry!

San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission

This month, we launched our new shower location in Canoga Park at the West Valley Food Pantry​. Through our partnership, we will be able to provide many more showers, meals, and case management support each year to those in need. #DignityonWheels

Here is a really good explanation of the issues of helping and dealing with the homeless in our community, told by one person's story. Over 30% increase in people experiencing homelessness in our West San Fernando Valley area in the past year. Family Rescue Center seeks to help with weekly food covering one day's meals, referrals to sites offering hot meals and showers, and case by case assistance for those willing to seek an alternative.


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