Please arrive 30-minutes before closing for food assistance and help with food donations.
|6.||Canned White Beans|
|7.||Ramen / Cup o Noodles|
|9.||Cereal- hot & cold|
Founded in 1971 by a group of people who felt that no person should ever go hungry in the Conejo Valley, Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank has been providing food assistance to our friends and neighbors in need for more than 40 years; and have made it our mission — “To feed hungry people in the Conejo Valley.”
Manna is situated in a 700 square-foot house in the “Old Town” area of Thousand Oaks, and serves, on average, more than 1,400 people per month. With holiday distribution programs, we help over 20,000 people each year throughout the 101 corridor cities from the Calabasas Grade to the Conejo Grade.
Unlike many food pantries in the area, Manna is not formally affiliated with any religious organization, nor are we federally funded in any way. In fact, Manna exists almost entirely on private donations of food and funding. More than 95% of the food Manna distributes each year is donated by organizations, businesses and individuals from around theConejoValley. Funding is provided through generous donors and grant writing efforts.
With 1 in 6 people facing hunger issues on a daily basis, Manna has taken a strong stance against hunger in theConejoValley. There is no quick fix to the issue of food insecurity, but with unified dedication from our grocery partners, donors and a caring public, Manna is providing the support our friends and neighbors need.
We invite you to join us in our quest, where “Neighbor Feeding Neighbor” is a daily reality.
"Thanksgiving for All"
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with it Manna’s annual “Thanksgiving for All” holiday distribution.
For more than a decade Manna has provided a holiday “care pack” containing all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to struggling families in the Conejo Valley.
In 2013, with the help of the community Manna was able to provide a Thanksgiving meal to 535 families who would otherwise go without.
This year we hope to serve 600 families.
To help provide a local family with a holiday meal please donate canned cranberry sauce, pumpkin, yams, corn, green beans, chicken broth, creamed soup, gravy, a condiment and/or French fried onions, olives, Jell-O, or marshmallows.
$15 grocery store gift cards can also be donated for the purchase of a turkey or entrée item of the family’s choice.
Manna can do the shopping for you with a $35 cash donation, which will purchase the entire meal.
Food donations can be dropped off during normal business hours. Gift card donations can be mailed and cash donations can be made in person during normal business hours, by mail or on-line at www.mannaconejo.org.
Won't you please help Manna give a local family a real holiday meal and show them the true meaning of Thanksgiving?