Please arrive 30-minutes before closing for food assistance and help with food donations.
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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.
Hunger is happening in our own backyard...
...in apartment complexes, suburban housing tracts and upscale neighborhoods all over the Conejo Valley. Manna is at the center of relief and we strive to provide immediate help when people find themselves vulnerable and most in need.
Every day some 50 million Americans go without food
40% of families must decide whether to buy groceries or pay their rent or mortgage
More than 1/3 of households that access emergency food have one or more adults who is working
65% of clients are families with children
Single parents make up 29% of Manna’s clientele
Senior citizen clientele has risen to 16%
1 in 3 children live below the poverty line
Manna serves over 20,000 people each year
We are on the front line of the battle, helping people to stay in their homes. Without Manna and the generous community that supports us many of these families risk losing their home.