Please arrive 30-minutes before closing for food assistance and help with food donations.
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.
For a second year, Manna’s Spread the Love P, B & J campaign is back and we need the communities help to collect as many jars as we can. Peanuts contain over 30 different nutrients, making peanut butter a power packed nutritional food as well as being kid-friendly favorite.
From February 1st through Valentine’s weekend, we urge supporters to donate jars of peanut butter and jelly to stock our pantry.
Manna distributes close to 5,000 jars of P, B & J each year and when the average child eats an estimated 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before they graduate from high school struggling homes often can’t afford this nutritious staple item because of price increases.
The price of peanut butter has risen more than 30% in the past year, partly due to weather conditions and partly due to production challenges, making it more difficult for struggling families to afford, which is why Manna needs your help.
The Spread the Love campaign is a simple way to get involved and make a real impact in bringing a nutritious food that is in high demand by our families in need.
P, B & J donations can be dropped off at Manna during normal business hours. Those wishing to make a cash donation to support the drive can do so on our website at www.mannaconejo.org.