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.
Thanksgiving for All
To everyone who held food drives, made individual donations, donated grocery store gift cards or made monetary donations thank you so much for helping Manna provide a Thanksgiving dinner to our friends and neighbors in need.
To all the countless volunteers, from teenagers to senior citizens, thank you for your selfless hours of work sorting and organizing incoming donations. And, to the distribution volunteers who worked the line giving out hundreds of Thanksgiving bags thank you for kindness and cheerful attitudes.
Please know that no matter how you chose to support Manna this holiday season it is deeply appreciated. It would be impossible for us to meet the need without the generous support of our community, and for that we are forever grateful.
Thanksgiving week is a busy time for Manna, but it is our pleasure to work with the people of the Conejo Valley in providing this vital need.
From our Board of Directors, our staff and most especially the people we serve every day, I wish you all a very happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend.