Please arrive 30-minutes before closing for food assistance and help with food donations.
|2.||Mac & Cheese|
|3.||Chicken Noodle Soup|
|6.||Cookies & Crackers|
|10.||Canned Refried Beans|
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.
Let's Fight Hunger in our Schools
An overwhelming 3 in 4 teachers and principals report regularly seeing hungry kids in their schools, says a new report released by Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
These same teachers and principals are spending more out of their own pocket to help hungry kids.
On average, teachers who buy food for hungry students spend $37 a month— that’s about $400 per school year or about five tanks of gas.
Principals report spending about $60 a month, which over a school year could add up to be the cost of several car payments.
Manna is committed to fighting hunger in our schools, and we need you to help!
Back-to-school is a great time to donate "kid friendly" non-perishable foods to stock Manna's pantry. Items like:
Hot & cold cereal
Mac & Cheese
Small drinks, and crackers will go a long way to helping school kids eat right and stay alert so they can learn.
And, it's not hard to help because our kids like what your kids like. Just buy a few more cans everytime you shop and drop them by the pantry.
To have a greater impact on school hunger, encourage a school-wide food drive and PACK OUR TRUCK!
It's that easy!