Manna Food Bank News: March 2023

Mar 24, 2023


State Food Benefits End in March for Many 2023 has started off with a rush at Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank. Our January client visits were more than double the average number of January clients for the last three years. We served 308 households (810 individuals) and added 37 new households. The continued rise in grocery prices has forced many Conejo Valley residents to look for food savings and we expect to welcome even more families in March. Durving COVID, the state provided supplemental funds...

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February is American Heart Month!

Feb 21, 2023


At Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank, we are grateful to be able to help our clients meet their dietary goals and stay healthy. This month in the United States the focus is on heart health. Thanks to Manna's grocery store shopping set-up, our clients often can find specific foods to meet their dietary needs. Our stocked refrigerators and freezers mean that clients have options to choose healthy, fresh foods. The CDC recommends foods low in sodum and low in trans fats for heart health. Thanks to our...

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Looking Back to Prepare for the Future

Oct 18, 2022

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Fifty years ago, the Conejo Valley was a different place. But, some things about the Conejo Valley havenot changed: commitment to community, an investment in the future of our neighbors, and our desireto help those who need support. In 1971, Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank was started as a cooperative, volunteer effort by a group ofneighbors to help their neighbors who were struggling financially by providing food. Their mission wasTo Feed Hungry People in the Conejo Valley. In 1972, Future Foundation...

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Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank and Sustainability

Jun 29, 2022


With rising prices at the gas pump and in the grocery store, Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank is seeing an uptick in client visits and new clients. In the Conejo Valley, it may appear that there is so much food available, but there are about 15,000 people in our area in need of food. Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank has been connecting those who can give with those in need for more than 50 years. Manna accepts over 6,000lbs of donated food from our community each month. We also work with local retailers...

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Hunger to Hope: Feeding the Hungry in the Conejo Valley for the Next 50 Years…

Apr 25, 2022


COVID-19, economic recession, wildfires&...the Conejo Valley community has endured so much. Manna was built for times like these--to be a safety net for those that are struggling with food insecurity in our community. What began in 1971 as a group of friends collecting food to support their neighbors has grown to a food pantry serving more than 7500 people annually, distributing more than 10,000 pounds of food monthly, and partnering with local organizations to meet the needs of the Conejo...

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