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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Chef's Choice: Olive Oil Cake

Mar 31, 2022


It’s Citrus Season! It’s almost impossible to drive down any house-lined street in the Conejo valley and not see an orange or lemon tree. In fact, now that April is here, I love driving through the orchards of Somis with the windows rolled down, enjoying the wafting scent of the beautiful orange blossoms. To celebrate this season and the beautiful fruit that accompany it, I’m sharing an easy-to-make olive cake recipe. What I really love about olive cake is that it doesn’t...

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Hummus at Home

Feb 25, 2022


Hummus at Home Hummus is really one of the easiest and FAST things to make in the kitchen. Once you have all your ingredients placed on the counter, it’s a breeze to make. Not only is it a great dip but, I use it often in sandwiches too.  The one ingredient many of us don’t have in our kitchens is tahini (sesame paste). By itself, it’s not one of my favorite pantry items but, you’ll always find a jar in my fridge. I add it to vegetarian soups and sauces, as well as other traditional Mediterranean...

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