NVCS' Food Pantry is the largest food distribution site based in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Our data from 2020 shows that 33,000 households from 118 zip codes, across Los Angeles County and beyond, received our services due to the reliable quality and quantity of food items distributed.
SCALING UP FOOD DISTRIBUTION DURING THE PANDEMIC
At the request of Los Angeles City Council, we adjusted our weekly food pantry to a drive-through operation to adhere to Social Distancing Guidance and protect our community, staff, and volunteers from COVID-19.
NVCS’ Food Pantry served an average of over 5,000 households from 118 zip codes monthly, with a record number of 10,000 households served in May. We have partnered with organizations to reach other at-risk communities by working closely with case workers, Los Angeles Council Districts 6 & 7, the United States Marine Corps, and the Los Angeles Police Department to deliver groceries to shut-ins, veterans living on their own, and the elderly.
NVCS AWARDED 2020 CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR
As we reflect on the work that took place during the past year we also celebrate the fact that NVCS is very much a community of stakeholders that consider ourselves members of a larger family. We are humbled and inspired to be playing such a vital role during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In March of this year it was affirmed that our NVCS team are "Essential Workers” that our community depend upon for basic human services. Time and time again our staff and volunteers have answered the call. During this historically stressful time, they have selflessly and tirelessly devoted themselves to serving the most vulnerable in our community.
With that said, we once again served more families and individuals than ever before, we benefited from more people investing their time in serving our community, and we expanded our partnerships all across the San Fernando Valley.
Thank you to California State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian(District 46) for nominating NVCS as a "2020 California Nonprofit of the Year." An incredible honor from CalNonprofits recognizing the hard work of our staff and volunteers during this challenging year.