This month, we are rallying support for Laguna’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness, and our Food Drive is in full swing to support community efforts.
Our volunteers have already dropped off 5 large boxes full with a wide variety of Oatmeal, granola bars, pancake mix, canned items, rice and many more non perishable goodies…. Read below about the Pantry, It’s Mission & It’s Need ~
Anne Belyea, Executive Director with Pantry Volunteers
A little bit about our Local Food Pantry :
This amazing group of volunteers are dedicated to servicing lower income individuals in nearby towns, not just Laguna Beach. Every shopper is different…some are seniors getting by on social security. Some are hampered in their earning power by a physical or mental disability, others are sidelined from working by an injury. Many are working full-time at minimum-wage jobs but simply cannot afford to pay all their bills and put food on the table. Their mission is to collect and distribute food to people in need. They offer free, fresh groceries five mornings a week to anyone who signs in at our front desk to shop in our retail-style setting. Shoppers are invited to choose from a selection of the same products they would find at local supermarkets. All products are fresh and almost always in their original packaging. Perishable foods are refrigerated or frozen in accordance with industry standards.
Here are their Values:
Safety is our first priority in all we do, from the food we provide to the environment we share.
We strive to provide quality food to the community in a friendly, supportive setting.
In all our actions, we endeavor to serve one another and our community, creating enjoyable, helpful experiences for shoppers and volunteers.
We champion the worth and dignity of all people and treat everyone as valued members of the community.
Below is a list of their most needed items:
Tuna, Macaroni and Cheese, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Pasta and Pasta Sauce,
Rice and Beans and Cereal
A few drop off locations:
*US Bank, 310 Glenneyre Street, Laguna Beach, CA
*The Girl Scout House, 190 High Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
*Private residence in Laguna Hills (contact us for more details)
*Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, Laguna Canyon and Blue Bird Park
Thank you for your support and please contact us, or the Laguna Food Pantry with any questions or concerns.