Addressing Food Insecurity in the San Fernando Valley with the NVCS Food Pantry

Addressing Food Insecurity in the San Fernando Valley with the NVCS Food Pantry

Partnering with other non-profit organizations is crucial in the fight against hunger. Most of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s distribution happens through this network of partner agencies. Partner agencies are often food pantries, but many offer other services as well. North Valley Caring Services (NVCS) is a partner agency that is essential in addressing food insecurity in the San Fernando Valley.

NVCS is a non-profit organization based in North Hills, Los Angeles County, California that provides various services and programs to low-income families, individuals, and underserved communities. Among the services that NVCS offers is a food pantry that distributes groceries to those in need. The LA Regional Food Bank is a reliable source of food for NVCS and plays a significant role in the success of its food distribution. The NVCS food pantry is a vital resource for people in the area who are struggling with food insecurity, and it serves as a bridge between those in need and the available food.

Food Insecurity in the San Fernando Valley

The San Fernando Valley faces unique challenges when it comes to food insecurity. While some areas are prosperous, the reality is that many families struggle to make ends meet. The high cost of living, combined with a lack of job opportunities, means that many people in the area are living below the poverty line, putting them at greater risk of food insecurity and malnutrition. Additionally, many people in the region need better access to healthy food options, which can lead to nutrition insecurity.

Partnering with organizations like NVCS is essential to addressing these challenges. By working together, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and NVCS can help people in the San Fernando Valley access the food they need to thrive. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s warehouses are in South Los Angeles and the City of Industry. These local distribution points allow the Food Bank to distribute food locally throughout sprawling LA County. 

Food insecurity and nutrition insecurity affect millions of people in the United States, and they are particularly acute in Los Angeles County, including the San Fernando Valley. The food pantry at NVCS is a critical resource for families and individuals who are struggling, and the partnership with the food bank helps to ensure that this resource is available to those who need it most.

These partnerships are made possible by our donors and volunteers, and they are a major reason the Food Bank, as of May 2023, reaches an average of 800,000 people each month. Here are just a few of their stories >

Please sign up for our monthly giving program to fight hunger and nutrition insecurity all year long.

Join the fight against hunger!

If you are in a position to do so, consider donating to the Food Bank and supporting our programs.

More Stories from the LA Regional Food Bank

Los Angeles County Faces Ongoing Food Insecurity Challenges as Rates Near Peak Pandemic Levels

As we move further into 2023, new data is emerging that highlights the alarming extent of food insecurity in Los Angeles. Learn more here.

Food Insecurity Impacts Health

Foothill Unity Center in Monrovia helps families from all walks of life get the food assistance they need. Learn more here.

CalFresh to Change Eligibility for College Students; Food Insecurity May Rise

The CalFresh program will change eligibility criteria for college students starting June 10. Learn more here.

Six Frequently Asked Questions About CalFresh

Learn more about the CalFresh program as the Food Bank answers some of the most frequently asked questions.

Stay Connected

Sign up for the latest in our fight against hunger.