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This Food Pantry Gives Individuals in Need Easy Access to Nutritious Food

This Food Pantry Gives Individuals in Need Easy Access to Nutritious Food

The West Valley Food Pantry in Woodland Hills serves hundreds of families in need through their weekly drive-throughs.

Tucked away in the San Fernando Valley, the West Valley Food Pantry serves hundreds of families through its weekly drive-through distributions. Although the city may be known to be more affluent than some areas of Los Angeles County, the current inflation rates have caused all types of individuals to seek food assistance in order to be able to provide for their families.

Food for a Better Tomorrow

Reynaldo Pedrozo is one of the hundreds of clients that go through the weekly drive-through lines at the West Valley Food Pantry. Like the majority of single parents, he is trying to better his and his daughter’s situation by going to college.

However, going to school, completing assignments, and caring for his school-age daughter doesn’t leave him much time to work, limiting their overall budget. Furthermore, nutrition plays a vital role in a child’s and an adult’s education. Without proper nutrition, children and college students struggle to learn in the classroom, suffer psychological effects and are sometimes held back in their academic careers.

Thanks to weekly food distributions like the one at West Valley Food Pantry, Pedrozo, his daughter, and hundreds of other San Fernando Valley families can put food on the table and strive for a better tomorrow.


Like Pedrozo, Lemuel Hill is working to better his situation, as well. Like some people, Hill didn’t know how to manage the money he was making while working in the entertainment industry. After falling on hard times, Hill eventually learned about better money management and is now working to earn his first client with his new financial firm.

The food he receives weekly at the West Valley Food Pantry drive-through distribution allows him to stretch his fixed income and help pay for other expenses while he gets back on his feet.

A Food Pantry That Offers Nutritious Food And Support

At the time of the Food Bank’s visit, staff at the West Valley Food Pantry were notified of a client struggling with mechanical problems. The client, later identified as Adeline Valero, got out of line in order to figure out her car issues, but the West Valley Food Pantry staff and volunteers were there to assist her and help jumpstart her car and get her back in line.

Without question, Valero wasn’t having a great start to her day, but thanks to the support of the West Valley Food Pantry staff and volunteers, she was able to continue her day, get the food she needed for herself, and her son, her sister, and her dog.

Thanks to the support from the community, the Food Bank and its 600+ partner agencies are able to provide food to those in need throughout Los Angeles County. If you are in a position to do so, please consider donating to the Food Bank.

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