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The North Valley Caring Services Food Pantry Provides Food Assistance to Families in Need

The North Valley Caring Services Food Pantry Provides Food Assistance to Families in Need

This Food Bank partner agency serves the San Fernando Valley and beyond

Even though the greater weight of COVID-19 has seemed to subside, the financial strains are still impacting low-income communities. Inflation has made things even more complicated, hitting home for households with multiple incomes, and forcing families to seek food assistance for the first time.

Whether they’re a first-time food recipient or use the food pantry as a supplement, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank partner agency, North Valley Caring Services (NVCS) serves the San Fernando Valley and beyond.

A Food Pantry Helping Older Adults Living on a Fixed Income

With the high increase in everyday goods and services, older adults living on a fixed income have to think twice about their budget. Unfortunately, there are seniors who are forced to cut down on their meals or opt to not pay for medicine or medical bills in order to pay for food or utility bills.

Enrique Lopez is just one of the hundreds of thousands of seniors looking to maximize their income. But with inflation, their monthly check isn’t going as far as it used to. 

Attending the North Valley Caring Services Food Pantry allows him and his family to get the grocery store basics, allowing them to purchase other items they may need, or pay a utility bill.

Families Seek Food Assistance to Help with Recovery Efforts

According to food recipient Oscar Calderon, he and his family have been blessed in the past few years. 

Unfortunately, their family was impacted by COVID-19 and its different strains, and with that, financial strains. However, they heard about NVCS, attended their food pantry distribution, and have been receiving food assistance ever since. 

Now that he and his family are starting to get back on their feet, they continue to attend the distribution, but to help pick up food for seniors who can’t attend the distribution due to different circumstances.

Alberto Alejos and his wife attend the NVCS food pantry distribution whenever they can. As the bills start piling up, it’s harder for them to keep up with the bills and take care of their three children.

The food assistance they receive at NVCS helps the Alejos keep up with inflation as it continues to impact families across the County.

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