Will Karrat, Janice Murray, Mary Margaret Sunker, & Dawn Zirbel
April 25 2010, The KHTS Community Resource Station welcomed the Santa Clarita Food Pantry. We featured Mary Margaret Sunker, Dawn Zirbel and Will Karrat on the KHTS Non-Profit Spotlight hosted by Janice Murray and airs on Mondays at 10am.
The Santa Clarita Food Pantry provides food to those in need who live in the Santa Clarita Valley on a short-term, supplemental basis. They can provide up to 3 meals per family member per week. Clients receive food twice a month. The quantity of food distributed depends on the size of the family. For example, a family of five receives 3 full grocery bags of donated food and 1 bag of food per month as well as bread, milk and fresh produce and hygiene items.
The mission of the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry is to alleviate hunger throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. This is accomplished with a dynamic group of volunteers who source donations, package nutritious food to stretch a family’s food supply and distribute that food to qualifying residents in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The National Association of Letter Carriers hosts a food drive in mid-May. This food drive is critical to Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry receiving donations necessary to carry our clients through the summer months when donations are slowest and the kids are out of school. The 2006 food drive resulted in 32 tons of food being donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry!
The Santa Clarita Food Pantry is located at 24133 Railroad Avenue in Newhall. You can reach them at (661) 255-9078 or visit them on the web at www.scvfoodpantry.org