Valley Churches United (VCU) is one of 63 nonprofits participating in this year’s Santa Cruz Gives. VCU serves a region of the County that is chronically underserved. This past year, with the huge increase of food costs, we are experiencing more new clients in need of food than in the past seven years. We hope to raise enough funds to provide at least 15,000 pounds of food for our grateful clients.
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The Annual Holiday Gift Shop at Valley Churches United in Ben Lomond is now open through December 23rd. The gift shop is open Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Extremely talented volunteers have created an exquisite display, making this year’s gift shop an exceptional holiday shopping experience. New toys, quality jewelry, vintage items, Christmas decorations, puzzles, household items, and more can be found at very reasonable prices. All proceeds from the gift shop support Valley Churches food pantry. The Gift Shop is located in the heart of Ben Lomond at 9400 Highway 9. For more information, call 831-336-8258
CZU FIRE SUPPORT
Valley Churches United is one of the local nonprofit organizations that can provide support for fire survivors, depending on the unmet needs. We are a member of the Santa Cruz County Long Term Recovery Group that formed to provide resources and support for those who are eligible. Do you need assistance in recovering from the CZU fire? Email CZUFireHelp@gmail.com or call the Wild Fire Relief phone line at 831-920-4764 to connect with a disaster case manager. Or call a CZU fire case manager at Mountain Community Resources at 335-6600. Valley Churches is working with the CZU fire case managers to provide a variety of support for fire survivors. For further information call 831-336-8258 x229.
Our food pantry is open three days per week: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 AM to noon. Our pantry is also open on the first and third Friday of every month from 9AM to 11AM for seniors (62 and older).