Are You Prepared?

DO YOU HAVE YOUR FIVE-MINUTE PLAN? Evacuation orders mean that you have to leave in five minutes or less. When it’s time to go, five minutes can make all the difference.

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Enchanting Gardens Tour Update

The Enchanting Garden Tour in and around Scotts Valley is canceled for 2021, but you can still enjoy it virtually here. Look forward to this amazing and fun spring fundraiser for Valley Churches in May of 2022!


COVID Pantry Hours

In these challenging times, Valley Churches United continues to provide essential services to local residents in need. Our food pantry is open three days per week: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 AM to noon, and we welcome all local residents who are struggling with food insecurity. Our pantry is also open on the first and third Friday of every month for seniors (62 and older). In addition, Valley Churches United is accepting requests for disaster assistance from qualified survivors of the CZU fire.

CZU Lightning Complex Fire

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Valley Churches had to evacuate our Ben Lomond site, but we are back in our building at 9400 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond. We are continuing to provide food through our regular pantry hours of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 12pm and the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month (seniors only) from 9am to 11am. We are also meeting with fire victims in order to see how we can be of assistance. We know the road to recovery from the CZU fire will be a long and cha

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llenging process for many in our community, and we are prepared to help support on a case-by-case basis.

How you can help

Valley Churches is now accepting donations that are designated for fire recovery. There are several ways to directly donate to provide financial support through Valley Churches to fire victims in our service area.

  • Send a check to PO Box 367, Ben Lomond, CA 95005.
  • Click on the donate button to donate through PayPal.
  • Call us on the phone at 831-336-8258 to make a credit card payment.
  • Stop by our office and provide a financial donation in person.

Who We Are

Valley Churches United is a volunteer-powered, donor-supported nonprofit agency providing assistance to low-income residents in need. We serve San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, and Bonny Down. Please feel free to browse our website to learn about what we do and how we do it.

News & Events

Our pantry is open during sheltering in place. We are here to provide food on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 AM through noon.  Social distancing and masks are required.