Valley Churches United is kicking off our 33rd annual spring Bucks For Hunger fundraising drive with a mailing that community residents have received recently. We are looking forward to the community support that helps fill the pantry shelves and provides assistance to local qualified residents in need.

“The wonderful generosity of our local community will help us keep the food pantry and other client programs going strong, especially during these challenging times”, said Executive Director Lynn Robinson. “As we know, hunger never takes a holiday, and we don’t receive government funding. This fundraising drive is an extremely important opportunity for our amazing community to step up and give what they can. We are seeing many new clients who never thought they would be in a position to ask for help and we can help lift them back up with the help of this financial support.”

Tax deductible donations may be sent to the Valley Churches United, PO Box 367, Ben Lomond, CA 95005, online at, or donate in person at 9400 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, Monday through Friday from 9am until 4pm.



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 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.

Pantry Hours


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).