BUCKS FOR HUNGER KICKOFF
Valley Churches United is kicking off their 31st annual spring Bucks For Hunger fundraising drive with a mailing that community residents have received recently. The year-round food pantry is looking forward to the community support that helps fill the pantry shelves and provides assistance to local qualified residents in need. Valley Churches United is a donor-supported, volunteer-powered nonprofit organization, not a church, which serves low-income households in San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and Bonny Doon.
“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, on Facebook, online at vcum.org, or donate in person at 9400 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, Monday through Friday from 9am until 4pm.
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
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
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.
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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.