Bucks for Hunger Drive


Valley Churches United is kicking off their 28th annual spring BUCKS FOR HUNGER fundraising drive with a mailing that residents have recently received. 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. Valley Churches United is a donor-supported, volunteer-powered nonprofit organization, not a church, that serves low-income households in San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, and Bonny Doon. Tax deductible donations may be mailed to PO Box 367, Ben Lomond, CA 95005, online (donate now) or in person at 9400 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.
“As we know, hunger does not take a holiday, and we see the struggles weekly of clients just barely able to get by. Through monetary donations, the amazing generosity of the local community will keep our food pantry and other client programs going strong throughout the spring and summer and well into the fall months.” Lynn Robinson – Executive Director


Enchanting Gardens Tour

Tour seven unique and magical gardens in beautiful Bonny Doon.

Sunday, June 10, 10 am to 5 pm.

Tickets are $20 per person and include a map of the featured gardens.

Proceeds benefit Valley Churches United.

Tickets may be purchased at:

  • Scarborough Gardens, Scotts Valley
  • Mountain Feed & Farm Supply, Ben Lomond
  • The Garden Company, Santa Cruz
  • San Lorenzo Garden Center, Santa Cruz

Tickets are also available at Valley Churches United, 9400 Highway 9, Ben Lomond on weekdays, 9 am – 4 pm.

There are no restaurants in Bonny Doon, but you can enjoy lunch in a lovely garden. Gourmet box lunches are available for purchase ($12). Please reserve in advance by calling 831-336-8098 or 831-469-0688 to reserve your box lunch.

For more information, call 831-336-8258, ext. 228.

A big thank-you to our wonderful sponsors: