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Mission Outreach

Volunteers Packing Food

Mission Outreach

The theme verse is from the story of the Good Samaritan - Luke 10:27 So Jesus answered and said,

 

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, will all your strength, and with all your mind” and “your neighbor as yourself”.

Heartfelt gratitude goes out to the entire congregation for your giving of your time, talents and donations to the Mission Outreach programs.

We have a dedicated team who meets every other month to discuss needs of the community and provide updates to the current programs already in motion. We welcome everyone to join. Even if just to share an idea or concern they may have which we should add into our activities.

Current Programs and related charities

Food Collection: Every 2nd Sunday 9:30 AM – 11 AM.

The food is delivered on the following Monday to Central Lutheran church in Van Nuys. The food is then allocated to other Lutheran churches in the Twin Valley Parish.

 

Sign up for a weekend below:

Hope of the Valley - https://www.hopeofthevalley.org/ Hope of the Valley has been identified as a worthy cause for our donations.

This organization has made a commitment to ending homelessness in our community. They have opened a community of Tiny Homes located in North Hollywood. I encourage you to take a look at their link. They also offer tours to the public.

Another new program is a bank of showers for the homeless to utilize. They have asked for shampoo and conditioner in addition to clothing donations. In coming months you may see us ask for these items in addition to the food collection. They will be delivered along with the food on the following Mondays.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/1387925559/posts/10225298901044705/?_rdc=1&_rdr

 

With our left over funds from the Welcome / Hygiene kits we will be purchasing shampoo & conditioner as requested from Hope of the Valley.

Central Lutheran Church Needs Volunteers:

When our collected food leaves SOV, it goes to Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, where it is combined with other donations from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and distributed to families-in-need. Volunteers are urgently needed to support this important ministry, which serves 300-500 families each Monday.

 

Commitment: 1 Monday a month. Time:12:15pm – 3:00pm

 

Where: Central Lutheran Church, 6425 Tyrone Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91401 

 

Duties:

• You may be grocery bagging of dairy, meat, or fruit & vegetables. Bags are lined up on racks prior to distribution.

• You may be outside under tents setting up tables with food pantry boxes for distribution.

• You may be directing traffic as people cross the street or distributing food boxes to the families.

• You will most likely be on your feet during this time.

• Wearing a mask is required. Temperature will be taken prior to shift.

 

Contact: Gina Hagen ginalhagen@gmail.com or Karen Smith klesmith05@yahoo.com for further information.

Donations of New Socks Needed:

Our Mission Outreach partner Central Lutheran Church has made a special request: Donations of new socks for people experiencing homelessness. Please feel free to bring your sock donations to our Food Drives, or leave them in the designated box in the Narthex at any Sunday worship service.

2024 Calendar of Events

January

  • Sunday, January 14th, Church Drop off 9 – 11:00 am –

  • Monday, January 16th, Food delivery to Central Lutheran –

  • Mondays January 8th, 22nd – Central Lutheran Food Distribution – 12- 3PM

  • Tuesday, January 30th – Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM


February

  • Sunday, February 11th, 9 - 11:00 am

  • Monday, February 12th, Food delivery to Central Lutheran

  • Mondays, February 5th, 12th, 26th – Central Lutheran Food Distribution – 12- 3 PM

March

  • Sunday, March 10th, Food collection 9 – 11:00 am

  • Special request for ___________ as the day coincides with Preschool open house

  • Monday, March 11th, Food delivery to Central Lutheran

  • Mondays, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

  • Tuesday, March 26th– Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM

 

April

  • Sunday, April 14th, Food Collection 9 – 11:00 am

  • Monday, April 15th, Food Delivery –

  • Mondays, April 1st , 8th, 15th, 22nd , 29th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

  • Sunday, April 22nd, Earth Day – TBD

 

May

  • Sunday, May 12th, Mother’s Day Food Collection 9 – 11:00 am

  • Special request feminine hygiene products in honor of Mothers Day

  • Monday, May 13th, Food Delivery

  • Mondays, May 6th , 13th, 20th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

  • Tuesday, May 28th , Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM

June

  • Sunday, June 9th, Food Collection 9 – 11:00 am

  • Special request protein items (ie. Peanut butter, chili, beans, etc.) in honor of Father’s day

  • Monday, June 10th, Food Delivery – TBD

  • Mondays, June 3rd , 10th, 17th, 25th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

July

  • Sunday, July 14th, Food Collection 9 – 11:00 am

  • Monday, July 15th, Food Delivery – TBD

  • Mondays, July 1st , 8th,15th,22nd , 29th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

  • Tuesday, July 30th, Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM

 

August

  • Sunday, August 11th, Food Collection 9 – 11:00 am

  • Monday, August 12th, Food Delivery – TBD

  • Mondays, August 5th,12th, 19th ,26th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

September

  • Sunday, September 8th, Food Collection 9 – 11:00 am

  • Monday, September 9th, Food Delivery

  • Mondays, September 7th, 14th, 21st , 28th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

  • Sunday, September 8th, God’s Work Our Hands volunteer opportunity - TBD

  • Tuesday, September 24th, Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM

 

October

  • Sunday 10th, Food Collection 9 – 11:00 am

  • Tuesday 11th, Food Delivery – TBD

  • Mondays, October 4th , 18th, 25th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

 

November

 

December

  • Sunday 8th, Food Collection 9 – 11:00 am

  • Monday 9th, Food Delivery – TBD

  • Preschool Christmas Program TBD – Gift Bags or Ice Cream

  • Mondays, December 2nd , 9th, 16th ,–Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

  • Christmas Toys delivery to Central - TBD

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