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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.

2023 Mission Outreach Team Zoom Meetings

 

May 30 - 6 p.m.

July 25 - 6 p.m.

September 26 - 6 p.m.

November 28 - 6 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86025849944?pwd=VTQ5dVl6L3dnNmpKbkxXVlpqNHFrQT09

 

Meeting ID: 860 2584 9944

Passcode: 616053

Current Programs and related charities

Food Collection: Every 2nd Saturday 10 AM – 12 PM.

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.

2023 Calendar of Events

January

  • Saturday, January 7th, 10 – 12:00 pm – Hagen & MacLeods

  • Monday, January 9th, Food delivery to Central Lutheran – MacLeods

  • Mondays January 2nd, 9th , 23rd, 30st – Central Lutheran Food Distribution – 12- 3PM

  • Tuesday, January 31st – Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM


February

  • Saturday, February 11th, 10 - 12:00 pm

  • Monday, February 13th, Food delivery to Central Lutheran -  MacLeods

  • Mondays, February 6th, 13th, 27th – Central Lutheran Food Distribution – 12- 3 PM

March

  • Saturday, March 11th, Food collection 10 – 12:00 pm – Fairlees

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

  • Monday, March 13th, Food delivery to Central Lutheran – Fairlees

  • Mondays, March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

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

 

April

  • Saturday, April 8th, Food Collection 10 - 12:00 pm – Lessino-Smith

  • Monday, April 10th, Food Delivery – Lessino-Smith

  • Mondays, April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

  • Saturday, April 22nd, Earth Day – Clean SOV Garden

  • Sunday, April 30th, West Valley Day of Service, Senator Jesse Gabriel, https://a46.asmdc.org/ealert/save-date-west-valley-day-service-back

 

May

  • Saturday, May 13th, Food Collection 10 am - 12:00 pm

  • Special request feminine hygiene products in honor of Mothers Day

  • Monday, May 15th, Food Delivery

  • Mondays, May 1st, 8th,15th,22rd & 29th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

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

June

  • Saturday, June 10th, Food Collection 10 - 12:00 pm – TBD

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

  • Monday, June 12th, Food Delivery – TBD

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

July

  • Saturday, July 8th, Food Collection 10 - 12:00 pm - TBD

  • Monday, July 10th, Food Delivery – TBD

  • Mondays, July 10th,17th,24th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

  • Tuesday, July 25th, Mission Outreach Zoom Meeting 6:00PM

 

August

  • Saturday, August 12th, Food Collection 10 - 12:00 pm - TBD

  • Monday, August 14th, Food Delivery – TBD

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

September

  • Saturday, September 9th, Food Collection 10 – 12:00 pm

  • Monday, September 11th, Food Delivery

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

  • Sunday, September 10th, God’s Work Our Hands volunteer opportunity - TBD

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

 

October

  • Saturday 7th, Food Collection 10 – 12:00 pm - TBD

  • Tuesday 10th, Food Delivery – TBD

  • Mondays, October 2nd , 16th, 23th, 30th –Central Lutheran Food Distribution– 12- 3PM

 

November

 

December

  • Saturday 9th, Food Collection 10 - 12:00 pm – TBD

  • Monday 11th, Food Delivery – TBD

  • Preschool Christmas Program TBD – Gift Bags or Ice Cream - TBD

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

  • Christmas Toys delivery to Central - TBD

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