FISH of West Valley
an ecumenical non-profit outreach food ministry
FISH has been providing food and a helping hand to low income, homeless and stranded travelers in the West Valley since 1971 when it was founded by Louise Curinga, a member of the Congregational Church of Chatsworth. The food pantry has been located in the kitchen of the church at 20440 Lassen Street since it was established. FISH is a member of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and is licensed by the Los Angeles County Health Department with an "A" rating. FISH also has a contract to receive excess food from the Los Angeles Unified School District. The food pantry is staffed by dedicated volunteers from all faiths and supported by a coalition of churches and community organizations. We receive no government aid. We have no paid employees. We are a community service site for local schools and colleges. We welcome volunteers.
Volunteers are welcome M-F from 9 AM -10:30 AM, Thurs. from 10:30AM to 12:30 PM and Sat 2:00 PM to 6 PM. Other hours may be arranged. A major volunteer activity is the Letter Carriers Food Drive conducted the second Saturday of May each year . Volunteers are needed on that day from 2:30 PM to 6 PM in the Multipurpose Room of Congregational Church of Chatsworth UCC to sort and pack food donations. Call (818) 882-3474 for more information.
FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Free food is distributed on Saturday from 4:00pm until all are served. Contact FISH of West Valley at (818)882-3474 for more information. Identification and proof of residence( for example -- a letter delivered by the US Postal Service) are needed for ongoing eligibility. Please do not come for groceries at times other than Sat at 4 PM. If the preschool is in session, state regulations prohibit strangers in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. We hope to see you Saturday.