We are grateful to have finished safely a 3rd week of increased service to our community. Since the March 19 “Safer at Home” order from our government, we have seen a drastic increase for food in our community. Thanks to our board we decided to not close our doors to this vital service but rather increase our days. Please read a brief update on how we are doing so far!

Food Pantry:
Starting March 23 we starting serving 6 days a week. Specifically, Monday-Saturday partnering with Food Bank and DreamCenter to meet rising needs.

March 23- 28 served 608 families
March 30- April 4 we served 868 families
April 6- 11 we served 1000 families
April 13: as of our lunch break we have already served 200 families.

New and Revitalized Program
Serving our neighbors experiencing homelessness:
Hygiene kits: 38 to date (supplies for about 3 weeks)
Meals: 115 to date

We are so grateful for our partners in our efforts:
LA Regional FoodBank
HopeNet
DreamCenter LA
Everest Value School
Pacific Presbytery
US Metro
Church and Casualty Insurance
Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
District 10 Councilman Herb Wesson
First Congregational Church
Faith United Methodist Church

Thankful for our faithful volunteers:

Del Byrne
Jean and Bridget
Michael Lehman
Iris Aparcio
Theresa Aparcio
Melissa Gonzalez
Terri Lin-White
Harold Kiwulita
Thrinicko Beaboa
Iris Aparcio
Theresa Aparcio
Any many others!!

Needs:
Needs are growing and Immanuel’s revenue has decreased 80% due to the inability to host events, weddings, concerts and filming. If you feel led to help us offset the cost of increasing our service to the community please visit our donation website here. Donations will go towards equipment, supplies and operational costs of running a 6 day food pantry and outreach to our neighbors experiencing homelessness.