People who want to make a difference in the Conejo Valley area can donate food to Manna. Manna accepts non-perishable canned goods without dents and unopened boxed food products. Donated food products should not have less than one-year expiration dates. Additionally, gardeners are free to donate homegrown tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, apples and other fresh fruits and vegetables. People can donate food by dropping off boxed items at the Manna pantry.
In addition to donating food, Manna needs volunteers to work in the office performing clerical duties. Manna also needs volunteers to stock pantry shelves with food products or organize donations. Volunteers can commit to specific days. For example, a volunteer may only want to work one time or during our Thanksgiving distribution. Another volunteer may want to work on a regular basis. The number of hours is up to each individual volunteer.
A person looking for regular volunteer work may want to fill the position of client escort. A person who volunteers for a position as a client escort accompanies people while they look through the pantry and select the items they wish to take home. Administrative duties are available to the volunteer who is proficient in using computers, answering the telephone and communicating with the public.
For more information about different ways to help as a volunteer in the Thousand Oaks area, contact Manna.