Ascencia Glendale - Provides housing and meals to assist people out of homelessness, and they welcome volunteers to support their services. Visit their volunteer webpage to learn about their guest chef (to feed 45 people breakfast and dinner daily), serve dessert (for 45 people), brown bag lunch, hygiene kits, new blankets, and donation drives (new clothing, breakfast & cereal) programs. See flyers below. Contact their volunteer office by email or call 818-246-7900 x.3 to arrange your service. After making arrangements with the volunteer office, here is the Guest Chef sign-up link.
Bailey Center - A food pantry at United Methodist Church, 9901 Tujunga Cyn Blvd., Tujunga 91042. Our Scouting For Food project delivers food to them with our annual project. They hand out food to approximately 250 families on a weekly basis, and they are always in need of food donations. They welcome volunteers on Tues/Thurs from 8-2. Contact Maureen at 818-625-7818 to schedule service hours.
Children's Hunger Fund - Provides food for hungry kids around the world, volunteers of all ages are welcome at the distribution center in Sylmar. Volunteers tasks may include: packing food paks, bagging bulk beans and pasta, sorting donations or prepping containers for shipment. Visit their volunteer webpage to sign up. Project Food Pak is another option where you can purchase food from the shopping list provided to fill as many boxes as you want, and then deliver to the distribution center.
Eagle Scout Service Projects - Support your fellow scouts in Troop 288 by volunteering for their projects.
Friends of the Library - Are people that share a passion for reading, a love for their community, and a strong appreciation of libraries. They are self-supporting non-profit groups that accept book donations throughout the year, and then they have book sales occasionally to raise money for programs and other needs of the library. Volunteers are welcome to help set up and clean up at book sales. Check their websites for upcoming book sales, and contact them directly about volunteering. Friends of La Crescenta Library, Friends of La Canada Library
Memorial Day Ceremony - Our troop supports the annual ceremony at Two Strike Park hosted by our Chartered Organization, American Legion Post 288. We deliver and set up chairs, hand out programs, participate in flag ceremony, attend ceremony, clean up and return chairs to the Legion Hall.
Scouting For Food - Our troop supports the annual food drive hosted by the Verdugo Hills Council every November. We set up a food collection site at the Legion Hall where local Cub Scouts drop off food collected from the community, we sort the food and deliver to local food shelters.
Sue's Garden - A food pantry at the Community Life Church in La Crescenta. Our Scouting For Food project delivers much needed food to this and other food pantries. Throughout the year, they run out of certain types of non-perishable foods and hygiene items faster than others. Scouts can collect these items and bring them to the church anytime, see the wishlist below. They welcome fruit and veggies from home trees too. Contact their volunteer office by email to arrange your service.