Santa Clarita has a number of non-profit organizations with many different goals. Some offer medical assistance, others provide aid during disasters in the valley, and others, such as Santa Clarita Grocery, are focused on food insecurity.
The USDA defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active and healthy lifestyle. In 2018, 1 in 9 Americans were food insecure, and organizations like Santa Clarita Grocery is aiming to stop food insecurity in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Santa Clarita Grocery is a non-profit organization that prides itself as the valley’s most effective non-profit, where 99% of every dollar donated or received goes straight back to the community.
This volunteer run organization is located in central Santa Clarita and provides a wide variety of fresh groceries including fresh foods, produce, bread, canned goods, and other items. With help from volunteers, groceries are bought, organized and distributed, all within a week and every week. The dedication and consistency of this organization is a testament to their incredible hard work and determination to end food insecurity in the community.
Many non-profits that tackle this issue may rely on the holiday season and the food drives that come about during the season. While this does help put food on the table for those in need, it is still only temporary. Many food pantries remain empty throughout other times of the year, but Santa Clarita Grocery aims to provide food all year-round.
The organization accepts monetary and food donations year-round. Many other similar organizations have taken up this method as well, accepting donations all year, or encouraging volunteers to set up food drives, no matter what time of the year it is.
The organization is not only committed to making a difference in food insecurity, but directly in the lives of those that benefit from their program. Volunteers know that the people needing assistance are just that, people. Many volunteers report people coming in looking upset but leave with a smile.
Santa Clarita Grocery is committed to fighting hunger in the community while making a difference to the lives of several members of this community.
Santa Clarita Grocery is a non-profit focused on providing food to Santa Clarita families in need. 99 cents per dollar donated goes directly to providing groceries to families across the Santa Clarita Valley, making SCV Grocery one of the most efficient charities in the area. If you would like to help Santa Clarita Grocery in its effort to reduce hunger, please consider donating to us on Paypal.