July 14th, 2020
We continue to persevere through this pandemic and are still committed to feeding the Antelope Valley during this crisis. We are so grateful for all who have volunteered and donated during this difficult time. We could not have done it without you! We are now approaching 2 million pounds of food since March 9th that have come through the Resource Center and out to the community. It’s been incredible to see everyone working together to bring hope and make a difference during this season.I did want to provide an update on a couple of areas that folks have been asking about, especially considering the Governor’s recent announcement.
Donations: Our greatest need is non-perishable, non-expired food, hygiene items and financial donations. Those can be brought by the Resources Center Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm. You can also make donations through our website www.graceresources.org or our PayPal account at www.paypal.me/graceresources . We are slowly beginning to accept clothing donations but for your safety and for the safety of our staff and volunteers there are very strict guidelines. To make a donation you will need to call us at (661) 940-5272 and schedule an appointment to drop off your donation. All clothing must be washed and folded in bags. We can only accept 4 large bags per donation. With feeding thousands of people each week much of our space is consumed by food and limits our space for donations. We apologize for the inconvenience but are trying to do this in the safest manner possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding!
The Barn Store: Our Barn Store is open from 9:15am to 11:30am Monday through Friday. You must wear a mask and only a limited number of customers are allowed in at a time. You must follow all social distancing guidelines and staff instructions. No items can be returned.
Hot Meals: All meals are still served to go. Hot Meals are served on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 pm, Sundays at 1:30 and the 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30. Please follow our social media platforms for special meals. If your business, organization or church would like to provide a hot meal please contact Sharon Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Distributions: We continue to distribute groceries at the Resource Center every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am and 1:00pm and Wednesday at 10:00 for those whose primary language is Spanish. Please arrive 15 minutes early and bring your ID. You can get groceries weekly. You must wear a mask and follow all staff instructions to ensure social distancing. If you are 55 or older or disabled and under “Stay at Home” orders or have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic you can order weekly food deliveries as a resident of City of Lancaster or Quartz Hill at www.projectdoordrop.com. We are also delivering 400 bags of groceries weekly to 4 senior living facilities as part of our Older Adult Expansion Program in conjunction with the LA Regional Food Bank.
Volunteers: We really need your help! We are sorting and packing thousands of pounds of food every week! You can sign up to volunteer online at the following website - https://signup.com/go/WkHToCYWe hope to get back to normal in the near future, but until then, we are operating under a “new normal”. Please follow our Facebook page for updates. Again, thank you so much for your support of Grace Resources! With your help, we are making a difference in our community!
The help we provide to the community is made possible by the many generous members of our community. Donations as simple as clean socks can go a long way. With the summer season just around the corner, cool clothes and bottled water are needed and greatly appreciated. Donations are not the only way to participate! Volunteers are needed 6 days a week. From processing donations to serving delicious meals to the community, help is always needed.