08 Jun

A recurring donation, no matter how big or how small, makes all the difference

Leadership consultant Gloria Miele, Ph.D. lives in San Diego now, but the Camarillo native remains devoted to the county where she grew up—especially when it comes to Food Share of Ventura County. “I feel like I’m part of a long legacy of community supporters,” Miele said. “My mom was a Food Share volunteer in the ‘80s and would help with food distribution, back when it was mainly government cheese—those big blocks of Velveeta.” Gloria with her mom and husband.

08 Jun

Congratulations and thank you to the 146th Airlift Wing

Congratulations to the California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing, which recently beat out 89 other Airlift Wings across the United States to receive the Maj. Gen. Stanley F.H. Newman Award. The award is given annually to the most outstanding Air National Guard wing and was awarded in recognition of the 146th Airlift Wing’s exceptionally meritorious service supporting wildfire suppression and COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts. Service members from the 146th were initially stationed at Food Share...

08 Jun

Let’s Play!

Back in May, Monica White, Jennifer Caldwell, Chief Development Officer; Pam Castro, Agency Relations Manager, and Ed Skains, Facilities Coordinator competed on the Game Show Networks’ season five of America Says! The invitation to compete came via a fellow Feeding America food bank and was a great way to put the fun in fundraising! The four headed down to a studio in Burbank, and the “Food Share Squad”...

19 Apr

Food Share of Ventura County receives award from Feeding America for outstanding service during COVID-19 pandemic

Food Share Ventura County was recognized this month by Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks, for the excellent care and appreciation the organization has shown to its staff for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The announcement came during Feeding America’s annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky, and was part of Feeding America’s “Network Celebrations,” a recognition of food banks that have performed in outstanding ways. Food Share is one of just...

15 Apr

Local Students Innovation Helps Homeless Population

Local Students Innovation Helps Homeless Population A group of enterprising 7th and 8th graders from Cabrillo Middle School have partnered with Food Share Ventura County in a project designed to make life a little easier for the county’s unhoused population but that could have an impact far beyond. Saanvi Joshi, Hendrix Lowder, Jane Kim, Jude Curtis, Izzy Quiroz, Maddie Wicks, Maverick Cheatham, and Aarana Khanavkar, all members of the school’s “Rusty Sailors” Robotics Club, are participating in the...

21 Jan

Pantry Partners in Action!

Pantry Partners in Action! Still Waters Pantry at Shepherd of the Valley Church, Simi Valley Nancy (right) with volunteer, Traci When Nancy Mason retired from her role as a principal in the Simi Valley School District, the last thing she expected was to take on a new and equally challenging role. But Nancy’s leadership and logistical skills, plus her long-standing involvement with the Still Water Cafe, a hot-meal site operated by the Shepherd of the Valley Church, made...

21 Jan

Everyone to the Table!

Everyone to the table! If you follow us on social media you may have seen posts about the #Everyonetothetable campaign, launched by the CAFB in October 2021, which advocates for action against hunger by raising awareness about the underlying issues and scale of the problem across California. Did you know, for instance, that as of September 2021, almost a third of Black Californians and more than a third of Latinx families are food insecure? Or that...

21 Jan

Spotlight on the California Association of Food Banks

Spotlight on the California Association of Food Banks Food Share is a long-standing member of the CA Association of Food Banks (CAFB), an organization that works with 41 member food banks across the state to ensure they have the tools and resources they need to feed our communities in need. The organization also works to increase access to CalFresh, California’s food stamp program; creates partnerships with the agriculture industry to secure excess produce and reduce...

01 Sep

Safe Passage Foundation

Safe Passage Foundation Food Share is partnered with a network of 190 pantry partners and agencies that operate across the county. One is Safe Passage Youth Foundation, founded in 2012 by Tim Hagel, an educator and the Former Chief of Police for Thousand Oaks and Fillmore. Safe Passage provides youth mentoring and hunger-relief programs for K-12 grade kids and their families. The organization is committed to providing equal access to...