Two Ventura County nonprofits are partnering to provide basic needs of food and shelter for fellow neighbors in our community – FOOD Share and Habitat for Humanity.
“Partnering with Habitat for Humanity makes perfect sense,” says Bonnie Weigel, CEO of FOOD Share. “Two of our most basic human needs are food and shelter. Together, and with the help of many volunteers, we can build communities that can thrive into the future.”
Volunteers can work morning, afternoon or all-day building shifts and all skill levels are invited. Breakfast and lunch will be donated by Chick-Fil-A and Bobbi’s Mexican Food in Camarillo.
“We are thrilled to join hands with FOOD Share to serve Ventura County families,” said Stacy Swanson, Executive Director with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County. “This collaborative effort is intended to invite the community to work together to help our low and very low income neighbors.”
There are two ways the community can help.
To volunteer on either of the build sites call Matt Gilling at 485-6065 or send an E: mattg[.]habitatventura.org. Only 140 spaces are available for volunteers to participate in a home build, 70 each in Oxnard and Santa Paula.
To donate: FOOD Share and Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County are seeking $25 donations to help shelter and feed the needy in Ventura County.
About Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County (habitatventura.org) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry seeking to eliminate poverty housing from Ventura County and the world making decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
As the oldest California affiliate, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County's passion and mission is to provide the community with affordable housing for low and very-low income families. To date, the chapter has built 47 homes with over 52,000 volunteers and more than 315,000 hours of love, commitment, and generosity for Habitat families. Currently there are four homes under construction in Oxnard and Santa Paula.
About FOOD Share
A major food bank distributing millions of pounds of food each year to those in need throughout Ventura County, FOOD Share (foodshare.com) collects and receives food year-round, distributing to more than 150 partner agencies throughout Ventura County.
Its Brown Bag and Snack Attack programs provide supplemental nutrition to about 1,800 low income seniors through 32 agencies and healthy nutritious after school snacks to approximately 1,800 children though 12 agencies countywide and provides food to more than 41,000 people each month. Information: (805) 983-7100