Are your cupboards still stocked with extra food from the holidays?
We’ll take that can of jellied cranberries off your hands, or the box of macaroni and cheese your grandchildren never ate. What about that extra stuffing mix? We’ll take whatever canned or boxed food you don’t want in your cupboards anymore. In return we will give you this lovely Kilowatt grocery tote as our way of saying “thank you” for participating in our food drive. We want to help stock the pantry of the San Fernando valley rescue mission.
How can YOU help?
It’s easy, next time a service or maintenance tech comes by your home simply give them the food you want to contribute. If you’d like to drop off that’s cool too! Stop by Kilowatt headquarters at 4925 Sepulveda Blvd. in Sherman Oaks , drop off your food and pick up your shopping bag 😉
An estimated 254,000 men, women and children experience homelessness in Los Angeles County during some part of the year and approximately 82,000 people are homeless on any given night. Unaccompanied youth, especially in the Hollywood area, are estimated to make up from 4,800 to 10,000 of these. A high percentage – as high as 20 percent – are veterans, about 25% are mentally ill, and 23% are children.
Other Facts About the Homeless Population in Los Angeles:
The average age is 40 – women tend to be younger.
- 33% to 50% are female. Men make up about 75% of the single population.
- About 42% to 77% do not receive public benefits to which they are entitled.
- 20% to 43% are in families, typically headed by a single mother.
- An estimated 20% are physically disabled.
- 41% of adults were employed within last year.
- 16% to 20% of adults are employed.
- As children, 27% lived in foster care or group homes; 25% were physically or sexually abused
- 33%-66% of single individuals have substance abuse issues.
- 48% graduated from high school; 32% had a bachelor degree or higher (as compared to 45% and 25% for the population overall respectively).
Update January 27, 2016
We are getting such a great response from our customers for our food drive. Thank you! But our very own Joe Valle did something totally unexpected. He came to work today with 5 full bags of groceries from his family to donate. Joe has a heart of gold and he always gives 100% to everything he does. Thank you! The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission was so grateful to receive all that food! We are still collecting… just wanted to update you and thank you all for participating!