By Mary O’KEEFE
Bailey Center food bank in Tujunga is continuing to see an increase in need for families and individuals. Organizers need non-perishable foods like canned goods, cereal, pasta sauce and pasta noodles. Not surprisingly, throughout the pandemic Bailey Center volunteers have seen an increase in need, and they are now providing food for over one thousand people every Wednesday. They are trying to keep up with the demand but it has been difficult. Their food pantry has expanded as the need has increased, but keeping it filled with items to distribute has been challenging.
Anyone who can and would like to donate can do so by bringing donations to the Bailey Center, which is supported by the United Methodist Church, at 9901 Tujunga Canyon Blvd. in Tujunga. Volunteers are there to receive donations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Items can also be dropped off at the CVW office, 3800 La Crescenta Ave. #206, La Crescenta/Glendale. Donors can call the office at (818) 248-2740 during regular office hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to be directed where to drop off donations.