The Los Alamos Foundation is responding to the needs of our community during the pandemic. We are now operating the Emergency Food Pantry, building desks for students, providing services to our seniors, to name a few. At the bottom of this page, you will find all the details about our services and those who make it possible to serve our community.
We have partnered with many others to provide this safety net for our community and we want to acknowledge and thank everyone:
Santa Ynez Valley Foundation They have granted us seed money to get the Emergency Food Pantry off the ground. SYVF is a long time supporter of The Los Alamos Foundation and Summer in the Park. We can’t thank them enough for their faith in us!
Food bank of Santa Barbara County They provide us with the bulk of our staples. Each week they send us hundreds of pounds of canned goods, rice, beans, fruit and produce. They are really the heart of the Emergency food Pantry program.
Veggie Rescue Veggie Rescue cleans fields and sources fruits and vegetables from produce distributors which they then provide free of charge to the community. Each week we receive 1-2 deliveries of whatever is available. We hand these out at the school during lunch pick-up and also on Saturdays.
C.A.R.E. for Paws They come every Saturday to hand out dog and cat food and even chicken feed, free of charge. We all love our pets but in hard times pet food is one more added worry. C.A.R.E. for Paws eases that burden.
Bell’s Restaurant A local restaurant that has been providing high quality meals 4 days a week for distribution to seniors and other’s in need in Los Alamos. On Wednesdays this function falls to Pico. Our staff and volunteers pick up and deliver these meals.
St. Marks in the Valley They deliver soup and bread twice a week. These hearty, homemade soups, are much anticipated by those who receive them.
The Buellton Senior Center Meals on Wheels is available here in Los Alamos because of the Buellton Senior Center. We currently have about 15 seniors enrolled and we are hoping to expand this service soon.
We also want to thank Santa Barbara Foundation for their grant that allows us have paid employees in the field helping those in need access the services they need.
Finally, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the community of Los Alamos and beyond. Individual contributions have made it possible to supplement the Foodbank food boxes with eggs, milk, bread, soaps, shampoos, baby wipes and more. Thank you for your generosity!
We offer an emergency food pantry, community outreach office hours, and resources for our seniors & families.
Want to join our team? We are currently looking for volunteers across our programming. If you are interested, please contact Monna Dingman at (805) 478-3934.
Please contact Monna Dingman at (805) 478-3934 for general inquiries about the foundation and donations. Please contact Laura Beas for community outreach at (805) 714-2390.